Season 2: Episode 15: Sally Wilfert: A Tribute to Rebecca Luker: Celebrating My Best Friend

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Sally Wilfert & Rebecca Luker were best friends. In celebration of what would have been Rebecca Luker’s 60th Birthday (4/17), Sally & I pay tribute to their amazing friendship, their final project together, All The Girls, and much more!

After listening to this episode, please consider making a donation to Target ALS, in honor of Rebecca Luker who passed away from ALS on December 23, 2020.

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Sally Wilfert has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and King David. She toured the country in the first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway, Sally’s credits include See Rock City, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, The Mistress Cycle, and The Prince & The Pauper. At Carnegie Hall she has appeared in Cole Porter’s Jubilee, South Pacific in Concert (starring Reba McEntire), and Sondheim: A Tribute, (all for PBS). Performing with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center and Tokyo, she was featured soloist, singing “Somewhere” for their performances of West Side Story Suite.

Sally has performed throughout the country, including shows at the La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Barrington Stage, Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Goodspeed Musicals, Northshore Music Theatre, Cap 21, Hartford Theatreworks.

She has appeared at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati in Mamma Mia, Chasing Rainbows, Damn Yankees, Kiss Me Kate, The Light in the Piazza, Footloose, When We Met, LMNOP (World Premiere), Little Miss Sunshine (World Premiere), Marry Me A Little, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Les Miserables, The Last Five Years, Amadeus, Into the Woods, & The Threepenny Opera.

Sally performed in concert in Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great, American Songbook’s Rebecca Luker, Sally Wilfert: It’s Time, William Finn’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, Broadway in South Africa, Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook, New York City Christmas in such venues as 54 Below & NJ Performing Arts Center, Jacob Javits Center, The Allen Room, The Zipper Theatre, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, & Birdland.

Her recording credits include One Voice: Natalie Weiss & Sally Wilfert, See Rock City, New York City Christmas, Make Me A Song, Assassins, King David, The Prince & the Pauper, and A Christmas Survival Guide.

More on Rebecca:

Broadway: “Helen” in Fun Home; Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother; “Winifred” in the original Broadway production of Mary Poppins (Tony Award nomination); “Claudia” in Nine, opposite Antonio Banderas; “Marian Paroo” in The Music Man (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); “Maria” in The Sound of Music (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination); “Magnolia” in Showboat (Tony Award nomination); “Lily” in The Secret Garden (Drama Desk Nomination); “Christine” in The Phantom of the Opera.


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