Composer / Musical Theater


Rosalie fell in love with music, theater and film in her childhood and over the years has fulfilled her dreams by acting, composing and directing for musical theater – (sometimes just acting, sometimes composing and acting, sometimes directing and always finding it a joy!)

She is open to proposals for music composition from lyricists and writers and is open to theatrical directing and coaching.

Composer — Musical Scores Composed for Theater, Film, Ballet and Television

Songs of Paradise

Among other endeavors, Rosalie composed the music (arranged by Bevan Manson) and starred in the Joseph Papp Public Theater production of Songs of Paradise which received rave reviews and went on to tour in Europe.

Finally coming home to Israel, Songs of Paradise will be appearing in theaters all over the country during June and July 2016. For more detail, contact Yiddishpiel Theater.

Playwright: Miriam Hoffman and Rena Berkowicz Borow, Direction: Avi Hoffman, Music: Rosalie Gerut, Musical Arrangement: David Sparr, Musical Direction: Oren Sela, Scenery Design: Maya Peleg, Costume Design: Estela Verenkowitz, Choreography: Ariel Wolf, Lighting Design: Misha Chernyavsky, Simultaneous Translation: Lora Sahar

For more information on bookings, please contact Rosalie.

Listen to “Sarah’s Lullaby & Hagar’s Lament”

© Lyrics by Itzik Manger & Miriam Hoffman, Music by Rosalie Gerut (ASCAP)

Prairie Lights

Rosalie composed the music (arranged by David Sparr) for Prairie Lights which was nominated for the prestigious Jeff (Tony) Award in Chicago. Rosalie has also produced and directed this musical. For more information on bookings, please contact Dramatic Publishing.

Listen to “Sweet Holiday Light”

© Lyrics by David Rush, Music by Rosalie Gerut (ASCAP)

Blue Ribbon PBS Documentary Film

Rosalie composed We Are Here, for the PBS documentary film Breaking the Silence, a Blue Ribbon winner in The American Film Festival. This song was incorporated into the musical theater score of Soul Sisters and published in The Undying Flame, collection of Holocaust-related songs edited by Jerry Silverman.

Ballet: We Are Here: 4 Songs

Rosalie’s original song as well as her version of the 23rd Psalm was used as the score for a ballet,  We Are Here: 4 Songs, choreographed by Stephen Greenston. It premiered at the Stuttgarter Ballet Ensemble in Germany and was performed at the International Ballet Festival Vail, Colorado, the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, and the Royal Ballet London, England.

Choreographer: Stephen Greenston; Dancers: Julia Krämer & Ivan Cavallari; Composer: Ben-Zion Shenker; Cellist: Cameron Sawzin; Musical Arranger & Vocalist: Rosalie Gerut

Feature Film: The Imported Bridegroom

Rosalie, along with Bevan Manson, composed the musical score for the feature film The Imported Bridegroom, produced, written and directed by Pamela Berger. This film premiered at the Montreal Film Festival, and was shown at the Boston Film Festival followed by a national run.

Radio & Television

NPR Special Broadcast   Rosalie was featured as a singer/composer on a WGBH NPR special program, Women Who Run With Angels.

ABC, Barbara Walters Special   Music from Rosalie’s CD We Are Here was used for an ABC Barbara Walters Special on the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Shh…She is working on a new original musical theater piece…mystery to be revealed in the near future!

Musical Theater Actress

Performances with The Joseph Papp Public Theater, The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and more

Rosalie began her acting career as Nanki Poo in The Mikado (at her all girls’ school) and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. She went on to star in summer stock and local productions of Godspell, Guys & Dolls, Side by Side by Sondheim, Carousel, My Fair Lady, to name a few.

She later went on to compose the score for and co-star in the Public Theater’s original hit musical, Songs of Paradise, one of Joseph Papp’s last productions before his passing. She toured with this production, which was well received both in the U.S. and in Europe.

Rosalie originated the role of Mrs. Shlemiel in the A.R.T. /Lincoln Center/American Musical Theater production of Shlemiel the First opposite Paul Sand and Marilyn Sokol and toured with this production.

She originated the role of  Esther in Robbie Solomon’s beautiful, inspiring original musical theater piece, The Orphan Queen, based on the story of Purim. Rosalie later directed the production and played the role of Vashti. For more information, please contact Robert Solomon.

Listen to “Esther’s Prayer”

© Music & lyrics by Robbie Solomon

Rosalie composed the musical score for Prairie Lights which was nominated for the Chicago Tony Award. She later played the leading role of Sophie and directed this production.