Ralph Carhart has been the Production Manager at Queens College since 2007 where he has overseen productions of Wilder's Our Town, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Ionesco's Bald Soprano, Albee's American Dream, Synge's Playboy of the Western World, Porter's Anything Goes, Park's In the Blood, McCurley's Drakula, Mozart's The Magic Flute, Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon, as well as the annual Faculty Dance Shows and Student Choreography Showcases. In addition, he served as the Artistic Director of the inaugural Queens College Summer Performing Arts Festival in 2010 and will be repeating that role again in 2011.
Outside of QC, he has managed productions by Women's Expressive Theatre at the Daryl Roth 2 and the Angel Orensanz Foundation (Perfect Couple, Love '09) and Ajkun Ballet Theatre at Alvin Ailey, Symphony Space, The Egg and Hostos (Karien, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen). In 2009 he served as the Asst. Production Manager for the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina for their Summer Opera Festival (Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman, Herman and Stewart's Hello Dolly, and Puccini's Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi). He also previously managed the Greenwich Street Theatre, birthplace of the long-running Off-Broadway hit, The Countess by Gregory Murphy.
A devotee of Shakespeare, he was the Artistic Director of Revolving Shakespeare, a company dedicated to the plays of the Bard as well as contemporary scripts based on his works. With them, he directed The Merchant of Venice as well as Queen Margaret, an original work that combined Henry VI I, II, and III and Richard III into a single work focusing on the titular Queen. They also produced the New York City premieres of Ionesco's Macbett, Colley's The Doctor of Rome and an original cabaret by Miles Phillips entitled Words, Words, Words. In addition, he has directed for Shakespeare on the Hudson (Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream), assistant directed for Rude Mechanicals (Winter's Tale) and brought Shakespeare back to Queens College after a 5-year absence, directing Much Ado About Nothing as part of the 2010 Summer Performing Arts Festival.