John Raitt

John Raitt (1917 - 2005) was an American actor & singer. He is best known for his musical theater work on Broadway, originating the role of Billy Bigelow in Carousel in 1945. His other musical works include Oklahoma! (the 1941 tour) & The Pajama Game (reprising his role in the latter for the 1957 film adaptation). For the 1962 studio record album of Showboat, he sang opposite Barbara Cook.

Raitt provided the (inner) speaking & singing vocals for DUSTY THE WORM in EPISODE 3307 of SESAME STREET. His song from the episode, "WORM Soliloquy" directly parodies "Soliloquy" from Carousel, which was performed by Raitts character Billy in Act I.


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