(Coleman, Bud - 2009) -- Traditional Fulbright Scholarship
Award or Honor Receipt
As a teacher, Professor Coleman’s basic philosophy is to provide students with the skills to be able to continue, after the course ends, the activities they were doing during the class. One of his most popular courses is “Development of American Musical Theatre,” designed for non-majors wanting to explore the history of this genre, the significant artists involved, and what musical theatre tells us about how America views itself. To demonstrate the vital visual elements of the productions, he utilizes a variety of technologies. A former dancer, Professor Coleman has directed or choreographed numerous productions, from Pippin and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum to Into the Woods and Dames at Sea. Professor Coleman is also a playwright and a scholar. He co-edited a collection of essays titled Women in American Musical Theatre and has written numerous articles on the performance of gender, musical theatre, and American theatre history. A CU-Boulder faculty member since 1993, Professor Coleman used his Fulbright award to lecture on American musical theatre at Waseda University and Kyoritsu Women’s University in Japan.