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Courtney Bassett

about me

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Courtney Bassett is a singer, an actress, a songwriter, a dancer, and a musician. 
She most recently was dancing, singing, stair scaling, and vodka toasting in Russian 8 times a week in Broadway's "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812", which played it's final performance at the Imperial Theatre on September 3rd. This groundbreaking, innovative new musical was nominated for 12 2017 Tony Awards and featured international pop star Josh Groban and multiplatinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson. 

Courtney also writes and plays with her indie pop band, Starbird and the Phoenix. Listen to their tune "Sunbeam" featured on 'End NF' an album benefitting children with neuro fibramatosis.  
Their debut EP 'Altar of your Love'  was released on December 16th. (Pick up a copy here!)

Since moving to the Big Apple 3 years ago, some of Courtney's performance highlights have been singing the "Somewhere" solo for New York City Ballet's 'West Side Story Suite', dancing and modeling for Prada at NYC Fashion Week, playing a rock belting insect in Off Broadway smash "Bedbugs", and creating original music for science/art collaborative Superhero Clubhouse. 

News & Updates

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12/2017 - Starbird and the Phoenix made their 54 Below debut on December 8th in the Late Comet late night concert series.

11/2017 - Courtney was featured in this fundraiser for the Green Hope School in Arusha, Tanzania on November 12th at the Cutting Room.

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11/2017 - Courtney was featured in fellow Great Comet cast member Pearl Rhein's Late Comet set at 54 Below on November 11th.

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10/2017 - Courtney was featured in fellow Great Comet cast member Shoba Narayan's Late Comet set at 54 Below on October 20th.

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10/2017 - Courtney was featured in fellow Great Comet cast member Cathryn Wake's Late Comet set at 54 Below on October 6th.

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8/2017 - Courtney performed with The Songwriter's Orchestra at (le) poisson rouge on August 21st along with several other cast members of The Great Comet.

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7/2017 - Courtney played the featured role of "Princess Mary"
in Broadway's "Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812" from July 15th-August 17th. 

  Starbird &

the Phoenix

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Starbird and the Phoenix is Indie Pop folksters Andrew Swackhamer and Courtney Bassett, along with guitarist/badass Brandon Taylor.

Altar of your Love EP

released December 16, 2017

Writers/Singers/Musicians: Andrew Swackhamer, Courtney Bassett
Producer/Arranger/Musician: Daniel Emond
Musicians: Andrew Swackhamer, Courtney Bassett, Daniel Emond, Brandon Michael Taylor, Cathryn Wake, Benjamin Moniz, Rick Martinez, Josh Henderson, TJ Robinson, Sam Wells, Alexandra Jones
Engineers: Nick Miller, James Gill
Recorded at Fireplace Studios and Mercy Sound Studios

Thanks to @thetribetheatreco and @manhattanvillecoffee for hosting us!

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Headshots

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Resume

(coming soon)

 

Media

Production Photos

As Clara in "The Light in the Piazza" at Pittsburgh Playhouse

As Clara in "The Light in the Piazza" at Pittsburgh Playhouse

As Clara in "The Light in the Piazza" at Pittsburgh Playhouse

As Clara in "The Light in the Piazza" at Pittsburgh Playhouse

As Edie Sedgwick with Anthony Rapp as Andy Warhol in "Pop!" City Theatre, Pittsburgh

As Edie Sedgwick with Anthony Rapp as Andy Warhol in "Pop!" City Theatre, Pittsburgh

Videos

Visit www.GreatCometBroadway.com to get your tickets today. #FollowTheComet

Josh Groban and the cast of Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 performed 'Prologue' and 'Pierre' live on today's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. 

More Photos

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