Everything happens for a reason.
Rachel began her career as a featured singer for a small band singing in an after hours nightclub, during which time she became involved with several local amateur dramatic companies. She completed a B-Tec in Performing Arts and upon a friend’s recommendation, Rachel auditioned for the Guildford School of Acting where she was lucky enough to secure a three-year scholarship on their Musical Theatre Degree course. In between classes Rachel was privileged to be a part of the National Youth Music Theatre in the original production of Whistle Down The Wind and started her professional career in Hiss & Boo’s Old Time Music Hall Variety Show.
Immediately upon graduating, Rachel was whisked away to the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, as a Phantom and Magenta. This was to spark a long history with the show, once on the Millennium Tour as Janet followed swiftly by the UK Tour.
Rachel has also graced the West End in the hit show Smokey Joe’s Café at the Prince of Wales Theatre and Miss Saigon, playing Ellen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. During her time there Rachel was thrilled to perform beside Lea Salonga and Jonathon Pryce in the Tenth Anniversary Special Performance as a proud member of the final cast.
Rachel is no stranger to ‘the road’. As well as The Rocky Horror Show and Smokey Joe’s Café, Rachel has appeared in many tours across the UK. These include Grease, as Rizzo and Fame The Musical, as Serena Katz, for which she received numerous accolades.
Although delighted to be playing so many great roles, Rachel grew anxious to settle down. So she packed up one more time and moved to New York City. There she found leading roles in several Off Broadway productions with Musicals Tonight. These included Wanda in So Long 174th Street, and re-creating the role that made Ethel Merman famous in Girl Crazy.
Soon, the traveling bug had bitten again and Rachel was off to see the world. This time as the Lead Vocalist for Crystal Cruises. After two years of non-stop performing, Rachel considers herself very lucky to have seen most of this wonderful world, including Antarctica, all while doing what she loves.
Dry land beckoned once more however. This time to Barcelona, for the filming of a new television series for the BBC. Rachel appeared opposite Christopher Lloyd, creating the role of Analie for the BBC1 series "I Dream" produced by Simon Fuller.
After another short stint at sea Rachel made the move back across the pond, this time to Los Angeles. Shortly after, she got the call to join the cast of Mamma Mia on the Broadway National Tour. She spent 2 and a half years with the company, originally in the ensemble and very quickly moving on to play the lead role of Tanya. Whom she also was fortunate to portray on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. She then went on to capture the heart of the classic Broadway Musical six nights a weeek starring in Steve Wynn's Showstoppers.
Although she loves the thrill of a big stage musical, she enjoys the intimacy of a cabaret lounge, a good piano, and a great torch song. Rachel has most recently been performing her latest cabaret “Broads from Broadway” which has been very well received. She is a founding member of an all female singing group Lady Luck that is currently booking all over the world. She has worked alongside acclaimed artists such as Lorna Luft, Georgia Stitt, Phil McKinley, Margurette Derricks, John Bucchino and Stephen Schwartz to name a few.
Rachel now resides in Las Vegas where she continues to pursue her career and her creativity on and off stage.