Rachel Tucker & World Hunger Day 2011
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Rachel Tucker is a Northern Irish singer and actress who currently stars in the lead role of Elphaba in the West End hit musical Wicked, opposite Louise Dearman as Glinda. Rachel competed as one of the finalists in the BBC talent show-themed television series I’d Do Anything in 2008.
Additionally, Rachel who trained at the Royal Academy of Music has starred as Meat in We Will Rock You (London Dominion) directed by Ben Elton; Mary in Tonight’s The Night (National Tour); Maureen Johnson in Rent (Olympia Theatre, Dublin); Sally Simpson in The Who’s Tommy (National Tour; Estelle Genovese in The Full Monty directed by Jack O’Brien (National Tour); Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Lyric Theatre, Belfast) – for which she was nominated for the 2008 TMA Theatre Award – Best Performance in a Musical; Grace Power in To Be Sure, Kelly in Merry Christmas Betty Ford and Amy in Have A Nice Life (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).
Rachel co-presented The Friday Show opposite Eamonn Holmes on BBC Northern Ireland in late 2009. This month Rachel was nominated for a Whatsonstage.com Award, in the category of Best Takeover in a Role for her portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked.
Rachel Tucker & World Hunger Day
Rachel performed with Louise Dearman on World Hunger Day at a Gala Concert in aid of The Hunger Project. The evening, entitled ‘Dionne Warwick & Friends’ featured stars from Opera, Musical Theatre and Popular Music and the incredible Orchestra of The Southbank Sinfonia. The evening was led by the legendary Dionne Warwick and will also include The First Lady of Musical Theatre, Elaine Paige.
Find out more about World Hunger Day and how you can Get Involved
Watch the World Hunger Day launch video on YouTube, featuring Tim Holder, Dionne Warwick & Åsa Skogström Feldt