Alyson Reed (Ms. Darbus)
As Ms. Darbus, East High School’s stern and, well, dramatic drama teacher, Alyson Reed played a prominent adult role in Disney Channel’s High School Musical. A stage performer since childhood, Reed has performed in a number of Broadway productions, including Dancin’, Dance a Little Closer, A Grand Night of Singing, Marilyn: An American Fable, and Cabaret, for which she was Tony-nominated. Her screen credits include A Chorus Line, Skin Deep, Modern Family, Chance, Bones, Mad Men, Numb3rs, Providence, The Agency, Murphy Brown, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Party of Five, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Grace and Frankie, Silicon Valley, Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue, Frasier, Nip/Tuck, JAG, Murder She Wrote, Law & Order, L.A. Law, The X-Files, Felicity, and George Lopez.
Recently, Alyson Reed starred in Ad Astra, guest-starred in Unbelievable and The Rookie, and lent her voice to Klaus. She was also seen in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles earlier this year. This September, Alyson Reed starred in Love is Love is Love, which premiered at the Deauville American Film Festival.