Currently starring as Princess Jasmine in the smash-hit Broadway musical, Disney’s Aladdin, Arielle Jacobs is a California native whose journey from small farm town to The Great White Way is a tale of perseverance, moxie and true talent. Known for her “songbird-like ability,” Ms. Jacobs made her Broadway debut starring opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda in the final Broadway cast of his four-time Tony and Grammy award-winning musical In The Heights. Praised as “compelling” and “radiant” by Variety Magazine, and her voice as “powerful” by The New York Times, Ms. Jacobs continued her meteoric rise wowing audiences with starring roles in Wicked on Broadway, Rent, Disney’s High School Musical, and Into the Woods where she performed opposite Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess.
She has starred in two world-premiere plays by Pulitzer-winning playwright and director Nilo Cruz, Sotto Voce and Farhad or The Secret of Being, and has worked with Tony-winners Christopher Gattelli and Richard Maltby, Jr., Drama Desk-winner Ed Iskander, and David Hyde Pierce, her limitless talent always in demand.
Ms. Jacobs has performed onstage in many of America's greatest concert halls, including Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center, and beside legendary artists such as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz, Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, and Stephen Schwartz.Sports fans have been thrilled by her singing of the National Anthem for the Boston Celtics, the Texas Rangers and twice for the L.A. Kings.
No stranger to charity, Ms. Jacobs is the founder of The Girls Camaraderie Project, an organization working to build camaraderie and community instead of competition among middle-school girls. She has produced numerous benefit concerts to raise awareness and funds for her organization in New York and Los Angeles, as well as a benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with the touring cast of In the Heights.
Ms. Jacobs soaring debut solo album, "A Leap In the Dark: Live at Feinstein's/54 Below," is an autobiographical journey highlighting some of her struggles and feats. Ms. Jacobs brings with her a firm belief in the ability to triumph over adversity and a personal mission to keep positivity central in our lives of children. For more information, visit www.ariellejacobs.com, or reach out on Twitter/Instagram @ArielleJacobs.