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Erich Rausch

 



ERICH RAUSCH has worked on over 500 productions as a composer, arranger, music director, director, stage manager and actor. He is a recipient of the Rising Star Award from Paper Mill Playhouse for music direction of Once on This Island, and was music director for the NY premieres of Brecht'sThe Roundheads and the Pointheads and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. He received excellent notices in Newsday, The Village Voice, and The New York Times for productions of A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, and original music for Beaumarchais's The Barber of Seville. Revues include the Everly Brothers’ Dream!Dream!Dream! at the Claridge in Atlantic City, the Carpenters’ Close to You, and a Lorenz Hart show. In 2016-17 he music directed Spring Awakening and Pippin at Johns Hopkins University, Burt and Me (the music of Burt Bacharach) at the Meadowbrook Theatre in Michigan, and the East Coast premiere of the Chinese classic Romance of the Western Chamber.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Music Direction of Once on this Island, as well as nominations for Gypsy and West Side Story. He was the music director for the NY premieres of Brecht's The Roundheads and the Pointheads, and the musical adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and received excellent notices in Newsday, The Village Voice, and The New York Times for productions of A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, and his original music for Beaumarchais's The Barber of Seville. He also garnered notices for regional productions including West Side Story at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Spring Awakening and Pippin at Johns Hopkins University, Burt and Me (the music of Burt Bacharach) at the Meadowbrook Theatre in Michigan, and the premieres of Dream! Dream! Dream! (the music of the Everly Brothers, in Atlantic City) and the Chinese classic Romance of the Western Chamberin Manhattan.

www.ErichRausch.com




          Erich Rausch, NYC actor, acting and voice instructor

See also: Co-director Peter Jones


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