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Jake Raterman


Jake Raterman plays the part of Chadwick and the manager at Macy’s in Fort Myers Theatre’s production of Elf the Musical.

Prior stage credits include Damian Hubbard in Mean Girls High School Edition for Melody Lane Theatre, the title role in Fort Myers Theatre’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mr. Holgate in Bulletproof Backpack at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita, Hovstad in An Enemy of the People at Florida Gulf Coast University, Max in Cabaret at the Alliance for the Arts, Fred Casely in Chicago for Gypsy Playhouse, Jesus in Odd Couple: Female Version for Belle Theatre, work in the ensemble of Rent, and the role of Paul San Marco in A Chorus Line (a character that was based on the life story of Nicholas Dante). As Paul, Raterman had one of the longer monologues in the musical and the good fortune to workshop both the role and the show with Broadway veteran Michael Blevins, who portrayed Marc Anthony in the 1985 Richard Attenborough film that starred Michael Douglas.

This aspiring actor’s previous credits at Fort Myers Theatre include Doody in Grease and Chester McKee in The Great Gatsby. The recent graduate also played Josh in Bang Bang You’re Dead, Warner in Legally Blonde, Romeo in The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, Morris in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Kevin in So You Wanna Be a Cheerleader, and Joe in 26 Pebbles in Canterbury’s theater productions. He also appeared as a Miner in The Burnt Part Boys at Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre.

June 12, 2022; revised December 12, 2023.

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