Rachel York is a dynamic and versatile actress, singer, dancer and comedienne. She is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award) with Dame Julie Andrews, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels co-starring Jonathan Pryce. Additionally, Ms. York has starred in the national tour of Camelot (Carbonell Award) opposite Michael York; Putting It Together (Drama Desk Nomination) also with Julie Andrews; the national and London tours of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate (Helen Hayes Nomination); Dessa Rose at the Lincoln Center Theater (Drama Desk Nomination); Anything Goes (Ovation Nomination), and The Odd Couple with Jason Alexander and Martin Short at Reprise! in Los Angeles; Ragtime; Evita; and Crucifer of Blood with Billy Crudup.
Ms. York is currently starring in the new Broadway bound musical Turn of the Century by Jersey Boys librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Jeff Daniels will co-star and the legendary Tommy Tune will direct. Turn of the Century is receiving its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in September 2008 prior to its transfer to New York in 2009.
In concert, Ms. York’s recent appearances include the National Symphony under the direction of conductor Marvin Hamlisch, Broadway Showstoppers with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Israeli Opera and the Jerusalem Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. She has recently performed her celebrated cabaret For the Love of It to rave reviews on both coasts, including appearances at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency and the Metropolitan Room in New York City.
Ms. York’s film credits include One Fine Day, Billy Bathgate, Killer Instinct, Second Honeymoon, Au Pair II, and her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS made for television movie, Lucy. Her performances in Kiss Me, Kate (filmed for PBS’s Great Performances series) and Victor/Victoria are available on video/DVD. Ms. York has also appeared on several popular TV series including Hannah Montana, Frasier, Reba, Numb3rs, Close to Home, Arli$$, Spin City, The Naked Truth and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, she is the voice of Bitty in Higglytown Heroes and Circe on The Justice League.
Ms. York’s debut solo album, Let’s Fall in Love, has been an enormous success since its release. She can also be heard on the soundtrack of Billy Bathgate, the live in concert recording of Broadway Showstoppers: Best of the Tonys with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and the original cast recordings of City of Angels, Putting It Together, Victor/Victoria, The Scarlet Pimpernel Encore, Dessa Rose, and Summer of ’42. For more information, please visit her on the web at www.rachelyork.net.