Michael Rafter

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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.[1][2] He was Musical Director for the 2014 Broadway revival of Violet.[3]


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[edit]

Michael Rafter was married to Tony winner Jeanine Tesori and lives in Manhattan with their daughter Siena [4]



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)


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