Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Benjamin Rauhala

 
Bio:
Benjamin Rauhala is one of the Broadway community's most trusted music directors and collaborators, known best for his arrangements and concerts with Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Newsies, and as the co-creator and ‘Fairy Godfairy’ of the Broadway Princess Party concert ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Benjamin Rauhala is one of the Broadway community's most trusted music directors and collaborators, known best for his arrangements and concerts with Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Newsies, and as the co-creator and ‘Fairy Godfairy’ of the Broadway Princess Party concert ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Music Director

Photos

 Benjamin Rauhala, Susan Egan Photo

Benjamin Rauhala, Susan Egan

From: 
Date:
01/17/2020
Benjamin Rauhala Photo

Benjamin Rauhala

From: 
Date:
01/17/2020
 Benjamin Rauhala, Laura Osnes Photo

Benjamin Rauhala, Laura Osnes

From: 
Date:
01/17/2020
Adam J. Levy, Courtney Reed, Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Benjamin Rauhala Photo

Adam J. Levy, Courtney Reed, Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Benjamin Rauhala

From: 
Date:
01/17/2020

 

Stage

Productions

Music Director

Benjamin Rauhala Biography

Benjamin Rauhala is one of the Broadway community's most trusted music directors and collaborators, known best for his arrangements and concerts with Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Newsies, and as the co-creator and ‘Fairy Godfairy’ of the Broadway Princess Party concert series starring Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, Courtney Reed, and Aisha Jackson. He has created and shaped concerts with many of his generation's brightest stars, including Tony Award nominees Ariana DeBose, Taylor Louderman, Jennifer Damiano, and multi-hyphenates Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Derek Klena, Kyle Dean Massey, Corey Cott, Casey Cott, and many more. He was also named 'Best Musical Director' by the 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards.



In the 2015-2016 Broadway season, he had the rare privilege of working on two Broadway shows simultaneously. He made his Broadway debut playing in the pit for Fiddler on the Roof in 2016, where he assisted Ted Sperling and the music team throughout the run, orchestrating the show's performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and accompanying understudy and award show rehearsals. Simultaneously, he was the Music Copyist for Duncan Sheik's short-lived American Psycho, often rehearsing both shows in the same day. More recently, he was the Associate Music Director forThe Secret Life of Bees, directed by Sam Gold, at the Atlantic Theater. His other Off-Broadway credits include David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into The Fire at The Public Theater, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Alice By Heart at MCC, and The Marvelous Wonderettes at Theater Row.



Rauhala also served as music director for Hit List, the meta-musical from the NBC television show SMASH at Feinstein’s/54 Below where he is an Original Programming Producer and has created dozens of sold-out concerts, including the 'Broadway Loves' Series, which has famously honored Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and many more beloved pop icons. And yes, he is the person who made Jeremy Jordan sing “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.” You’re welcome.

​

He holds a Master's Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Central Florida, and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano and Percussion from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.




Benjamin Rauhala News

Winners Announced for Taylor Louderman and Benjamin Rauhala's Fourth Annual Write Out Photo Winners Announced for Taylor Louderman and Benjamin Rauhala's Fourth Annual Write Out Loud Contest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

The Write Out Loud Team – Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls), Benjamin Rauhala (Disney Princess - The Concert), Hannah Kloepfer (Pitch In), Sarah Glugatch, Josh Collopy- announced the winners of the FOURTH ANNUAL Write Out Loud Contest!

Christy Altomare, Susan Egan & More Announced for DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT Upcom Photo Christy Altomare, Susan Egan & More Announced for DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT Upcoming Fall Tour Dates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Disney Princess – The Concert has announced the cast for its fall 2022 leg, the second half of the US tour, which will have performed in more than 90 cities by year’s end. See the full tour schedule and cast!

BWW Review: Jason Gotay Has No Trouble REMEMBERING JOY at The Green Room 42 Photo BWW Review: Jason Gotay Has No Trouble REMEMBERING JOY at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - May 23, 2022

The singing actor delivered pure joy and perfect vocals to his Green Room 42 audience last week.

Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August Photo Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Broadway star Jeremy Jordan will be performing a solo show live in London at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 29 August 2022. Find out how to get pre-sale tickets and more information on the concert.

See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at  Photo See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT With Altomare, Egan, Reed & Winters to Perform With The Photo DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT With Altomare, Egan, Reed & Winters to Perform With The National Symphony Orchestra
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

The National Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Steven Reineke, will perform lush orchestrations of classic Disney songs featuring celebrated Broadway stars in a weekend of performances on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. 

Derek Klena, Arielle Jacobs & Desi Oakley Join Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD Photo Derek Klena, Arielle Jacobs & Desi Oakley Join Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present “WRITE OUT LOUD: From Contest to Concert VOLUME 3.” Hosted by Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls), Musical Direction by Benjamin Rauhala (Disney Princess - The Concert) and produced by Hannah Kloepfer and Sarah Glugatch with Josh Collopy.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents  some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more  information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 

BWW Interview: Susan Egan, Arielle Jacobs, Anneliese Van Der Pol, Syndee Winters, Ada Photo BWW Interview: Susan Egan, Arielle Jacobs, Anneliese Van Der Pol, Syndee Winters, Adam J Levy, Benjamin Rauhala of DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT at State Theatre
by Jared F - Mar 18, 2022

I was so fortunate to see Disney Princess - The Concert in Minneapolis at the State Theatre last night. It was such a fun magical Broadway Disney evening! Check out my review here! The cast was so talented and the production was just everything a diehard Disney fan could ever want!

BWW Review: DISNEY PRINCESS: THE CONCERT in Minneapolis at State Theatre Photo BWW Review: DISNEY PRINCESS: THE CONCERT in Minneapolis at State Theatre
by Jared F - Mar 17, 2022

Broadway Princess royalty comes to Minneapolis at the State Theatre on March 17, 2022 for Disney Princess: The Concert.

Benjamin Rauhala Videos

VIDEO: First Look at DISNEY PRINCESS: THE CONCERT Ahead of Spring 2022 Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at DISNEY PRINCESS: THE CONCERT Ahead of Spring 2022 Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

Disney Princess – The Concert, had released a first look at the show from its world premiere in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the spring 2022 leg of its tour.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop! VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2021

In celebration of the R&H Goes Pop! album drop this coming Friday, March 26, the video of Ariana DeBose’s pop-fueled reimagination of “Shall We Dance?” has been released.

VIDEO: Kathryn Gallagher and Andy Mientus Perform the 'Broadway Witch Version' of Tay VideoVIDEO: Kathryn Gallagher and Andy Mientus Perform the 'Broadway Witch Version' of Taylor Swift's 'willow'
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2020

Kathryn Gallagher and Andy Mientus have released a new video, performing their 'Broadway Witch Version' of Taylor Swift song 'willow.'

VIDEO: Watch Caroline Bowman & Austin Colby Sing a 'Something (For) Good' Mash-Up! VideoVIDEO: Watch Caroline Bowman & Austin Colby Sing a 'Something (For) Good' Mash-Up!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2020

The married stars of the Frozen tour are back in action! Caroline Bowman and Austin Colby recently played two, socially-distanced, outdoor concerts in Selbyville, Delaware, and performed a wickedly Rodgers & Hammerstein mash-up from music director Benjamin Rauhala. Watch below as they perform 'Something (For) Good.'

VIDEO: Watch Susan Egan Sing 'I Won't Say (I'm In Love)' from Home! VideoVIDEO: Watch Susan Egan Sing 'I Won't Say (I'm In Love)' from Home!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

Need a Disney sing-a-long to get you through the day? Broadway favorite Susan Egan is here to help! Watch as the the original voice of Meg, sings the Hercules classic 'I Won't Say (I'm In Love)' from home, with the help of her Broadway Princess Party pals- Courtney Reed, Laura Osnes, Adam J. Levy and Benjamin Rauhala.

VIDEO: Watch the Full HIT LIST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Featuring Jeremy Jord VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full HIT LIST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2020

SMASH fans, rejoice! The full Hit List concert, which premiered at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2013, is now available on YouTube!

VIDEO: Watch a New Version of Jeremy Jordan Singing 'It's All Coming Back to Me Now' VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Version of Jeremy Jordan Singing 'It's All Coming Back to Me Now'
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020

A video of Jeremy Jordan singing he Céline Dion classic 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now' has been circulating since 2015, and has garnered over 7 million views. Now, Benjamin Rauhala has released a new video, featuring Jeremy's performance of that song from the earlier concert that same night.

VIDEO: Susan Egan, Laura Osnes, and Courtney Reed Perform HERCULES Parody 'Keep Your  VideoVIDEO: Susan Egan, Laura Osnes, and Courtney Reed Perform HERCULES Parody 'Keep Your Distance'
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2020

Susan Egan, Laura Osnes, and Courtney Reed went digital with their Broadway Princess Party, performing a parody of I Can Go the Distance from Hercules!

VIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Sings 'Good Kisser' By Lake Street Dive at Feinstein's/54 Bel VideoVIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Sings 'Good Kisser' By Lake Street Dive at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2020

Krysta Rodriguez opened her September 2019 concert with Lake Street Dive's 'Good Kisser.'

VIDEO: Susan Egan, Courtney Reed, and Christy Altomare Sing a FROZEN 2 Medley at BROA VideoVIDEO: Susan Egan, Courtney Reed, and Christy Altomare Sing a FROZEN 2 Medley at BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019

Susan Egan, Courtney Reed, and Christy Altomare sang a medley of 'All Is Found' and 'Into The Unknown' from Frozen 2 at the most recent. 'Broadway Princess Party.'