REBECCA LUKER was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Nine playing the role of Claudia.
For her portrayal of Marian Paroo in the revival of The Music Man, Rebecca received a Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, and a Drama Desk Award nomination. Rebecca has also starred as Maria Rainer in the revival of The Sound of Music (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). She performed the roles of Magnolia in Show Boat (Tony Award nomination), Lily in The Secret Garden (Drama Desk Award nomination), and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. She has also performed in X (The Life and Times of Malcolm X) and Brigadoon for New York City Opera. She was in the last rotating cast of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and the Off Broadway cast of Can't Let Go, a new Keith Reddin play presented by the Keen Company. She has also appeared with "Musicals in Mufti" in Darling of the Day.
Ms. Luker has performed leading roles at regional theatres throughout the country including a featured performance in the 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration where she played the role of Clara in Passion, Lucille in No, No, Nanette at the Cape Playhouse, Amalia in the Los Angeles Reprise! production of She Loves Me, Mary in Harmony (La Jolla Playhouse, Drama-Logue Award) and Julia in Time and Again (Old Globe Theatre). Concerts include: No, No, Nanette and Trouble in Tahiti (both at Carnegie Hall), Lyrics and Lyricists at the 92nd Street Y and with the Encores! Series at City Center, The Boys From Syracuse.
Her New York solo debut was at Lincoln Center's American Songbook singing selections from the New Voices Collective. She has appeared with many orchestras in concert including the Alabama, American, Baltimore, New Jersey and St. Louis Symphonies and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has performed as a featured soloist of the Boston Pops, the Boston Pops Spring Gala, a tribute to Meredith Willson and a Salute to Broadway Originals.
She has also been a guest performer at Carnegie Hall in "Broadway Artists Sing the Songs of Billie Holiday" and "My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies" and at City Center, "My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs." TV credits include a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie Cupid and Cate, "Law and Order - Poison," several PBS broadcasts including the Boston Pops Concerts, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies and The Love Songs, The Rogers and Hart Story, Some Enchanted Evening. Also Kennedy Center Honors, "Backstage at The Sound of Music," "Larry King Live" and "Matlock."
Ms. Luker's recordings include a recently released solo recording, Leaving Home (PS Classics), Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter, Aria, Aria 2 and Aria 3, The Boys From Syracuse, Wonderful Town, Annie Get Your Gun, Broadway Showstoppers, Jerome Kern Treasury and Brigadoon. Other recordings are Strike Up the Band, original cast recordings of The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, Showboat and The Music Man, Placido Domingo: The Broadway I Love, Unsung Sondheim, Unsung Musicals II and Lost in Boston III.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Luker received a Bachelor's of Music degree from the University of Montevallo. Rebecca has been entered into the Alabama Hall of Fame.
Rebecca resides in New York City with her husband, Danny Burstein, and stepsons, Alex and Zach.