Louis F. Goldberg
Louis F. Goldberg is an adjunct assistant professor in the Musical Theater program at Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. At Rider he has directed the musical revue Cole, and he has served as musical director for The Wedding Singer, The Light in the Piazza and Rent. He has conducted more than 300 musicals across the United States and Europe, including tours of Man of La Mancha starring Hal Linden, Cabaret, Chicago and 42nd Street. At the Zurich Opera House, he conducted Man of La Mancha, directed by the original director, Albert Marre, and starring the original Aldonza, Joan Diener.
Recent projects include a four-month stint off-Broadway at the York Theatre playing Ted Shapiro in Red Hot Mama: The Sophie Tucker Songbook, a role he premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, followed by engagements at the Players’ Club in New York City, the Plush Room in San Francisco, Santa Fe Stages and at London’s Greenwich Theatre. In Philadelphia, Louis has conducted St. Louis Woman and Peter Pan and Wendy at the Prince Music Theater, Dirty Blonde at the Wilma Theatre and Evita at the Walnut Street Theatre. As a pianist, Louis was a 1985 Stravinsky Award Finalist and won silver and bronze medals in the International Piano Recording Competition. He has been the musical director for productions of The Tin Pan Alley Rag at the Cleveland Playhouse, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and A Christmas Survival Guide at Florida Repertory Theatre.
Louis is currently the resident music director for Gretna Theatre in Mt. Gretna, Pa., a job he has also held at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y. He also composed original music and was the musical director for productions of The Country Wife, As You Like It and Rough Crossing at Syracuse Stage, and for more than 10 years worked as a performer, arranger and orchestrator at Hershey Park in Chocolatetown. He has served on the musical theatre faculties of Syracuse University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of the Arts.