Renowned audio dramatist Yuri Rasovsky passed away on January 18, 2012. He was a leading writer, director, and producer of both audio books and full-cast audio dramas. Mr. Rasovsky's drama productions included such classic titles as The Maltese Falcon (featuring Michael Madsen and Sandra Oh), Saint Joan (with Amy Irving), Sherlock Holmes (with Martin Jarvis and Kris Tabori), The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari (with John de Lancie) and The Mark of Zorro (with Val Kilmer).
Over his forty years as a writer, director and producer Yuri created hundreds of shows, worked with some of the best talent and won numerous awards, among which are two Peabody Awards, nine Audie Awards, and a Grammy. Two of his current works, The Mark of Zorro and Hamlet, are Grammy Award finalists for 2012.
Mr. Rasovsky despite fighting cancer for the past year continued to work. Within the last month he finished recording his final production Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!
He was perhaps the greatest audio dramatist of the modern era and will be missed greatly. The world of audio drama will never be the same without him.
Some of the great audio drama productions of Yuri Rasovsky.
The Maltese Falcon - Received a 2011 Grammy Nomination.
The Mark of Zorro - Received a 2012 Grammy Nomination. Also nominated for two Audie Awards.
The Black Mask Audio Magazine - Winner of the 2010 Audie Award for Best Anthology.
St. Joan - Winner of the 2010 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama.
Sherlock Holmes Theater - Winner of the 2009 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama.
Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls - Winner of of three 2008 Audie Awards for Best Audio Drama, Best Original Work and Achievement in Production.
Craven Street - Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.
Die Snow White! Die Damn You! - The production of Yuri Rasovsky.