Rebecca Luker

Born: 1961 Helena, AL

Has a Broadway resume filled with some of the stages' most memorable musical women: Magnolia in Show Boat, Lily in The Secret Garden, Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Marian in The Music Man. Awards include a Tony nomination for Show Boat and Drama Desk nomination for The Secret Garden as well as a nomination for her role in The Music Man as Best Actress in a Musical from the Outer Critics Circle.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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Rebecca Luker was most recently found on Broadway in Disney's Mary Poppins as Mrs. Banks. Rebecca received a Tony Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Featured Actress.

 

She was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Nine playing the role of  Claudia opposite Antonio Banderas.

For her portrayal  of Marian Paroo in the revival of The Music Man  Rebecca received a Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, and a Drama Desk Award nomination. Rebecca has also starred as Maria Rainer in the revival of The Sound of Music (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination).  She performed the roles of Magnolia in Show Boat (Tony Award nomination), Lily in The Secret Garden (Drama Desk Award nomination), and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. She has also performed in X (The Life and Times of Malcolm X) and Brigadoon for New York City Opera. She was in the last rotating  cast of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and the Off Broadway play of  Can't Let Go a new Keith Reddin play presented by the Keen Company.  She has also appeared with Musicals in Mufti in Darling of the Day. In addition she has been seen in  Primary Stages Off-Broadway world premiere of A.R. Gurney's Indian Blood.

Ms. Luker has performed leading roles at regional theatres throughout the country including  a featured performance in  the 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration where she played the role of Clara in Passion, Lucille in  No, No, Nanette at the Cape Playhouse, She Loves Me at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse Reprise! in the role of Amalia Balash,  Mary in Harmony (La Jolla Playhouse, Drama-Logue Award) and Julia in Time and Again (Old Globe Theatre). Concerts include: No, No, Nanette, and with the Encores! Series at City Center, The Boys From Syracuse.

Her New York solo concert debut was at Lincoln Center for The American Songbook Series singing selections from The New Voices Collective and she made her cabaret debut at the prestigious Feinstein's at the Regency for which she received a 2007 Bistro Award.

She was invited to be part of the  Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series at the Kennedy Center in 2008 and presented "Songs for the Theater: The Next Generation",  a review of new composer's works.

She has appeared with many orchestras in concert including the Alabama, American, Baltimore, New Jersey and St. Louis Symphonies and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has performed as a featured soloist  of the Boston Pops - The Boston Pops Spring Gala, a tribute to Meredith Willson and a Salute to Broadway Originals.

She has also been a guest performer at Carnegie Hall - Broadway Artists Sing the Songs of Billie Holiday and My Favorite Broadway:  The Leading Ladies and at City Center - My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs.

TV credits include a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Cupid and Cate, Law and Order SVU - Poison, The Good Wife  - "Taking Control".  Several PBS broadcasts including The Boston Pops Concerts,  My Favorite Broadway - The Leading Ladies and The Love Songs, The Rogers and Hart Story, Some Enchanted Evening. Also Kennedy Center Honors, Backstage at the Sound of Music,  Larry King Live and Matlock.

Ms. Luker’s recordings include  solo recordings "Greenwich Time", “Leaving Home” (PSClassics.com), “Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter, “Aria”, “Aria 2” and “Aria 3”, “The Boys From Syracuse”, “Wonderful Town”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Broadway Showstoppers”, “Jerome Kern Treasury” and

“Brigadoon”. Other recordings include “Strike Up the Band”, original cast

recordings of “The Sound of Music”, “The Secret Garden” . “Showboat” & “The Music Man”, “Placido Domingo: The Broadway I Love”, “Unsung Sondheim”, “Unsung Musicals II” and “Lost in Boston III”.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Luker received a Bachelor's of Music degree from the University of Montevallo. Rebecca has been entered into the Alabama Hall of Fame.

Rebecca resides in  New York City with her husband, Danny Burstein, and stepsons, Alex & Zach

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More info: Rebecca Luker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Leaving Home, Rebecca LukerSweet Appreciation: Rusty Magee Live at the West Bank Cafe, Alison FraserTom Herman/Music for Voice, Rebecca LukerGreenwich Time, Rebecca Luker

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Video: YouTube - Rebecca Luker - "Man in The Street!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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