Music Director, Fairy-God Fairy
Benjamin Rauhala is currently the Associate Music Director for The Secret Life of Bees, directed by Sam Gold, currently running at the Atlantic Theater. He is best known for his work touring the country as the music director for Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's Newsies, and as the co-creator and ‘Fairy Godfairy’ of the Broadway Princess Party concert series starring Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Courtney Reed. On Broadway, he worked on the music team for Bartlett Sher's revival of Fiddler on the Roof, Duncan Sheik's American Psycho, and Diane Paulus’ revival of Pippin. His Off-Broadway credits include David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into The Fire at The Public Theater and The Marvelous Wonderettes at Theater Row.
Rauhala also tours as the music director for Next to Normal Tony-nominee Jennifer Damiano, Nashville star Kyle Dean Massey, Summer Tony-nominee Ariana DeBose, Anastasia star Derek Klena, Daybreak star Krysta Rodriguez, and Filthy Rich star Corey Cott. He served as music director for Hit List, the meta-musical from the NBC television show SMASH at Feinstein’s/54 Below where he is an Original Programming Producer and has created dozens of sold-out concerts, including the 'Broadway Loves' Series, which has famously honored Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and many more beloved pop icons. And yes, he is the person who made Jeremy Jordan sing “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.” You’re welcome. @brauhala
A Broadway Princess Party celebrating Broadway's original 'Belle,' Susan Egan
"The Broadway Princess Party" has just released a new video celebrating Broadway's original 'Belle,' Tony Award-nominee Susan Egan! In the video, hosted by Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala and shot by Nessie Nankivell, Susan is interviewed about the new 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action film, then sings one of the new songs added to the film, "How Does A Moment Last Forever," and, for the finale, she is joined by an all-star cast of 'Broadway Princess Party' alumni for a medley of songs from the musical.
The video features Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on the cello, and Susan is joined on-stage by Christy Altomare, Catherine Charlebois, Courtney Reed, Carrie St. Louis, Laura Osnes, Adrienne Warren, Teal Wicks, and Alexandra Zorn. The musical arrangements are by Benjamin Rauhala, appearing on the piano.