(Bio as of September 2005)
Ronald (Rahn) Coleman most recently collaborated with the Goodman in Purlie during the 2005/2006 Season. Pasadena Playhouse credits include musical director, conductor and pianist for Play On!, Blues in the Night, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, The Wiz, Ain't Misbehavin' and Williams and Walker. Mr. Coleman studied under Nadia Boulanger and has 25 years of professional experience, having performed, conducted, coached and arranged for Aretha Franklin, Freda Payne, Nichelle Nichols, Gladys Knight, Barry White, The O'Jays, The Temptations, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, the Philadelphia Philharmonic and the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Orchestra. He currently serves as producing director of the Mystic Knight Recorder, a leading Los Angeles recording studio.