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Michael Rader

 
Bio:
Michael Rader is a director, artistic director and arts consultant based in New York City who made his mark internationally as an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil. Most Recently, he served as the Artistic Director and then Producing Artistic Director for the historic Cape Playhouse where he ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Rader is a director, artistic director and arts consultant based in New York City who made his mark internationally as an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil. Most Recently, he served as the Artistic Director and then Producing Artistic Director for the historic Cape Playhouse where he ... (read complete bio)

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[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

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Garrett Taylor, Trey Compton (Director) and Michael Rader Photo

Garrett Taylor, Trey Compton (Director) and Michael Rader

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03/21/2019
Michael Rader and David Goldstein  Photo

Michael Rader and David Goldstein

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09/30/2014


Mary-Mitchell Campbell (ASTEP Chair and Founder) and Michael Rader (ASTEP Executive Director)

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04/04/2007


John Bucchino, Debra Monk, Jill Paice, Michael Rader and John Bolton

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11/29/2006


John Bolton, Jill Paice and Michael Rader

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11/29/2006

 

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Michael Rader Biography

Michael Rader is a director, artistic director and arts consultant based in New York City who made his mark internationally as an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil. Most Recently, he served as the Artistic Director and then Producing Artistic Director for the historic Cape Playhouse where he was celebrated for leading the organization through a significant renaissance and securing the theatre's position in the American Theatre landscape. His diverse career in the arts has afforded him positions such as a Resident Director for Cirque du Soleil, Broadway Liaison and Arts Education Consultant to the New York City Department of Education and Director of Entertainment for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
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Select additional highlights as a director or associate include: A Christmas Story; The Musical (National Tour), Stalking The Bogeyman (NYTimes Critics Pick, Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Varekai (Cirque Du Soleil), The Testament of Mary, Deep Love (NYMF 2015), A Christmas Carol (National Tour), Mandela! with Norm Lewis, You are Not Alone with Betty Buckley and Lea DeLaria, and productions with Sacramento Music Circus, The ZACH Theatre, The York Theatre Company, The Actors Studio Repertory Theatre, The Human Race Theatre, The Dramatist Guild, The Huron Playhouse, The Forestburgh Playhouse, Joe's Pub and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway benefit production of William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle. Michael's direction of the show, benefiting marriage equality, was acclaimed as "…profound and visionary".




Michael Rader News

Refracted Theatre Company Announces Inaugural Chicago Season Photo Refracted Theatre Company Announces Inaugural Chicago Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Refracted Theatre Company has announced its inaugural Chicago season, featuring a launch event, a world premiere production and a new play development initiative. Refracted is dedicated to curating experiences where curiosity is rewarded with the unexpected, and an open heart is met with a colorful display of what it means to be human.

Tony Award-Winning Producer David Elliott Joins Cape Playhouse as Artistic Director Photo Tony Award-Winning Producer David Elliott Joins Cape Playhouse as Artistic Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

The Cape Cod Center for the Arts, which owns and operates the historic Cape Playhouse, is welcoming Tony Award-winning producer David Elliott as its new Artistic Director. He replaces Michael Rader, who returned to New York City last spring to pursue other directing and producing opportunities.

Cast and Dates Announced for 2021 National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Photo Cast and Dates Announced for 2021 National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2021

Returning for the 2021 holiday season, Big League Productions, Inc. has announced the tour dates and cast of the critically acclaimed national tour of A Christmas Story, The Musical. The tour will open for preview performances in Waterbury, CT, followed by a two-week sit down in Boston, and engagements in Baltimore and Durham, NC.

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Premieres at DPAC in December Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Premieres at DPAC in December
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the critically-acclaimed films La La Land and The Greatest Showman, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage at DPAC December 28, 2021, through January 2, 2022, as part of Truist Broadway's new season.

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Coming To The Hippodrome This December Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Coming To The Hippodrome This December
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2021

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the critically-acclaimed films La La Land and The Greatest Showman, A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center December 21-23, 2021.

BWW PREVIEW: 2020 Summer Stages Regional Theatre Opportunities Photo BWW PREVIEW: 2020 Summer Stages Regional Theatre Opportunities
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 17, 2020

Jess here. Happy 2020! And just like that, we've turned the page to not only a new year, but to a new decade. Now begins an advanced semester of classes, spring audition prep and... Summer Stage Theatre season announcements!

A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical Kicks Off The Broadway On Tour 2019-20 Season At Memori Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical Kicks Off The Broadway On Tour 2019-20 Season At Memorial Auditorium
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

For the sixth­ holiday season, Big League Productions brings their critically acclaimed national tour of A Christmas Story, The Musical, to eight cities across the U.S., opening in Sacramento, CA on November 8, 2019, and running through November 17. The heart-warming TONY-nominated Broadway musical brings the classic holiday film vibrantly to life on stage by expanding the movie's iconic moments with breathtaking choreography and joyous songs. It's the first Broadway On Tour presentation in the newly-renovated Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street in Sacramento, home for Broadway On Tour while Community Center Theater is being renovated.

A CHRISTMAS STORY 2019 National Tour Announces Dates And Cast Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY 2019 National Tour Announces Dates And Cast
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

For the sixth­ holiday season, Big League Productions' brings their critically acclaimed national tour of A Christmas Story, The Musical, to eight cities across the U.S., opening in Sacramento, CA on November 8, 2019.

The Cape Playhouse Announces 2020 Season With New September Addition Photo The Cape Playhouse Announces 2020 Season With New September Addition
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for The Arts, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader and Executive Producer Joe Grandy, announces the lineup for its 94th Summer Season in 2020, which includes an additional 7th production in September.

Global Roundup 6/28 - Dove Cameron THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIV Photo Global Roundup 6/28 - Dove Cameron THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIVE, Andrew Keenan-Bolger LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and More!
by BWW Special - Jun 28, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dove Cameron THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIVE, Andrew Keenan-Bolger LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and More!