is an American
musician, actor, writer, and radio host. He currently is the host of "Seth's Big Fat Broadway" on Sirius Satellite Radio
's Broadway's Best
In this role, Rudetsky is the voice of Broadway theatre
for people across the United States.
Rudetsky was nominated for the Emmy Award
on three occasions for his work as a comedy writer for The Rosie O'Donnell Show
. He was a writer for the Grammy Award
shows of 1999
. Rudetsky created the opening numbers for the 1998
and 2000 Tony Awards
. Rudetsky also wrote the opening number for the last seven Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Easter Bonnet Competitions, and has been responsible for many of their Gypsy Of The Year
shows. On Thursday evenings, he hosts "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox", a one hour talk show, at a New York City
club, "Don't Tell Mama". He also has a one-man show called Rhapsody in Seth.
He conducted the orchestra for the November 30, 2007 special performance "Light the Lights-Broadway is Back" end-of-the-strike celebration.
From November 27 through December 10, 2006 he starred in an Off-Off-Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy.
He appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of The Ritz from September 2007 through December 2007. Also in 2007, Rudetsky appeared as a contestant on Episode #111 of the US version of Cash Cab. He also appeared in the MTV reality show Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods as a vocal coach for the contestants throughout the competition. He appeared in January 2008 in a regional production (Northport, Long Island, New York) of Lend Me a Tenor.
He is the author of the short story "My First Story" in FRESH MEN 2. Openly gay, he has recently authored a book called The Q Guide to Broadway (Alyson Books). .
His novel, Broadway Nights, also published by Alyson Books, was released in October 2007.
Education and Personal Life
Rudetsky grew up in North Woodmere, New York. He graduated from Hewlett High School in Hewlett, New York, and Oberlin College in 1988 with a degree in Piano Performance.
His brother Michael Rudetsky reportedly died of a heroin overdose at Boy George's London mansion in 1986, although no drug paraphernalia was found at the scene. Michael was 27 years old and a well respected musician in pop music circles when he died.