Rachel Gitel










About Rachel

St. Louis born Rachel Gitel has been immersed in musical theatre since before she was born. Daughter of a KU musical theatre major, she was serenaded by her mother from the get-go, and grew up watching classic Hollywood musicals the way other children watch cartoons.


Her first experience performing came at the age of 8. Dressed in her mother’s leopard-print blouse, she sang “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King in a school talent show. She auditioned and was accepted into the elite St Louis Symphony Children’s Choir at age 12, where she had her first taste of classical choral music. She also competed in Solo and Small Ensemble competitions in the St. Louis Area where she received Superior ratings for her performances at the State level, and took part in the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association Honors Choir.


Rachel performed her first stage role as the Blue Fairy in Sleeping Beauty at Parkway West High School. That hooked her on acting. She has played Mrs. Boyle in Mousetrap, [Mrs.] Abernathy in Guys and Dolls there as well. Her first professional acting job was as a performer at Six Flags St Louis.


Rachel is a Drury University graduate with a BA in Theatre. She has worked in everything from musicals to macabre one-acts, children’s theater and theme park shows to opera.


Rachel now resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she continues her professional acting and singing career.


Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Brown

Vocal Range: Alto/Mezzo-Soprano-C/Belter



Foothills Park (staged reading)

The Sirens

A Dickens of a Christmas:

The Stingiest Man Musical

Poe Evermore: The Pit and the Pendulum

The Sultry Sirens of Sin

Christmas in Paradise

The Confession

Love at First Fright

Women on Love

Evil Dead: The Musical

The Miss Firecracker Contest

Cindy Rella: A One-Act Comedy

Billy Goat's Gruff-Educational Tour


The Three Little Pigs

The Gift of the Magi: a holiday musical

Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

The Importance of Being Earnest


Working: a musical

Dolores: a one-act drama

Miss Kitty's Saloon





Maris Oceana

Christmas Past/Belle/Mrs. Cratchit


Madeline Laplace


Chastity Daly

Elizabeth Baker

Rosie Taylor

Female Swing

Principle Woman


Tessy Mahoney

Sparkle Rella


Lucy's Maid

Mama Pig/Mama Wolf


Lucy Harris

Lady Bracknell

Sister Mary Amnesia

Grace Clements/Chorus


Lulu/Marty (Swing)



Elephant Room Productions

PA Renaissance Faire

Mazza Productions


Mazza Productions


PA Renaissance Faire

Rainbow Dinner Theatre

Blue Gate Musicals

Six Flags St. Louis

Gilloiz Theatre

Vandivort Center Theatre

Tent Theatre

Back Porch Theatre

Springfield Regional Opera

Vandivort Center Theatre

Springfield Playhouse

Back Porch Theatre

Vandivort Center Theatre

Drury University

MSU: Tent Theatre

Drury University

Drury University

Six Flags St. Louis




The Washing Well Wenches comedy troupe

The American Idol Experience

Radio spot

Radio spot


The Dead Shall Rise (2007 film)

Nine Grounds (2008 film)


Penny Rosen

'Dream Ticket' Winner









Oxford Renaissance Faire

Disney World, Orlando FL

Papil Motors Car Dealership

Alan Brown Chevrolet


Darst Productions

Black Meadow Productions




Bachelor of Arts Degree from Drury University: Theatre

Voice lessons - 14 years

Acting I, II, II & Scene Study - Professor Robert Westenberg

Stage Movement - 9 years

Basic Jazz - 2 years

Special Skills

Dialects: Standard British, Irish, Southern, Upper-Midwestern; child voice; flower tongue; able to harmonize; basic horse riding (Western); licensed driver; received Bat Mitzvah; comfortable with animals; movement in 'zombie'


Head Shots

Production Shots



What's Next?

'Trading Places: a comedic operetta' workshop - Ensemble - May 9-10 - Philadelphia, PA


'They're Playing Our Song' as Sonia Walsk- Kelsey Theatre - West Windsor, NJ - May 29-31 & June 5-7 kelseyatmccc.org


Performing with the Washing Well Wenches as Penny Rosen - Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

August 30- October 25 2015