Rachel Potter, hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, began her professional career at Walt Disney World, singing as Ariel, Belle and Nemo. Her first break into the world of musical theater came when she appeared on MTV’s Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods, where she placed in the top 15.
She had the honor of touring with the National Tour of the smash hit, Wicked, where she played the ever "popular," Glinda. She later made her Broadway debut as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, playing opposite both Bebe Neuwirth and Brooke Shields as Morticia. Next, she originated the roll of the Mistress in the Tony Nominated revival of Evita, starring Ricky Martin and Michael Cerveris. She is featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording singing her standout song, "Another Suitcase in Another Hall."
With a piece of heart having always been in country music, she left behind the "Great White Way" to find her place among the neon lights of Music City. Potter went on to become a Top 12 finalist on season 3 of FOX’s The X Factor, earning international praise for her country rendition of Queen's "Somebody to Love." Her take on the classic tune, which has now reached over 40 million views on YouTube, is featured on her solo album, "Not So Black and White.”
Rachel enjoyed a fruitful solo career, releasing 2 solo albums, being played on CMT, multiple viral cover videos, and being written up in Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Huffington Post, to name a few. She has many well known collaborations with the accapella groups VoicePlay and Voctave. For the past 4 years, she has been touring the country as a soloist with Country Legends, a symphony pops concert showcasing the last century’s most iconic country music, all performed with an orchestra.
She is now a member of the band Steel Union, a fresh country trio made up of herself, Josh Matheny and Donny Fallgatter. These three friends are making waves in Nashville and across the country, hooking audiences with their catchy melodies, impressive vocals, and infectious harmonies. Their debut, self-titled EP is available now wherever music is sold or streamed. For more info on Steel Union, please visit www.wearesteelunion.com.
Rachel resides in Nashville where she also works as a session singer, vocal coach, and headshot photographer. She is now playing her most important roll yet — “Mommy" to Jude. Follow her @therachelpotter.