Theatre & Dance


Ph.D., Theatre History/Criticism, University of Texas Austin
M.F.A., Theatre: Directing, University of Utah
B.F.A., Theatre Arts, Texas Christian University

Regional and Thematic Interests

Literature and the Arts


Bud Coleman is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. A former dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Fort Worth Ballet, Kinesis, and Ballet Austin, he has directed/choreographed SeussicalA Grand Night for SingingPippinWonderful TownSongs in the Key of . . . Caffeine (also librettist), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumThe MikadoInto the WoodsMerrily We Roll AlongLysistrata,Dames at SeaHairSix Degrees of Separation, the opera Being of Sound Mind, and numerous other productions. Professor Coleman has a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin, and his publications have appeared in the St. James Press Gay & Lesbian Almanac,, New York NativeTheatre History StudiesThe Austin American-StatesmanTheatre InSight, and Choreography and Dance. With co-editor Judith Sebesta, they published Women in American Musical Theatre: Essays on Lyricists, Writers, Arrangers, Choreographers, Designers, Producers, and Performance Artists, 2007. In addition to being a playwright, Professor Coleman’s writing includes analytical articles on the performance of gender, musical theatre, and American Theatre History.

Selected Publications

2013 Coleman, Bud, and Pamyla Stiehl. Back Stage Pass: A Survey of American Musical Theatre. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

2013 “‘Give Us More to See’ – The Visual Worlds of Stephen Sondheim.” In The Oxford Handbook to Sondheim Studies, edited by Robert Gordon. Oxford: Oxford University Press.