(Bio as of October 2016)
Malcolm Ruhl returns to the Goodman, where his previous credits include A Christmas Carol (musical director, Mr. Keys), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (musical director) and Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky (bass/accordion). Chicago music direction credits include Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (Mercury Theater and Theatre at the Center); Hank Williams: Lost Highway (American Blues Theater, Jeff Award); Hairspray, Pump Boys and Dinettes and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Drury Lane Theatre); Eastland (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Ring of Fire and Grease (Theatre at the Center); Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Oklahoma! (American Theater Company); Woody Guthrie’s American Song (Jeff Award), Blues in the Night and Smoke on the Mountain (Northlight Theatre); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Apollo and Forum Theatres); Big River (Apple Tree Theatre) and Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo Theatre, musical coordinator). Orchestration credits include Heart of Spain, The Original Grease and re-orchestrations of A Little Night Music for Writers Theatre and Oklahoma! for American Theater Company. Mr. Ruhl appeared as Jackson in the Broadway production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and in the five-year run at Chicago’s Apollo Theatre. He served as producer and arranger for Cory Goodrich’s albums Wildwood Flower and W.O.M.A.N., and most recently, Christine Mild’s Love is Everything.
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