Australian Stage Actress Rachael Beck to Release Debut Solo Album this Week

Australian Stage Actress Rachael Beck to Release Debut Solo Album this Week

This Girl is the debut solo album from Rachael Beck, one of Australia's best-loved and most prolific stage performers. It will be released via ABC Music/Universal on March 7, 2014.

The album reflects Rachael's diverse tastes and musical experiences, drawing on hits from the musicals (Stephen Sondheim's Send In the Clowns), cult songs such as Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love, McCartney's Bluebird and Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill, and Rihanna's 2010 hit Only Girl (In the World). Rachael duets with David Campbell, her long-time stage partner, and Ross Wilson. The album closes with one of Rachael's own compositions, Perfect Day.

Catch Rachael Beck live this February and March as she tours. This album will be followed in April 2014 by a duets album featuring Rachael and David Hobson.

One of Australia's leading performers, Rachael Beck is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won the 1996 ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release. Amongst countless performances on the musical stage, she gave Green Award-nominated performances as Fantine in Les Miserables and Rumpleteaser in Cats, both produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Rachael's theatre credits for the STC include Peg Hartigan in Summer Rain directed by Robyn Nevin, Fredrika in A Little Night Music and Lady Mortimer in Henry IV.

Currently appearing as Lisa Parker in Home & Away, Rachael's screen credits include City Homicide, Stingers, Mercury, The Feds, This Man This Woman, GP, Flying Doctors, and Hey Dad. She also appeared in the film Ocean Boulevard and as a professional singer in Channel 7's It Takes Two.

A highly skilled concert performer, Rachael appeared with Todd McKenney and Tommy Tycho in Broadway to Hollywood with the Symphony Orchestras in Australia. Her other credits include the tour of War Of The Worlds, Promac Productions' Morning Melodies Concerts, Broadway Hits for Queensland Pops Orchestra, Goodnight Hamer Hall for The Arts Centre, Victoria and QPAC's Christmas in Concert and Spirit of Christmas.

In 2011, she toured with The One Night Only Australia and performed with Ian Stenlake at QPAC's Twelve Acts of Cabaret and Cradle Songs, and More Than Words at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Rachael is an Ambassador of the Australian Children's Music Foundation founded by Don Spencer OAM.

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