Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas is an Olivier and Rose d’Or winning composer and writer and is best known for writing and composing Jerry Springer: The Opera, which was the first-ever musical to win all four British ‘Best Musical’ awards. The show ran for 609 performances in London (National Theatre, Cambridge Theatre) and a UK national tour, and continues to be performed regularly around the world including notable productions off-Broadway, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

Previously for ENO: The Merry Widow

Career Highlights

Other notable credits include: the libretto for hit opera Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage (ROH/BAM New York); the lyrics of Made in Dagenham (Adelphi, West End); songs for Tracey Ullman’s recent sketch shows (BBC1 and HBO); Shoes (Sadler’s Wells/West End), and five half-hour BBC2 musicals,’Kombat Opera Presents…’.

Last updated: 10th July 2023