Broadway: conceived and directed two Tony Award-winning musicals: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978 - Tony, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards, and also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999 - Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards); as well as Ring of Fire (2006). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: Baby (1983 - seven Tony nominations); lyricist: Big (1996 Tony nomination for Best Score). With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg: co-lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award, London - 1990; Tony nomination for Best Score - 1991); co-lyricist: The Pirate Queen (2007). Director: The Story of My Life (2009). Director/co-lyricist: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance (1986 Tony Award for star Bernadette Peters). Off-Broadway: director/lyricist: Starting Here, Starting Now (1977 - Grammy nomination) and Closer Than Ever, (1989 - two Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score, and also off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival in 2013 - London Jermyn Street Theatre in 2014), both written with composer David Shire. Director: Just Jim Dale (Roundabout Theatre in 2014, and also Vaudeville Theatre, London, in 2015). Regional: lyricist/conceiver: Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory, London, in 2010 and McCarter Theatre in 2012); book and lyrics: Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in 2015); director: Mask (2008 - Pasadena Playhouse); director: The 60s Project (2006 - Goodspeed) and director/co-author: Have You Met Miss Jones, starring Shirley Jones (New Theatre, Kansas City, in 2016). Currently: lyricist: new musical Sousatzka opened in March 2017 in Toronto. Film: screenplay: Miss Potter (2007 - Christopher Award for Best Screenplay). Richard contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harper’s Magazine. He is son of a well-known orchestra leader and has five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.