Originally from South Florida, Rachel Whittington is an Elon University graduate with a degree in Vocal Performance. Her performance experiences include regional theatre, television, opera, a cappella, pop, classical concerts, symphonic concerts, and studio recordings.
With over a decade of classical vocal training, she studied voice and performed in several operas in San Francisco with the Opera Academy of California led by Metropolitan Opera director Yefim Maizel. While at Elon, Rachel was a featured performer in several elite vocal ensembles as well as theatrical performances including The Music Man (U/S Marian), Hansel and Gretel (Dew Fairy), and A Game of Chance (2nd Knitter). In 2012, she sang backup for multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ben Folds and the North Carolina Symphony.
She has performed in several shows at The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol including: a SOLD OUT production of Company by Stephen Sondheim, the Southeast Premiere of Neighbors: a fair trade agreement, and understudied all female leads in both Bad Jews, and Stop Kiss! Productions at Orlando’s Mad Cow Theatre include: The All-Female 1776 , James Joyce’s The Dead, The Philadelphia Story, and The Secret Garden. Other Central Florida Credits include: Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, ThanksKilling: The Musical, James and the Giant Peach, and Equus. Rachel also enjoys writing, and playing instruments including Oboe, Flute, Guitar, and Piano.
Rachel also performed as Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music with BARCLAY Performing Arts at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts, continuing her 5-year annual homage to the incomparable Stephen Sondheim.
For the 2019 Holiday Season, she could be spotted in Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!
While social distancing in 2020, she has been honored to participate in several digital offerings with The Studio including Pygmalion, A Woman of No Importance, Tartuffe (adapted by Bobbie Bell), and Cosmo St. Charles is Dead and Someone in this Room Killed Him.
Rachel is the Literary Manager for The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol in The Villages, FL.
Photo Credit: Scott Dentinger