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I'm so excited to be working with award-winning cabaret director Lennie Watts

and musical director, Steven Ray Watkins

In her cabaret debut, Cynthia sings and tells tales of growing up insecure yet optimistic, as she played piano and sang her way through life.  There was always music in her Colorado childhood where she was inspired by her jazz trombone-playing father while she sang madrigals in high school.  Then to New York, where creativity, inspiration and opportunity were all around.  Directed by Lennie Watts and musical directed by Steven Ray Watkins, Cynthia sings songs composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Maltby & Shire, Jason Robert Brown, Maury Yeston and others.  

Don't Tell Mama

343 West 46th Street

New York, NY. 10036

Doors open at 6:15

$15 cover/ $10 for MAC members

$20 two drink minimum


World Tour

Cynthia's solo show

Velvet Determination

A musical journey about wrong notes, hard knocks, and the keys to success.

Written, performed and produced by Cynthia Shaw

Directed by Peter Michael Marino

Reykjavík, Iceland

Reykjavík Fringe Festival - June 27 & 28, 2022

Iðnó Main - Vonarstræti 3 - Reykjavík


New York City

59 E 59 Street Theaters

East to Edinburgh Festival - July 20, 21, & 22, 2022 

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Fringe Festival -

Greenside - Nicolson - Fern

August 5-27, 2022


I've been called Susan Sarandon's brunette sister.  I'll take that!