Richard Castle

Lyricist Librettist

Richard Castle is a professional lyricist and book writer.  His latest project with composer Matthew Levine is OKLAHOMA IN WISCONSIN, a 1950s-style family musical which enjoyed its world premiere production at Northern Sky Theater during the summer of 2017.  Richard’s musical THE ANGEL OF PAINTED POST was selected by Stephen Schwartz for the ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theater Workshop in Los Angeles.  Other projects include book & lyrics for the vampire musical BLOODLINE, and lyrics for the L.A. Latino Theater Company production of L.A. CARMEN.  Richard’s shows have been featured in the L.A. Stages New Musical Festival, and his songs have been performed at A Little New Music, a showcase of new musical theater writers, as well as at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC.  Richard holds a degree from the USC School of Theater, and has studied at the Songwriting School of Los Angeles. He is a proud member of New Musicals, Inc. and the Dramatists Guild.