Rhett was pulled from the crowd at the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade Taping, while on vacation, by the legendary songwriter and producer David Foster to sing on the castle stage! Rhett chose to sing one of David Foster's songs, "The Prayer," to which Mr. Foster said "Sing from the first verse and in Italian!" The video has gone viral and Rhett couldn't be more honored and thrilled. (Visit the videos page to watch!)
For the past few years, Rhett has been lucky enough to sail the high seas headlining his own cabaret backed by an eight piece band: How Well We Love...An Evening with Rhett Wheeler. (Visit the videos page to watch!)
Rhett recently helped create, as an original lead cast member, a brand new Holiday show for Cedar Fair Entertainment (in association with RWS) called Winterfest, which can be seen in Theme Parks across The United States this Winter.
In Rhett's most recent ship contract he starred in Now and Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the only show at sea with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's name and seal of approval on it presented by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.
Prior to that, Rhett performed live on stage with country music legend Dolly Parton in Dolly Parton's Celebrity Theatre in Dollywood (TN, USA) as one of the principal tenors in Spirit of The Dance, the world renowned Irish step-dance show. He sang for 7,000 people a day! (Visit the videos page to watch "The Prayer" sung with Katie A. Mussler!)
Highlights of his career include performing with music legends like Trini Lopez, where he had the distinct pleasure to share the stage with him while performing "La Bamba" together.
Rhett had the great pleasure to perform some of the most famous James Bond themes for Dame Shirley Bassey herself. To his surprise, she wrote Rhett a letter saying how much she enjoyed all of his performances! (Visit the videos page to watch "Thunderball!")
As the principal singer for JAR productions, Rhett has worked extensively with three different luxury cruise lines. Most recently he was company manager and a lead vocalist for one of the top rated ships in the world, Oceania Cruises' "Riviera." He has worked onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises' award winning "Seven Seas Mariner," & "Seven Seas Navigator," as well as Silversea Cruises' award winning "M/V Silver Cloud." Sailing to 6 continents in his 5 years at sea, he thoroughly enjoys seeing new places and performing for an intimate ship crowd.
Rhett has a background in Musical theatre; he received his BA Arts degree from The New School University in NYC, as well as having studied at Ithaca College and Carnegie Mellon University. He recently portrayed Bert in Pacific Repertory Theatre's production of Mary Poppins to great acclaim. He was so honored to sing the brilliant music of The Sherman Brothers (and Stiles & Drewe) each night. (Visit the resume page to see a list of his theatrical credits.)
In Concert work:
Rhett has has the great pleasure on numerous occasions to be asked by 5th Dimension's Michel Bell (also a Tony Nominee) to guest duet with him onstage, rocking out with Broadway Musical Director Catherine Matejka on Piano to numbers such as, "Man of la Mancha (I, Don Quixote)" and the Righteous Brother's, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'!" (Visit the videos page to watch!)
Rhett performed in a concert of new music by emerging composer Cody Wymore produced by New York Theatre Barn. (Visit the videos page to watch "The Mannequin Song!")
Rhett guest starred singing in a concert of work by Holly O'Brien at the Watz-Astoria, NYC. (Visit the videos page to watch "Beauty and The Beast" sung with Tricia Tanguy!)
Rhett had the great opportunity to collaborate and sing with the incredible folk artist Dan Bern in California.
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