Rachel York is a dynamic and versatile actress, singer, dancer and comedienne. She is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She also turned heads on television with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie, Lucy. She will soon star as Reno Sweeney in national tour of the 2011 Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical revival Anything Goes.
On tour Ms. York has created the role of Cruella de Vil in The 101 Dalmatians Musical; starred as Guenevere in Camelot (Carbonell Award); and portrayed Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate (US and West End). Off-Broadway Ms. York has starred in the musical revues The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman and Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together (MTC, Drama Desk nomination), as well as Dessa Rose (Lincoln Center Theater, Drama Desk nomination). Recently, Ms. York played Dorothy Shaw in the acclaimed New York City Center Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Favorite regional productions include The King and I (Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia); The Game (a musical adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses); Turn of the Century opposite Jeff Daniels (Goodman Theatre, Chicago); Hello, Dolly! (Boston, IRNE Award); Into the Woods (Boston, IRNE Award); Spamalot; My One and Only; Ragtime; Evita; Summer of ’42; Summer and Smoke; Crucifer of Blood; and The Odd Couple with Jason Alexander and Martin Short.
Film credits include: One Fine Day, Happy Feet, Billy Bathgate, Killer Instinct, Second Honeymoon, Au Pair. Additional TV Credits: Hannah Montana, Frasier, Reba, Numb3rs, Close to Home, Spin City, and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, she is the voice of Bitty in Higglytown Heroes and Circe on The Justice League.
For more information, please visit Rachel York on the web at www.rachelyork.com