Rufus Wainwright



Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. He stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few of his hits.

Rufus Wainwright review 'Gloriously melodramatic'

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London With only a grand piano and his wits, the usually maximalist singer's majestic melodies and soaring choruses are balanced by raw, confessional material Continue reading...

Rufus Wainwright rides on Jean Paul Gaultier’s coat-tails

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. The singer Rufus Wainwright was among guests including models Jade Parfitt and Erin O’Connor at the Barbican last night to celebrate the opening of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.

Rufus Wainwright asks for money to fund opera

Singer Rufus Wainwright has launched an online campaign to fund the recording of his opera.

What I see in the mirror: Rufus Wainwright

'I like my eyebrows and my greenish eyes – I can rely on them to do my bidding. If I grow a beard or wear a ski mask, I'll be fine' People who wrestle with megalomania, as I do, see two people in the mirror. Depending on the day, I see myself as a 17-year-old supermodel mixed with a bit of Beethoven genius, or a disgusting 65-year-old dilettante with delusions of grandeur. Of course, in reality ...

Rufus Wainwright Wants Fans To Fund Opera Recording

Singer Rufus Wainwright has launched an online campaign to fund the recording of his opera.The Canadian star composed Prima Donna himself and...

Priest Sings Surprise Version Of 'Hallelujah' At Wedding, Becomes Internet Superstar (VIDEO)

It's been covered by Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, k.d. lang and countless others (mostly 'X Factor' contestants). And now, there's another rendition of Leonard Cohen's beautiful song 'Hallelujah' that's become famous. Step forward Father Ray Kelly, a priest in Oldcastle, Meath, in Ireland. He surprised Chris and Leah O'Kane by singing a version of 'Hallelujah' at their wedding - and the ...

Luminato Festival Presents a Special One-Night Only Performance in Celebration of WorldPride 2014 Toronto

Starring Rufus Wainwright performing with David Byrne, Boy George, Ezra Koenig, Josh Groban, Brennan Hall, Glen Hansard, Steven Page and Andrew Rannells (PRWeb April 08, 2014) Read the full story at

Music in the Zoo announces summer lineup

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Minnesota rockers the Hold Steady, local Grammy-winning children's music act the Okee Dokee Brothers, the surviving members of the Monkees and famous sons Rufus Wainwright and Ziggy Marley are among the first set of acts announced for the 22nd season of the Minnesota Zoo's Music in the Zoo series.

Clearwater Festival 2014 to Honor Pete & Toshi Seeger, June 21 - 22, 2014; Festival Announces Headliner Lineup Lucinda ...

Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival) announces headliner lineup featuring Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones with her new project, Puss N Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper), Rufus Wainwright, The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Jake Shimabukuro, Lake Street Dive, and many more. Tickets on sale now at (Kids 12 and Under Free ...


Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born 22 July 1973) is a Canadian-American . Wainwright was born in Rhinebeck, New York, USA, to folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle (they divorced while he was a child). He began to play the piano at age six, and by age thirteen he was touring with his sister Martha Wainwright, mother Kate, and aunt Anna as the McGarrigle Sisters and Family.

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