One of today's leading theater artists, TED SPERLING is a director, music director, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, singer, pianist and violinist.
Mr. Sperling?s Broadway and off-Broadway credits as music director include the recent Broadway revivals of Guys and Dolls and South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza (for which he won the 2005 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his orchestrations), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Fully Monty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Kiss of the Spider Woman, My Favorite Year, A Man of No Importance, Wise Guys, A New Brain, Saturn Returns, and Floyd Collins.
Mr. Sperling?s work as a stage director includes the off-Broadway productions of Striking 12 and See What I Wanna See as well as the premiere of Charlotte: Life? Or Theater? and a revival of Lady in the Dark in Philadelphia. He has conducted the scores for the films The Manchurian Candidate and Everything Is Illuminated, and directed the short musical film, Love Mom.
Mr. Sperling made his professional acting debut as an original cast member of the Broadway musical Titanic.
Mr. Sperling has an active concert career as well, working with Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Deborah Voigt, Patti Lupone, Kelli O?Hara and Paulo Szot. He has conducted the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, and at the Houston Grand Opera. He has put together many programs for Lincoln Center?s American Songbook series and the 92nd Street Y.
Mr. Sperling is the recipient of the Shen Family Foundation?s Musical Theatre Leadership Award. He currently holds the post of Director of the Music Theater Initiative at the Public Theater.