Mr. Gordon’s songs have been performed and/or recorded by such renowned singers as Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Nadine Sierra and Frederica Von Stade. He most recently premiered Ellen West at Opera Saratoga, and premieres Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center this season. Other works include The Grapes of Wrath (Carnegie Hall, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis), The House Without a Christmas Tree (Houston Grand Opera), Morning Star (Cincinnati Opera, On Site Opera in NYC); 27 (Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Minnesota Opera Theater, MasterVoices), A Coffin in Egypt (Houston Grand Opera starring Frederica Von Stade, Opera Philadelphia, Chicago Opera Theatre, LA Opera and Jazz at Lincoln Center), Orpheus and Euridice (Lincoln Center, OBIE Award); Sycamore Trees (Signature Theatre), Green Sneakers (Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival); My Life with Albertine (Playwrights Horizons), and Dream True (Vineyard). He was a recipient of a Lincoln Center/American Songbook Series concert devoted to his music entitled “Bright Eyed Joy: The Music of Ricky Ian Gordon.” He has received numerous honors including The Stephen Sondheim Award, The Helen Hayes Award, an Alumni Merit Award from Carnegie Mellon University and The Gilman and Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award.

Ricky Ian Gordon was Guest Faculty at the 2017 Schmidt Vocal Institute.