Moulin Rouge! The Musical Casting Announced
Producers Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke announced that Broadway veterans Courtney Reed and Conor Ryan will play the roles of "Satine" and "Christian" in the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical when the show premieres February 26th in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre.
Courtney Reed, who is from Chicago, is best known for originating the role of "Princess Jasmine" in Disney's Aladdin, for which she received a Grammy Nomination. She was last seen in Lauren Yee's award-winning play Cambodian Rock Band at The Signature Theatre. She also had the honor of being a part of the closing company of the Tony Award-Winning Musical In The Heights, in which she played "Carla." She made her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! Courtney's television credits include "Liza on Demand," "Search Party," "The Affair," "Law & Order: SVU," "White Collar," "NYC 22," and "CSI: NY."
Conor Ryan appeared on Broadway in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. He played opposite Kate Baldwin in the off-Broadway revival of John & Jen (Keen Company) and was seen in Desperate Measures at the York Theatre/New World Stages, receiving an Outer Critics Circle nomination. Conor has developed and originated roles in Bliss (5th Avenue), My Very Own British Invasion, Benny & Joon (Paper Mill), Into the Wild (Encore), and The Fortress of Solitude (The Public). He has appeared on Television in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert." Conor trained at the University of Michigan and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke said, "We're thrilled to welcome Courtney and Conor to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. They are both extraordinary artists and we all are so excited we get to launch the national tour in Chicago before continuing throughout North America."