recent collaborations with the New York Philharmonic include 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
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 is hosting a program about Fanny Brice this spring. He has frequently worked with Victoria Clark, Deborah Voigt, Audra McDonald, Nathan Gunn, Paulo Szot, and Kelli O’Hara. 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. Ted Sperling most recently led the Orchestra in A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell
in December 2013. He is scheduled to appear with the Philharmonic at Colorado’s Bravo! Vail in July 2014.