John Raitt

Date of Death: February 20, 2005 (88)

Birth Place: Santa Ana, CA, USA

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New York Concert, 2002
Special Guest

Off-Broadway Concert, 1987
Other Roles

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1979

Original Broadway Production, 1975

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1969

Original Broadway Production, 1966
Shade Motley

Lincoln Center Revival, 1965
Billy Bigelow

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1960
Destry [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1954
Sid Sorokin

Original Broadway Production, 1953
The Duke

Original Broadway Production, 1952
Jamie McRuin

Jamie McRuin

Original Broadway Production, 1948


Original Broadway Production, 1945
Billy Bigelow

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1975
Frank Butler

[US Tour]
West Coast Revival, 1957

[Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1940

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1975

John Raitt Awards and Nominations

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John Raitt News

Review: FUNNY GIRL at The Hippodrome

What did our critic think of FUNNY GIRL at The Hippodrome? When I was a kid, I wanted nothing so much as to be Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl. I mean, it literally shaped my career aspirations. And I desperately wanted to see the stage version, having practically worn out my LP of the Broadway musical.

GUNFIGHT AT THE NOT-SO-OK SALOON Returns to the Hollywood Fringe

The hit show, Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon, is returning to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan-styled musical comedy set in the Old Wild West with a modern spin.

Meet The Magic Behind MR. CONFIDENTIAL at Sugarcreek Winery In Carmel

​​​​​​​Meet the magic behind the WORLD PREMIERE of Mr. Confidential, presented this month by Actors Theatre of Indiana! Samuel Garza Bernstein, David Snyder and Willem Devries will share their vision and journey with you.

Cotuit Center For The Arts & Scamps Comedy Productions Present: Summer Comedy With Jim Ruberti & Friends

For four nights in Summer 2022, Barnstable's own Jim Ruberti brings top headlining Boston comedians to Cape Cod, including Dave Rattigan (June 25), Christine Hurley (July 2), Mark Riley (July 9), and Paul Nardizzi (July 16).

Learn All About Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Celebrate Broadway's Return with #NoBusinessLikeShowBusiness

Live theatre is officially back and Concord Theatricals is celebrating! 'There's No Business Like Show Business' is a digital celebration that launched just last month, marking the return of live theater and all of the incredible people who help to make it happen. The celebration coincides with the 75th anniversary of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and its iconic showstopper 'There's No Business Like Show Business,' a song that has more resonance than ever this year.

BWW Feature: OPERA IN AMERICA AND ABROAD at Home Computer Screens

Tour members meet on the Flying Opera Magic Carpet for a week of American and international performances. Our first stop is at San Francisco Opera, for Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven online October 14, 17, and 30, 2021. Cost- $25.

September Comedy With Jim Ruberti Comes to Cotuit Center For The Arts

Barnstable's own Jim Ruberti brings top Boston comedians for a final summer night of laughter on Cape Cod! September Comedy with Jim Ruberti & Friends features Boston A-listers Mark Riley and Janet McNamara on Wednesday, September 1 at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Presented by Cotuit Center for the Arts and Scamps Comedy Productions, showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the Outdoor Theater. Tickets are $25. Material is suitable for those 18 and up.

Way Off Broadway to Present THE PAJAMA GAME This Fall

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing for a heartwarming romantic comedy this fall when its production of the Broadway classic The Pajama Game takes to the stage.  Opening Friday, September 10th, the production was rescheduled from earlier this season. 

The Fabulous Chickies Return in Concert to Benefit The Actors Fund This Month

“The Fabulous Chickies In Concert-a Benefit For The Actors Fund”  will be live streamed on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 15 - David Suchet Autobiography, and More!

This week's list includes an album featuring Bernstein music performed by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the first volume of Stage Door Records' 'Show Time' Series EP collection, an autobiography by stage and film actor David Suchet, and more!

Theater Stories: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and More About The Majestic Theatre!

Today's Theater Stories features the Majestic Theatre! Learn about some of the best-known shows to grace the stage of the Majestic Theatre, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, and many more!

VIDEO: New Lyric Video Released for 'You'll Never Walk Alone', Honoring 65th Anniversary of CAROUSEL

Today Concord Theatricals launched a brand new lyric video in honor of the 65th anniversary of the 1956 film Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, featuring the musical’s most enduring and uplifting anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SONDHEIM, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the children's book 'B is For Broadway', the sequel to  'A is For Audra', plus the documentary Six By Sondheim, monologue books, the Desert Song cast recording, and more!

Theater Stories: A CHORUS LINE, The HELLO, DOLLY! Revival, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More About The Shubert Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Shubert Theatre! Learn about one of the longest running Broadway shows of all time, A Chorus Line, the incredibly successful production of To Kill a Mockingbird, the star-studded revival of Hello, Dolly! and more.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of January 25 - KINKY BOOTS Blu-Ray, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the Blu-Ray recording of the West End production of Kinky Boots, and more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 14 - THE PROM Soundtrack, Jason Robert Brown Album, CINDERELLA Track, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the CD edition of soundtrack to the Netflix film adaptation of The Prom, new album from Jason Robert Brown, a song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella, and more!


a?oeTHE FABULOUS CHICKIES IN CONCERT - A BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS FUNDa?? will be live streamed on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5 PM Pacific on the Actors Fund YouTube channel.

BWW Feature: Back To Live

As New York City and neighboring areas reopen, club acts are going back on the stage. Here, Stephen Mosher talks to some of the first artists to test the waters.

BWW Feature: Cabaret and Broadway Performers Appear In Bloomfield Outdoor Dinner & Concert Series

NiCori Studios and Productions goes back to work in this socially distanced concert and dinner series taking place in Bloomfield New Jersey featuring some of cabaret's best artists.

Actor and Teacher Earl McCarroll Dies at 80

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor and teacher Earl McCarroll has passed away. He was 80 years old. He died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at his home in Pennsylvania.


John Raitt has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

John Raitt has not appeared in the West End

John Raitt has been nominated for the Performance category at the Theatre World Awards for his role in the musical Carousel.

John Raitt has won the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for his role in Carousel.

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