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Rita Harvey

 
Bio:
Rita Harvey recently starred in the role of Hodel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof starring Rosie O'Donell and Harvey Fierstein. She made her Broadway debut performing the lead role of Christine Daee in The Phantom of the Opera, after two years performing the role with the second ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rita Harvey recently starred in the role of Hodel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof starring Rosie O'Donell and Harvey Fierstein. She made her Broadway debut performing the lead role of Christine Daee in The Phantom of the Opera, after two years performing the role with the second ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Production, 2012
Performer (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Fredel
Hodel (Understudy)
Tzeitel (Understudy)
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2003
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Lady Edith
Karyn
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 2002
Performer
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1990
Christine Daaé [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals Tonight! Concert, 1999
Performer

Rita Harvey Biography

Rita Harvey recently starred in the role of Hodel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof starring Rosie O'Donell and Harvey Fierstein. She made her Broadway debut performing the lead role of Christine Daee in The Phantom of the Opera, after two years performing the role with the second national tour.

She has spent the last two years (minus a maternity leave!) performing on Broadway in the original cast of the gorgeous new revival of Fiddler on the Roof. In this beautiful new production, directed by David Leveaux, Rita played the role of Fredel and covered the two older daughters, Tzeitel and Hodel.

Rita created the role of Lady Edith in the off-Broadway hit musical The Prince and the Pauper. Rita also created the role of Elizabeth in the highly acclaimed concept CD/DVD of Frankenstein the Musical available on Amazon.com.

Regional and stock productions include Laurey in Oklahoma! and Johanna in Sweeney Todd (both at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theater), Julie Jordan in Carousel, Christine in Maurey Yeston's Phantom, Amalia in She Loves Me, Fiona in Brigadoon, Ann Collier in 1940's Radio Hour, Katrin in the play I Remember Mama, and Rose in Street Scene.

Rita majored in Opera Performance at Simpson College and then received her Masters degree at Northwestern University.

Favorite opera roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Rose in Street Scene, Laurie in The Tender Land, Marcelline in Fidelio, and Monica in The Medium.

In New York City, Rita has performed in Mim: A Love Story (title role), Come Dance With Me (Laura), and as Betsy in Musicals Tonight's production of Dearest Enemy and as Pat in That's the Ticket! New York readings include: The Music of Charles Aznivour (featured soloist), Stopscandal.com (Mickinley Adams), The Prince and The Pauper (Lady Edith) and Tim (Alison).

She can be heard on recordings of The Prince and the Pauper, Tim , A Tale of Two Cities, Big the Musical, Frankenstein the Musical and now Fiddler on the Roof.

Rita has performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in the new musical, Take Flight, by Richard Maltby and David Shire. She recently was involved in the New York workshop production and eagerly awaits a Broadway run of this beautiful show about the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhardt and Charles Lindbergh.

Her solo cabaret, "Letting Go," played to rave reviews and is now available on CD.

Rita has performed as featured soloist in numerous concerts around the world with such stars as Robert Evan, Liz Callaway, Betty Buckley, Ben Vereen, Craig Schulman, Lillias White, Rita Moreno and Michael Crawford.

Most important to Rita is her talented husband, Broadway composer Neil Berg, and their gorgeous two-year-old son, Lucas David Berg.





Rita Harvey News

Photos: Inside Penguin Rep's 2022 Gala Photo Photos: Inside Penguin Rep's 2022 Gala
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Penguin Rep Theatre held its annual fundraising gala on Saturday September 10 in Stony Point. The 2022 honorees included Edie Falco, the multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winning actress, and stage manager Michael Palmer, who has overseen 20 productions for the Stony Point-based nonprofit professional theatre in Rockland and New York City.  

Photos: Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Plays The Harry Chapin Lakeside Stage Photo Photos: Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Plays The Harry Chapin Lakeside Stage
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 15, 2022

Back by popular demand, Neil Berg brought his company of extraordinary Broadway stars to The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.

Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops Photo Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

Lively McCabe Entertainment, whose stage hits include the ‚Äúmost-produced play in the country‚Ä̬†Clue¬†(currently playing at the Paper Mill Playhouse) and its sibling¬†Cluedo¬†(currently touring the UK),¬†Punk Rock Girl¬†by Joe Iconis (currently playing at The Argyle Theatre),¬†and more, has acquired¬†Broadway Theater Workshops (BTW).

Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops Photo Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2022

Lively McCabe Entertainment, the global theatrical production company based in Ridgewood, NJ has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops. In residence at the Inserra Theater at Saint Joseph Regional High School (40 Chestnut Ridge Road Montvale, New Jersey), Broadway Theater Workshops is a year-round training company working with children in grades 3-12 in developing their performance skills.

Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops Photo Lively McCabe Entertainment Acquires Broadway Theater Workshops
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2022

Lively McCabe Entertainment has announced that it has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops (BTW). 

Penguin Rep Theatre Announces Fall Lineup Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Announces Fall Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

Celebrate the reopening of Broadway-without leaving your own backyard-with The Penguin Rep Theatre. The Penguin Rep Theatre has announced their Fall 2021 lineup of musical events, returning to the live stage at the Penguin Rep Theatre, 7 Crickettown Road, in Stony Point, New York.

Penguin Rep Theatre Moves ONE STEP CLOSER To Resuming Regular Programming Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Moves ONE STEP CLOSER To Resuming Regular Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021

Penguin Rep Theatre will welcome artists, staff, and audiences back inside its theatre - a repurposed 1880s hay barn located at 7 Crickettown Road in Stony Point, New York - for its 'One Step Closer' concert series. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the ragtime concert scheduled for Saturday, August 14th at 7 p.m. featuring Terry Waldo and his Gotham City Band, will be free.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: December 19-20- with Adam Pascal, Josh Groban and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: December 19-20- with Adam Pascal, Josh Groban and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 19, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, December 19-20, 2020.

Rita Harvey and Peter Danish Team Up For A New CD Of 'Simple Prayers: For Challenging Photo Rita Harvey and Peter Danish Team Up For A New CD Of 'Simple Prayers: For Challenging Times'
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2020

Broadway's Rita Harvey and BroadwayWorld.com's Peter Danish team up for a new CD of 'Simple Prayers: For Challenging Times' for this holiday season.

York Theatre Company Presents CLOSER THAN EVER Live Panel With Jenn Colella, Christia Photo York Theatre Company Presents CLOSER THAN EVER Live Panel With Jenn Colella, Christiane Noll and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2020

Join York Theatre Company tonight for a virtual cast reunion/celebration of one of their longest-running shows ever (5 months!) -- the hit revival of Maltby and Shire's musical revue about love, friendship, security and happiness.

Rita Harvey Videos

VIDEO: Composer Neil Berg Joins SUNY Student Assembly Videoplay
VIDEO: Composer Neil Berg Joins SUNY Student Assembly

by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020

On the third day of the 2020 Week of the SUNY Student Assembly, SUNY SA Chief of Staff Taryn Rackmyer interviewed Broadway composer, lyricist, and producer Neil Berg (with a surprise appearance from his wife, Broadway star Rita Harvey!)

VIDEO: Peter Danish and Friends Create 'We Are New York Strong' Tribute to Frontline  Videoplay
VIDEO: Peter Danish and Friends Create 'We Are New York Strong' Tribute to Frontline Workers

by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2020

WE ARE NEW YORK STRONG is a musical and video tribute to the first responders, police, firemen, EMTs, doctors and nurses who have been our heroes and guardian angels during this pandemic.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Sings Out at Covenant House's SLEEP OUT
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

The Covenant House just held the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition last night, August 17, 2014, where members of the Broadway community spent the night sleeping on the streets outside the Covenant House to raise much needed funds for homeless youth. In the video below, this year's participants join together in 'Lean on Me.'

BWW TV: Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway in Concert
by Craig Brockman - May 3, 2009

On April 30th, Times Square Hard Rock Cafe welcomed 'Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway' with the purpose to raise money for World Hunger. The cast of performers included Rob Evan (Jekyll and Hyde), Rita Harvey (Phantom of the Opera), Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast), Carter Calvert (Ain't Nothin' But the Blues), Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening) and many more! BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to bring you interviews and highlights from this special concert!


Rita Harvey Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rita Harvey been in?
Rita Harvey has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Rita Harvey been in?
Rita Harvey has not appeared in the West End