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Michael Rafter

 

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Music Adaptor
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2017]
Vocal Arrangements
Music Director
Music Adaptation
 
[Regional (US), 2014]
Music Director, Vocal and Incidental Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Musical Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Music and Vocal Arranger
 
[West End, 2003]
Musical Director
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Conductor
Musical Director
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[New York, 1999]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Conductor
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Musical Director
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Assistant Conductor
 
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Musical Director






Michael Rafter News

Video: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL's Cast Album Signing Event Photo Video: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL's Cast Album Signing Event
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2023

Funny Girl hosted a cast album signing at the August Wilson Theater with cast members Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Tovah Feldshuh, and Jared Grimes on Friday, January 20th. Check out video footage from the event here!

Photos: Go Inside the FUNNY GIRL Cast Album Signing with Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Photo Photos: Go Inside the FUNNY GIRL Cast Album Signing with Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Tovah Feldshuh, & Jared Grimes
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 20, 2023

Earlier today, Funny Girl hosted a cast album signing at the August Wilson Theater with cast members Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Tovah Feldshuh, and Jared Grimes, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities. Check out photos from the event here!

Photos: Behind the Scenes of the Cast of FUNNY GIRL in the Recording Studio Photo Photos: Behind the Scenes of the Cast of FUNNY GIRL in the Recording Studio
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2023

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl is now available wherever CDs are sold!  All new Behind-the-Scenes photos have been released of the cast recording session.

FUNNY GIRL Will Sign Copies of the Cast Album This Friday Photo FUNNY GIRL Will Sign Copies of the Cast Album This Friday
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2023

Funny Girl will host a Cast Album signing event this Friday! Members of the cast, including Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes, and Tovah Feldshuh, will be signing CDs at the August Wilson Theatre. Learn more about how you can attend here!

Video: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm the Greatest Star' & 'Don't Rain On My Parade' in New F Photo Video: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm the Greatest Star' & 'Don't Rain On My Parade' in New FUNNY GIRL Commercial
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2023

Watch a new commercial for Funny Girl on Broadway, featuring Lea Michele singing 'I'm the Greatest Star' and 'Don't Rain On My Parade'!

Breaking: FUNNY GIRL to Launch National Tour Photo Breaking: FUNNY GIRL to Launch National Tour
by Team BWW - Jan 10, 2023

BroadwayWorld has learned that Funny Girl will be launching a national tour, with dates already confirmed for 2024 as part of Atlanta's 2023/2024 Broadway touring season, which also features the pre-Broadway national tour of The Wiz.

FUNNY GIRL Sets New Box Office Record at the August Wilson Theatre Photo FUNNY GIRL Sets New Box Office Record at the August Wilson Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023

The revival of FUNNY GIRL set a new box office record at the August Wilson Theatre for the week ending January 1, 2023. Learn more about the cast of Funny Girl, and how to get tickets.

Lea Michele Out of FUNNY GIRL Matinee Today Due to Illness Photo Lea Michele Out of FUNNY GIRL Matinee Today Due to Illness
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2022

Due to illness, Lea Michele will be out of Funny Girl's Friday, December 30th matinee.

Video: FUNNY GIRL's Julie Benko, Tovah Feldshuh & Ephie Aardema Light the Menorah for Photo Video: FUNNY GIRL's Julie Benko, Tovah Feldshuh & Ephie Aardema Light the Menorah for Hanukkah
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Watch Funny Girl on Broadway's Julie Benko, Tovah Feldshuh & Ephie Aardema light the menorah for Hanukkah backstage. 

FUNNY GIRL Shatters All-Time Box Office Record at August Wilson Theatre Photo FUNNY GIRL Shatters All-Time Box Office Record at August Wilson Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2022

The revival of FUNNY GIRL shattered the all-time box office record at the August Wilson Theatre. Read more about FUNNY GIRL's record-breaking run!

Michael Rafter Videos

Video: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL's Cast Album Signing Event Videoplay
Video: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL's Cast Album Signing Event

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2023

Funny Girl hosted a cast album signing at the August Wilson Theater with cast members Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Tovah Feldshuh, and Jared Grimes on Friday, January 20th. Check out video footage from the event here!

FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Ra Videoplay
FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Rain on My Parade'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2022

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:01AM ET. Plus check out a teaser video, featuring Lea Michele singing Don't Rain on My Parade!

VIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look From the Sitzprobe of FUNNY GIRL on Broadway!

by In Rehearsals - Mar 24, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month and we have our first look at the cast singing with the orchestra for the first time at the musical's sitzprobe.

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL Videoplay
VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, and More in Rehearsal For FUNNY GIRL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances this month! Check out all new footage from rehearsals!

BWW TV: Millie's Back! Watch Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel & More Revisit THOROUGHLY MOD Videoplay
BWW TV: Millie's Back! Watch Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel & More Revisit THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2018

The fact is: everything on Monday was thoroughly modern once more! The 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert benefit celebration of the 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie was presented last night at The Minskoff Theatre. The concert starred two-time Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Sutton Foster, Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Gavin Creel, Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Harriet Harris¬†and other original cast members for a one-night-only benefit to raise funds for The Actors Fund, the human services organization that helps everyone in entertainment and performing arts.

BWW TV: Beat the Drums, 'Cause Here She Comes Again! Go Inside the THOROUGHLY MODERN  Videoplay
BWW TV: Beat the Drums, 'Cause Here She Comes Again! Go Inside the THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Reunion with Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel & More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2018

The fact is: everything yesterday was thoroughly modern once more! The 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert benefit celebration of the 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie was presented last night at The Minskoff Theatre. The concert starred two-time Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Sutton Foster, Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Gavin Creel, Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Harriet Harris¬†and other original cast members for a one-night-only benefit to raise funds for The Actors Fund, the human services organization that helps everyone in entertainment and performing arts.

Video Flashback: Sutton Foster Greets the World in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Videoplay
Video Flashback: Sutton Foster Greets the World in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

by A.A. Cristi - Jan 8, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today a 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert benefit celebration of the 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

VIDEO: Highlights from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at the Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Highlights from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at the Muny

by Robert Diamond - Jul 22, 2017

With lyrics and music by Meredith Willson, additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan, based on the original book by Richard Morris, THE UNSINKABLE Molly Brown will run at The Muny from July 21 to 27, 2017.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Reveals Her Most Challenging Broadway Role
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster appeared on POPCORN WITH PETER TRAVERS to talk about her role in the hit TV Land comedy-drama series YOUNGER. Watch the appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: Beth Malone Shares Thoughts on Playing 'Molly Brown' in Upcoming Muny Production
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2017

Broadway artist Beth Malone announced that she will star in the title role of The Muny's 2017 production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The production will run from July 21-27, and will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. The Unsinkable Molly Brown has music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, with additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan, based on the original book by Richard Morris. Music adaptation is by Michael Rafter.