Artist Bio

Malcolm Ruhl
Malcolm Ruhl

Malcolm Ruhl

(Bio as of August 2014)

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 Hank Williams: Lost Highway at American Blues Theater; Hairspray, Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jeff nomination) and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Drury Lane Theatre; Eastland at Lookingglass Theatre Company; Ring of Fire and Grease at Theatre at the Center; Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Oklahoma! at American Theater Company; Woody Guthrie’s American Song (Jeff Award), Blues in the Night and Smoke on the Mountain at Northlight Theatre; Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Apollo and Forum theaters;  Big River at Apple Tree Theatre and Million Dollar Quartet (musical coordinator) at the Apollo Theatre. Orchestration credits include A Little Night Music at Writers Theatre; The Original Grease and Oklahoma! at American Theater Company and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Drury Lane Theatre. Mr. Ruhl appeared as Jackson in the Broadway production of Pump Boys and Dinettes and in the record-breaking run at Chicago’s Apollo Theatre. He has composed music for Holiday Memories (Northlight Theatre and dozens of regional productions), Cicada Dance at Missouri State University/ACTF and several choral works published by Final Score Music.

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