Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.
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Rufus Wainwright is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright, but has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.
Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio's work BLOOM which has toured across the coutry.