Skip to main content

Reed, Alyson 1958- (Allyson Reed)

Reed, Alyson 1958- (Allyson Reed)


Born January 11, 1958. Education: Studied ballet.


Agent—TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505; William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Opus Entertainment, 5225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 905, Los Angeles, CA 90036.


Actress. Played Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) at Disneyland.

Awards, Honors:

Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actress in a musical, 1984, for Marilyn: An American Fable; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in featured role—musical, 1988, for Cabaret.


Film Appearances:

Cassie, A Chorus Line (musical), Columbia, 1985.

Alexandra "Alex" Hutton, Skin Deep (also known as Blake Edward's "Skin Deep"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Susan Kelly, Manhattan Merengue!, 1994.

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (documentary; also known as B.G.A. 2 and Broadway: The Golden Age Two), Second Act Productions, 2007.

Ms. Darbus, High School Musical 3 (musical; also known as Haunted High School Musical), Walt Disney Pictures, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mrs. Reeves, Party of Five, Fox, 1995-99.

Lesley Turnbull, The Agency, CBS, 2001-2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Anita Vest, Seduced by Madness (also known as Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story, Fascinatia nebuniei, Paques sanglantes, Seduzida pela loucura, and Verfuehrung zum Mord), NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Allyson Reed) Phyllis, The Disappearance of Nora (also known as Deadly Recall), CBS, 1993.

Tommy Reed, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (also known as Lost in the Wild), CBS, 1993.

Donna, The Secret She Carried, NBC, 1996.

(As Allyson Reed) Natalie Kelly, Norma Jean & Marilyn (also known as Norma Jean and Marilyn, A verdadeira historia de Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn—lhr Leben, Norma Jean e Marilyn, and Norma Jean ja Marilyn), HBO, 1996.

Roseanne, Taking Back Our Town (also known as A Few Good Hearts, Defendendo nossa cidade, Salvemos nuestro hogar, and Un mundo mejor), Lifetime, 2001.

Lily voice-over, Tempted (also known as A Mother's Choice, Returning Lily, and A escolha de uma mae), Lifetime, 2003.

Ms. Darbus, High School Musical (musical; also known as Musical sto sholeio), Disney Channel, 2006.

Ms. Darbus, High School Musical 2: Sing It All or Nothing! (musical; also known as High School Musical 2, Grease 4, High School Musical 2: Singt alle oder keiner!), Disney Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mother superior, "My Sister's Keeper" (also known as "Desordre affectif" and "El guardian de mi hermana "), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Chrissie Dubin, "The Cookie Monster," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Detective Beekler, "Do the Wrong Thing," WIOU, CBS, 1990.

Detective Beekler, "Mother Nature's Son," WIOU, CBS, 1990.

Ginny Taylor, "MethLab," DEA (also known as DEA: Special Task Force), Fox, 1990.

Dr. Wendy Sterne, "Scenes from a Marriage," The Family Man (also known as Un hombre de familia and Wo brennt's, Daddy?), CBS, 1991.

Ginny Taylor, "The Connection," DEA: Special Task Force (also known as DEA), Fox, 1991.

Ginny Taylor, "White Lies," DEA: Special Task Force (also known as DEA), Fox, 1991.

Ginny Taylor, "Zero Sum Game," DEA: Special Task Force (also known as DEA), Fox, 1991.

"I'll Never Be the Same," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

"Rest in Pieces," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Honey Hawke, "Four Days of the Cockatoo: Part 1," Ghostwriter (also known as The New Ghostwriter Mysteries and El fantasma escritor), PBS, 1994.

Cindy Carruthers, "Someone to Watch over Me," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1995.

Medical examiner Heather Coyle, "Seed," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1995.

Wendy Maitlin, "Game, Set, Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Linda Morissey, "Sweet Surrender," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Virginia Sprague, "Dreamcatcher," Sisters, NBC, 1996.

Waitress, "The Bus Stops Here," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1996.

Dot Chandler, "The Kernel," Over the Top, ABC, 1997.

Laura Martin, "Knock, Knock," High Incident (also known as El caminon poliisit, High Incident—Die Cops von El Camino, Patrulla de asfalto, and Perigo iminente), ABC, 1997.

Rose Kindberg, "Damage Control," Moloney, CBS, 1997.

Candice Guy, "To Volunteer Is Human," The Gregory Hines Show (also known as Gregory Hines, Gregory Hines Show, Square One, and Tal pai! Tal filho!), CBS, 1998.

Emma Dubonnet, "The Collector," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1998.

Fran Glass, "War Stories," JAG, CBS, 1999.

Maggie Lupone, "The Goldberg Variation," The X-Files, Fox, 1999.

Deborah Marsh, "Stealing Home," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Misty Moss, "Thoughts of You," Chicago Hope, CBS, 2000.

Dr. Catherine McCrae, "The Claw Is Our Master," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Stern judge, "The Brain Game," Popular (also known as Suositut), The WB, 2001.

Acting professor, "Future Shock," Felicity, The WB, 2002.

Lenore Decker, "All the King's Men," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Lenore Decker, "The Good Fight," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Lenore Decker, "The Start of Something Big," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Lenore Decker, "The Whole Truth," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Stevie, "Heartland," MDs (also known as Meds and The Oath), ABC, 2002.

Doris, "Jackpot," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2003.

Ginny, "Makemba," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2003.

Kate Fitzgerald, "Cara Fitzgerald," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2003.

Miriam Kazdin, "Coming Home," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2003.

Jannine, "Our Sauce, It Is a Beauty," It's All Relative (also known as Absolut relativ, En svaerfar foer mycket, Kaikki on suhteellista, and Todo es relativo), ABC, 2004.

Kathleen Halloran, "The Dead Donald," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2004.

Mrs. Jordan, "What's Love Got to Do with It?," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2004.

Mrs. Reynolds, "Why You Crying?," George Lopez (also known as The George Lopez Show), ABC, 2004.

Method & Red, Fox, 2004.

Eva Salton, "Structural Corruption," Numb3rs (also known as Numbers and Num3ers), CBS, 2005.

Nurse, "It Happened One Night," Crossing Jordan (also known as Untitled Tim Kring Project), NBC, 2005.

Roberta Turner, "From Whence We Came," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2005.

Travel agent, "Desperate Houseguy," Jake in Progress, ABC, 2005.

Voice of zookeeper hero, "Higgly Frog Day/Eubie's Ele-Fantastic Adventure," Higglytown Heroes (animated; also known as Los heroes de Higglytown and Oi iroes tis Higglytown), Disney Channel, 2005.

Appeared in other programs, including Resurrection Blvd., Showtime. Also appeared in "The Least Wonderful Time of the Year," an unaired episode of To Have & to Hold (also known as Faits l'un pour l'autre, Hoida ja armastada, In guten wie in schlechten Tagen, Kuin luodut toisilleen, and Les freres McGrail), CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Donna, Prudy and Judy, The WB, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Dancin' (musical revue), Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1978-80, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1980-82.

Fatatatatatima and revolutionary woman, Oh, Brother! (musical), American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Playhouse, New York City, 1981.

Elaine (member of the Delights), Dance a Little Closer (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn: An American Fable (musical; also known as Marilyn), Minskoff Theatre, 1983.

Gotta Getaway!, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1984.

Sally Bowles, Cabaret (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1987-88.

A Grand Night for Singing (musical revue), Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

The actress, Hello Again (musical), Second Stage Theatre, Los Angeles, 1998.

Appeared in other productions, including appearances as Val, A Chorus Line (musical); and as Lola, Damn Yankees (musical).

Major Tours:

Appeared as Cassie, A Chorus Line (musical).

Stage Work:

Director, A Grand Night for Singing (musical revue), La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada, CA, 2000.

Worked as the director and choreographer for Oliver! (musical), CA production.


Albums; Cast Recordings; with Others:

Dance a Little Closer, TER, 1983.

Oh, Brother!, c. 1991.

A Grand Night for Singing, 1994.

Video Games:

Voice of Kassia, Battlestar Galactica, Universal Entertainment, 2003.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Reed, Alyson 1958- (Allyson Reed)." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . 19 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Reed, Alyson 1958- (Allyson Reed)." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . (April 19, 2019).

"Reed, Alyson 1958- (Allyson Reed)." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Retrieved April 19, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.