Eric's Headshot All artwork by Nathan J. Anderson


Eric Matthew Richardson (b. 1992) is a composer, writer, and sound designer based in Chicago, Illinois.

His recent credits include an original full-length musical The Book of Sebastián (The Jacobins), an online, interactive hypermusical The LEA Project (self-produced digital work), music for the immersive show Cursed: An American Tragedy (Birch House Immersive), the ten-minute musicals Pigasus and Role Play (Chicago Dramatists), music for the video poem Let This Be (Paloma Sierra, Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County), and has been featured as one of William Finn’s Emerging Writers (New York Theatre Barn).

His latest musical, Down and Out in Rocky Heights, was a 2022 Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Musical Theater Conference.


Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Stories & Games Nominee

No Proscenium's NoPro Audience Award 2022,
The LEA Project

National Musical Theater Conference 2022 Semi-Finalist

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center,
Down and Out in Rocky Heights

No Proscenium's Pick of the Week

October 5, 2021,
The LEA Project

The Spirit of the Game Jam Award, Winner

DePaul University’s Global Game Jam 2014,
Precinct Midnight: Choose Your Destiny

Best Animated Film Nominee, Audience Choice Award

DePaul Premiere Film Festival
Battle Picante