New York born, Yale, Juilliard and Paris trained, Richard Peaslee has written for concert, musical theater, jazz, dance, film and television. His works have been performed on and off-Broadway throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He wrote the music for the Peter Brook/Royal Shakespeare Company productions of The Marat/Sade, A Midsummer Night's Dream, US and Antony and Cleopatra; for Sir Peter Hall/National Theatre's Animal Farm; and for Terry Hands/RSC, Tamburlaine the Great. He created scores for the New York Shakespeare Festival's Richard III, Henry IV, Bette and Boo and Antigone and for Martha Clarke/Music Theatre Group's The Garden of Earthly Delights, Vienna Lusthaus, The Hunger Artist and Miracolo d'Amore. Peaslee is the recipient of NEA and NYFA Fellowships, Obie and Villager Awards and the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Marc Blitzstein Award.