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The Book of Joseph

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Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

by Karen Hartman
based on the life of Joseph A. Hollander and his family
directed by Barbara Gaines

Matt Raftery

Choreographer / Associate Director

Matthew Raftery returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he choreographed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and Sense and Sensibility (Old Globe production). Other Chicago credits as director/choreographer include: Godspell, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty (Marriott Theatre); and All Shook Up (Northwestern University). His credits as a choreographer include: Cabaret, 9 to 5, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Now and Forever, Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, The Bowery Boys, Les Misérables (Marriott Theatre); Stage Kiss (Goodman Theatre); Funny Girl (Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook); The Christmas Schooner (Theatre at the Center); The Bowery Boys and Godspell (Northwestern University). As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway, national tours and in numerous regional productions. Mr. Raftery received his BFA in music theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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