Vivian Reed is an american actress and singer, most known for her performances on the Broadway productions of Bubbling Brown Sugar and is a multi award winner.
She began formal voice training at the age of eight at the Pittsburgh Musical Institute, later continuing at New York's Juilliard School of Music followed by years of extensive dance training. She became a polished performer under the guidance of Honi Coles and Bobby Schiffman of the Apollo Theater.
In 1968, Vivian had regionally popularized a Gerry Goffin and Carole King composed tune called "Yours Until Tomorrow", which achieved some success. But all of her music career seems like a mystery.
However, she appeared on many TV shows and shared the bill with notable performers as Bill Cosby, Patti Labelle, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson, and Charles Aznavour just to name a few.
Vivian has been featured in the world's most read and influential news and fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Paris Match, People, Ebony, and the covers of Jet and Time magazines. Her personal style and taste for designer clothes have won her a place on Mr. Blackwell's Best Dressed Women List and she was selected by People Magazine as one of the '25 Most Intriguing People of the Year.'
Musically she has made six albums. All of them with no real big success but with quality music via several labels such as Epic, Liberty and Careere. She is also a professional photographer and scarf designer and a vocal professor on the staff of Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
In 2014, Vivian Reed received the 'Kingdom of Excellence Award' an honor bestowed by Dr. Michelle Harris CEO of Vindicated Magazine for her lifetime achievements and spirit of excellence.