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Michael Rafter

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Name  Michael Rafter
Role  Musical Director

Spouse  Jeanine Tesori
Children  Siena Rafter
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Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction
Similar People  Jeanine Tesori, Stephen Sondheim, Emile Ardolino, Craig Zadan, Jerry Bruckheimer


Michael Rafter is an American arranger, musical director, musical supervisor, conductor, and musician best known for his work on Broadway and collaborations with Sutton Foster. He was Musical Director for the 2014 Broadway revival of Violet.


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Rafter was awarded the 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction in the television adaption of the Stage Musical Gypsy.

Personal life

Michael Rafter was married to Tony winner Jeanine Tesori and lives in Manhattan with their daughter Siena


  • Violet° Musical Director (2014)
  • Everyday Rapture Musical Supervisor (2010)
  • Sweet Charity Broadway Revival Additional Music and Vocal Arranger (2005)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie* Conductor, Musical Director (2002-2004)
  • Swing! Musical Supervisor, Music Arranger (1999-2001)
  • The Sound of Music Revival Musical Director, Conductor (1998-1999)
  • The King and I Revival Musical Director, Conductor (1996-1998)
  • The Most Happy Fella Assistant Conductor, Piano (1992)
  • Gypsy Revival Assistant Conductor, Piano (1989-1991)
  • West End
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie° Musical Director (2003)
  • Off Broadway
  • Violet° Musical Director, Conductor (1997)
  • Merrily We Roll Along Musical Director (1994)
  • Theda Barra and the Frontier Rabbi Musical Director (1993)
  • Mandrake Musical Director (1984)
  • Other Credits
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie° Musical Director (2000)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie° Musical Director (1999)
  • ° Denotes Musical composed by his wife Jeanine Tesori


  • An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle (2011)
  • Wish (2008)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie Original Cast Recording (2002)
  • References

    Michael Rafter Wikipedia

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