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Rebecca Luker

 
Birth Place:
Birmingham, AL, USA
Bio:
Luker's Broadway debut was in The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Christine. other Broadway roles include Lily in The Secret Garden (1991-93), Magnolia in Show Boat (1994-97), Maria in The Sound of Music (1998-99), Marian in The Music Man (2000-01), Claudia in Nine (2003), Mrs. Banks in Mary ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Birmingham, AL, USA

Bio:
Luker's Broadway debut was in The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Christine. other Broadway roles include Lily in The Secret Garden (1991-93), Magnolia in Show Boat (1994-97), Maria in The Sound of Music (1998-99), Marian in The Music Man (2000-01), Claudia in Nine (2003), Mrs. Banks in Mary ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Production at the Kennedy Center, 2019
Vi Moore
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Helen Bechdel [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Marie [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Duchess Stephanie Lamberti
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Revival, 2011
Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Winifred Banks
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Jane
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [New York]
Workshop (i), 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Claudia [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Clara
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Marian Paroo
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Maria Rainer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Adriana
  [Broadway]
Broadway Concert, 1995
Performer
"Can I Forget You?" Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Magnolia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Lily
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Christine Daaé (Alternate) [Replacement]
Christine Daaé [Replacement]
Princess
Christine Daaé (Understudy)
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1986
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1985
Jane Witherspoon
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1985
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1984
Performer

Photos

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, and Isabella McCalla Photo

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, and Isabella McCalla

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Date:
09/27/2019
Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, and Isabella McCalla Photo

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, and Isabella McCalla

From: 
Date:
09/27/2019
Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, and Isabella McCalla Photo

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, and Isabella McCalla

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Date:
09/27/2019
Rebecca Luker, Danny Burstein Photo

Rebecca Luker, Danny Burstein

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Date:
06/09/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Production at the Kennedy Center, 2019
Vi Moore

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Helen Bechdel [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Marie [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Duchess Stephanie Lamberti

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Revival, 2011
Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Winifred Banks

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Jane

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

  [New York]
Workshop (i), 2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Claudia [Replacement]

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Clara

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Marian Paroo

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Maria Rainer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Adriana

  [Broadway]
Broadway Concert, 1995
Performer

"Can I Forget You?" Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Magnolia

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Lily

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Christine Daaé (Alternate) [Replacement]

Christine Daaé [Replacement]

Princess

Christine Daaé (Understudy)

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
Library of Congress Concert, 1987
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1986
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1985
Jane Witherspoon

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1985
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1984
Performer

Rebecca Luker Biography

Luker's Broadway debut was in The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Christine. other Broadway roles include Lily in The Secret Garden (1991-93), Magnolia in Show Boat (1994-97), Maria in The Sound of Music (1998-99), Marian in The Music Man (2000-01), Claudia in Nine (2003), Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins (2006-2010), Crazy Marie/the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (2013-2014), and Fun Home (2016). She was nominated for Tony Awards in 1995 for Show Boat, in 2000 for The Music Man, and in 2007 for Mary Poppins.

Rebecca Luker Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Rebecca Luker, Death Takes a Holiday
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Rebecca Luker , Mary Poppins
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Rebecca Luker, Mary Poppins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Rebecca Luker, The Music Man
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Rebecca Luker, The Music Man
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Rebecca Luker, The Music Man
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Actress - Musical
Rebecca Luker, The Sound of Music
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Rebecca Luker , Show Boat
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Rebecca Luker, The Secret Garden

Rebecca Luker News

Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theate Photo Interview: LAURA BENANTI at Lesher Center for The Arts Is a Golden-Age Musical Theater Star for Our Times
by Jim Munson - Jun 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to Broadway musical star Laura Benanti about her show at the Lesher Center for the Arts on June 25th. Effortlessly engaging and chatty, Benanti also talks about her amazingly varied career, having worked with everyone from Patti LuPone to Chita Rivera, Steve Martin, Richard Chamberlain and the late Rebecca Luker.

Jeff Harnar's New Album I KNOW THINGS NOW: MY LIFE IN SONDHEIM'S WORDS is Out Today Photo Jeff Harnar's New Album I KNOW THINGS NOW: MY LIFE IN SONDHEIM'S WORDS is Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American Popular Song, has announced the release of the new album from award-winning nightclub and concert artist JEFF HARNAR ‚Äď I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim‚Äôs Words on CD and digital formats.

Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at Photo Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Ted Sperling will close the¬†Lyrics & Lyricists¬†50th anniversary season with ‚ÄúIsn‚Äôt It Bliss?‚ÄĚ Sondheim on Love¬†on¬†June 18, 19¬†and¬†20.¬†With¬†Isn‚Äôt It Bliss?¬†Ted explores Sondheim‚Äôs perspective on relationships.

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today Photo Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Th Photo Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

In celebration of her soon to be released album¬†Ann Kittredge:reIMAGINE(Jazzheads, Inc./King Kozmo Music), a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined, Ms. Kittredge, will appear at¬†The Laurie Beechman Theatre¬†(407 West 42nd Street ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) on¬†Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

First Annual Rebecca Luker Courage Award to be Presented to Merit. E. Cudkowicz Photo First Annual Rebecca Luker Courage Award to be Presented to Merit. E. Cudkowicz
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Target ALS today announced Merit E. Cudkowicz, Chief of the Neurology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, as the winner of the first annual Target ALS Rebecca Luker Courage Award.

Patti LuPone to Perform SONGS FROM A HAT in Support of Lincoln Center Theater Photo Patti LuPone to Perform SONGS FROM A HAT in Support of Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

On Monday, May 9 at 7:30pm two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will return to the Vivian Beaumont Theater to sing SONGS FROM A HAT, a concert to support Lincoln Center Theater’s productions and education programs. 

92Y to Present Darius de Haas in YOU SEND ME: THE SONGS AND SOUL OF SAM COOKE Photo 92Y to Present Darius de Haas in YOU SEND ME: THE SONGS AND SOUL OF SAM COOKE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

Lyrics and Lyricists‚ĄĘ¬†50th anniversary season will continue¬†with¬†You Send Me: The Song and Soul of Sam Cook¬†on¬†April 23, 24¬†and¬†25. Darius de Haas¬†delves into the world of Sam Cooke ‚Äď his gospel roots and triumphant 1964 engagement at the Copacabana; his classics of romance, and work as a trailblazing entrepreneur and civil rights activist.

BWW Interview: Laura Benanti to Headline Cabaret Project of St. Louis Gala Photo BWW Interview: Laura Benanti to Headline Cabaret Project of St. Louis Gala
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 22, 2022

At the end of April, The Cabaret Project of St. Louis is presenting Laura Benanti at The Sheldon for her first solo performance in St. Louis. Ms. Benanti is a Tony Award Winner and five time nominee. Ahead of the event, BroadwayWorld sat down with the celebrated star of Stage and Screen.

THE MUSIC MAN Will Be Performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild in October Photo THE MUSIC MAN Will Be Performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild in October
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2022

Featuring classic songs such as Till There Was You, Gary Indiana, Lida Rose, Goodnight My Someone, Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little, Shipoopi and Seventy Six Trombones, the show is an All-American salute to music, romance and fast-talking flim flam.

Rebecca Luker Videos

VIDEO: Tom Kitt & Brian D'Arcy James Honor Rebecca Luker With New Music Video VideoVIDEO: Tom Kitt & Brian D'Arcy James Honor Rebecca Luker With New Music Video
by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

A video for ‚ÄúShe Has Hope‚ÄĚ performed by Brian d‚ÄôArcy James and composer Tom Kitt. Produced alongside Project ALS, the video is a beautiful tribute to late Broadway star Rebecca Luker, who passed away from ALS. The video features never-before-seen footage of the Tony-nominated actress as well as videos of other women diagnosed with the disease.

VIDEO: Watch Rebecca Luker Sing Touching Song, 'Time' from WAS VideoVIDEO: Watch Rebecca Luker Sing Touching Song, 'Time' from WAS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

Below, listen as Rebecca Luker sings a song from Barry Kleinbort and Joseph Thalken's musical Was, titled 'Time.' The song was featured on Jamie deRoy & Friends Vol. 7: The Real Thing.

VIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998 VideoVIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

In 1998, when Luker was leading the first Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, Broadway producer Jamie deRoy visited her and the rest of the cast backstage with filmmaker Rick McKay.

BWW Rewind: Watch Songs from Laura Benanti's Broadway Debut in THE SOUND OF MUSIC! VideoBWW Rewind: Watch Songs from Laura Benanti's Broadway Debut in THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 1999, when Laura Benanti took over the role of Maria from Rebecca Luker in The Sound of Music. Benanti, who made her Broadway debut the previous year as Luker's understudy, was 19 years old. The revival ran for over a year at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it opened in March 1998.

VIDEO: See Highlights From FOOTLOOSE at The Kennedy Center VideoVIDEO: See Highlights From FOOTLOOSE at The Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2020

This fall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presented its production of Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. Check out highlights from the production.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a H VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a Hero'
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presents Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical set to the rockin' rhythm of the film's Oscar¬ģ and Grammy¬ģ-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new Tony¬ģ-nominated songs for the stage musical. Get a first look at the cast performing 'Holding Out For a Hero'

BWW TV: J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker & More Get Rea VideoBWW TV: J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker & More Get Ready to Cut Loose for Kennedy Center's FOOTLOOSE!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 27, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon presents the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose. The cast is led by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights) as Ren McCormack, Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Les Misérables) as Ethel McCormack, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin) as Ariel Moore, Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Reverend Shaw Moore, and three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker as Vi Moore (Mary Poppins, the Kennedy Center's Little Dancer). They are joined by Joshua Logan Alexander as Chuck, Peter McPoland as Willard Hewitt, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate; Bright Star) as Coach Dunbar, Lena Owens as Wendy Jo, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton) as Rusty, and Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Violet) as Lulu Warnicker/Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast, Grace Slear and Urleen, with Brandon Burks, Claire Crause, Michele Lee, Jess LeProtto, Gregory Liles, Nick Martinez, Maximilian Sangerman, Jonathan Savage, Bethany Tesarck, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Jamar Williams.

VIDEO: First Look At 3-D Theatricals' THE SECRET GARDEN VideoVIDEO: First Look At 3-D Theatricals' THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2019

3-D Theatricals¬†celebrates its 10th Anniversary season with a lavish new production of the Tony Award¬ģ-winning musical,¬†The Secret Garden, directed by 3-D Theatricals' producer and artistic director¬†T.J. Dawson.¬†The Secret Garden, featuring music by Tony Award nominee¬†Lucy Simon, and book and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner¬†Marsha Norman, opened Saturday, May 4 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos, CA). The production will play a strictly limited engagement through May 19 only.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Premieres' INNER VOICES VideoVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Premieres' INNER VOICES
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

PREMIERES presents this season's INNER VOICES 2018, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Get a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Rebecca Luker, Sally Wilfert, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Preview Shows at Fe VideoBWW TV: Rebecca Luker, Sally Wilfert, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 30, 2018

Coming up at Feinstein's/54 Below this month, award winning singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer Ann Hampton Callaway (September 19-22); Tony nominated Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert (September 7-8); Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Gloria Reuben (September 20); Tony nominee Jana Robbins and Haley Swindal (August 30 and September 6). Below, watch as all six preview their upcoming shows!


Rebecca Luker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rebecca Luker been in?
Rebecca Luker has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Rebecca Luker been in?
Rebecca Luker has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Rebecca Luker been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Death Takes a Holiday , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mary Poppins , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mary Poppins , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Music Man , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Music Man , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Music Man , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sound of Music Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Show Boat and Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Secret Garden .

What awards has Rebecca Luker won?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Music Man.