GARY RUE: An Artist’s Overview
>Composer and songwriter for many artists (There are 2 compilations of Rue material, with performances by The Honeydogs, Butch Thompson, Laura MacKenzie, Maria Jette, The Rose Ensemble, Leslie Ball, Dan Chouinard, Bradley Greenwald, Christina Baldwin, Rio Nido (featuring Prudence Johnson), Jennifer Baldwin Peden, Debbie Duncan, Pat Donohue, Arne Fogel and many others).
>Founder of the internationally acclaimed pop quartet Rue Nouveau
>Creator and co-creator of more than 80 music theater scores with over 2000 regional, national and international performances.
>Composer (and vocalist) for commercials like:
Mall of America’s “There’s a Place For Fun In Your Life”
Paul Wellstone’s 1996 campaign theme “We Can Do Better”
Isaac Misrahi’s Target campaign “Cross Country”
>Writer of pop covers for:
Nick Lowe, “Everyone” (From Columbia Records “The Rose of England”)
Helen Reddy, “Lost In the Shuffle” (From her European release "Feel So Young")
>Music Director for Gene Pitney (Town Without Pity) from 1986-2006.
>Music Director for The Coasters, The Platters, The Marvelettes, The Shirelles…
>Songwriting Clinician and Lecturer
>nee adjunct Instructor, Composition and Music Theater, McNally Smith College of Music, St Paul
>2011 IVEY Award winner (music direction: "Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story" History Theater)
>2010 Inductee Mid-America Music Hall of Fame
>2010 Inductee Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
>Member Association of Independent Music Publishers (www.aimp.com)
>Member AFTRA, ASCAP (publishing), BMI (writer & publisher)