Equally at ease with opera and Broadway musical repertoire, Rachel enjoys singing all styles. Chosen to represent the University at its Sesquicentennial Celebrations, Rachel sung before 17,500 in the Kohl Center audience during the celebrations. She's sung with the Russian Folk Orchestra, Japanese Sakura Trio in Japan and sang with West End Performer Anthony Stuart Lloyd in concert. This past year, Rachel was thrilled to perform at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
She enjoys a career in Film, TV, Radio, Voiceovers, Theater, Opera and Commercials. Favorite past roles include; Maria in West Side Story, Yum-Yum in the Mikado, Gretel in Hansel & Gretel, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Anne in A Little Night Music, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Rachel has the honor of recording the role of Rosilita in a musical called Zorro specifically written for her.
She has taught private voice lessons at music conservatories in Los Angeles, California and Madison, Wisconsin in the United States. She also conducted for Peace Lutheran Church Choir. Upcoming future appointments include, the Light Opera Works production of Side by Side by Sondheim and Music Man from now until January 2009. She's been asked to sing in the Chicago Cabaret Professionals November 3rd, newcomers cabaret. Starting this fall, she is hosting a Musical Theatre Audition Masterclass in Chicago. She now teaches Drama, piano, on camera and voice at Kenosha Academy of Dance.
Rachel Renee has sung all over the world visiting all 7 continents on Japanese and British cruise ships. Studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rachel completed her Master’s and Bachelor's degrees in Music and a Bachelor degree in Acting in 2003. Winner of more than 15 awards and scholarships she was honored to receive a special award created for her by the Racine Arts Council for Distinction in the Arts by a Young Artist
Born in Wisconsin, Rachel grew up very shy and sheltered. All of this changed when at school she was cast in the chorus of Hagar the Horrible as a male Viking!
Disliking the glued on moustache and the lack of solos, she aimed higher in the next audition and as luck would have it, her next role was Maria in West Side Story. .