Dancer and actress Alyson Reed (b. January 11, 1958) plays Nancy Stokes on Journeyman.
Alyson Reed grew up in Anaheim and attended Anaheim High School, where she graduated in 1976. She was a varsity songleader for two years, and was ASB President as a senior. She began performing in high school, and one of her major roles was as Nancy in a school production of Oliver! Alyson also performed as Alice in Wonderland at the Disneyland theme park.
Reed made her Broadway debut in Dancin' in 1978. Additional theatre credits include Dance a Little Closer, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing, and Marilyn: An American Fable. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Cabaret and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for Marilyn.
Reed's most notable screen role was Cassie in Richard Attenborough's film adaptation of A Chorus Line, and she also appeared in the comedy Skin Deep with John Ritter. Her many television credits include Matlock, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, The X Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan, Numb3rs, Boston Legal, and NYPD Blue.
Most recently, she has become known to younger viewers for the role of Ms. Darbus in the highly popular Disney Channel movie High School Musical and its sequel High School Musical 2.