Artist Bio

Michael Roth

(Bio as of June 2018)

Michael Roth has composed chamber music, film scores, operas and music and sound for over 250 productions including Broadway, off-Broadway, Canada’s Stratford Festival and as resident artist at South Coast Repertory (56 productions) and La Jolla Playhouse (35). Recent projects include Henry IV with Tom Hanks, directed by Daniel Sullivan; with Christopher Plummer, The Tempest (stage/film) and his A Word or Two; Jews & Baseball (PBS); piano sonatas Fats November and Tuesday for Toy Piano; accompanying singers from Alicia Keys to Alice Ripley and Marni Nixon; many projects with Randy Newman, including musical direction for Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, editing five songbooks and orchestrations for Faust at the Goodman in 1995, revised for New York’s Encores!; and collaborations with, among many others, Anne Bogart, Culture Clash, Des McAnuff, Sarah Ruhl, Peter Sellars, Tom Stoppard, and Mac Wellman. Roth’s Their Thought & Back Again is available via iTunes, his music/theater treatment of Beckett’s Imagination Dead Imagine for string quartet and laptop will be in Prague in the fall, and his Web Opera is available at More at