Welcome to my Web Site!
If you've come this far, you probably already know that I am principally an orchestrator for Broadway, other theater, recordings, concerts and film. To answer your questions about what I do, use the links above.
Music Clips on the Audio page!
MP3 clips of my orchestrations from various projects.
Check them out! Click here
TONY and Drama Desk Awards: The Light in the Piazza
Shen Family Foundation
"...even better than the Broadway production I saw back in 2001 - it’s sharp, smart, funny and disturbing."
Click here to view the 30-second promo video
A Second Chance (Ted Shen, Public Theater)
A Room With A View (Stock, Acito) (5th Ave, Seattle)
27 -- An opera in 5 Acts
Big Fish (Broadway)
Esaura (John Bucchino, Mads Æbeløe Nielson) (Fredericia Teater, Denmark)
Far From Heaven (Frankel/Korie) (Playwrights Horizons, Michael Greif, dir.)
Ever After (Heisler/Goldrich) (Kathleen Marshall, dir.) (orchestrated workshop presentation)
Giant (Michael John LaChiusa, Sybille Pearson;
|Recent CD Releases:||
Check out MP3's here.
Big Fish (Andrew Lippa)
Far From Heaven (Michael Korie/Scott Frankel)
Frankel's music and Korie's lyrics soar again and again and again; Far From Heaven offers a feast of glorious musical theatre writing.
Giant (Michael John LaChiusa)
"We should also make special mention of the orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin. These are not just song orchestrations; they are a full musical tapestry and highly impressive."
Audra McDonald: Go Back Home
I orchestrated Migratory V (Guettel), Make Someone Happy, Go Back Home (with Larry Hochman) and two new songs by Michael John LaChiusa from Marlene Dietrich's ABC's
Scandalous (Gifford, Friedman, Pomeranz)
"Mr. Coughlin's orchestration for "Grey Gardens" is ambrosia — I have been addicted to the CD for months. He has the woodwinds, in particular, burbling and blending and commenting on the songs in an intoxicating way — what that man can do with a bassoon alone. He is a Michelangelo of orchestration."
John McWhorter (Manhattan Institute) in an editorial commentary in the New York Sun (6/14/2007) about the 2007 TONY award for Best Orchestration. It's one man's opinion but makes for an interesting read: Read the NY Sun editorial here