Bud Coleman

Room C238 University Theatre Building
261 UCB
Boulder CO, 80309-0261

Spring 2020 Office Hours
Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm and by appointment 


Bud Coleman, Ph.D. in Theatre History/Criticism, University of Texas-Austin; MFA in Theatre: Directing, University of Utah; BFA in Theatre Arts, Texas Christian University. Professor, Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance.  CU faculty member since 1993.

Previously Adjunct Faculty, Department of Theatre, St. Edward’s University, 1990-1992; Dancer/Choreographer/Co-Artistic Director with Kinesis Modern Dance Company, 1989-1993; Assistant Instructor, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Texas-Austin, 1988-1993; Wardrobe Supervisor, Dresser and Buyer for 10 Broadway productions and tours, 1982-1988; Comprimario Dresser, New York City Opera, 1980-1981; Dancer, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, 1978-1979.

CU directing and choreographing credits include Rent, Seussical, 14 (KC/ACTF Regional Selection), 2015 New Opera Workshop, Pippin, Wonderful Town, Songs in the Key of…Caffeine, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Shakespeare’s Women, Six Degrees of Separation, Turkey!!!, Hair, Lysistrata, A Grand Night for Singing, and Dames at Sea.

Professional credits include directing/choreographic The Producers and Little Shop of Horrors for the Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, WA,  writing and performing a one-man show An Evening’s Intercourse With Natasha Notgoudenuff, Bailiwick Theatre, Chicago, and directing and/or choreographing The Mikado, Angry Housewives, Chicago, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Into the Woods in Austin, TX.

Recent publications include:

  • Coleman and Pamyla Stiehl’s Back Stage Pass:  A Survey of American Musical Theatre (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2013)
  • “’Give Us More to See’ – The Visual Worlds of Stephen Sondheim” in The Oxford Handbook to Sondheim Studies (2013)
  • “Helburn, Dalrymple, and Lortel:  A Triumvirate of Great Producers” in Women in American Musical Theatre:  Essays on Lyricists, Writers, Arrangers, Choreographers, Designers, Producers, and Performance Artists, Eds. Judith Sebesta and Bud Coleman (McFarland and Company, Inc., 2008)
  • “New Horizons:  the musical at the dawn of the twenty-first century,” The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, 2nd ed. (2008)