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Gregory Rae is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and director, known for his work on a variety of productions that have both entertained and inspired audiences. Born in New York City, Rae began his career in the theater world as a performer, before transitioning to producing and directing.
Rae's Broadway producing credits include the critically acclaimed musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which won two Tony Awards in 2005, and the Tony-nominated revival of "Pippin" in 2013. He has also produced numerous off-Broadway productions, including "Bat Boy: The Musical," "Altar Boyz," and "The Great American Trailer Park Musical."
In addition to producing, Rae has directed a number of productions both on and off-Broadway. His directing credits include "The Last Smoker in America," "Zombie Prom," and "The Thing About Men." He has also directed productions regionally, including "The Rocky Horror Show" at the Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania.
Rae's work extends beyond the stage, as he has produced and directed several films, including the documentary "Pageant," which follows the journeys of five contestants in the 34th Miss Gay America Pageant. The film won several awards, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Nashville Film Festival.
Rae's passion for the arts extends beyond producing and directing, as he is also a vocal advocate for arts education. He has served on the board of directors for the Educational Theatre Foundation and has been a guest speaker at several universities, including NYU and Columbia.
Rae's most recent work includes serving as a producer on the Broadway production of "The Play That Goes Wrong," which opened in 2017 and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He also produced the off-Broadway production of "The View UpStairs," a musical that explores the history of the LGBTQ community and the tragic fire that occurred at the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans in 1973.


Gregory Rae Productions

[West End, 2015]
[Broadway, 2011]

Gregory Rae Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Revival of a Play

Gregory Rae, The Normal Heart

Gregory Rae Videos

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Video: Watch James Monroe Iglehart Sing as Louis Armstrong in Rehearsals for A WONDERFUL WORLD

Watch Watch James Monroe Iglehart sing What A Wonderful World in rehearsals for the new musical A Wonderful World!

Photos: A WONDERFUL WORLD Begins Rehearsals For Pre-Broadway Engagement

The 26-member cast of A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong began rehearsals last week in New York City. Check out photos from rehearsal here!

Photos: THE COTTAGE Cast Celebrates Opening Night

The new American comedy The Cottage opened on July 24, at the Hayes Theater. Written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Tony Award winner Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”) making his Broadway directorial debut, The Cottage’s strictly limited engagement runs through October 29. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos of the cast and creative team on the red carpet below!

Photos: The Cast of THE COTTAGE Takes Their Opening Night Bows

The new American comedy The Cottage opened on Broadway last night, July 24, at the Hayes Theater. Check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows here!

Review Roundup: THE COTTAGE Opens On Broadway With An All-Star Cast!

Broadway's new comedy, The Cottage, written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Tony Award winner Jason Alexander is now playing at the Hayes Theatre! Read the reviews!

THE COTTAGE Opens Tonight on Broadway

The new American comedy The Cottage opens on Broadway tonight at the Hayes Theater. Learn more about the production here!

Photos: First Look at THE COTTAGE, Now Playing on Broadway!

We've got your first look at photos from The Cottage on Broadway- now running at the Hayes Theatre.

Rush Tickets For THE COTTAGE Are Available Beginning Today

Broadway previews begin tonight, Friday, July 7 for the new American comedy The Cottage, written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Tony Award winner Jason Alexander. Find out how to get discount tickets to The Cottage here!

THE COTTAGE Begins Rehearsals On Broadway Today

Broadway rehearsals begin today for the uproarious new American comedy The Cottage, written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Tony Award winner Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”) making his Broadway directorial debut.

Alex Moffat, Nehal Joshi and Dana Steingold Join THE COTTAGE on Broadway

Complete principal casting for this summer’s riotous new Broadway comedy, The Cottage, was announced today. SNL’s Alex Moffat, Nehal Joshi and Dana Steingold will be joining the previously announced Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, and Lilli Cooper. 

Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, and Lilli Cooper Will Lead THE COTTAGE on Broadway, Directed by Jason Alexander

Broadway will welcome an uproarious new American comedy this summer when Jason Alexander directs Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy and Lilli Cooper in The Cottage by Sandy Rustin. The Cottage begins performances on July 7 and opens on July 24 at the Hayes Theater.

James Monroe Iglehart to Star in Broadway-Aimed A WONDERFUL WORLD in New Orleans & Chicago

A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong will premiere in New Orleans and Chicago this fall, with Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart starring as Armstrong. See additional details, and how to purchase tickets!

KINKY BOOTS To End Off-Broadway Run This Month

The Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots will play its final off-Broadway performance at 7:00PM on Sunday, November 20, 2022 following 32 previews and 102 regular performances.

KINKY BOOTS to Present Special Halloween Sing-a-Long Performance

Everybody Say Yeah (and sing out) because Kinky Boots is doing a SING-A-LONG performance! Celebrate Halloween this year Kinky Boots Style by getting dressed up (optional!) and heading to Stage 42 on October 31st, where the audience is encouraged to sing along with some of their favorite tunes from the show during the performance.

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Fan Sweepstakes Winner Gets Special Moment With Cast

Kinky Boots released a video highlighting the winner of #TheBootsAreBackSweeps, a social promotion in which fans submitted videos about their excitement about the musical returning to NYC for a chance to win tickets to the first preview performance. Check out the video here!

KINKY BOOTS Launches Digital Lottery and Rush

Kinky Boots at Stage 42 just launched their online lottery and in-person rush. The online lottery can be entered now online!

Video: Go Inside the First Performance of KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway

Kinky Boots at Stage 42 had their first preview on Tuesday, July 26th. Get an inside look at the first performance here!

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway

Kinky Boots released a sneak peek into their rehearsal room as they prepare to return to the stage beginning on July 26th at off-Broadway’s Stage 42. The video features a behind the scenes look as the company prepares to put the boots on once again, as well as interviews with select company members about the show’s impact and the journey of bringing the uplifting story back to NYC.   

Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, and More Will Lead KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Off-Broadway engagement of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots. Performances will begin on July 26th at Stage 42, with an opening night set for August 25th.


Gregory Rae has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for his work on "The Normal Heart."

Gregory Rae has won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for his work on The Normal Heart.

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