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RICHARD ISEN’s musical theater scores include: Spring Awakening, written with David Petrarca and Joel Beard and produced by the Chelsea Theater; Salford Road: A Musical Photograph, (written with Grammy Award Winning producer Stefan Rudnicki, poet Gareth Owen and winner of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award), Night City Diaries, a cabaret piece based on poet Arthur Rimbaud produced by Playwright’s Horizons, and The Bluebird: A Christmas Musical, commissioned to inaugurate The Next Stage Theater in Sun Valley, Idaho and produced by The Sun Valley Repertory Company. Richard has written music for downtown theater artists and companies including Obie award winning Lee Nagrin’s groundbreaking WHORL at the St. Mark’s Church, La Mama and Mabou Mines as well as the 10 minute musical, Dear Someone, commissioned by The Public Theater with a libretto by Jack Eric Williams. Besides his work in theatre, he's composed music for film, television (earning him an Emmy nomination for original music), radio and beep-tone music for some of the very first commercial software available on Apple Computer and has spent many uncounted hours playing piano and singing in jazz lounges, at weddings, private parties as the leader of his own folk/jazz/pop trio.
 
Richard is also a professional web application developer and is currently employed by the city of San Francisco where he creates web applications for the citizens of San Francisco made available on the city's website at http://www.sfgov.org and is particularly proud to have developed SFFIND which was cited in 2005 by Time Magazine as one of the "coolest" city websites in the nation. Besdies his development work, he currently is acting as IT Chapter president for the local union representing over 400 IT professionals employed by the city of San Francisco.

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An interactive resume including streaming audio, can be found at clearsong.com

His first CD release, Let It Fall, is also available on Clearsong Records. Richard holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from New York University and is a member of ASCAP.

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