Michael Rauter, born 1980 in Basel, is a Berlin based music theatre maker, composer, performer and cellist. In 2006 he founded the music theatre group Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and was its artistic director until 2016. Since 2018 he creates music theatre and performance pieces with his label Bob's Company.

He has collaborated with artists like Benjamin van Bebber, Boogaerdt/Van der Schoot, Alexander Charim, Laurent Chétouane, Aliénor Dauchez, Luigi de Angelis, Martin Eder, Sabrina Hölzer, Susanne Kennedy, Mouse on Mars, Georg Nussbaumer, Peaches, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Ladislav Zajac among others.

From 2018–20 he is artist of the fellowship program #bebeethoven, a project of the PODIUM Esslingen for the Beethoven anniversary 2020, funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

As part of this program, he cooperates with Operadagen Rotterdam, where he presented the music theatre END OF THE STORY in 2018 and the solo performance THE GAP in 2019.

Upcoming projects include the music theatre installation PIXELSINFONIE at Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele in May 2020 and the music theatre ABSCHIED with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop at Festspielhaus Hellerau in October 2020.