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Larry Raben

 
Bio:
Larry Raben recently completed a stint starring as Leo Bloom in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brook’s THE PRODUCERS. This came after playing Leo and Carmen Ghia on Broadway in the New York production. He is best known to LA audiences as Sparky in FOREVER PLAID at the Canon Theatre (Ovation ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Larry Raben recently completed a stint starring as Leo Bloom in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brook’s THE PRODUCERS. This came after playing Leo and Carmen Ghia on Broadway in the New York production. He is best known to LA audiences as Sparky in FOREVER PLAID at the Canon Theatre (Ovation ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
CHESS Choir
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2003
Charlie Chaplin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Carmen Ghia (Understudy) [Replacement]
Leo Bloom (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 2000
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Performer (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1989
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director

Photos

Pedro Coppeti, Crystal Joy, Kelli Rabke, Scott Siegel, Jason Graae, Michael West, Tay Photo

Pedro Coppeti, Crystal Joy, Kelli Rabke, Scott Siegel, Jason Graae, Michael West, Taylor Crousore, Larry Raben, Leo Daigneault, Christine Andress, Brian Charles Rooney, Danny Gardner, Cheryl Stern and Adam Grupper

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06/28/2022
Leo Daignault, Jason Graae and Larry Raben Photo

Leo Daignault, Jason Graae and Larry Raben

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06/28/2022
Leo Daignault, Jason Graae and Larry Raben Photo

Leo Daignault, Jason Graae and Larry Raben

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06/28/2022
Leo Daignault, Jason Graae and Larry Raben Photo

Leo Daignault, Jason Graae and Larry Raben

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06/28/2022
Carly Sakalove, Pedro Coppeti, Crystal Joy, Kelli Rabke, Scott Siegel, Jason Graae, M Photo

Carly Sakalove, Pedro Coppeti, Crystal Joy, Kelli Rabke, Scott Siegel, Jason Graae, Michael West, Taylor Crousore, Larry Raben, Leo Daigneault, Kristen Anderson, Christine Andress, Brian Charles Rooney, Danny Gardner, Cheryl Stern and Adam Grupper

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Date:
06/28/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
CHESS Choir

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2003
Charlie Chaplin

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Carmen Ghia (Understudy) [Replacement]

Leo Bloom (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 2000
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Other Roles

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Performer (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1989
Performer

Productions

Director

Larry Raben Biography

Larry Raben recently completed a stint starring as Leo Bloom in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brook‚Äôs THE PRODUCERS. This came after playing Leo and Carmen Ghia on Broadway in the New York production. He is best known to LA audiences as Sparky in FOREVER PLAID at the Canon Theatre (Ovation Award, L.A. Drama-Critics, and Dramalogue Awards). He also appeared in the original New York and London West End (Apollo Theatre) productions. While in London he performed a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II and had an audience with her. Other NYC credits include: CHESS revival in concert at Broadway‚Äôs New Amsterdam Theatre and two appearances at Carnegie Hall-NOEL COWARD TRIBUTE and A CELEBRATION OF MGM MUSICALS. Regional favorites include: Ross in BRIGHT IDEAS (Laguna Playhouse), Ens. Pulver in MISTER ROBERTS (Old Globe Theatre), Man #1 in I LOVE YOU, YOU?RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (Off-Broadway and LA productions), Hysterium in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (SBCLO), Man in THE THING ABOUT MEN (American Stage Company, Broward Center), Jerry/Daphne in SUGAR (Gateway Playhouse), Bryce in THE BIG BANG (Norris Center), Josh Baskin in BIG, the MUSICAL, Francis in BELLS ARE RINGING (Reprise), Cornelius Hackl in HELLO, DOLLY! (Pittsburgh CLO), Charlie Chaplin in CHAPLIN (Best Actor ‚ÄėHandy‚Äô award winner), Sparky in PLAID TIDINGS (Pasadena Playhouse), and Finch in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TR YING. Films include: LOST AND FOUND, THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU‚ÄôRE DEAD, CAB TO CANADA, NIGHT OF THE RUNNING MAN. Television appearances include: GENETICALLY CHALLENGED (2006 WB TV Pilot), PARTY OF FIVE, CAB TO CANADA, CAROLINE IN THE CITY, THE TONIGHT SHOW, GENERAL HOSPITAL, WORKING, SUNSET BEACH. Larry is also an accomplished director who recently directed an awardin g winning production of SWEET CHARITY in Buenos Aires on the Corrietes, BA‚Äôs Broadway district, and the first post-Broadway staging of NEVER GONNA DANCE starring Tony winner Harriet Harris in LA (2006). Other directing highlights: many international and US stagings of FOREVER PLAID, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, I LOVE YOU, YOU‚ÄôRE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, HOLLYWOOD‚ÄôS HEYDAY, THE THING ABOUT MEN, CYRANO, HOT IN HOLLYWOOD, SINGIN‚Äô IN THE RAIN and THE PRODUCERS. Mr. Raben completed principal shooting on FOREVER PLAID: THE MOVIE in August ‚Äô08 which is scheduled for release this Christmas.




Larry Raben News

Photos: Go Inside Broadway By The Year's ALMOST ON BROADWAY Photo Photos: Go Inside Broadway By The Year's ALMOST ON BROADWAY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 28, 2022

The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Almost on Broadway, created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. This latest Broadway by the Year concert highlighted songs that leapt to fame from shows that never actually made it to Broadway. Check out photos here!

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS Comes to Musical Theatre West in February
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Musical Theatre West presents their first show of 2022! A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. Thankfully, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show!

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; Utah Shakespeare's T Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; Utah Shakespeare's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; The Gateway's NEWSIES L Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; The Gateway's NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; LES MISERABLES Leads Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; LES MISERABLES Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Gateway's BEST MUSICAL  Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Gateway's BEST MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Gateway's NEWSIES Leads Best Musi Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; Gateway's NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; First Stats Announced! Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards; First Stats Announced!
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Photo VIDEO: Sneak Peek of DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021

Back for another incredible year, the family favorite features the songs 'Santa for a Day,' 'You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,' and 'Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze),' the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

BWW Review: Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe Photo BWW Review: Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 16, 2021

This year’s Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe, is not only bringing the green meanie back to live theatre but also features a Grinch that will not only steal Christmas but your heart as well.  Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is playing at The Old Globe through December 31st.

Larry Raben Videos

VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villag VideoVIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villagers Virtual Choir
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2021

The Valley Villagers Virtual Choir, headed up by musical director Jeff Rizzo and producer/director Eric Andrist, have gathered together 70+ performers for their latest virtual choir video.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Adam Pascal in 5 Star Theatricals' THE MUSIC MAN VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Adam Pascal in 5 Star Theatricals' THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019

Tony nominee Adam Pascal stars as Professor Harold Hill in the first show of the 5-Star Theatricals 2019-2020 season, THE MUSIC MAN, featuring book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, musical direction by Brad Ellis, choreography by Peggy Hickey and directed by Larry Raben. Get a first look at footage from the production!

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of 5 Star Theatricals' THE MUSIC MAN With Adam Pascal, Sh VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of 5 Star Theatricals' THE MUSIC MAN With Adam Pascal, Shirley Jones And More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 8, 2019

In this exclusive video go behind the scenes of 5-Star Theatricals, The Music Man with Adam Pascal, featuring book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, musical direction by Brad Ellis, choreography by Peggy Hickey and directed by Larry Raben.

VIDEO: First Look at HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS? at the Old Globe VideoVIDEO: First Look at HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS? at the Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2018

The Old Globe today presents the Globe's 21st annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!The holiday musical will run November 3 - December 29 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run November 3 - November 7. Opening night is Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Grinch isdirected by James Vasquez, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was conceived and directed by Jack O'Brien with additional lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, additional music by Albert Hague, and original choreography by John DeLuca.

VIDEO: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe - How the Grinch Does His Make VideoVIDEO: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe - How the Grinch Does His Makeup
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2017

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS runs at the Old Globe Theatre through December 24. It has a book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, and music by Mel Marvin.

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Creatives of WHEN YOU WISH: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY at Freud Playhouse
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Oct 17, 2013

When You Wish: The story of Walt Disney officially opened October 16 at UCLA's distinguished Freud Theatre following four successful previews (October 11 - 13). BWW TV's Los Angeles correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were invited to visit with the cast and creative team as the world premiere musical was approaching its first preview performance. When You Wish is the first ever musical about Walt Disney who is considered not only one of the most universally celebrated, award-winning figures in entertainment history, but one of the greatest showmen on earth. The long anticipated project features an original score of 17 songs with Music and Book by Dean McClure; Direction by Broadway's Larry Raben; and Choreography by Lee Martino. Still an active performer, author and business man... film and television star, and former pop recording superstar Pat Boone co-produces When You Wish with Dean McClure and Robert Rudolph. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Behind-the-Scenes with Valerie Perri, David Burnham and More in L.A.'S SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 23, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans visit with the cast of Musical Theatre West's (MTW) much anticipated Southern California 20th Anniversary revival of Sunset Boulevard on stage now through July 28, 2013 at the 1,070-seat Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. The production previewed for one performance only on July 12, 2013 exactly 20 years to the day after the show's world premiere. Valerie Perri and David Burnham star, with Norman Large and Ashley Fox Linton are interviewed along with MTW Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman. The critically acclaimed revival is directed by Larry Raben with Musical Direction by David Lamoureux and Staging by John Todd. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes at FALLING FOR EVE
by Robert Diamond - Jul 21, 2010

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) and 1113 Productions (Steven Ullman, Executive Producer) opened the World Premiere of Falling for Eve, a new musical with book by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), music by Bret Simmons ('The Megan Mullally Show') and lyrics by David Howard (Galaxy Quest) on July 15. Performances began July 6th, 2010, at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. Want to see what it's like behind-the-scenes with the cast? Click below to hear what it was like making Falling For Eve from the cast!

STAGE TUBE: Reprise Theatre Presents A FUNNY THING...
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2010

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 1962's Tony-Award-winning Best Musical, now playing through March 28 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Directed by David Lee, the production's book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Watch a 30-second promo below!

BWW TV: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2010 Competition Finale
by Robert Diamond - Jan 8, 2010

Upon the conclusion of the January 3rd Finale of six, unprecedented sold-out days of competition among 18 contestants at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA, the spectacular, collective performances of Janet Krupin earned her the coveted title of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2010.


Larry Raben Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Larry Raben been in?
Larry Raben has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Larry Raben been in?
Larry Raben has not appeared in the West End