Zach Redler

Adjunct Faculty

Zach Redler

Zach Redler is a music theater composer whose work has been performed in concert halls, opera houses and theaters around the world. In 2014, the American Theatre Wing awarded Zach and Sara Cooper the Jonathan Larson Grant for their work together (The Memory Show, Loving Leo, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and WINDOWS). Other favorite theater compositions include: Movin’ Up In The World (Jerre Dye), A Song for Susan Smith (Mark Campbell), ADAM (J Douglas Carlson), Emily Sutton (Jerre Dye) , and, their most recent American Prize award winning piece, The Falling and The Rising (libretto by Jerre Dye). Currently, Zach is working on a short chamber opera for Houston Grand Opera, a song cycle with travel writer Rick Steves for soprano Tess Altaveros, a two act music theatre piece Remote (Jerre Dye) for Midnight Oil Collective, a musical with both existing and original songs for BMG with Jerre Dye, a children’s album with their partner Brittney, a jazz album with their father-in-law Bryson Borgstedt, and a few stray instrumental pieces for friends in various ensembles. Zach spent ten years as a music copyist and musicologist working with orchestras and Broadway shows in and out of town. Additionally, Zach teaches at NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program and Molloy College; is developing a co-op based production company with fellow writers and actors (Midnight Oil Collective); mentors young opera writers for Seattle Opera’s creation lab; teaches private music, yoga, and meditation; loves cooking plant based meals for their family; and runs ultramarathons when time allows. Love to their wife Brittney and two children, Skylar and Ellis. www.zachredler.com