Bio

Sheilah Rae has had an extensive career in the Theatre and the Music Business. She has been a performer in such Broadway musicals as “Fiddler On the Roof “, “Applause”, “The Rothschilds”, and “Company” (Playwrights Horizons). She served on the production team of Rupert Holmes’ Broadway thrillers, “Accomplice” and “Solitary Confinement” starring Stacy Keach. As a partner in her own music production company, she produced original music and/or lyrics for such clients as Time, People, Doritos, Beechnut Baby Food, Ben Gay, etc. As a songwriter she has written numerous pop songs for both New York and Nashville recording artists, been a recording artist on RCA, performed in nightclubs, sung back-up for such artists as Barry Manilow, and written a variety of theme songs for TV. ED pills like will help your achieve long-lasting erection in 1 hour.

She co-created “Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother,” with Lois Wyse and Robert Waldman, which she also produced in Los Angeles where it ran for a year and a half, and continues to play all over the country and is published by Samuel French.  She is lyricist and co-book writer of “I Married Wyatt Earp,” with Thomas Edward West, and composer, Michele Brourman, a new musical based loosely on the life of Josephine Sarah Marcus, the third wife of Wyatt Earp. This show had developmental workshop productions with The Tennessee Rep, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, and ASCAP/Disney, the Falcon Theater in LA, and the Hartt School at the Health University of Hartford. It was recently performed in London in the Musical Futures Series at the Greenwich Theater with an all West End cast, and had a world premiere in Fall 2005 at Bristol Riverside Theatre. It had such a successful reading at California State Univ. at Fullerton in 2006 that it was performed for 3 weeks in Fall 2007 as part of their professional season. In July 2007, the New York Theatre Barn produced it in NYC, with an all-star Broadway cast including Tovah Feldshuh, directed by Graciela Daniele. In 2008, a concert version was performed in Los Angeles at the Festival of New American Musicals starring Carol Lawrence and Carole Cook. She is a three-time finalist for the Heideman Award of the Humana Festival, in 2005 for her short musical play ‘Lovelines’ and 2006 for What Goes Around, and 2011 for The Waiter, all with Brourman.  The first two were performed in the LPTW’s Short Plays Festival ‘05 and ‘06 in New York. ‘The Waiter’ was recently performed at The Cherry Lane and in the 8 Minute Madness Festival off-Broadway. Their short musical ‘On the Page’ was part of ‘Snapshots’ at The Prospect Theater Co. in Feb. 2010.

She has won songwriting awards from Billboard, Music City Song Festival, Variety, and in 1999 was awarded the Rising Star Galaxy Award from the NY Women’s Agenda for outstanding work in the theater. She has served on the Council for Songwriters Guild of America, and is past-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, now serving on their Advisory Board. She is the current Board President of New York Theatre Barn. She was a founding member of the Grammys in the Schools Program, a national education program about the Music Industry, and has been a guest lecturer about Music in Advertising at several colleges. Sheilah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and also trained in London at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  She is a member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA, Local 802, The Dramatist Guild (Nominating Committee), and is a Grammy Voting Member of NARAS, and is a graduate of CTI of the LATP, and a member of the New Producers Alliance of the Producers Development Program.  A private vocal coach, she also taught the songwriting workshops at the Singers Forum, NY. She is married to neurologist Elliott Gross and has two children and one amazing grandchild. www.sheilahrae.com