S4 Ep13: Joe Aaron Reid, Curtis in Deamgirls & Benny in In The Heights
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For our 50th episode, we're off to LA to chat to Joe Aaron Reid!

Joe's Broadway credits include: Stephen in If/Then, understudy Willie Lopez in Ghost the Musical, Catch Me If You Can, understudy Howard in Finian’s Rainbow, Fred Casely in Chicago and Ronnie Driscoll in Curtains.

After moving to London, Joe played Benny in In The Heights (King's Cross Theatre) and originated the role of Curtis in the West End premiere of Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre).

After Dreamgirls, Joe left London for Paris, and he now resides in LA.

His credits also include: Smash (NBC), Daniel in Once on This Island (Lucille Lortel), The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout/Laura Pels), Howard in Finian’s Rainbow (Encores), Man #1 in Why We Tell The Story (Lucille Lortel), Kismet (Encores), Joe in Lines (TBG), Gabey in On the Town (5th Avenue), Gymnasia in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum (Williamstown Theatre Festival), understudy Coalhouse in Ragtime (Paper Mill), Munkustrap in Cats (Northern Stage), Camelot (Boston) and Beauty and the Beast (Les Places des Artes, Montreal & Lyric, Baltimore).

In this episode, Joe discusses self worth, ambition and being a gay Dad working in theatre. He also discusses all things If/Then and Dreamgirls, as well as lots more.

You can follow Joe on Instagram / Twitter: @JoeAaronReid

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.

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