One of today's leading theater artists, Ted Sperling is a conductor, music director, arranger, singer, pianist, and violinist. He was music director and conductor of the first Broadway revival of South Pacific, which won seven 2008 Tony Awards and played to sold-out Lincoln Center Theater houses since its opening. Moreover, in 2005, he won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards (with Adam Guettel and Bruce Coughlin) for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, for which he was also music director.
He has an active conducting career, performing with Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Patti LuPone, Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, and Deborah Voigt. He has conducted performances regularly with the New York Philharmonic, for Live at Lincoln Center, the American songbook Series at Lincoln Center, the Lyrics and Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y, and recently conducted to rave reviews the New York Philharmonic with Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn as well as a concert presentation of Ricky Gordon's opera, The Grapes of Wrath, at Carnegie Hall.