A veteran of Broadway and international stages, Marni Raab is a classical soprano who has played the lead role of Christine Daaé over 3,000 times in the Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera – more than almost any other actress in the play’s 30-year run. She has also toured in the role throughout North America and Asia. Join us for a benefit dinner supporting Casa Romantica’s artistic and educational programs with a sunset cocktail reception, catered three-course dinner and wine pairings, luxury live auction, and a stellar performance of songs from Broadway and beyond by Ms. Raab.
About Marni Raab
Marni Raab is a versatile artist at home both onstage and behind the scenes as a director, producer, writer, or teacher. A classically trained soprano, Marni is best known for her extended run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.
Other musical theater performance credits include the Hamburg production of Cats, and leading roles in Carousel, My Fair Lady, The Secret Garden, and Camelot. Concerts include appearances with the Dayton Philharmonic, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and Christmas at the Cathedral (televised). Marni’s original one-woman show premiered at Lyric Opera of the North and was featured at LA’s Show at Barre.
Ms. Raab holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory and an M.A. in theater history and criticism from Brooklyn College. Directing and dramaturgy credits include: Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and Hilliard and Boresi’s The Filthy Habit (Lyric Opera of the North); Natural Shocks (reading) by Lauren Gunderson (Midtown Direct Rep); Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling (Seton Hall University – KCACTF Best Ensemble nomination); Approximating Mother by Kathleen Tolan (Seton Hall University); Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt’s Adding Machine: A Musical with B-Side Productions (NYC); Belleville by Amy Herzog (Brooklyn College).
Sheserved for three seasons as Literary Manager for Midtown Direct Rep, where she programmed and produced a developmental play reading series. Raab is a story analyst for Amazon Studios, and a faculty member at The Institute for American Musical Theatre in New York City.