Meet Studio Alumni. Matchmaking is the secret to great casting. When I was casting for years, my greatest actor leads came from personal recs and lots of searching. To this day, many Casting Directors and Creatives love to reach out to acting studios and working colleagues for ideas. May your search expand and lead you to the original talent you seek. This database will be constantly expanding as we track down my thousands of alumni so check back often. Connect away! —Heidi
Lorna Courtney was raised in Jamaica, Queens, NY and attended LaGuardia High School for Vocal Performance. Her first professional job was in the gospel musical MAMA I WANT TO SING where she toured for 2 months in Japan at the age of 15. She performed with her gospel choir, Gospel For Teens on the Today Show and behind Chance The Rapper on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. After graduating a year early from the University of Michigan for musical theatre, Lorna performed as a stand-by for "Alana" and "Zoe" in the Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN and is now playing "Rosalia" and understudying "Maria" in the 2020 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY.
Teens, 20s, 30s
Ethnicity - Appearance
African, Black/African American, East Asian, Fillipino, Hispanic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Mixed Ethnicity, North American Indian, Pacific Islander, South Asian-India, Southeast Asian-Indonesia, West Indies/Caribbean
Ethnicity - Identity
Black/African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Mixed Ethnicity
New York City