Broadway - United States
OverviewDescribed as a percussionist with “mesmerizing dexterity”, Sean Ritenauer enjoys a diverse career performing in concert halls, theaters and studios in New York and around the world. Most recently, Ritenauer can be heard across the country as the percussionist with the Broadway National Tour of Hair, which will also have a limited run in the summer of 2011 in the St. James Theatre in New York City.
As an orchestral musician, Ritenauer has played with the New York Philharmonic, Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. He is also a percussionist in the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, a position he won in 2005. In March of 2011, the Huntsville Symphony decided to feature Ritenauer performing Jennifer Higdon’s award winning Percussion Concerto. In addition to the concert hall, Ritenauer can also be heard as a substitutepercussionist on the Tony award winning musical, In the Heights.
A devoted educator, Ritenauer has taught over 20 students privately. He also does teaching artist work for the New York Philharmonic.
As a recorded musician, Ritenauer can be heard as Principle Timpanist on the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas’ album, Mi Alma Mexicana, under the Sony Classical label, playing vibraphone on the newest Roland Vasquez Big Band album, The Visitor, with the Metropolitan Opera Brass, and in Michel Gondry’s short film, Interior Design.
Ritenauer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Percussion and a Masters Degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Sean is also a proud graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.