Hamilton star Rachel John to release debut album in April

West End star Rachel John is to release her debut album in April.

After shooting to fame with her Olivier nominated role in smash hit musical Hamilton, Rachel will release her record From My Lips to God’s Ear on 8 April 2022.

Rachel made her West End debut in Disney’s The Lion King in 2005 and has gone on to play major roles in We Will Rock You, Sister Act, Memphis, The Bodyguard and The Girl from The North Country.

Having originated the role of Angelica Schuyler in the original West End cast of Hamilton, Rachel is now returning to one of her other musical passions, gospel.

From My Lips to God’s Ear sees Rachel performing songs that she has listened to and sung herself throughout her life, with the record executive produced by renowned West End and Broadway performer Ramin Karimloo.

The pair starred in a filmed concert at the NTA Church in Tooting in 2021 which led to the album

A single of lead track, Blessed Assurance, will be released digitally on 18 March.

Neil O’Brien, Managing Director of Westway Music, said: “I was introduced to Rachel last year during lockdown by Ramin. When I watched the film and heard the music and saw Rachel’s performance, I could hear a great album and we set about working to make it something that would really do justice to the performances.

“The album has been mixed by Tim Hamil under the guidance of our A&R Director Rhydian Roberts and we believe we are releasing a stunning debut performance that demonstrates just why Rachel John is one of the leading vocalists of her generation and someone we know will shine brightly in the future.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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