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Rachel Kara Perez is an award-winning singer and actress based in New York City.  With a repertoire ranging from classical to Afro-Cuban Jazz, she has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center out of Doors, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMCafé, The National Opera Center, and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Recent projects include:  Broadway Close Up: One Hit Wonders, a concert at Merkin Hall led by Tony Nominee Mark Jacoby; Charlie in Newton’s Cradle directed by Victoria Clark at the New York Musical Festival; a featured vocalist for the premiere of choreographer Beth Gill’s site-specific dance work Catacomb at The Chocolate Factory; and The Concubine in Art of Memory, a new opera based on the life of St. Augustine by Kitty Brazelton, workshopped through American Opera Projects.  A member of Actors’ Equity and a Latin Grammy nominated musician, Rachel Kara was a recipient of the Lys Symonette Award in The Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya Competition and an Outstanding Individual Performance Award from the New York Musical Festival.  In addition to performing, she is a Teaching Artist, partnering with New York City schools to expose students to theatre.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Classical Voice from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.