Rachael Beck
Alicia Dunn

Rachael Beck is one of Australia's most in-demand performers in musical theatre and television. Much of Rachael's current time is dedicated to musical theatre. She was hailed for her most recent performance as Sally Bowles in IMG's production of Cabaret and for her role of Kathy Selden in the IMG production of Singin' in the Rain directed by David Atkins, which earned her a prestigious Mo Award nomination.

Rachael is widely remembered for her award-winning role opposite Hugh Jackman as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, which won an ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack / Cast / Show Release in 1996. Over recent years, Rachael has also worked consistently in Australia's most popular theatre productions, including the role of Maria in Gordon Frost Organisation /SEL production of The Sound of Music. Rachael performed the roles of Princess Maria in The Production Company's Call Me Madam and Donna, Chanelette and Amy in Big Hair in America, which premiered at the Hot House Theatre under the direction of Marion Potts. Rachael's other stage credits include her Green Room Award-nominated performance as Fantine in the Cameron Macintosh production of Les Miserables; Rumpleteaser in Cats also for Cameron Macintosh; Naomi in the Playbox and Sydney Theatre Company production of Secret Bridesmaids' Business and as Sally in Me and My Girl which toured Australia and New Zealand for Adelaide Festival. She has also appeared in two productions with Sydney Theatre Company: as Fredrika in A Little Night Music and Lady Mortimer in Henry IV. In 1992 Rachael performed the role of Judy Garland in her one-woman show Young Judy,written by John Beck. An impressive list of television credits including Stingers; Mercury; The Feds; This Man, This Woman; GP; Flying Doctors and her popular role as Sam in Hey Dad over three years supports Rachael's position as one of Australia's most promising actors,. She has also appeared in the film Ocean Boulevard. Rachael's impressive career is a testament to her staying power in Australian entertainment.

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