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 Foxwith Richard Dreyfuss, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels co-starring Jonathan Pryce. Additionally, Ms. York has starred in the national tour of Camelotopposite 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 My One And Onlyfor Reprise!, Ragtime, Evita, Summer of ’42, Summer and Smoke, Crucifer of Blood with Billy Crudup. and The Odd Couple with Jason Alexander and Martin Short.
An active concert artist, Ms. York’s recent appearances include Broadway Showstoppers with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of John Mauceri, the National Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony under the direction of conductor Marvin Hamlisch, Jacksonville Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, among many others. Upcoming performances include The Philly Pops, Houston Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Greenville Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She has recently performed her celebrated cabaret, For the Love of It, at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency in New York City and Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s in Los Angeles. Ms. York has also been a featured guest soloist in numerous tribute programs performing the works of Sondheim, Porter, Coleman, Gershwin, Wildhorn, Kander and Ebb, Ahrens and Flaherty, Boublil and Schönberg, and many others.
Her 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 inKiss Me, Kate (filmed for PBS’s Great Performances series) andVictor/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 in January 2005. She can also be heard on the soundtrack of Billy Bathgate and the original cast recordings of City of Angels, Putting It Together, Victor/Victoria, The Scarlet Pimpernel Encore, Dessa Rose, and Summer of ’42.