Bartsch, Paul Robert

Paul was proposed by Don Flynn and seconded by Wayne Coleman. He is the composer of seven book musicals, one opera, and one play with music. Paul holds both a B.A. and Masters in Music from the University of Massachusetts, with graduate work at Boston University, Rhode Island College, and the University of Connecticut. He has many musical director credits, and composed the music for Faithful to the Fleet! (Book and lyrics by Don Flynn). He was amember of The Lambs’ Montague Society.

  • Master of Empty Words – Book and Lyrics by: Thomas A. Marcello. Performed: Warren, RI 1970, TAM Repertory Theatre
  • A Winter Butterfly (play w/Music) – Book by Thomas A. Marcello. Performed: Warren, RI 1971, TAM Repertory Theatre
  • Fauntleroy – Book and Lyrics by: Thomas A. Marcello. Performed Swansea, MA 1980 Case Theatre, Warren RI, 1984 TAM Repertory Theatre
  • Little Red (Opera) – Lyrics by: Stephen Meade. Performed: Fort Lee, VA 1981 Fort Lee Playhouse
  • A Dickens Of A Christmas – Book and Lyrics Una Harrison. Performed Richmond, VA 1986, 1987
  • Oliver With A Twist – Book and Lyrics by: Una Harrison. Performed Richmond, Va, 1988
  • The Name Of The Game – Books and Lyrics by: Patsy Eller Copyright 2005
  • It’s Holiday – Book and Lyrics by: Craig Nehamen Copyright 2008
  • Faithful To The Fleet – Book and Lyrics by Don Flynn. Copyright 2010. Staged Reading Richmond, VA 2010
  • Hello World! – Book and Lyrics by: Colin Speer Crowley. Copyright 2010
  • Hearts On Line – (Co-lyricist); Book and co-lyricist: Rebecca Jones. Copyright 2010
  • One Little Wish – Book and Lyrics by Colin S. Crowley Copyright 2012


  • Bachelor of Arts (Music Education) University of Massachusetts 1966
  • Master of Music (Music Education) University of Massachusetts 1967
  • Graduate Work Boston University, Rhode Island College, University of Connecticut
  • GOODSPEED Music Direction Intensive-January 2011

Professional Associations

  • American Federation of Musicians, Local 123
  • Dramatists Guild of America
  • The Lambs
  • Music Educators National Conference
  • American Guild of Organists


  • National Honor Society, 1962
  • UMASS Operetta Guild Most Valuable Member Award 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
  • Who’s Who Among Students n American Colleges and University 1966