Bradley Vieth was born in Wisconsin, and raised here and in South Dakota.
He holds a BM from Oberlin College Conservatory and an MM from the University of Texas at Austin. Primarily working as a musical director/conductor and singing teacher, Mr. Vieth has also worked as an arranger/orchestrator and actor/singer.
Mr. Vieth conducted and orchestrated the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa‘s opera Lovers and Friends (The Chautauqua Variations) at the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists in Chicago, as well as a modern reconception of Offenbach’s The Grand Duchess at the Chicago Opera Theater. Bradley served as resident conductor at Theater Hagen in Germany and has otherwise worked extensively in Europe, taking part in the German premiere of Little Shop Of Horrors.
As a teacher, Mr. Vieth has worked at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for fourteen years, as well as at San Diego State University in the Masters Musical Theater program and Saddleback College. Mr. Vieth was
Artist-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota in Duluth several times, as director, musical director, and singing/acting teacher.
He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and his singing teachers include Helen Hodam, Kurt Hansen, and Gilda Cruz-Romo of the Metropolitan Opera.
As a singing actor, Mr. Vieth appeared in productions of Sweeney Todd, Evita, A Little Night Music, Grease, The Music Man, Fanny, The Golden Apple, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Cabaret, as well as the Chicago premiere of Stravinsky’s opera, The Rake’s Progress.
Theater credits as musical director and/or arranger/orchestrator:
Off-Broadway: Shout! The Mod Musical, Wings, and A Child’s Garden.
Europe: 42nd Street, Chicago, On The Town, West Side Story and Carmen.
Regional: Cabaret: I Do! I Do!, Hello, Dolly!, Camelot, La Cage Aux Folles, My Fair Lady, Forbidden Broadway, A Little Night Music (Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Musical Direction), Another Midsummer Night, Pacific Overtures, Meet Me In St. Louis, Annie Get Your Gun, the professional premiere of Sheldon Harnick’s A Wonderful Life, Jerry’s Girls, and Fiddler On The Roof.
Recordings: Wings (Joseph Jefferson Nomination, Best Musical Direction), First Lady Suite, Far From The Madding Crowd/The Awakening, Shout!