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Rufus Wainwright

 
Bio:
Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, ... (read complete bio)
 

Rufus Wainwright Biography

Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.
Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio’s work BLOOM which has toured across the country.
Musically Rufus has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson among others. His most recent collaboration is on the title track of Robbie Williams’ latest album, Swings Both Ways, which was co-written with renowned musician and producer Guy Chambers and sung as a duet between Rufus and Robbie.
In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer, Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world. His much acclaimed first opera, titled Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009. The opera was subsequently performed in London at Sadler’s Wells in April 2010, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival in June 2010 and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House in February 2012. Now fully established as a composer of operas, Rufus was commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company to write his second opera based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and Antinous. The new opera, Hadrian, premiered in Toronto on October 13, 2018.




Rufus Wainwright News

Sally Mayes, Nicolas King, Shereen Pimentel & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Photo Sally Mayes, Nicolas King, Shereen Pimentel & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Tony nominee Sally Mayes, Bistro winner Nicolas King, Shereen Pimentel, and Bistro winner Amy Jo Jackson (Joe’s Pub) have joined the line-up for the 10th annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre – at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, June 5.

Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

BWW Review: Stephen Petronio Company Makes a Sensorial Return to The Joyce Theater Photo BWW Review: Stephen Petronio Company Makes a Sensorial Return to The Joyce Theater
by Christina Pandolfi - May 18, 2022

It’s been a long 2 years. The world has been in a constant state of uncertainty, as we still find ourselves in the midst of social, political, and medical turmoil. Yet art, in all its forms, is both the mirror and the escape for these collective woes. It shows us who we are, helping us make sense of our reality. But it also allows us to succumb to pleasures of the senses, even if only temporarily, to bask in what could be. With such a tried-and-true legacy at The Joyce Theater, Stephen Petronio Company returned to the familiar on May 17, 2022 to remind us all of just that, exemplifying that “dance is a kind of social glue that keeps all us connected.”

New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading Photo New Musical BELVA - DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE MIRACLE Announces Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins will present special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).

DON'T MISS: Rufus Wainwright Does Judy in NYC! Photo DON'T MISS: Rufus Wainwright Does Judy in NYC!
by - May 18, 2022

Special Offer - DON'T MISS: Rufus Wainwright Does Judy in NYC!

Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland Photo Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.

VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Shares 'Over the Rainbow' From 'Rufus Does Judy at Capitol St Photo VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Shares 'Over the Rainbow' From 'Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios'
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios – an all-new performance of his groundbreaking tribute to Judy Garland, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, recorded last year at Los Angeles’ famed Capitol Studios celebrates the legendary Garland’s 100th birthday. Watch the visualizer for the new single now! Plus, check out upcoming tour dates now.

BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium Photo BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium
by Daniel Nolen - May 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld's @danielnolen writes about Rex Orange County's Who Cares? Tour in Queens

Young People's Chorus of New York City Announces Summer Season Performances Photo Young People's Chorus of New York City Announces Summer Season Performances
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022

The world-renowned Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) has announced an exciting lineup of summer performances beginning Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. with a public singalong at Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center in New York City and running through July with performances at two of the west's premier festivals: Sing A Mile High in Denver and Festival Napa Valley.

Global Pop Superstar Mika Returns With Brand New Single 'Yo Yo' Photo Global Pop Superstar Mika Returns With Brand New Single 'Yo Yo'
by Michael Major - May 13, 2022

Global pop sensation MIKA returns with new single entitled “YO YO” today via Casablanca Records/Republic Records. MIKA recently concluded a sold out North American Tour, which culminated on two seismic turns at Coachella. Next up, he will co-host the world-renowned Eurovision Song Contest.

Rufus Wainwright Videos

VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Discusses 'Road Trip Elegies', Wanting to Star in ANNIE, and  VideoVIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Discusses 'Road Trip Elegies', Wanting to Star in ANNIE, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2021

Wainwright’s latest album, “Unfollow The Rules” is nominated for a Grammy but it’s his unique audio autobiography, “Road Trip Elegies,” a conversation with his therapist on a road trip from Montreal to New York City, that delivers insight about his musical journey and the relationships that shaped him and his music. 

VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Performs 'You Ain't Big' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Performs 'You Ain't Big' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2020

Rufus Wainwright performs the song You Ain't Big on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch Rufus perform a live stream from his living room each Friday tickets at https://rufuswainwright.com/.

VIDEO: Renee Fleming Discusses the Art of Song and Revisits a Classic Performance on  VideoVIDEO: Renee Fleming Discusses the Art of Song and Revisits a Classic Performance on LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2020

Renee Fleming is the latest guest on Live With Carnegie Hall.

BWW TV: Watch Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ralph Fiennes & More in Highlights from Epic Shakesp VideoBWW TV: Watch Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ralph Fiennes & More in Highlights from Epic Shakespeare Marathon
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2020

Viewers were treated with performances from Hollywood actors Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List, Harry Potter), Lea DeLaria(Orange is the New Black) and John Ventimigia (The Sopranos, Blue Bloods), to Broadway Stars Cady Huffman (TONY winner, The Producers) and Daphne Rubin-Vega (TONY nominee Original Mimi in Rent), to musicians Rufus Wainwright and Kenyon Phillips, to principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre James Whiteside and more.

VIDEO: Watch Ralph Fiennes, Rufus Wainwright, Lea DeLaria Perform in 8-Hour Shakespea VideoVIDEO: Watch Ralph Fiennes, Rufus Wainwright, Lea DeLaria Perform in 8-Hour Shakespeare Marathon
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2020

What better way to celebrate the bard's birthday than with a marathon? While the doors of Irondale Ensemble Project remain closed amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the company launched a 8 hour Shakespeare sonnet marathon in honor of Shakespeare's birthday, performing for over nearly 2,000 people throughout the day. Over 110 participants, spanning from age 9-90 joined the company to read and contribute.

VIDEO: Check Out The Musicology of Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' With Andy Einhor VideoVIDEO: Check Out The Musicology of Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' With Andy Einhorn
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

Take a look at this Musicology Video about Irving Berlin's song a?oeWhite Christmas.a?? The video takes a look at what makes a?oeWhite Christmasa?? so special, besides of course, the fact that the original Bing Crosby recording is the Best Selling Single Record of All Time according to the Guinness World Records.

Rufus Wainwright to Release Limited Edition EP on Record Store Day VideoRufus Wainwright to Release Limited Edition EP on Record Store Day
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 27, 2019

Rufus Wainwright is set to release an A/B side 7' EP, Come A Little Bit Closer, on November 29, Record Store Day Black Friday. The limited edition EP arrives ahead of Wainwright's forthcoming 2020 album via BMG, and consists of two live performances of Neil Young's 'Harvest Moon' and Arcade Fire's 'Crown of Love.' Come A Little Bit Closer will be available exclusively at participating RSD Black Friday record stores, found here.

Petaluma Records to Release STOP, HEY WHAT'S THAT SOUND VideoPetaluma Records to Release STOP, HEY WHAT'S THAT SOUND
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 7, 2019

In January of 2020, as Americans get set to vote in the presidential primaries, Petaluma Records will release Stop, Hey What's That Sound: Classic Protest Songs Reimagined with liner notes from famed music critic Rob Tannenbaum.  Announced the compilation for a January 31, 2020 release with a premiere of a video for Renee Holiday & Nigel Harrison's (Blondie) cover of Patti Smith's 1988, “People Have The Power” via Audiofemme – share via YouTube.  Proceeds from the single, out tomorrow, will go to support Headcount.org.

Noah Cyrus Releases Music Video For 'Lonely' Featuring Choir Members From The Los Ang VideoNoah Cyrus Releases Music Video For 'Lonely' Featuring Choir Members From The Los Angeles LGBT Center
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 7, 2019

Today, Platinum-selling RECORDS/Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus revealed the official music video for her latest release 'Lonely.' Co-directed by Symone Ridgell and Noah herself, the video features choir members sourced by The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Music Program, and perfectly encapsulates the heart wrenching isolation and need for human connection that the song - penned by Noah - so beautifully conveys.

Choir! Choir! Choir! Release  'People Have The Power' Video with Patti Smith and Stew VideoChoir! Choir! Choir! Release 'People Have The Power' Video with Patti Smith and Stewart Copeland
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 19, 2019

Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community. Led by Canadian artists Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, C!C!C! forms impromptu choirs of strangers to learn songs and perform a concert together.