A rock ‘n roll baby, Rachel was born in New Orleans to southern parents who met in a country rock band. She sang her first solo at the age three, standing on the steps of her Baptist church in her hometown of Seminole, Florida. For as long as she can remember, music was flowing through her house.
One of the singing stars to emerge from The X-Factor, Potter came to be known globally for her broadcast performances on the program. But many of Potter's fans actually know her best from her roles in hit Broadway shows like THE ADDAMS FAMILY, she playedas Wednesday Addams, alongside Brooke Shields, the Mistress in the Tony-nominated revival of EVITA with Ricky Martin, and as Glinda on the national tour of Stephen Schwartz’s smash hit, WICKED. But long before she was charming audiences eight times a week on the Great White Way with her affable humor and crystal clear chops, Rachel was already doing what she loves: singing.
One of my "whoooa" moments from these Garden session videos when watching Rachel warm up for this video. She has so much talent that she effortlessly came to possess the room in a few short notes.. And it wasn't long before everyone in the room was enraptured. What a voice!