About


Photos by Dane Wagner
Rebecca is a singer, actress and most important, a cancer survivor. Four months after making her Broadway debut, Rebecca was diagnosed with stage II Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She underwent months of treatment which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She is currently cancer free and enjoying every second of her life, on stage and off. 

This past spring, Rebecca had the honor of opening the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies baseball season singing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch. Prior to that, she toured North America for almost two years with Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera where, along with playing her roles as Madame Firmin and The Confidante, she also played opera diva Carlotta Guidicelli at select theatres across the country, including The Kennedy Center, San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Before joining the tour, Rebecca was a member of the Broadway company of The Phantom of The Opera, playing the Majestic Theatre for almost 3 years. She made her Broadway debut in the fall of 2008 in Jill Santoriello’s new musical, A Tale of Two Cities, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The previous year she made her New York Philharmonic debut in the critically acclaimed production of My Fair Lady, starring Kelsey Grammer. 

Off Broadway, Rebecca has been seen in the New York City Center Encores! productions of Fiorello!, Fanny, Music In The Air, The Pajama Game and The New Moon. On the concert stage, she has appeared with the Virginia Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, The Great Waters Music Festival Orchestra and the Curtis Opera Orchestra. In New York City, she has performed at the legendary jazz club, Birdland, the Metropolitan Room, The Friars Club and Sardi's, as well as Avery Fisher Hall. Rebecca has also appeared as a guest artist for numerous galas including New York City Opera, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City Center, and The American Cancer Society’s Hope Gala Honolulu where she premiered a new song, "As Long As I Have You", written for her by Jill Santoriello.   

An avid performer of new work, Rebecca created the role of The Vocalist in The New Group’s world premiere Off-Broadway production of Wallace and Allen Shawn’s play/opera, The Music Teacher, which she also recorded for Bridge Records. Other premieres include La Vie En Bleu at Walnut Street Theatre, La Gioconda at the Clurman Theatre and I’ll Be Seeing You at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Rebecca recently recorded a song for the new musical Outlander written by Jill Santoriello, Mike Gibb and Kevin Walsh based on the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon which is now a Starz network television series. She also lent her voice to the soundtrack of the multiple award winning 2015 film short, The Secret of Joy, a film raising awareness for pediatric cancer directed by Max Bartoli which starred Doris Roberts and Jack Betts. 

Rebecca has also performed in numerous regional productions around the country, including 16 shows at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Other regional theatres include Maine State Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Baltimore Center Stage, Fulton Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the Prince Music Theatre. Rebecca is an alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and also holds a BA in music from the University of Charleston. When not on the road performing, she spends most of her time in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire as well as her home in Philadelphia. She is very proud of her West Virginia roots and is also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.

"
Rebecca Robbins was a worthy leading lady... 
with hints of Patti LuPone and Angela Lansbury."
-Broad Street Review