Bruce Coughlin has created the orchestrations for many shows, on Broadway and off, including the recent productions of War Paint and Amélie on Broadway, Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5, Giant, and Grey Gardens. He co-orchestrated The Light in the Piazza, orchestrated the memorable Floyd C ollins, the Broadway hit Urinetown, and the Grammy Award-winning revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Other Broadway shows include: Guys and Dolls (2009 revival), The Wild Party, On the Town, The Sound of Music, Triumph of Love, Once Upon A Mattress, and The King & I (1996 revival with Donna Murphy). He has also contributed orchestrations to the recent Broadway hits Something Rotten, On the Twentieth Century and On the Town.
In the classical realm he has collaborated frequently with Ricky Ian Gordon, including work on three operas by Mr. Gordon: The Grapes of Wrath (libretto: Korie), Morning Star (libretto: Hoffman), and 27 (libretto: Vavrek), and many other projects. He has also worked frequently with Michael Tilson Thomas (including recordings of Arias and Barcarolles, On the Town and The Thomashevsky Project ).
He was principal arranger for the Disney epic Fantasia 2000 and has worked with singers such as Bruce Hornsby, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Nadine Sierra, and others. He has won a TONY award, Drama Desk award and an OBIE. He has also received two additional TONY nominations and nine additional Drama Desk nominations.