A California native, Arielle Jacobs was most recently seen as Princess Jasmine in the original Australian company of Disney’s Broadway hit musical ALADDIN. Prior to that, she played Nessarose in the Broadway cast of WICKED. She also starred on Broadway as Nina Rosario in the four-time Tony & Grammy award winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS, opposite composer/creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Off-Broadway, she has starred in two world-premiere plays by Pulitzer-winning playwright and director Nilo Cruz; entitled SOTTO VOCE (as Lucila Pulpo) and FARHAD OR THE SECRET OF BEING (as Farhad, a young Afghan girl who was raised as a boy to avoid social exile but then reaches puberty and struggles with the limitations of becoming a woman in the Middle East.) Jacobs was seen in the original National Touring companies of IN THE HEIGHTS (Nina) and Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSCIAL (Gabriella), in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A ROCK OPERA (Julia), and in Dreamcatcher Theatre’sproduction of INTO THE WOODS (Baker’s Wife), opposite Broadway legend Tituss Burgess as the Witch.
Other credits include Broadway workshops of BETWEEN THE LINES (based on the bestselling book by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer), SECONDHAND LIONS (directed by Scott Schwartz), ATLANTIS (directed by Tony Winner Christopher Gattelli), DIAMOND ALICE (at Roundabout Theatre Company), CARMEN and NIGHTINGALE (both directed by Tony Nominee Moises Kaufman), MASK (with Tony-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr.), HEAD OVER HEELS (with Drama Desk winning director Ed Iskandar), and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (with director David Hyde Pierce). TV/Film credits include “Taxi Brooklyn” on NBC, “Commander in Chief;” “Dance War;” “Water Lilies”; “Disney’s 365” and more.
Broadway: Aladdin (Aladdin) Drama Desk nomination, Les Miserables (Marius), The Lion King (Simba). National Tours: Mamma Mia! (Sky), Cinderella (Prince), Les Miserables (Marius), The Lion King (Simba). Favorite Regional: Zorro (Zorro) at Alliance Theater (Suzi nomination), Once On This Island (Daniel) at Paper Mill Playhouse, Harvey Milk (Young Harvey) at San Francisco Opera. BFA from NYU. Adam's debut album, Right Where I Belong, featuring songs by Alan Menken, is available on iTunes. @AdamJacobsNYC