Benjamin Rauhala to be joined by West End stars for London concert

Benjamin Rauhala will be joined by a host of West End stars for a special concert in London

Presented by Fourth Wall Live, Benjamin Rauhala & his West End Besties will play at the Cadogan Hall on Sunday, 5 February at 6:30PM.

One of Broadway’s most trusted music directors and collaborators, Benjamin Rauhala will be joined on stage by stars of the West End including Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Soho Cinders), Paisley Billings (Six, The Lion King, ‘Tattoo Fixers’), Lauren Drew (Six, Heathers, Legally Blonde, ‘The Voice’), Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Aladdin) and WhatsOnStage Award nominee Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet, Bonnie & Clyde, Bat Out of Hell)

Also performing will be Ben Joyce (Back to the Future, Jersey Boys), Claudia Kariuki (Six, Wicked, School of Rock), Olivier Award nominee Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie & Clyde, Heathers, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour), Zara MacIntosh (&Juliet, Six) Olivier Award nominee Natalie Paris (Six, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables), Courtney Stapleton (‘Belle’ in Beauty and the Beast, Six), Jodie Steele (Six, Heathers) Benjamin Yates (Jersey Boys, School of Rock, Wicked).

Completing the all star line up are Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill, Gossip Girl, You, The Dating Game) and BIFA nominee Max Harwood (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie movie, The Loneliest Boy in the World, Seagull), Allie Daniel (Legally Blonde, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, RENT), Maria Coyne (The Phantom of the Opera, The King and I), Katie Ramshaw (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Scrubs to Sparkles) and Luke Baker (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Disney+’s Andor). Guests are subject to change.

For more information and tickets, visit fw-live.com/ben

Benjamin Rauhala is the Music Supervisor, co-creator, and ‘Fairy Godfairy’ of Disney Princess – The Concert, touring over 100 cities in North America throughout 2022, and internationally in 2023. He helped conceive and arrange the opening and closing numbers of the 2022 Tony Awards for Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose. Rauhala has toured the world since 2014 as the music director for Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Newsies and TV’s ‘Supergirl’, and in 2020, Rauhala was named ‘Best Musical Director’ at the Broadway World Cabaret Awards.

His Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof, American Psycho, and Pippin. His Off-Broadway credits include Hit List, the meta-musical from the NBC television show Smash, Duncan Sheik’s The Secret Life of Bees and David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into The Fire. He is also the music director for Academy Award Winner Ariana DeBose, Halston star Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Award nominees Derek Klena, Jennifer Damiano, Kathryn Gallagher, and Disney legend Jodi Benson, as well as Nashville star Kyle Dean Massey, Anastasia star Christy Altomare, Smash star Andy Mientus, Moulin Rouge star Ashley Loren, and Frozen stars Caroline Bowman and Austin Colby.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.