Rebecca Luker most recently starred in the world premier of Maury Yeston’s acclaimed DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY for the Roundabout. Other Broadway shows include MARY POPPINS as Winifred Banks (Tony nomination). Other Broadway: NINE (Claudia Nardi), and THE MUSIC MAN (Marian/Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Magnolia in SHOWBOAT (Tony nomination), Lily in THE SECRET GARDEN (Drama Desk Nomination); Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; X (THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X) and BRIGADOON with City Opera. Off-Broadway: INDIAN BLOOD (Primary Stages), CAN’T LET GO (Keen Company) and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.
Regional theater: PASSION (Clara) Kennedy Center, TIME AND AGAIN (Julia) Old Globe, HARMONY (Mary) La Jolla Playhouse and SHE LOVES ME (Amalia) “Reprise!” series in LA. Concert: Encores! “Boys From Syracuse” and “Where’s Charley”. Symphony appearances include: the Royal Stockholm and London Symphonies, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress and the White House. Most recently, Ms. Luker returned to the American Songbook Series in the beautiful Allen Room, five years after her critically acclaimed debut in 2005. In 2008 she debuted at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater for the Barbara Cook Spotlight Series, her New York City recital debut with Lincoln Center’s American Songbook in 2005 and her solo cabaret debut at the prestigious Feinstein’s at the Regency that same year.
Film: “Not Fade Away” (David Chase, Director) and “Professor” with Hugh Grant (Marc Lawrence, Director) Television: “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Good Wife”, “Law and Order-SVU”, CBS TV Movie “Cupid and Cate”; “An Evening with the Pops”; “An Oscar Hammerstein Celebration”; “A Tribute to Rodgers and Hart” (PBS); The Kennedy Center Honors honoring Julie Andrews and a Richard Rodgers celebration with the Boston Pops (PBS).
Recordings: “I Got Love” (PS Classics), “Greenwich Time” (PSClassics.com), “Leaving Home” (PSClassics.com), “Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter” (Fynsworth Alley), the “Aria” series (Koch) and original cast recordings of “The Secret Garden” and the revivals of “Showboat”, “The Sound of Music” and “The Music Man”. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Rebecca received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from The University of Montevallo, and now resides in New York City with her husband, actor Danny Burstein and her stepsons Alex and Zach.
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