Ron Rains, the Conroe Symphony Orchestra’s guest artist for CSO’s opening night, Oct. 1

Ron Rains, the Conroe Symphony Orchestra’s guest artist for CSO’s opening night, Oct. 1

Ron Raines, a 2012 Tony Award nominee for the acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies which he starred in opposite Bernadette Peters. Ron has also starred on Broadway in Annie, Newsies, Chicago, Show Boat, and Teddy & Alice.

Ron has also delighted audiences around the country in A Little Night Music opposite Leslie Uggams, The Unsinkable Molly Brown opposite Debbie Reynolds, Can Can opposite Chita Rivera, South Pacific, Rose Marie, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Side by Side by Sondheim, Guys and Dolls, and Man of LaMancha which he did at the Covent Garden Festival in London and recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios.

He has been a soloist with over 50 major American and international orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the Philly Pops, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Israel Philharmonic, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, the London Palladium, and the Royal Festival Hall. He has appeared on four PBS “Great Performances,” and has made two solo recordings on the Jay Records label and numerous cast albums.  

Born in Texas City, Texas and raised throughout east Texas, Ron attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Oklahoma City University and The Juilliard School. He was a three-time Emmy nominee for his role as nefarious Alan Spaulding on CBS’s longest running daytime drama Guiding Light.  Ron has appeared on CBS primetime in Elementary, Person of Interest and The Good Wife. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

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