Rebecca Luker, Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker most recently appeared on Broadway as

“Helen Bechdel” in FUN HOME, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s critically acclaimed Best Musical of 2015. Prior to that, she was the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. Other Broadway musicals include Maury Yeston’s DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, MARY POPPINS, NINE, THE MUSIC MAN,

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SHOWBOAT ,THE SECRET GARDEN,THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; X (THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X) and BRIGADOON with City Opera. She starred in the 2014 world premiere of Ahrens and Flaherty’s new musical “LITTLE DANCER” at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Off-Broadway plays: INDIAN BLOOD (Primary Stages), CAN’T LET GO (Keen Company) and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Regional theater: PASSION (Clara) Kennedy Center,

TIME AND AGAIN (Old Globe), HARMONY (La Jolla Playhouse) and SHE LOVES ME (Reprise! series; LA). Concert: Encores! “Boys From Syracuse” and “Where’s Charley”. Symphony appearances include the

Royal Stockholm and London Symphonies, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall,

the Library of Congress and the White House. Ms. Luker has appeared multiple times with the American Songbook Series in the Allen Room, as well as the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater for the Barbara Cook Spotlight Series, at Feinstein’s at the Regency and Café Carlyle. Film: “Not Fade Away” (David Chase, Director) and “The Rewrite” with Hugh Grant (Marc Lawrence, Director)

 

Television:

“Boardwalk Empire”, “The Good Wife”, “Law and Order-SVU”, CBS TV Movie “Cupid and Cate”; “An Evening with the Pops”; “An Oscar Hammerstein Celebration”; “A Tribute to Rodgers and Hart” (PBS); The Kennedy Center Honors honoring Julie Andrews and also Barbara Cook, and a Richard Rodgers celebration with the Boston Pops

(PBS).Recordings: “I Got Love”, “Greenwich Time”, “Leaving Home”,“Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter”, the “Aria” series, and original cast recordings of “The Secret Garden” and the revivals of “Showboat”, “The Sound of Music” and “The Music Man”. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Rebecca received an honorary

Doctorate of Fine Arts from The University of Montevallo, and now resides in New York City with her husband, actor Danny Burstein.

 

Awards and Nominations:

2007: Bistro Award, Feinstein's at the Regency (Solo Cabaret) - Winner

2007: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, Mary Poppins - Nominee

2007: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Mary Poppins - Nominee

2000: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, The Music Man - Nominee

2000: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, The Music Man - Nominee

2000: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, The Music Man - Nominee

1998: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, The Sound of Music - Nominee

1997: Drama-Logue Award, Harmony - Winner

1995: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Show Boat - Nominee

1991: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, The Secret Garden - Nominee

 

Solo Recordings:

I Got Love - Songs of Jerome Kern (2013, PS Classics)

Greenwich Time (2009, PS Classics)

Leaving Home (2004, PS Classics)

Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter (1996, Varèse Sarabande)

 

Cast Recordings:

Passion (2013 New York Cast Recording, PS Classics)

Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go - A New Revue (2012 Studio Cast Recording, 101 Distribution, PS Classics)

Sweet Little Devil (2012 Studio Cast Recording, PS Classics)

Death Takes a Holiday (2011 Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording, PS Classics)

Sweet Bye and Bye (2011 Studio Cast Recording, PS Classics)

Life Begins at 8:40 (2010 World Premiere Recording, PS Classics)

Kitty’s Kisses (2009 World Premiere Recording, PS Classics)

Dear Edwina (2008 World Premiere Recording, PS Classics)

Brownstone (2003 Studio Cast Recording, Original Cast Record)

Everybody’s Getting into the Act (2003 Studio Cast Recording, Varèse Sarabande)

The Music Man (2000 New Broadway Cast Recording, Q Records)

Wonderful Town (1998 Studio Cast Recording, JAY Records)

The Sound of Music (1998 New Broadway Cast Recording, RCA Victor)

The Boys from Syracuse (1997 Encores! Cast Recording, DRG Records)

Show Boat (1994 Revival Cast Album, Livent Music)

Brigadoon (1992 Studio Cast Album, EMI Records)

The Secret Garden (1991 Original Broadway Cast Album, Columbia Records)

Strike up the Band (1991 Studio Cast Album, Elektra Nonesuch)

Annie Get Your Gun (1991 Studio Cast Album, EMI Records)

Kiss Me, Kate (1990 Studio Cast Album, EMI Records)

Show Boat (1988 Studio Cast Album, EMI Records)

 

Featured Recordings:

Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project (2012, Over the Moon)

Victor Herbert: Collected Songs (2012, New World Records)

Show Some Beauty (2011, Yellow Sound Label)

Poetic License 100 Poems/100 Performers (2010, GPR Records)

Tom Herman: Music for Voice (2008, CDBY)

State of Grace III (2006, Koch Int’l Classics)

The Real Thing: Jamie deRoy and Friends, Volume 7 (2006, Harbinger Records)

Jule Styne in Hollywood (2006, PS Classics)

Philip Chaffin: Warm Spring Night (2005, PS Classics)

Jeepers Creepers: Great Songs from Horror Films (2003, Red Circle)

Aria 3: Metamorphosis (2003, Koch Records)

Believe: The Songs of The Sherman Brothers (2003, Varèse Sarabande)

Sweet Appreciation: Rusty Magee Live at the West Bank Café (2002, SixFootPlusMusic)

Peter Buchi: An American Voice (2002, Azica)

My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001, Hybrid Recordings)

Aria 2: New Horizon (1999, Astor Place Recordings)

A Little Bit in Love (1999 Compilation Album, JAY Records)

Simple Gifts: Carols from the Abbey (1998, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS)

Bernstein Dances (1998, Deutsche Grammophon)

A Special Place: Songs from the Heart (1998, Original Cast Records)

George & Ira Gershwin: Standards & Gems (1998 Compilation Album, Nonesuch Records)

The Best of the Broadway Divas (1997 Compilation Album, Varèse Sarabande)

The Best of In Celebration of Life 1-5 (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS)

Aria (1997, Astor Place Recordings)

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997, Walt Disney Records)

Unsung Musicals II (1995, Varèse Sarabande)

Lost in Boston III (1995, Varèse Sarabande)

Voices of Broadway: Songs of Conscience and Hope (1994, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS)

Musicals! (1993 Compilation Album, EMI Records)

Unsung Sondheim (1993, Varèse Sarabande)

Jerome Kern Treasury (1993, EMI Records)

Jerome Kern in London and Hollywood (1992, Rialto Records)

Broadway Showstoppers (1992, EMI Records)

Sing Before Breakfast (1991, Rialto Records)

Plácido Domingo: The Broadway I Love (1991, Warner Music)

Early Kern (1991, Rialto Recordings)

Keep Your Undershirt On (1990, Rialto Recordings)