The Lower Austrian began his musical career at the tender age of 12, side by side with Günter "MO" Mokesch in "ASKALUN". At 16, he received a scholarship for a dancing, singing and acting education at the Performing Arts Studios Vienna. This resulted in his involvement in numerous productions, such as "ALICE IN MUSICALLAND", "BODY ELECTRIC", "CABARET", Action in "WEST SIDE STORY", "SWEENEY TODD" at the Akzent Theatre and Bruck/Leitha, where he also played "EVITA" and "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR"'s Peter twice. His first employment for the "Vereinigten Bühnen Wien" came as Emanuel Schikaneder in "MOZART!", followed by "JEKYLL & HYDE" as swing and cover Simon Stride. Together with three colleagues he toured Austria with "A TOUCH OF MUSICALS". in 1998, as a singer for the pop-duo "Just 4 You", he released his first single on the Austrian music market. In addition to many galas on many different stages and on television, his voice can also be heard on a number of advertisement jingles. Richard is also a passionate nationwide DJ and audio engineer.