About


Photos by Dane Wagner


R
ebecca 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. Presently, she is cancer free and enjoying every second of her life, on stage and off.

In the summer of 2015, Rebecca joined the cast of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera North American Tour. She joined the touring company directly from the Broadway company of Phantom currently playing at the Majestic Theatre. 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 Symphony 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 most recently, 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 premier Off-Broadway production of Wallace and Allen Shawn’s play/opera, The Music Teacher, which she also recorded for Bridge Records. Other premiers 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. Most recently, Rebecca 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.

Her regional credits include 13 shows with Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, also Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Baltimore Center Stage, Maine State Music Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Media Theatre and 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 touring the country, 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