One of Australia's leading performers and educators, Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award - winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen, as both an acclaimed vocal artist and actress.
Most recently Rachael has completed filming the lead role of Vivian in Alex Lyko’s film A Long Night and opened The Long and the Short of It with Rhonda Burchmore at the Thebaton Theatre.
Rachael is currently touring You and Me with Michael Cormick throughout Australia.
Rachael Beck 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.
Most recently Rachael has completed filming the lead role of Vivian in Alex Lyko’s film A Long Night and opened The Long and the Short of It with Rhonda Burchmore at the Thebarton Theatre. Rachael is currently touring You and Me with Michael Cormick at the City Recital Hall in Sydney in January 2018.
Rachael’s further expansive theatre credits 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 for The Sydney Theatre Company and Me and My Girl - which toured Australia and New Zealand for the Adelaide Festival and for The Production Company Rachael’s credits include The Pajama Game, Call Me Madam and Big Hair in America, which premiered at the Hot House Theatre.
Her other 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 Raindirected by David Atkins, earning her a Mo Award nomination and 'Maria' in The Gordon/Frost Organization/SEL production of The Sound of Music. In 2013 Rachael toured nationally with the TML enterprises production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Truly Scrumptious. Rachael performed the role of the Narrator in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, Directed by Darren Yap with Musical Direction by Max Lambert.
Previously appearing as ‘Lisa Parker’ in Home & Away, Rachael’s screen credits include City Homicide, Stingers, Mercury, The Feds, This Man This Woman, GP, Flying Doctors, and Hey Dad. She also appeared in the film Ocean Boulevard and as a professional singer in Channel 7’s It Takes Two.
A highly skilled concert performer, Rachael appeared with Todd McKenney and Tommy Tycho in Broadway to Hollywood with the National Symphony Orchestras’ in Australia. Her other credits include the tour of War Of The Worlds, Promac Productions’ Morning Melodies Concerts, Broadway Hits for Queensland Pops Orchestra, Goodnight Hamer Hall for The Arts Centre, Victoria and QPAC’s Christmas in Concert and Spirit of Christmas. Rachael also appeared opposite Michael Cormick in Whitehorse Centre and Promac Productions Australia tour of You and I.
In 2011, she toured with The One Night Only Australia with acclaimed New York composer Jason Robert Brown and performed with Ian Stenlake at QPAC’s Twelve Acts of Cabaret and Cradle Songs, and More Than Words at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In 2012 Rachael performed the lead of ‘Claire’ in Ordinary Days at the Darlinghurst Theatre, with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s A Night On Broadway and toured with ProMoThis’s Side By Side By Sondheim.
In 2016 Rachael performed as a vocalist for Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s, Helpmann nominated production Strictly Gershwin.
In 2017 Rachael became the National head judge and panel member for Wakakirri, a National Story Sharing Arts Festival for primary schools; whilst conducting regular workshops and residencies in such schools across Australia as Pymble Ladies College (Sydney), Villanova College (Brisbane) and Pulteney Grammar School (Adelaide). Rachael has also developed The Lionhearted Theatre and Arts Program with workshops currently running in High schools throughout Australia, helping students to unearth mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and disconnection by helping them tell their story using the creative arts.
Rachael is a proud Ambassador of the Australian Children's Music Foundation.
Channel 7's "The Morning Show"
Channel 10's "Studio 10"
Channel 10's "Studio 10"
"Thanks so much for being MC at our launch last night. You have been so obliging and a joy to work with and to say you were an absolute hit with the audience would be an understatement. Your voice is amazing. Your opening with the parody of “On My Own” really added some light entertainment to the evening and got things off to the right start. The song “Stars & Moon” was an inspired choice – the way it told a story was perfect for the theatre where a lot of what we do is tell stories. I can honestly say that our Launch was the best yet and it was definitely down to you and your wonderful style and delivery of the commentary on the shows. You won the audience over. If they didn’t fall in love with you before, as soon as you said kids needed to get off their screens and ding dongs – well the audience was like putty in your hands.
I can’t thank you enough for being so willing to chat with people after the show and take photos. The fact so many of the audience felt they could approach and say thank you directly just showed how your friendly manner reassured them you’d welcome them.We will definitely be using you in the future."
Development and Marketing Chief
Frankston Arts centre
"Thank you for your wonderful contribution last night.The talk about what a star you are and all the positive feedback about such a sensational performance is still coming in.
You were simply fantastic.
Let’s start planning the next one even bigger and better in Regional Victoria in 2018."
“What a stellar performance and an absolute professional and true pleasure to work with!”
Director of Sales and Marketing
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas
From intimate private parties for 20 people to New Years Rooftop celebrations to the Unveiling of the new "Lexus", Rachael wows audiences.
Rachael is also an MC and can be the unique combination of MC and performer for your event.
She can perform with a band, a grand piano, backing track and with a male singer.
Some of the corporate events and charity fundraisers Rachael has performed/hosted :
- Australian Tourism awards
- 2017 Olympic team "Get Them To Rio" fundraiser
- Brain link Foundation
- Brainwave foundation
- Lord Mayors annual awards night Kew/Heidleburg
- Sheraton Mirage Grand Opening Port Douglas (MC and Hosted)
- Sheraton Brisbane New Years Eve Ball
- Park Lane opening Brisbane City
- Callieja Jewellry unveiling of the Simpson Desert Pink Diamond (Gold Coast)
Rachael can bring in a team of professionals to lift your musical to the next level.
Rachael will lead your School Musical cast through a professional experience from the very first reading of the script, to building a solid team who tells a story with passion,conviction and fun.
Rachael tutors the leading characters and explores scenes along with helping the students with singing..Though this she builds confidence,self esteem and self awareness.
She also works with the ensemble players ensuring that each and every one of the students feel valued and are contributing to the combined effort.
Rachael helps bring the school community together and in turn the wider community, raise the profile of the school and helps bring a new level to the creative arts to your school and gives your staff the opportunity to work with an elite member of Australia's musical world.
This is presented in a number of packages:
- Rachael herself-director and mentor
- Rachael as director and Mentor and STAR in your school musical alongside your students in the production
- Rachael with Max Lambert -Australia's leading Musical Director and Composer
- Rachael with a team:
Musical Director, Stage/Creative Director,Lighting and Sound expert.
- Rachael also can connect you with the best media/social media personnel to best suit your school's needs.
For more information on our team, or to get in touch go to yourschoolmusical.com.au
RESIDENCIES AND YEAR 12 MENTORING
Rachael is a renowned singing /drama tutor.
She is popular as "Artist in Residence" in High Schools and Colleges ranging from one day to two weeks.
Her services include:
One on one tutoring and preparation for HSC /SACE / VCE (or relevant to your state) music and drama exams.
This includes dissecting the song and story telling,vocal techniques and overcoming performance anxiety/dealing with nerves.
Work with Choirs and vocal groups, drama classes and presentations.
This can include drama and improvisation games,vocal warm ups and performance tips.
Together with Rachael, you can create a "Performance Night "to showcase your students' work with Rachael throughout the residency and have a chance to perform with Rachael on stage.
Other highly successful programs include a range of interactive empowerment talks for school assemblies...., focussing on how to find and follow your passion in life and overcoming obstacles.