One of Australia’s leading performers, Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award – winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen, as both an acclaimed vocal artist and actress.
Rachael is currently touring with the play ‘Mother and Son’ for the Queensland Theatre Company and McLaren House, directed by Roger Hodgeman.
Off the back of starring as Truly Scrumptious in TML Enterprises national production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rachael is also currently touring alongside David Hobson in their show Both Sides.
Rachael’s theatre credits include Eureka for Essgee Entertainment, directed by Gale Edwards; ‘Sally Bowles’ in IMG’s Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes; ‘Kathy Selden’ in Singing in the Rain directed by David Atkins where she received a Mo Award nomination, and ‘Maria’ in The Gordon/Frost Organization/SEL production of The Sound of Music.
Rachael 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. Her outstanding credits include her Green Award nominated performance 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, Secret Bridesmaid’s Business, as ‘Fredrika’ in A Little Night Music, ‘Lady Mortimer’ in Henry IV and Me and My Girl – which toured Australia and New Zealand for the Adelaide Festival; and for The Production Company include The Pyjama Game, Call Me Madam and Big Hair in America, which premiered at the Hot House Theatre.
Rachael’s screen credits include City Homicide, Stingers, Mercury, The Feds, This Man This Woman, GP, Flying Doctors, Home & Away and Hey Dad.
In 2014 audiences saw Rachael’s debut album This Girl on March 7th while her duets album with David Hobson My Baby Just Cares was released on Mother’s Day 2014.
Rachael is extremely excited to be appearing in Harvest Rain’s 2015 production of “Into the Woods” and then Black Swan’s production of “Next To Normal”.
With her vast industry experience Rachael is able to adopt a cross curricular approach to Drama, Dance, Voice and Musical Theatre. Rachael is an experienced teacher and offers master classes on the following Board of Studies topics:
• Theatre Music
• An instrument and its repertoire (Voice)
• Music for Radio, Film, Television
• Popular Music