Richard Oberacker is currently the conductor of Cirque Du Soleil's most extravagant show KA at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He has previously worked for Cirque Du Soleil as the original conductor and orchestrator of DRALION, making him the first American conductor to be hired by the renowned company. He has also served as conductor for the first national tour of Disney's THE LION KING as well as associate conductor for tours of SHOW BOAT, CATS and ANDREW LLYOD WEBERS MUSIC OF THE NIGHT. As a composer his musical THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO FISHMAN was commissioned by Clear Channel Entertainment and received its premiere at the Signature Theater in the Washington D.C. area under the direction of Eric D. Schaeffer. His musical DRACULA – THE GAME OF LOVE premiered at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his musical A LITTLE THEATER premiered at the Aurelia Theater in Cincinnati. IN THAT VALLEY, a musical with a book co-written by Steven Minning was presented at the NAMT Festival of New Works in 1999.