Rachel Hundert is a singer/songwriter, actor, dancer, writer and director. Born and raised in Montreal, Rachel’s performance career has taken her to many stages including, BB Kings, The Legendary Apollo Theater (where she won 3rd place for singing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”), the Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, The Living Room, and the Knitting Factory. Rachel has written and performed four solo shows at 54 Below, Etcetera Etcetera Upstairs and the Metropolitan Room in NYC. Most recently she performed at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto, Canada where she was called “a stand-out!”. She has also performed on the roof of a temple in southern India for 30,000 people and can be heard on an album produced there!
Rachel has performed on the stages of Joria Main Stage, the Li’l Peach Theatre, MS Scotia Prince Cruise Line, the Aurthur Seelen Theatre, as well as in festivals including the Dixon Place Festival and the Where Eagle’s Dare Festival. Rachel was a featured singer in sold out shows at the Cherry Grove Theater in Fire Island. Rachel was a part of a workshop/reading of the show: The Irving Berlin Ragtime Review http://chipdeffaa.com/
Rachel has had the pleasure of singing on Sesame Street and has done voice over work for the National Film Board of Canada. She can also be heard on several recordings including Olamama and Journeys (Studio Fast Forward). Rachel directed a production of One Night with Fanny Brice (written by Chip Deffaa) that had a successful run for two years at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater in NYC. Rachel recently recorded several songs for an album of all Irving Berlin music, read more about the album here http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/IRVING-BERLIN-SONGBOOK-Album-to-be-Released-on-August-16th-20160802
Rachel’s writing has been published in the Greenville Pioneer (Greenville, New York) and the Gazette (Montreal, Quebec.) Rachel has a BFA with honors from The New School with a double major in Cultural Anthropology and Musical Theater and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She currently studies Ballet and Jazz at the West Side Dance Project and studies voice with Marcy Jellison. Rachel has also attended Eric Michael Gillett’s master class at the Singers Forum.
In festivals now! Rachel is featured in a short film entitled Broken Vines for which she wrote a song and choreographed a dance and plays the role of “Young Guinevere.” This film is currently being shown in film festivals around the world! To hear the song written for the film go to: https://rachelhundert.bandcamp.com/track/floating-memories-from-the-film-broken-vines