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Rachel York

 
Bio:
Broadway: City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Disaster! The Musical. National tours: Anything Goes (Helen Hayes Award); Camelot; Kiss Me, Kate (also West End and PBS); Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Ahmanson). ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 07

Bio:
Broadway: City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Disaster! The Musical. National tours: Anything Goes (Helen Hayes Award); Camelot; Kiss Me, Kate (also West End and PBS); Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Ahmanson). ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Boston]
2022
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Alliance Theatre Company Production, 2019
Baroness Rodmilla du Ghent
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Gynecia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Jackie
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Belle
  [US Tour]
Roundabout Theatre Company National Tour, 2012
Reno Sweeney
  [New York]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Dorothy Shaw
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Staged Reading, 2008
Cecily Pigeon
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007
Guenevere
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2006
Edith Herbert
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Mother
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2005
Dorothy
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Ruth
Ruth
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Christine [Replacement]
Christine Colgate [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Mrs. Truckle [Replacement]
Miss Fancy
  [West End]
London Production, 2001
Lilli Vanessi/Katherine [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production (Version 2.0), 1998
Marguerite
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Marguerite St. Just [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Norma Cassidy
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 1990
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Mallory Kingsley
Avril Raines
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]

Photos

Front: Julia Parasram, Isabelle Burke, Rachel York
Back: Madalynn Matthews,Nissi Toro Photo

Front: Julia Parasram, Isabelle Burke, Rachel York Back: Madalynn Matthews,Nissi Toro, Jada Mothersill, Jillian Musto, Anne Heart,Hannah Jane

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Date:
05/15/2022
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Rachel York

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Rachel York

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Date:
12/06/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Boston]
2022
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
Alliance Theatre Company Production, 2019
Baroness Rodmilla du Ghent

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Gynecia

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Jackie

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Belle

  [US Tour]
Roundabout Theatre Company National Tour, 2012
Reno Sweeney

  [New York]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Dorothy Shaw

  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Staged Reading, 2008
Cecily Pigeon

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007
Guenevere

  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2006
Edith Herbert

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2005
Mother

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2005
Dorothy

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Ruth

Ruth

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Christine [Replacement]

Christine Colgate [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Mrs. Truckle [Replacement]

Miss Fancy

  [West End]
London Production, 2001
Lilli Vanessi/Katherine [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production (Version 2.0), 1998
Marguerite

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Marguerite St. Just [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Norma Cassidy

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 1990
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Mallory Kingsley

Avril Raines

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]

Rachel York Biography

Broadway: City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Disaster! The Musical. National tours: Anything Goes (Helen Hayes Award); Camelot; Kiss Me, Kate (also West End and PBS); Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Ahmanson). TV: "The Mick," "Elementary," "Power," "Hannah Montana," "Frasier" and Lucille Ball in "Lucy." www.rachelyork.com. @therachelyork.

Rachel York Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Visiting Production Gold Star
Rachel YorkAnything Goes
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Rachel YorkKiss Me, Kate
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Rachel York, Putting It Together

Rachel York News

Photos: Inside Look at Disney's NEWSIES at 3-D Theatricals Photo Photos: Inside Look at Disney's NEWSIES at 3-D Theatricals
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

3-D THEATRICALS is finally back and are thrilled to invite you to ‚ÄúSeize the Day‚ÄĚ as they present the high-flying NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical conductor is Julie Lamoureux, vocal director is Crystal Barron, choreography by Chaz Wolcott (recreating the original Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli) and directed by T.J. Dawson.¬†NEWSIES will preview on Friday, May 13, 2022 (with a press opening on Saturday, May 14 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive in Cerritos.¬†¬†

KT Sullivan Hosts High School American Songbook Competition at Laurie Beechman Theate Photo KT Sullivan Hosts High School American Songbook Competition at Laurie Beechman Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2022

 KT Sullivan, Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation hosted the finals of The 5th Adela & Larry Elow American Songbook High School Competition yesterday in the Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe. The competition prize money was endowed by Board Members Adela and Larry Elow to encourage teenagers to learn and perform The Great American Songbook, which was composed between the years 1900-1970.

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 8th Annual Applause Awards To Honor Excellence In High  Photo Dr. Phillips Center Announces 8th Annual Applause Awards To Honor Excellence In High School Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate top high school musical talent at its 8th annual 2022 Applause Awards on Saturday, June 4, at Walt Disney Theater. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the Applause Awards will be directed by Broadway veteran Ray Roderick and hosted by award winning Broadway and TV actress/singer Rachel York. 

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 8th Annual Applause Awards To Honor Excellence in High  Photo Dr. Phillips Center Announces 8th Annual Applause Awards To Honor Excellence in High School Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate top high school musical talent at its 8th annual 2022 Applause Awards on Saturday, June 4, at Walt Disney Theater. Modeled after the Tony Awards¬ģ, the Applause Awards will be directed by Broadway veteran Ray Roderick and hosted by award winning Broadway and TV actress/singer Rachel York.¬†

3-D Theatricals to Present Disney's NEWSIES Photo 3-D Theatricals to Present Disney's NEWSIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

3-D Theatricals will be presenting the high-flying NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical conductor is Julie Lamoureux, vocal director is Crystal Barron, choreography by Chaz Wolcott (recreating the original Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli) and directed by T.J. Dawson.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes to La Mirada in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

La Mirada will present The Sound of Music beginning in April! The show stars Diane Phelan (Broadway:¬†The King and I¬†&¬†South Pacific¬†at Lincoln Center) as ‚ÄúMaria,‚ÄĚ Christopher Carl (Broadway:¬†South Pacific¬†at Lincoln Center,¬†Mamma Mia!)¬†as ‚ÄúCaptain von Trapp,‚ÄĚ and Grammy nominee¬†Suzanna Guzm√°n (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet‚Äôs¬†Carmen) as ‚ÄúMother Abbess.'

Tickets on Sale Now for Art Lab's THE MUSE SESSIONS Photo Tickets on Sale Now for Art Lab's THE MUSE SESSIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

Tickets are on sale now for Art Lab’s The Muse Sessions, the premiere of a unique concert series about inspiration and the creative process and the role of the muse in some of the world’s most beloved works of art.

Art Lab Announces New Date & Venue for The Muse Sessions Featuring Lilli Cooper & Mor Photo Art Lab Announces New Date & Venue for The Muse Sessions Featuring Lilli Cooper & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2022

Art Lab has announced a new performance date and venue for The Muse Sessions, the premiere of a unique concert series about inspiration and the creative process and the role of the muse in some of the world’s most beloved works of art. 

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MRS. DOUBTFIRE Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for MRS. DOUBTFIRE
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 6, 2021

Everyone's favorite nanny has arrived on Broadway, and isn't Mary Poppins. Just last night, Mrs. Doubtfire officially opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below!

Art Lab Presents The Muse Sessions at Birdland Jazz Club in January Photo Art Lab Presents The Muse Sessions at Birdland Jazz Club in January
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

Tickets are on sale now for The Muse Sessions, the premiere of a unique concert series about inspiration and the creative process, and the role of the muse in some of the world's most beloved works of art.  The Muse Sessions will be presented at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue)

Rachel York Videos

VIDEO: Peppermint, Taylor Iman Jones, Bonnie Milligan and More From the Cast of HEAD  VideoVIDEO: Peppermint, Taylor Iman Jones, Bonnie Milligan and More From the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS Reunite in Song
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2020

EW has shared a video of the cast of Head Over Heels reuniting in song! 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Rachel York and Sally Struthers in Ogunquit's 42ND STREET VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Rachel York and Sally Struthers in Ogunquit's 42ND STREET
by Alan Henry - Jul 11, 2019

Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theatre hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage now through July 13. Check out video of the production!

VIDEO: On This Day, March 8: Broadway Preps for DISASTER! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 8: Broadway Preps for DISASTER!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2019

On this day in 2016, the Broadway production of Seth Rudetsky's hilarious disco dilemma, DISASTER, opened at the Nederlander Theater.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Alliance Theatre's EVER AFTER in Atlanta VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Alliance Theatre's EVER AFTER in Atlanta
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Get a first look at the Alliance Theatre production of EVER AFTER in the new montage below! Alliance Theatre's production of EVER AFTER - a captivating musical based on the hit film that starred Drew Barrymore is now on stage. From award-winning songwriting team Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler (Junie B. Jones, Dear Edwina), and boasting a creative team led by Director Susan V. Booth (Native Guard, Troubadour) and Choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter (Disaster!, School of Rock - The Musical), EVER AFTER celebrates the true magic at the heart of the beloved Cinderella tale - the strength of the human spirit. EVER AFTER had its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015, and Heisler and Goldrich have been tweaking it ever since in preparation for the new production at the Alliance.

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan Sing 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVER AFTER VideoVIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan Sing 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVER AFTER
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2019

In a special 'Behind the Musical' event, Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan recently sang 'Cousin's Cousin' from Ever After. Check out the full performance in the video below!

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan Sing 'Cousin's Cousin' From EVER AFTER VideoVIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan Sing 'Cousin's Cousin' From EVER AFTER
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2019

In a special 'Behind the Musical' event, Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan recently sang 'Cousin's Cousin' from Ever After. Check out the full performance in the video below!

VIDEO: Peppermint, Rachel York & More Sound Off on the Message of HEAD OVER HEELS VideoVIDEO: Peppermint, Rachel York & More Sound Off on the Message of HEAD OVER HEELS
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the iconic songs of The Go-Go's - the most successful female rock band of all time - will play its final Broadway performance at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street) this weekend, on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Before it goes forever however, the cast is opening up about the show's important message of love and acceptance. 'Head Over Heels presents a kind of utopian society, where love and authenticity reigns,' says cast member Rachel York. Check out what the rest of the gang had to say below!

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess Sings 'Who Needs Love' from EVER AFTER VideoVIDEO: Sierra Boggess Sings 'Who Needs Love' from EVER AFTER
by Alan Henry - Dec 21, 2018

In a video from a special 'Behind the Musical' event, watch below as Sierra Boggess sings the song 'Who Needs Love' from Ever After.

VIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS Performs at the Parade VideoVIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS Performs at the Parade
by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

The cast of Head Over Heels brought their beat to the 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS!

BWW TV: Which Original Cast Would You Turn Back the Clock to See? Broadway Weighs In! VideoBWW TV: Which Original Cast Would You Turn Back the Clock to See? Broadway Weighs In!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 2, 2018

If you could turn back the clock to see just one original Broadway cast in action, which show would you choose? Would it be an old-timey classic or just a personal favorite?


Rachel York Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rachel York been in?
Rachel York has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Rachel York been in?
Rachel York has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Rachel York's first West End show?
Rachel York's first West End show was Kiss Me, Kate which opened in 2001

What awards has Rachel York been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Visiting Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Anything Goes Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate and Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Putting It Together .

What awards has Rachel York won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Visiting Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Anything Goesand Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Putting It Together.