Rebecca created the role of Madame Giry in the new $35 million production of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, under the direction of Harold Prince. Her acclaimed performances at the Venetian Hotel and Casino continued for over two years. A review in the Las Vegas Review Journal noted: ?There's lots of talent on display at 'Phantom -- The Las Vegas Spectacular,' but the person I can never stop watching is Rebecca Spencer?.
The role returned Rebecca to the haunts of the Paris Opera House, fifteen years after her debut as Carlotta, performed in German for six months at the Neue Flora Theatre in Mr. Prince's Hamburg, Germany Company.
As an early collaborator, Rebecca was an original Broadway cast member of Jekyll and Hyde and created the role of Emma Carew in the Alley Theatre world premiere, a role she had the opportunity to revisit on Broadway ten years later. She was an original company member of the Toronto workshop production of Ragtime, directed by Frank Galati.
Rebecca has performed principal roles in over 60 opera, national tour, regional and Off-Broadway productions ranging from Cunegonde in Bernstein's Candide to Dolly Levi in Jerry Herman's Hello Dolly. Her television credits include Third Watch and Law and Order: SVU. Rebecca has performed in concert as a guest soloist with numerous symphony orchestras and as the guest soloist for composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Rebecca was awarded the 2004 BackStage Bistro Award for her debut solo recording, Wide Awake and Dreaming. Her second recording, Fair Warning, was released in March 2006. Both CDs are marketed on the LML Music label, distributed by Allegro Music. Her live concert performances, based on these collaborations and repertoire, continue to receive critical acclaim. She has recorded for numerous record labels ranging from Broadway First Cast albums to collectable compilations. Her website can be found at www.rebeccaspencer.com.
Rebecca was born in Levittown, PA and currently resides in Hollyood, CA.