Soprano Rita Harvey offered youthful exuberance and lyrical tone...
Especially notable was soprano Rita Harvey ... [she] sings with freshness, remarkable flexibility and beauty of tone.
A tiny, pixie-like creature with fine, pretty features, Rita opens her mouth and blows her viewers away with her very big voice.
Rita Harvey stood out for the sensitivity of her acting, as well as her fine, light soprano...
Her lilting, extraordinary soprano voice, paired with the loving, playful relationship she portrays with her son is an important and sustaining element to the story.
Harvey's voice is like cooling cream, effortless rising.
Rita Harvey deploys her silvery soprano (and winning sense of humor) as the damsel in distress.
Rita Harvey [is a] personable and persuasive performer with [a] beautiful singing voice...
Rita Harvey makes a great deal out of her role as Christine's landlady, gossipy and malicious in a very artful manner.
Rita Harvey... has a sweet sound. Her voice is beautiful, very easy on the ears.
Marvell Rep Desire & Delusion Rave Reviews for Rita Harvey as "Diana" in Next To Normal at Theatre Squared

Rita Returning To TheatreSquared In Their Production of Fun Home

Rita will be returning to TheatreSquared, where she had a successful run in 2013's Next to Normal, to take on the role of "Helen" in "Fun Home". The show will be opening their season in August and we'll be posting more details and ticket information once it becomes available.

Rita Harvey Appearing in Broadway By Guitar at Feinstein's/54 Below August 6

Broadway By Guitar
Feinstein's/54 Below
254 W 54th St. Cellar
New York, NY 10019
Tickets/Info 646-476-3551

BROADWAY BY GUITAR, co-produced by Scott Siegel & Sean Harkness, with musical direction on the guitar by Sean Harkness, written/directed by Scott Siegel -- features a galaxy of stars: Rita Harvey (The Phantom of the Opera + concert artist), Michael Romeo Ruocco (film & theater star), Francesca Capetta (An Italian In New York at 54 Below), Rebecca LaChance (Beautiful), and Kelli Rabke (Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).

Producer Siegel says: "I'm delighted to be bringing these talented performers to Feinstein's/54 Below..."

Pillow Talking's Rave Review of Rita Harvey in Footloose

"Broadway veteran Rita Harvey is Ren's mom, Ethel McCormack, and I will shamelessly say I'm a huge fan. This troupe was so fortunate to have such a personage in their midst. Her lilting, extraordinary soprano voice, paired with the loving, playful relationship she portrays with her son is an important and sustaining element to the story."

Footloose at the Fulton Theater June 7-July 17, 2016

Rita will be playing Ethel (Ren's Mother) this summer in "Footloose" at the Fulton Theater in Lancaster, PA. This is a great theatre and the show should be a lot of fun!

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

One kid. One town. One chance... to DANCE!

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isnít prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, many of the locals eagerly believe the worst about the new kid, overlooking the personal aching in both the youth and adults that fuels the need to "cut loose." The rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Photos from Rita's Performance in TheatreSquared's Production of Next To Normal

Next To Normal
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Jun 25, 2017
Rockland-Bergen Music Festival
German Masonic Park
Tappan, New York
Rita will be performing "Rita Harvey's Heart Like A Wheel Tribute to Linda Ronstadt" as part of the 2017 Rockland-Bergen Music Festival.
May 23, 2017
Linda Ronstadt Tribute starring Rita Harvey
John Engerman Theater
Northport, NY
May 21, 2017
Broadway Today Concert with Craig Schulman
Detroit, MI
Apr 22, 2017
Linda Ronstadt Tribute starring Rita Harvey
Venue TBA
Sparkill, NY
Oct 23, 2016
Linda Ronstadt Tribute starring Rita Harvey
The Turning Point
Piermont, NY