Bruce Broughton works in many styles and eclectic venues, but is best known for his film scores to Silverado, Tombstone, Lost in Space, The Rescuers Down Under, Miracle on 34th Street the Homeward Bound adventures; his television themes to JAG, Dinosaurs and Tiny Toon Adventures; TV mini-series Roughing It, The Blue and Gray, True Women; TV movies (Warm Springs, the two Eloise films) and countless episodes of TV series such as Dallas, Quincy and Hawaii Five-O. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and 22 Emmys, having won the latter award a record 10 times. He has composed music for many of the Disney theme park attractions throughout the world, and wrote the first orchestral score for a CD-ROM game, Heart of Darkness. Broughton conducted and supervised the recording of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for Fantasia 2000, and has recorded critically acclaimed performances of classic film scores by Miklos Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann.
As a composer of concert music, Broughton has composed many works for orchestra, among them a popular tuba concerto, a piccolo concerto, the children's fantasy The Magic Horn for narrator and orchestra, and has had his works commissioned and performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony and by members of the San Francisco Symphony. In addition, he has numerous published works for band and chamber groups. Broughton is Chairman of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a past president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists and a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a lecturer in music composition and orchestration at UCLA and has taught film composition at the University of Southern California. Broughton currently serves on the ASCAP Board of Directors.