Robert Baumgartner

Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Theater

rbaumgartner@wesleyan.edu

BM The Catholic University of America
MFA New York University

Robert Baumgartner

Rob Baumgartner, Jr. is a DC native and New York based composer/lyricist and musical director. His original musicals include: The Jungle (Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, Roundabout Space Jam, Good Company Theatre), Adam Lives (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, Baldwin Wallace First Takes, New York Theatre Barn, NAMT, Cap21),  Date of a Lifetime (Abingdon Theatre, NYMF, New Jersey Rep) Alone World (Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, West Village Musical Theatre Festival-winner of Best Score), What the Moon Saw (Cap21), Under Construction (NYU), The Hole (St. Clements ’09), Radiant Ruby (Vital Theatre  Company ’05) and Lullabies. Rob has served as an assistant to composers Galt MacDermot, Debra Barsha, Rob Reale. Rob was lucky enough to assist Mr. MacDermot on the 2009 Broadway revival of his musical Hair. Rob is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Writing MFA program at Tisch School of the Arts.  Rob is a proud faculty member at Wesleyan University, Cap21/Molloy College, and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Mondays 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm 

Courses

Spring 2024
THEA 239 - 01
Songwriting

THEA 239 - 02
Songwriting

THEA 428 - 03
PP Senior Project A

THEA 430 - 04
Theater Projects PP