Darren Cohen

  • Associate Professor, Musical Theatre (Musical Direction)
  • Musical Direction

  • Conducting

  • Piano

  • Composition

Darren Cohen


Cohen's Broadway and National Tours span from A CHORUS LINE to CHICAGO, Off B’way includes: MAKE ME A SONG (New World Stages – orig cast album), ZOMBIE PROM (Variety Arts Theatre – orig cast album), The York Theatre’s production of CARNIVAL (Outer Critic’s Circle Award-Best Revival), ANN E. WRECKSICK (Ars Nova), Bar Mitzvah Boy (York Theatre), SALUTE TO WOMEN SONGWRITERS (Carnegie Hall w/ Michael Feinstein & Roslyn Kind), ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (47th Street Theatre – Stephen Sondheim supervisor), A…MY NAME IS STILL ALICE (Second Stage), THE FANTASTICKS (Sullivan St. Playhouse), RICHARD RODGERS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION (w/ Marge Champion, Donald Sadler, Christine Ebersole, Lee Roy Reams, Victoria Clark, Bob Cuccioli & Judy Kuhn), AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND (West Side Arts), KAREN ZIEMBA & FRIENDS (w/ Marin Mazzie, & David Garrison), EVENING OF JULE STYNE (w/Victoria Clark & Phyllis Newman), DAYDREAMS (Doris Day consultant – lntar Theatre), SHOW ME WHERE THE GOOD TIMES ARE (Jewish Rep w/ Roslyn Kind), TRIBUTE TO CY COLEMAN (NY Historical Society – w/Cy Coleman, Dee Hoty & Helen Gallagher), HOMEFIRES (Actor’s Playhouse), EVENING OF LERNER & LOEWE (w/Marni Nixon), GEORGY (Wings Theatre), CRISTOBAL COLUMBUS (Union Square Theatre), OFF B’WAY: WHERE IT ALL BEGAN (w/Malcolm Gets, Sally Mayes, Eddie Korbich, John Tartaglia (Lucille Lortel Theatre).

Favorite regional theatre credits include: Barrington Stage Company (Associate Artist), Goodspeed Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Northshore Music Theatre, Studio Theatre (Washington, DC), Center State, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and the MUNY. Musical director for ANOC – Association of National Olympic Committee for NBC Sports. Darren is a graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music and is the author of THE COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL AUDITION (published by Random House).