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Rachel Kaufman

Rachel Kaufman

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Rachel (Music Director/pianist) is a multi-instrumentalist who has music directed and/or played for well over 300 musicals and cabaret shows world-wide. Credits include: Off-B'way: Tale of Two Cities (10th year reunion concert at the Birdland Theatre), The Babies, Oliver! (with Brian Stokes Mitchell & James Barbour), Schoolhouse Rock Live!, and CYCLE (Composer); Tours: Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Ain't Misbehavin', Five Guys Named Moe, and Smokey Joe's Café; Regional: Tom Jones (North Shore), Hallelujah, Baby! (Arthur Laurents, dir.), and Golf: The Musical. Rachel can also be seen playing for auditions, classes, improv comedy groups, at churches, piano bars, and, during the summer, in the orchestra or atrium on cruise ships. Rachel holds a B.A. in Music (and Russian) from the University of Chicago.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    My Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Bass - electric
    • Flute
    • Guitar - acoustic
    • Guitar - electric
    • Mandolin
    • Organ
    • Piano

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)