Samrat Chakrabarti

Samrat Chakrabarti (Othello Composer/Music Director/Musician) is a graduate of Brandeis University, where he received his BA in theater arts. He is currently a second-year acting student at the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, where he played Moritz Steifel in Spring Awakening, Don Quixote in Yuri Yeremin's production of Man of La Mancha at the American Studio of the Moscow Art Theater School (for which he also composed original music and was the music director), and Tartuffe in Cher Molière. Prior to joining the A.R.T. Institute he was involved with several music projects, including Hayavadana at Tufts University, Hyannis Sound on Cape Cod, Jyde on St. Thomas, USVI, and Five O'clock Shadow in Boston. He has won numerous awards for his arrangements, and his composition "What's It All About" won Best Original Pop/Rock Song in 1998.