The free-spirited piano teacher who always drinks a glass of red wine with a straw
Stockard Channing meets Susan Sarandon with a twist of peppermint.
A hurricane in a well-wrapped gift box.
Cynthia Shaw, pianist, singer and actor, lives in Brooklyn, NY.
She was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado and moved to New York
to attend the esteemed Manhattan School of Music. Since graduating,
she has dedicated her life to creating and performing.
ACTING HIGHLIGHTS: Mrs. Winemiller (Summer & Smoke, Terry Schreiber, director),
Liz Fuller (Me and Jezebel, Kentucky Repertory Theatre), Arkadina and Ranevskaya
(Mr. Chekov and Mr. Porter, Medicine Show Theatre, Janet Bentley, director) and many other Off-Broadway
theatres in New York. Her film work has been presented at Cannes Festival Corner, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Soho International Film Festival and The Big Apple Film Festival, to name a few. Her one woman show, Velvet Determination, recently won “Best Festival Debut” (NYC’s United Solo Festival), “Best Solo Show” (The Pittsburgh Fringe), "Best Theatre Production" (Galway Fringe) and "Best Personal Story" (Boulder Fringe).
MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: backup vocals for Paul McCartney (Carnegie Hall) and Björk (Riverside Church).
Singing with the New York Philharmonic when they won three Grammy Awards and playing piano for Garrison Keillor and The Prairie Home Companion at Town Hall and on NPR.