Courtney Reed had the honor of originating the role of ‘Princess Jasmine’ in Disney’s smash Broadway hit Aladdin, directed by Casey Nicholaw for which she received a Grammy nomination. 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,’ u/s ‘Nina’ and ‘Vanessa.’ She made her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! just a few months after graduating from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Her favorite regional credits include: ‘Andrea’ in Once on This Island at Papermill Playhouse (directed by Thomas Kail), ‘Tintinabula’ in Noble Fool’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Light Opera Works’ 110 in the Shade and South Pacific. Over the past several years, she has appeared on such television shows as: Search Party, The Affair, Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, NYC 22, and CSI: NY, and her favorite web series Submissions Only. This past summer, she 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.
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @RhodesReed @GaggedChokers