I met Courtney through our mutual friend and her former Aladdin Broadway cast mate, Rodney Ingram. Courtney’s a gem inside and out, truly exuding a calm and friendly confidence that’s welcoming and warm.
It’s hard not to like Courtney with all that charm, but what I’ve come to really love about her is that she’s a strong business woman with spot-on sensibilities about marketing and finding moments that resonate with her audience and fans.
I look forward to watching her next chapter unfold as she lives her bucket list dreams of playing Satine in Moulin Rouge’s US tour AND touring the world with Disney Princess the Concert. Amazing!!!
About Courtney Reed
Courtney Reed was last seen in Lauren Yee’s award-winning play Cambodian Rock Band at The Signature Theatre. She had the honor of originating the role of ‘Princess Jasmine’ in Disney’s smash hit, Aladdin on Broadway, directed by Casey Nicholaw for which she received a Grammy nomination, a role she reprised for 4 months in London’s West End production. Prior to Aladdin, she had the privilege of being a part of the closing company of the Tony Award Winning musical In the Heights written by Lin Manuel Miranda, in which she played ‘Carla,’ understudying ‘Nina’ and ‘Vanessa.’ She made her Broadway debut in Mama Mia! just a few months after graduating from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Over the past several years, she has appeared on such television shows as: Liza On Demand, Search Party, The Affair, Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, NYC 22, and CSI: NY, and her favorite, web series Submissions Only.
In 2018, Courtney debuted her first solo concert Confessions of a Broadway Princess at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. She is also the founder of her all-female-run company Gagged Chokers, which has received praise in such magazines as People, People’s Style Watch, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Refinery 29, More, and Yahoo.
Since 2018, Courtney has partnered with other Broadway royalty to develop and produce what is now called Disney Princess the Concert. The show recently launched its world premiere in Saudi Arabia and plans to kick off the US tour in 2022.
Simultaneously, Courtney will also star as Satine in the US touring company of multi-Tony winning Moulin Rouge.
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @RhodesReed @GaggedChokers