About The Composer
Richard Ford is the award-winning American composer of The Prisoner, The Week That George and Viktor Died, Waiting for the Sunrise, A Lovely Leave, Bolts of Melody, and That Him (with libretto by Richard Mayora). He created the libretto for the musicals With Eyes Open and Venture Capital (both with music by Mark Wilder). The Rites of Antigone (with play by Rick Fonté), and incidental music for Baltimore Waltz, the Eric Pfeffinger plays Traumaturgy and Scrooge Variations, and others.
He has composed music for films including the feature film iCrime, many short films, webisodes, and video games. He was the Composer-In-Residence for the Houston Heights Orchestra. Ford has also directed, produced, and worked on over 200 theatre and film productions. Many of these were world premieres at theatres including Playwrights Horizons in New York City, The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California, the Bloomington Playwrights Project where he was Artistic Director, and Los Angeles-based Write Act Repertory and Century City Playhouse. He is an alumnus of the famed BMI Lehman Engel Music Theatre Workshop and Playwrights Horizons.
Richard Ford is a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award. This grant is funded by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.