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Bruce Coughlin, Composer

Bruce Coughlin has created the orchestrations for an extraordinary catalog of shows including Grey Gardens, The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Urinetown, Annie Get Your Gun, The Wild Party, On the Town, The Sound of Music, Triumph of Love, Once Upon A Mattress, and The King & I.


His awards and nominations for orchestrations include a Tony Award (The Light in the Piazza, with Ted Sperling and Adam Guettel); Tony nomination (Grey Gardens); Tony and Drama Desk nominations (Urinetown); Obie award and Drama Desk nomination (Floyd Collins); and Grammy Award (Annie Get Your Gun).


Other credits include Candide (National Theatre, London), Martin Guerre (Chicago; Leslie Arden, composer), Children of Eden (Papermill Playhouse and BMG recording), and many others.


He was principal arranger for the Disney epic Fantasia 2000 and has worked with singers Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Darius de Haas, and others.


Most recently, Mr. Coughlin’s assignments have included Hairspray (the movie) ("Miss Baltimore Crabs" with Marc Shaiman) (90 piece orchestra!), The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, and The Grapes of Wrath (opera).


He is currently working on 9 to 5, Happiness, Ever After, Giant, and Going Hollywood.

Also see BruceCoughlin.com

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