West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker will perform live at Cadogan Hall on the 5th November, celebrating the release of her latest album on Friday 27 October through the record label Westway Music.
The Olivier nominated performer most recently starred in Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, playing the role of Annette/Beverley Bass, the role she originated in London at the Phoenix Theatre. She received an Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical and won the 2020 What’s On Stage Best Supporting Actress in a Musical award for her performance. She is also known for her performance as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
This newly announced concert will see her celebrating her most iconic roles as well as some of her favourite tunes in musical theatre combined with some original music.
You’re appearing in concert at Cadogan Hall this November, what have you got in store for audiences?
I will be sharing what I have recorded over the last six months – so the full new album, which I am thrilled with. Of course, there will be a few favourites in there with some very exciting special guests!
With so many great shows to look back on, how have you decided on the set list?
I certainly have! I have been thinking about it lots these last few months as I want to include songs from the shows I’ve been in – but also new current musicals and some new found styles like Brandi Carlisle, Americana and Imagine Dragons.
And can we expect some original music from your new studio album?
I am thrilled and so excited for you to hear one new original song, written by the brilliant Caroline Kay! We spent quite a lot of time via Zoom and WhatsApp voice notes trying to make this song just the way we wanted it… and I think we did it just perfectly. I love it!
You’ve recently returned from Broadway, what are you looking forward to most about performing in London again, and at Cadogan Hall?
Yes, it was an amazing 18 months living in New York with my family on the beautiful musical Come from Away. I am mostly excited about performing again to my UK-based fans, and sharing all my new ideas that I’ve been working on with this brilliant team. And doing a live show is where I’m really at home! I can’t wait to sing again with a big band, too.
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking to see your concert?
I don’t love formalities, so don’t expect any! Think more like you’re coming to a party, like the one where you bring your own drink, and you end up dancing on the tables…that’s my kinda concert! So come and bring that type of friend who loves a good knees up!