Rebecca Luker was an actress, singer, and recording artist, most famous for her Broadway appearances. According to New York, she was on par with actresses like Barbara Cook and Julie Andrews. Luker had been nominated for three Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. Her most famous appearance was on Placido Domingo’s “The Broadway I Love”.
She was one of the richest singers from the United States of America and earned a position in the list of most popular singers. According to Fox News, Luker’s death was confirmed by her agent, Sara Foster. She had been battling with the Lou Gehring’s disease, but the cause of her death was not confirmed.
Rebecca Luker Net Worth is expected to be $1-$5 Million
According to PopularBio.com, Luker had a net worth between $1-$5 Million, earning most of her income as a professional singer. Luker was born in Alabama and was raised in Helena. She earned a BA in music from the University of Montevallo while taking a break from her perform in Sweeney Todd.
Luker made her Broadway debut in “The Phantom of the Opera” as Christine. Her other Broadway performances include “The Secret Garden”, “Show Boat” and “The Sound of Music”. She also joined the cast of “Fun Home” on Broadway in 2016.
Luker had performed in concerts with symphony orchestras and was also a cabaret performer. She had also performed a solo concert for the American Songbook series. Luker won the Bistro Award for her cabaret in 2006 which was solely devoted to female songwriters.
Rebecca Luker Dies At The Age of 59
Rebecca Luker died on 23rd December 2020 at the age of 59. Her husband announced her death stating, “Our family is devastated. I have no words at this moment because I’m numb”. In 2020, Luker revealed that she had been diagnosed with the Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).
Broadway stars paid tributes to her. Laura Benanti called Luker “humble, loving and kind with a golden voice that would wrap you in peace”. Seth Rudetsky also stated that it was “a great loss for Broadway and the world”. Kristin Chenoweth tweeted “one of the main reasons I wanted to be a soprano” and Bernadette Peters called her “one of the most beautiful voices on Broadway and a lovely person”.
Luker is survived her husband, Danny Burstein and her two stepsons.
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In 2020, Luker announced that she was suffering from ALS, and was diagnosed with it in 2019. She was able to sing and hosted a live-stream benefit for ALS in June 2020. However, in October, she revealed that she had been using a wheelchair for seven months and that the disease had progressed to the point where she had “no diaphragm”.