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Bravo! Vail: Ted Sperling Conducts Broadway Classics

Jul 21

Tony Award–winning conductor and musical director Ted Sperling leads the NY Phil in an irresistible program of Broadway showstoppers, spanning many decades of beloved musicals with vocalists Ashley Brown and Ryan Silverman.

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Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater – Vail, CO


Program to Include

Rodgers / Hammerstein

Overture to South Pacific

Rodgers / Hammerstein

Prelude and “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music


“Where Is the Life that Late I Led?” and “So in Love” from Kiss Me, Kate


“I Happen To Like New York” from The New Yorkers


"Luck Be a Lady” from Guys and Dolls


Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, III. Times Square: 1944


“Being Alive” from Company


“An Old-Fashioned Wedding” from Annie Get Your Gun

Adam Guettel

Overture and “The Light in the Piazza” from The Light in the Piazza

Stephen Schwartz

“Lost in the Wilderness” from Children of Eden

Jeanine Tesori / Dick Scanlan

“Gimme, Gimme” from Thoroughly Modern Millie

Jason Robert Brown

“I’d Give It All to You” from Songs for a New World

Stephen Flaherty / Lynn Ahrens

“Back to Before” from Ragtime

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

"Waving through a Window” from Dear Evan Hansen

Stephen Schwartz

“Defying Gravity” from Wicked


Ted Sperling Conductor

Ted Sperling’s recent collaborations with the New York Philharmonic include Show Boat in November 2014; Broadway Night with the Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail in July 2013; An Enchanted Evening with Paulo Szot, the 2013 Spring Gala; and Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, the 2012 Spring Gala. He conducted Brian Stokes Mitchell in the original Broadway productions of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. Mr. Sperling was recently appointed the artistic director of the Collegiate Chorale; he has led the chorale in performances of The Firebrand of Florence, The Grapes of Wrath, The Mikado, and Song of Norway, all at Carnegie Hall. This season he will also be performing with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Westchester, Phoenix, and Detroit symphony orchestras, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a regular guest at 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series, Mr. Sperling hosted a program about Fanny Brice in May 2014. He has frequently worked with Victoria Clark, Deborah Voigt, Audra McDonald, Nathan Gunn, Paulo Szot, Kelli O’Hara, and Vanessa Williams. Mr. Sperling won the 2005 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, for which he was also music director. Other Broadway credits include the Tony Award–winning revival of South Pacific,Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Angels in America, My Favorite Year<, Drood, Les Misérables, and Sunday in the Park with George. Ted Sperling was an original cast member of the Broadway musical Titanic, playing bandleader Wallace Hartley. His Off-Broadway credits include A Man of No Importance, Wise Guys, A New Brain, Saturn Returns, Floyd Collins, Falsettoland, and Romance in Hard Times. Mr. Sperling’s directing credits include the World Premieres of The Other Josh Cohen, See What I Wanna See, Charlotte: Life? Or Theater?, and Striking 12, as well as a revival of Lady in the Dark. For the Public Theater, he directed gala performances of The Pirates of Penzance with Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Martin Short, and Eric Idle, and Cabaret with Anne Hathaway, Harvey Feierstein, Linda Lavin, Raúl Esparza, and Eddie Redmayne. He has conducted the scores for the films The Manchurian Candidate and Everything Is Illuminated, and directed the short film Love Mom, starring Tonya Pinkins. He is creative director of the 24 Hour Musicals and a consultant to the Public Theater.

Learn more about Ted Sperling

Ashley Brown Vocals
Ryan Silverman Vocals