Recent and Upcoming Projects


The Rivals (Weiner, Kellogg; Eric Tucker, dir)

Ordinary Days (Adam Gwon)

The Flamingo Kid (Frankel, Freedman; Darko Tresnjak, dir)

Renée Fleming CD ("Children Will Listen/You've Got To Be Carefully Taught")
(Decca Classics; Rob Fisher, cond.)

Nadine Sierra CD ("Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair")
(Deutsche Grammophon; Robert Spano, cond.)


The Royal Family of Broadway (William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin; John Rando, director. Barrington Stage)

Audra McDonald: Sing Happy CD (1 song: "Make Someone Happy")

War Paint (Broadway) (Frankel, Korie, Wright; Michael Greif; Nederlander Theatre, Broadway)

Amélie (Messé/Tysen/Lucas; Walter Kerr Theater, Broadway)

Morning Star (Ricky Ian Gordon/William Hoffman) (OnSite Opera, NYC)

The Trouble with Doug (Maté/Aronson) (Fredericia Teater, Denmark)

Legendale (Daly/Bienstock; Fredericia Teater, Denmark)

The Grapes of Wrath (Ricky Ian Gordon/Michael Korie) Opera Theater of St Louis

Hairspray (Live) ("Miss Baltimore Crabs" and "Velma's Revenge" w/Kristin Chenoweth)

Something Rotten (Broadway)
Not my show, but I contributed one orchestration: "Right Hand Man" sung by the awesome Heidi Blickenstaff

October Sky (Michael Mahler, Marsha Norman and Aaron Thielen; Old Globe)

First Daughter Suite (Michael John LaChiusa) (co-orchestrator with Michael Starobin) (Public Theater)

Assassins (Stephen Sondheim; Jamie Lloyd, dir.) (Starring Aaron Tveit and Catherine Tate) (At the Chocolate Factory, London)
"...this superlatively acted production is as thrilling as it is bone-rattling... As nimbly orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin for an eight-piece orchestra, under the lucid musical direction of Alan Williams, it unfurls like a tattered flag rippling in an icy wind." (Isherwood, NY Times)

Urinetown (West End, London) (first-ever UK production, with expanded orchestration. Directed by Jamie Lloyd. At the Apollo)
"...even better than the Broadway production I saw back in 2001 - it’s sharp, smart, funny and disturbing." "...darkly entertaining and exceptionally sharp show." Charles Spencer, The Telegraph (London)

27 -- An opera in 5 Acts
Ricky Ian Gordon (composer), Royce Vavrek (libretto) Opera Theater of St Louis
"A Hit is a Hit is a Hit"... a "superlative world premiere"... "taut, witty and affecting" (Opera Today)