CoCo Smith is thrilled to be part of “RESPECT: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin” having spent the last few years traveling the world with “The Book of Mormon” (Broadway/ National Tour/International). Since being chosen one of “Broadway’s Rising Stars” in 2015, Coco has starred in numerous regional productions including “Oklahoma” (Weston Playhouse), “Sideshow” (Near West Theatre), Children Of Eden (Near West Theatre), and made a return appearance in the 2016 edition of “Broadway’s Rising Stars” at historic Town Hall in the heart of Times Square. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Coco would like to give  special thanks to Mary Feeney and Amanda Colliver.