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Rita performed the role of Hodel in the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof," directed by David Leveaux and starring Alfred Molina, Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O'Donell. After covering the two older daughters, she took over the role of Hodel and can be seen in the role at the Lincoln Center Archives.



She made her Broadway debut performing the role of Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" after two and a half years in the role with the national touring company.

Rita created the role of Lady Edith in the Off-Broadway hit musical "The Prince and The Pauper" at the Lambs theatre. Also Off-Broadway, Rita has appeared as Ethel Chicester in "Peg O' My Heart" at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Katrrin Binder in "Flirtation" at the Marvel Rep., and Diva in Terrance McNally's "Plesir D'more" at 59E59 Theatre. Rita also created the role of Elizabeth in the highly-acclaimed concept CD/DVD of "Frankenstein - The Musical" available at Amazon.com.

Favorite regional productions include Helen in "Fun Home" (White Plains Performing Arts Center and Theatersquared), Diana in "Next to Normal" (Theatersquared), Ethel McCormick in "Footloose" (The Fulton Theater), Martha Cratchitt in "Tim And Scrooge" (Westchester Broadway Theater), Laurey in "Oklahoma" and Johanna in "Sweeney Todd" (both at Marriot's Lincolnshire Theater), Julie Jordan in "Carousel," Christine in Maurey Yeston's "Phantom," Amaila in "She Loves Me," Fiona in "Brigadoon," Ann Collier in "1940's Radio Hour," Katrin in "I Remember Mamma," and Rose in "Street Scene".

Rita majored in Opera Performance at Simpson College and then received her Master's Degree at Northwestern University.

Favorite opera roles include Susanna in "Le Nozze Di Figaro," Adele in "Die Fledermaus," Laurie in "The Tender Land," and Monica in "The Medium".

Rita is the principle soprano in "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway," which was voted the number one touring concert in the country. She has performed in concert with such stars as Rob Evan, Liz Calloway, Betty Buckley, Ben Vereen, Craig Schulman, Lillias White, Rita Moreno, and Michael Crawford.

She has performed with many symphonies, including the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (with Maestro Stuart Malina), the Hershey Symphony, the Westfeld Symphony, the Rockford Symphony and the Syracuse Symphony.

Her two solo cabarets, "I Know These Things" and "Letting Go," played to rave reviews, and a recording of "Letting Go" is available on CDBaby.com. Her studio CD, "Wishing...," is available on CDBaby.com and iTunes.

Her one-woman show, "Heart Like a Wheel: The Music of Linda Ronstadt," has been booking around the New York area and will soon be seen at the Triad Theatre in NYC.

Rita is married to Broadway composer Neil Berg. They have a super-cool, baseball playing, 17-year-old son, Lucas Berg.

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Rita Harvey 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


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Benefit Performance of Neil Berg's 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Comes to 54 Below

Marquis Studios, an arts education non-profit organization, will present a special benefit performance of Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 101 Years of Broadway, a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of Broadway performers accompanied by Award Winning Composer/Pianist Neil Berg comes to 54 Below on June 5, 2024 at 7:30pm. 
Cady Huffman And More Sing SONGS OF HOPE To Benefit Center for Safety and Change

Join ArtsRock for 'Songs of Hope' on April 20th, featuring Broadway stars like Cady Huffman, Georgia Stitt, and Rita Harvey.
NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY At The Lied Center Features Four Dazzling Broadway Stars

Experience a century of Broadway's finest in one night! This unique performance brings together the best of Broadway, offering a memorable journey through the greatest hits of the stage.
Previews: HEART LIKE A WHEEL: RITA HARVEY SINGS LINDA RONSTADT at City Winery

City Winery NYC presents Rita Harvey’s ‘Heart Like A Wheel’ – A Tribute to the Music of Linda Ronstadt live on March 2nd at 1pm.
Previews: THE LAFAYETTE THEATER CELEBRATES 100 YEARS! at Lafayette Theater, Suffern

Previews: THE LAFAYETTE THEATER CELEBRATES 100 YEARS! at Lafayette Theater, Suffern
Photos: Inside Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre

Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway' was perfomed on  July 23, 2023 at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Check out photos here!
Penguin Rep Theatre to Present I CHOOSE THE LIGHT: THE MUSIC OF NEIL BERG For One Performance Only

 Penguin Rep Theatre will present I Choose the Light: The Music of Neil Berg for one performance only, Sunday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Stony Point, New York.
A Benefit Performance Of Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY In Support Of Marquis Studios Comes To 54 Below

Marquis Studios, an arts education non-profit organization, presents a special, benefit “unplugged” performance of Neil Berg's widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway. This musical revue of Broadway's most celebrated shows, featuring a dazzling cast of Broadway performers accompanied by Award Winning Composer/Pianist Neil Berg, comes to 54 Below on May 10, 2023 at 7pm.
POPCORN FALLS Opens Penguin Rep Theatre's 45th Season

Popcorn Falls, a zany new comedy by James Hindman, kicks off Penguin Rep Theatre's 45th season starting Friday, May 5.
Penguin Rep Theatre Announces 2023 Season

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of Joe Brancato, founding Artistic Director, and Andrew M. Horn, Executive Director, has announced its 2023 season -- the professional company's 45th -- will kick off April 14.
Photos: Inside Penguin Rep's 2022 Gala

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

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

Lively McCabe Entertainment, whose stage hits include the “most-produced play in the country” 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

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

Lively McCabe Entertainment has announced that it has acquired Broadway Theater Workshops (BTW). 
Penguin Rep Theatre Announces Fall Lineup

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

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!

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 Times'

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, Christiane Noll and More

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 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.

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