Rachel Tyler is originally from Liverpool and spent several years performing on the West End in productions such as Miss Saigon and Smokey Joes Café.
She moved to New York after falling in love with her co-star during her tour of The Rocky Horror Show and she’s been in America ever since.
Other than a short departure back to London to play Analie in the BBC series I Dream and Serena in Fame, Rachel has been touring the U.S as Tanya in Mamma Mia which also gave her the opportunity of a lifetime to walk the red carpet and perform on the Tony’s’!
She is now based out of Los Angeles where she performs her own cabaret, is an active member of the New Musicals Inc. and the Los Angeles theatre scene.
Rachel is a member of the acapella group The Beverly Belles – 3 sophisticated ladies throwing it back to the 1940’s … Acapella style!
More info at rachelvtyler.com
A song from the first musical you saw/heard
‘Come Follow the Band’ from Barnum
It was a at the Palladium and a man on stilts opened the taxi door for me!
A song from your latest musical obsession
‘I’ve Decided To Marry You’ from a Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder
So pithy. I love this style.
A song demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is
‘Angels’ from the original, original Whistle Down the Wind
A song which can make you cry
‘For Good’ from Wicked
A song which makes you laugh
‘I’ll Get You What You Want’ – Muppets Most Wanted. I’ve always been a big fan.
And all of Avenue Q!
The musical you’d kill to be in
Sunset Boulevard and anything by Stephen Sondheim.
A song sung by your favourite female character in a musical
‘Whatever Happened To My Part’ from Spamalot
A song sung by your favourite male character in a musical
‘The American Dream’ by the Engineer from Miss Saigon
A song from the musical you know all – or nearly all – the lines to
‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ from Sunset Boulevard
Your guilty pleasure musical
City of Angels (not that guilty!)
The musical which made the most impact on you
A Chorus Line
It was my first big college production and is so relatable.
A song you could listen to all day.
‘Fine’ by Adam Gwon
A song by your favourite musical composer
‘A Little Priest’ from Sweeney Todd
The character you’d kill to play
The character you’d kill to play – if you were the opposite sex
Bobby from Company
A song which inspires you
‘What I Did For Love’ from A Chorus Line
The musical you’ve seen over and over
Sunset Boulevard andMamma Mia of course!
The character in a musical you can most relate to
Cathy from The Last 5 Years
Your favourite song NOT from a musical
Right now it’s Blurred Lines or Happy. They just make me feel good.
Big thanks to Rachel for taking the Actor Hub Musical Theatre Challenge.
Here is Rachel as Tonya singing Dancing Queen with the cast of Mamma Mia at the 63rd Tony Awards
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