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Birth Place: Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Bio:
Seth is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s ON BROADWAY as well as the host of SETH SPEAKS on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MIZ and PHANTOM. He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Professor Ted Scheider
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [Off-Broadway], 2013
Ted
  [Off-Broadway]
2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Sheldon Farenthold
Chris (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Seth Rudetsky

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Arranger
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Artistic Producer
Conductor
Piano
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Conductor
Artistic Producer
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Conductor
Artistic Producer
Musical Director
Keyboards
 
[New York, 2004]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director
Artistic Producer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Musical Director
Artistic Producer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Artistic Producer
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Musical Director

Writing

Playwright
Conceiver

Seth Rudetsky Biography

Seth is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s ON BROADWAY as well as the host of SETH SPEAKS on Sirius/XM Stars. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MIZ and PHANTOM. He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts including DREAMGIRLS with Audra MacDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and HAIR with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy Nomination). In 2007 he made his Broadway acting debut playing Sheldon (singing "Magic to Do" in a devastating unitard) in THE RITZ directed by Joe Mantello for The Roundabout Theater. Off-Broadway he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed RHAPSODY IN SETH (directed by Peter Flynn) at the Actors Playhouse and has also appeared on TV on LAW AND ORDER C.I. and had a recurring role on ALL MY CHILDREN. As an author, he penned the non-fiction Q GUIDE TO BROADWAY, the novel BROADWAY NIGHTS and the recently published MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN (Random House). BROADWAY NIGHTS is available on Audible.com starring Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin and Jonathan Groff and MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hiltly. Seth played himself on Kathy Griffin; My Life on the D-List, was the vocal coach on MTV’s LEGALLYLONDE reality show and starred opposite Sutton Foster in THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG for the Actors Fund. Recently, he co-wrote and starred in DISASTER! (which the NY TIMES called a "triumph"), and he currently writes a weekly column on Playbill.com and tours the country doing master classes and performing his one-man show "DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY".

Seth Rudetsky Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Special Award Gold Star
Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky News

Metcalf, Maslany & Sparks Led GREY HOUSE Sets Complete Cast & Creative Team Photo Metcalf, Maslany & Sparks Led GREY HOUSE Sets Complete Cast & Creative Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2023

Final casting has been revealed for the terrifying New York premiere of Grey House by Levi Holloway, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Amanda Jane Cooper, Jelani Remy & More to Lead IN THE TRENCHES: A PARENTING MUSICAL I Photo Amanda Jane Cooper, Jelani Remy & More to Lead IN THE TRENCHES: A PARENTING MUSICAL Industry Readings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2023

In The Trenches: A Parenting Musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Graham & Kristina Fuller, will receive industry readings on Friday, March 24th at 11am & 3pm at Ripley Grier Studios.

Leanne Antonio, Anthony Cochrane & More to Lead MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Paper Photo Leanne Antonio, Anthony Cochrane & More to Lead MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2023

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express by Ken Ludwig, directed by Casey Hushion. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley to Host STARS IN THE HOUSE 3rd Anniversary Show at the D Photo Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley to Host STARS IN THE HOUSE 3rd Anniversary Show at the Drama Book Shop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2023

Stars in the House will celebrate its 3rd anniversary on Thursday March 16th at 7:30 PM ET with a special show from the Drama Book Shop celebrating theater books!

SETH RUDETSKY AND FRIENDS Will Return To Café Carlyle March 13 & April 3 Photo SETH RUDETSKY AND FRIENDS Will Return To Café Carlyle March 13 & April 3
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 9, 2023

The ever-popular Seth Rudetsky will play two completely different shows this month and next.

Review: Brenda Braxton Cracks The Code With STARS TONIGHT! Premiere at The Green Room Photo Review: Brenda Braxton Cracks The Code With STARS TONIGHT! Premiere at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 7, 2023

Brenda Braxton is breaking out as a chat show host and the sold-out debut night sets the tone for a bright future.

Seth Rudetsky's MUSICAL THEATRE FOR DUMMIES to be Released in Paperback This Week Photo Seth Rudetsky's MUSICAL THEATRE FOR DUMMIES to be Released in Paperback This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2023

Broadway insider and the host of Sirius/XM Radio's ON BROADWAY channel, Seth Rudetsky shares a backstage pass to all things Broadway in the new book, Musical Theatre For Dummies.

Audra McDonald, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan & More to Perform in P-Town This Summer Photo Audra McDonald, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan & More to Perform in P-Town This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2023

Mark Cortale, the Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House Theatre, has announced a glittering season of music and comedy superstars for this summer of 2023. See the full lineup and how to purchase tickets!

Chita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky to Perform at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Mar Photo Chita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky to Perform at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2023

New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present Broadway Icon Chita Rivera! See Chita like never before on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 7:30 PM with special guest host and SiriusXM Broadway deejay Seth Rudetsky.

Review: SETH RUDETSKY Shares His ‚ÄúDreamgirls‚ÄĚ Obsession at Caf√© Carlyle Photo Review: SETH RUDETSKY Shares His ‚ÄúDreamgirls‚ÄĚ Obsession at Caf√© Carlyle
by Cary Wong - Feb 23, 2023

For Seth Rudetsky's latest residency at the Caf√© Carlyle, he invites Broadway singers to discuss and perform songs highlighting one show. For the February 20 performance, Rudetsky returns to ‚ÄúDreamgirls,‚ÄĚ and you could feel his passion for the show, which includes legendary lore, backstage gossip and of course, the songs.

Seth Rudetsky Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Videoplay
VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Andrew Barth Feldman & Seth Rudetsky Rehearse For Tonight's Streaming Concert Videoplay
VIDEO: Andrew Barth Feldman & Seth Rudetsky Rehearse For Tonight's Streaming Concert

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2021

Andrew Barth Feldman and Seth Rudetsky are performing LIVE tonight in a streaming concert as the final show of The Seth Concert Series for 2021!

VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

Jose Llana is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky! Watch him perform 'Being Alive' from Company in rehearsal for this weekend's concert.

VIDEO: Leslie Kritzer & Seth Rudetsky Rehearse 'Another Hundred People' Videoplay
VIDEO: Leslie Kritzer & Seth Rudetsky Rehearse 'Another Hundred People'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 28, 2021

We've got an inside look at rehearsals for tonight's installment of The Seth Concert Series! Watch as they perform Stephen Sondheim's 'Another Hundred People.'

VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Ser Videoplay
VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2021

Andréa Burns is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series! Watch her sing 'Life with Harold' from The Full Monty ahead of her virtual concert with Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, November 21.

VIDEO: Kathryn Gallagher Sings from HAIRSPRAY In Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Seri Videoplay
VIDEO: Kathryn Gallagher Sings from HAIRSPRAY In Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2021

Jagged Little Pill's Kathryn Gallagher is tonight's guest on The Seth Concert Series! Watch her perform 'Good Morning Baltimore' from Hairspray, returning to the role of Tracy Turnblad that she played in high school!

VIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Sings and Signs from SPRING AWAKENING Videoplay
VIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Sings and Signs from SPRING AWAKENING

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2021

Seth Rudetsky and Krysta Rodriguez, the next guest on The Seth Concert Series, are sharing a look into rehearsal as Krysta sings and signs 'Blue Wind' from Spring Awakening!

VIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 5, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Krysta Rodriguez, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, November 7 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Sings 'Waving Through a Window' In Rehearsal For Tonight's Live  Videoplay
VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Sings 'Waving Through a Window' In Rehearsal For Tonight's Live Concert

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2021

Watch as Seth Rudetsky and Shoshana Bean rehearse 'Waving Through a Window' from Dear Evan Hansen in rehearsal for tonight's live streaming concert! Tune in at 8pm ET to watch the one-time only live event.


Seth Rudetsky Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Seth Rudetsky been in?
Seth Rudetsky has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Seth Rudetsky been in?
Seth Rudetsky has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Seth Rudetsky been nominated for?
Special Award (Drama Desk Awards) .

What awards has Seth Rudetsky won?
Special Award (Drama Desk Awards).

How many shows has Seth Rudetsky written?
Seth Rudetsky has written 2 shows including Rhapsody in Seth (Playwright), Disaster (Conceiver).


Twitter Watch

@SethRudetsky - 3/14/23 03:22pm Donna McKechnie is coming on #SethsBwayCruise to Alaska! YES I will have her do this BRILLIANT number with me!… https://t.co/bikHLHFYIn


@SethRudetsky - 3/13/23 04:18pm Had THE best #DREAMGIRLS rehearsal for our Café Carlyle show tonight! Joining me are Darius de Haas, Natalie Wechon… https://t.co/S4QQb9WAaT


@SethRudetsky - 3/12/23 04:25pm I’m coming to Foxborough, MA on Aprjl 1st! Deconstructing Barbra, Bea Arthur, Gavin, Betty Lynn, Sutton and MORE… https://t.co/DH4ORMt0TM


@SethRudetsky - 3/11/23 02:42pm When a basketball team general manager is reading your book, you’ve #MadeIt!!


@SethRudetsky - 3/11/23 12:55pm Today’s Bway scoop: Not only do Lin-Manuel and his Dad Luis Miranda both wear glasses, they are both reading MY BOO… https://t.co/3i4clwQpvr


@SethRudetsky - 3/10/23 12:48pm DREAMGIRLS NITE is coming back to Café Carlyle Monday 3/13! Here’s a li’l rehearsal with Sharon Catherine Brown &… https://t.co/wa2efe8cV2


@SethRudetsky - 3/9/23 02:45pm #DREAMGIRLS is back!! Monday, March 13th Café Carlyle! @SharonCatBrown @ImDariusdeHaas @WayneBrady https://t.co/bc2mvUCkNd


@SethRudetsky - 3/9/23 09:02am This week’s column! Visiting Carol Burnett’s house (!), my new book, Rachel Bay Jones & Judy Kuhn and DREAMGIRLS is… https://t.co/nCuBIiZ3y6


@SethRudetsky - 3/7/23 10:33am My book is number one AND number four? I’m not going to question, I’ll simply going to say YAY!!!! Buy it at number… https://t.co/cfyX491Dne


@SethRudetsky - 3/5/23 06:14pm Yay!!


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