Recent and Upcoming Projects

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AnnieLive logo Annie Live! (Strouse/Charnin) (Now streaming on Peacock). I orchestrated We Got Annie, The Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, NYC, Something Was Missing, and A New Deal for Christmas/Tomorrow Reprise (Bows), among others.

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Sense and Sensibility (Peter Gordon. Orchestrations: Hochman/Coughlin) (Check it out at!)

S&M2 logo Metallica and The San Francisco Symphony joined forces in the fall of 2019 for a truly epic concert: S&M2. The concert celebrated the 20th anniversary of the legendary 1999 concert (and CD) S&M which had arrangements by Michael Kamen. For this new concert I added orchestrations and arrangements for Metallica songs from the last 20 years: Halo On Fire, Confusion, Moth Into Flame, The Unforgiven III, All Within My Hands, The Day That Never Comes plus a new orchestration of Master of Puppets and a rewrite/reworking of the Geoff Alexander/Michael Kamen chart for Enter Sandman.

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PBS Passport members can stream the film version of S&M2 on Or you can purchase the Blue-ray or DVD from the usual sources.


The House (opera) (Ricky Ian Gordon/Lynn Nottage and Ruby Gerber)
(Opera Theater of St Louis) (co-orchestation with the composer).

American Eclipse by Michael John LaChiusa.

Knoxville (Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty/Frank Galati) (Knoxville, TN -- late summer, 2024).


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How to Dance in Ohio (Rebekah Greer Melocik, Jacob Yandura; Sammi Cannold, dir.) (P3 Productions) (Belasco Theater, Broadway - Closed Feb 11).

Billy Strayhorn: Something to Live For (Strayhorn/Ellington, Zellers, Gash; Kent Gash, dir.) (starring Darius de Haas) (Pittsburgh Public Theater).

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Goin' Hollywood (Stephen Kole, David Krane; Gabriel Barre, dir.) (WaterTower Theater, Dallas).

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The Light in the Piazza (Adam Guettel/Craig Lucas) (ENCORES). Directed by Chay Yew. Starring Ruthie Ann Miles, Anna Zavelson, James D. Gish.

Man of No Importance logo A Man of No Importance (Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens/Terrence McNally) (Classic Stage Company). Directed by John Doyle. Starring Jim Parsons, Mare Winningham, AJ Shively, Shereen Ahmed.

Knoxville logoKnoxville (Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens/Frank Galati) (Asolo Rep - Sarasota, FL). With Jason Daniely, Paul Alexander Nolan, Hannah Elless, Jack Casey. Based on James Agee's A Death in the Family.

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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)

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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)

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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)