BWW TV: In Los Angeles with Rachel York
Fresh off the national touring production of Lerner and Loewe's musical Camelot, self-professed character actress and singer Rachel York is preparing to put on a one-woman cabaret show at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, in North Hollywood, on September 9th and the 15th, and recently sat down with BroadwayWorld's James Sims in Los Angeles to discuss her past and future career in showbusiness.
York, who made her Broadway debut in a musical wink at this fair town, City of Angels, has shared the stage with some of theatre's most celebrated talents, from Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria to Jonathan Pryce in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and earned her own critical acclaim including a Drama Desk Award for an outstanding featured actress performance in a musical in 1996.
Along with a turn as the youngest actress to portray Fantine in Les Miserables, York's other stage credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kiss Me Kate (Helen Hayes nomination), Putting it Together (Drama Desk nomination) and Dessa Rose (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations).† Now living in Los Angeles, and with a solo album, "Let's Fall in Love," voice over gigs and various television roles, she is preparing for her run of cabaret performances, which following her two bookings at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, will head back East to perform with the Philly Pops and then at Feinstein's at the Regency in October.
Sitting on stage at Sterling's Upstairs, York talks about her experience working not once but twice alongside her mentor, Andrews, singing at the famed Hollywood Bowl and landing the role of Lucille Ball in a 2003 television movie.
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