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John Raitt

 
Date of Birth: January 29, 1917
Date of Death: February 20, 2005 (88)

Birth Place: Santa Ana, CA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Special Guest
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1987
Other Roles
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1979
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1969
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Shade Motley
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1965
Billy Bigelow
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1960
Destry [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1954
Sid Sorokin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
The Duke
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1952
Jamie McRuin
Jamie McRuin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Pedro
Pedro
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
Billy Bigelow
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1975
Frank Butler
  [US Tour]
West Coast Revival, 1957
Performer
  [Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1940
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1975
Performer


John Raitt Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 1945 - Performance Gold Star
John Raitt, Carousel

John Raitt News

Cotuit Center For The Arts & Scamps Comedy Productions Present: Summer Comedy With Ji Photo Cotuit Center For The Arts & Scamps Comedy Productions Present: Summer Comedy With Jim Ruberti & Friends
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

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 wi Photo Learn All About Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Celebrate Broadway's Return with #NoBusinessLikeShowBusiness
by Team BWW - Nov 8, 2021

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 Photo BWW Feature: OPERA IN AMERICA AND ABROAD at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Oct 9, 2021

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 Photo September Comedy With Jim Ruberti Comes to Cotuit Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021

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 Photo Way Off Broadway to Present THE PAJAMA GAME This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021

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 Photo The Fabulous Chickies Return in Concert to Benefit The Actors Fund This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021

‚ÄúThe Fabulous Chickies In Concert-a Benefit For The Actors Fund‚Ä̬† 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  Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 15 - David Suchet Autobiography, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021

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 Photo Theater Stories: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC and More About The Majestic Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2021

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 Annivers Photo VIDEO: New Lyric Video Released for 'You'll Never Walk Alone', Honoring 65th Anniversary of CAROUSEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2021

Today Concord Theatricals launched a brand new lyric video in honor of the 65th¬†anniversary of the 1956 film¬†Rodgers & Hammerstein‚Äôs Carousel, featuring the musical‚Äôs most enduring and uplifting anthem,¬†‚ÄúYou‚Äôll Never Walk Alone‚ÄĚ.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SO Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SONDHEIM, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021

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!

John Raitt Videos

BWW Interview: Jonathan Cable of JERSEY BOYS at Robinson Performance Hall Videoplay
BWW Interview: Jonathan Cable of JERSEY BOYS at Robinson Performance Hall

by Mike Noland - Oct 8, 2018

From small town Indiana to National tour with Jersey Boys. Jonathan Cable is having a dream of a year!

BWW TV: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Celebrate the 75th Ann Videoplay
BWW TV: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of OKLAHOMA! Onstage

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 2, 2018

The Broadway cast of Jimmy Buffett's 'Escape to Margaritaville' added their own flavor to Rodgers & Hammerstein, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of 'Oklahoma!' with a very Buffett version of 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top,' complete with an appearance by Jimmy Buffett himself. Check out the video, featuring Buffett himself, below!

BWW TV: FROZEN Cast Surprises Audience with Tribute to OKLAHOMA! on its 75th Annivers Videoplay
BWW TV: FROZEN Cast Surprises Audience with Tribute to OKLAHOMA! on its 75th Anniversary

by Robert Diamond - Mar 31, 2018

Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans) and the entire cast of the new Broadway hit Frozen surprised the sold-out house at the St. James Theatre this afternoon with a tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Oklahoma!, which opened at the St. James Theatre 75 years ago today, on March 31, 1943.

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Joel Grey In GEORGE M! On THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 1, 2015

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present yet another awesome vintage performance clip as originally seen on watershed TV variety program THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, this time with a classic George M. Cohan patriotic showstopper from GEORGE M! with none other than its Tony Award-winning original star, Joel Grey.

STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2015

Anita Darian, a soprano whose four-octave voice earned her the nickname ‚ÄúThe Armenian Yma Sumac‚ÄĚ and spawned an eclectic 50-year career that ranged from performances with the New York City Opera, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic to big-band jazz concerts, co-starring roles with Barbara Cook, and hit pop recordings that included ‚ÄúThe Lion Sleeps Tonight‚ÄĚ is dead at 87. A longtime resident of East Atlantic Beach, L.I., she died Sunday, Feb. 1 at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside of complications from surgery.

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Shirley Jones In THE KING & I On THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
by Robert Diamond - Nov 28, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present yet another awesome performance clip as originally seen on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, this time with a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein song from THE KING & I, just in time for its upcoming major revival later this season.

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Gwen Verdon Razzle Dazzles On THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
by Robert Diamond - Nov 26, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present a world premiere exclusive clip from next week's PBS special MY MUSIC PRESENTS: GREAT BROADWAY MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, which is set to air on December 1.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele.


John Raitt Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Raitt been in?
John Raitt has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has John Raitt been in?
John Raitt has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Raitt been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carousel .

What awards has John Raitt won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carousel.