(From Goodspeed Opera House Biography from Where's Charley?)
Noah Racey is honored to make his Goodspeed debut under the guidance of the incomparable Tony Walton. Noah comes directly from his starring role as Lucky Garnett in the Broadway production of Never Gonna Dance. Also on Broadway: original cast member/Associate Choreographer of Thoroughly Modern Millie and the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies (Young Theo); other NY credits include the critcally acclaimed Broadway by The Year series at Town Hall (1935, 1949, and 1963) and City Center Encores! productions of Do Re Mi and Babes In Arms. Noah has done original workshops of Never Gonna Dance, Tommy Tune's Easter Parade, Dirty Dancing The Musical, and The Mancini Project. In May he had the honor of directing Brooklyn to Hollywood at Town Hall starring the legendary Tovah Feldshuh. Noah starred internationally in such shows as Crazy For You, and On The Town and in many U.S. regional theatres including the La Jolla Playhouse production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. He recently won rave reviews for his portrayal of Bobby Child in Crazy For You at the St. Louis MUNY and the Payne Award for his Will Parker in Austin Musical Theatre's Oklahoma!. Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Noah has returned to their Fifth Avenue Theatre for productions of Hot Shoe Shuffle, Tommy Tune & Sandy Duncan's Two For The Show, and The Wizard Of Oz. Other favorite regional theatres include North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars, and The Ordway in St. Paul. He also co-wrote and co-choreographed original music for the national tour of Swing!. Noah is a Boston Conservatory graduate and a product of - and strong proponent for - Arts Funding in Public Schools.