BM, Belmont University, 1991, MM, Baylor University, 1995, Doctoral studies at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music 1995–1998. At Webster since 2000.
Neal Richardson is a magna cum laude graduate of Belmont University and holds a Master's of Music degree (piano and music theory) from Baylor University with doctoral studies in piano and music theory at University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music.
As a musical director at the university level, Neal has enjoyed his work at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (john & jen, Cabaret, Starting Here, Starting Now and Baby) and at Northern Kentucky University (Little Mary Sunshine, Nunsense, The Fantasticks and others). Favorite credits at Webster University include The Spitfire Grill; Oklahoma!; No, No, Nanette; Pippin; Violet; Nine; Into the Woods; and A New Brain.
Neal was the composer and lyricist for three original musicals produced by The Imaginary Theatre Company: My Father's Dragon, The Box Wars and Hansel and Gretel: the Next Generation. As a freelance arranger he is responsible for the vocal selections of Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Brooklyn, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grey Gardens, The Color Purple, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Passing Strange and [title of show], as well as many other arrangements for solo piano. Neal has written and arranged for The Gateway Men's Chorus, The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Men Alive, Gay The Men's Chorus of Washington D.C., The Portland Gay Men's Chorus and others and his choral music is published by Yelton-Rhodes.