Rebecca McKinnis is a professional English actress and singer who has worked on television, film and stage. She is playing Heidi Hansen in the 2019 production of Dear Evan Hansen.
She trained at the Mountview Academy and graduated with a BA Honours degree in Performance (1999 – 2001).
Some of Rebecca’s stage credits are Kitty in Simon Williams’ Charley’s Aunt (CMC); Lucy Lockitt in Rob Forknall’s Beggar’s Opera (Changeling Theatre Company); Grumio in Blanche McIntyre/Rob Forknall’s Taming Of The Shrew (Changeling Theatre Company); Suzanna Townley in Blanche McIntyre’s 3 Hours After Marriage at the Union Theatre; understudy Jeanie in Neil Labute’s Fat Pig at Trafalgar Studios and Tina Ruston in Adam Penford’s A Small Family Business at the National Theatre.
Her extensive work in musicals include playing a woman in Racky Plews’ Starting Here Starting Now at Upstairs At The Gatehouse; Virus, cover Kim and Big Sue in Christian Durham’s Taboo at the Fiery Angel; swing, cover Donna and Tanya in Phyllida Lloyd/Peter Addis’ Mamma Mia! at POW Littlestar; first cover Killer Queen/teacher in Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre; Christina in Bartlett Sher’s Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre; Margaret New in Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre; Heidi Hansen in Michael Greif’s Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre; the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables at the Cameron Mackintosh and Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre.
She was a villager in Disney’s 2015 feature film Beauty And The Beast Rebecca also played Clarrissa in Fergus March’s short film Shelf Life (2006).
On television, she appeared as Speed Dater in ITV2’s Comedy Cuts and an ensemble nun in ITV’s The Sound Of Music Live (2015).