Tipping the Velvet
Eliza played Florence opposite Kristolyn Lloyd in Laura Wade's Tipping the Velvet. The New York premiere reading was directed by Billie Aken-Tyers.
What Fresh Hell is This?
McCarter Theatre, NJ
Eliza was delighted to join new company, Stairwell B, and play Dorothy Parker in their inaugural production, What Fresh Hell is This?
Directed by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane.
Film by Val Nevin
Eliza collaborated with Gregory Jensen and director, Val Nevin, on new film Mind Games.
Wendy Darling & Peter Pan
Piper Theatre, Brooklyn
Eliza originated the role of Wendy Darling in Piper Theatre's new adaptation of Peter Pan.
Directed by John P. McEneny.
A Christmas Carol
Eliza closed out 2017 alongside Elmore James, in Origin Theatre's A Christmas Carol. Described by the Irish Echo as 'angelically sweet-voiced', Eliza was thrilled to be part of this memorable Off-Broadway production.
September 21 2017
Eliza was interviewed by Backstage Magazine after making her US regional debut as Elvira in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.
Eliza read/sung the roles of Cinderella and Aurora in Douglas Carter Beane's Fairycakes at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Cast included: Matthew Broderick, Jessica Hecht, Evan Jonigkeit, Gideon Glick, Jenni Barber, Brooks Ashmanskas, Julie White, Nehal Joshi, Ruthie Ann Miles and Jon Patrick Walker.
Eliza was thrilled to perform in new musical, Fine, Thanks at the Savoy Theatre, London.
Written and directed by Connor Abbott with music by Sam Woof-McColl.
In My Mind's Eye
Origin First Irish Festival
Eliza played the role of Eliza Hickman in Shirley-Anne Bonner's Frances Browne: In My Mind's Eye.
This NY reading was presented by Origin and the Lyric Theatre, Belfast as part of the First Irish Festival.
Directed by Conor Bagley.
New York Innovative Theatre Award Winner
Precious Little Talent, Eliza's debut project as producer, wins the NYIT Award for Outstanding Set Design.
Eliza was delighted to reprise her role as Alice Liddell in Your Alice at BAM (Opening May 23, 2018), after originating the role at the Ophelia Theatre, NYC in April 2017.
The House on Poe Street
Yonder Window Theatre Co.
October - November 2017
Eliza originated the role of Fluorine Seaborg in Fengar Gael's The House on Poe Street, with Yonder Window.
Cast included: Richarda Abrams, Tamara Geisler, Gregory Jensen, Daniel Light, Olivia Nice and Gadi Rubin.
Chenango River Theatre
Eliza was delighted to make her regional debut as Elvira in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.
The Chenango River Theatre production earned Eliza her EMC card.
Le Nid - Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS
March - April 2017
Eliza was delighted to collaborate with Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS for Fred Bracken's Le Nid.
London Live TV Interview
Eliza was interviewed on London Live TV, alongside fellow Fine, Thanks cast member Joe Hewetson.
Arcola Theatre, London
Eliza reprised the role of Alice Liddell for a fourth time in the London industry reading of Your Alice at the Arcola.
The UK cast included Louise Dearman, Paul Keating, Noel Sullivan, Charly Clive and Bronte Barbe.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Eliza was delighted to reprise the role of Alice Liddell in Your Alice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
"Special mention must go to Eliza Shea playing Alice, as her phenomenal characterisation and stage presence reminds one of a young Helena Bonham Carter" ***** (Broadway Baby)
Origin First Irish Festival
Eliza was delighted to co-produce Building Pain with Origin Theatre. Written by Honor Molloy, Sarah Street, Brenda Meaney, and Geraldine Hughes, directed by Rory McGregor and starring Orlagh Cassidy, Lucy DeVito, Shane Allen, and Catherine Eaton. The production was nominated for three First Irish Festival Awards.
Precious Little Talent
West End Theatre, NYC
Eliza was thrilled to make her producing debut with the NY premiere of Ella Hickson's Precious Little Talent. She also starred in the production as Joey, alongside Connor Delves (Sam), and Greg Mullavey (George). The show was directed by George C. Heslin.
Ophelia Theatre, NYC
April - May 2017
Eliza originated the role of Alice Liddell in the world premiere of Your Alice, at the Ophelia Theatre. "A formidable chemical force" - Popdust
The Actors Studio, NYC
Eliza read the role of Dorothy in Nick Napolitano's new work in development, Moonlight Serenade at The Actors Studio. The talkback was moderated by Michael Weller. Directed by Dennis Hilton-Reid.
Cast included: Matthew Vitticore, Nelson Avidon, Monica Gonzalez and Kieran Mulcare