"Berkman's poignant portrayal of the troubled [teenaged Lottie] was riveting"
- Ralph Malachowski
Rachel is a native of Middletown, New York in the Hudson Valley, but has always been connected to her Brooklyn roots. She began performing at a young age and went on to receive her B.F.A. in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Rachel has performed with various bands at venues around the Hudson Valley and Philadelphia areas. Upon moving to Brooklyn in 2020, she began writing her own music and expanding her audience and network to break into the NYC music scene. Her dedication, talent, unique sound, and sparkling personality have garnered her a local following, and her versatile voice has charmed audiences of all ages.
Rachel has upcoming and former gigs at landmark New York City venues such as Red Lion, Groove, and Huson Valley Venues such as Angry Orchard, Pennings the Cidery, and even events for the neighboring Citys!
Rachel loves working with children and also works in the NYC public school system as a teaching artist with Inside Broadway. She teaches younger children how to create a musical as well as gain confidence in themselves!
Rachel Leeya released her new single "By My Side" on June 18 2021 on all major streaming platforms!
You can find By My Side On All Major streaming platforms