The free-spirited piano teacher who always drinks a glass of red wine with a straw
Spark of Creation - cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama in Theatre District, NYC. Songs and stories of childhood in Colorado. Directed by Lennie Watts and musical directed by Steven Ray Watkins. Performances in May and October of 2022.
CabLab Performance sponsored by Singnasium. Three songs at Don't Tell Mama, February and June, 2023. Directed by Lennie Watts and Musical Direction by Michael McAssey and John Fischer.
Film & TV
Stagedad Webseries - in this hilarious new series by Anthony Aibel, I play the Academy Award Winning film director, Macy Kain, who has unfortunately signed onto a film project and is overwhelmed by a very pushy stage dad, played by funny man, Anthony Aibel. I even spray painted my hair to look like I was 69 years old.
Investigation Discovery ~ Evil Lives Here: Smith, episode 308. "The Cop and the Killer". The story of murderer Clay King Smith.
Crimes of Fashion ~ Linda Sobek Story, Season 1, Episode 102
Spiders ~ Film Short, screens at Cannes
So excited to report that Spiders, a short film by Ian Adelson, screened at world-famous Cannes. I play a kindly, yet firm, piano teacher. IMDb credit The Cannes Festival Corner
Fugitive Colors, by Barbara Anderson
Presented by The Gallery Players, 2022
Fugitive Colors is an exploration of the choices women face: love, marriage, careers, beauty, aging, family, children, and most important, the beginning and end of life. The way one views these choices depends on the template for behavior from one’s youth.
Full Circle, a musical by Michael Bruck and Michael DeMaio
The Sargent Theatre, November 2021
A Detroit News writer looks back on the life of his interracial family living in Detroit and recounts their joys and the tragedies over a course of 50 years in the new musical, FULL CIRCLE.
One Woman Show - Velvet Determination
A Musical Journey About Wrong Notes, Hard Knocks and the Keys to Success
In this award-winning autobiographical show, Cynthia relates the youthful determination of her younger self as she meets the many idiosyncratic characters who either inspired, helped or hindered her journey. She thrills her audience with musical impersonations of world-famous classical pianists as
she remembers hearing them at the legendary Carnegie Hall. AND...she
beautifully demonstrates her own musical sensitivity and formidable
technique performing live classical piano music, featuring Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy and Schubert.
The House on Kronenstrasse
a play with music by Ben Moore and book by Shira Navman
Directed by Lynne Hayden Findlay. Produced by Chelsea Opera.
March, 2020 performances cancelled due to Covid-19 shutdown
by Bill Considine and directed by Félix Gardón
Medicine Show Theatre
Daryl Glenn, Cynthia Shaw
and Brandon Wilson
One-Woman Solo Show
Kronenstrasse - rehearsal
composer, Ben Moore, Cynthia
and Merritt Janson
(photo credit: Steven Pisano)
with Kate Marcom, Noelle McGrath,
Cynthia and Liz Bove.
Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter
Daniel Robert Burns, Michelle Tsai, Cynthia Shaw, Bill Blechingberg
The Morning Girls
Helene Galek, Cynthia Shaw, Valerie David, Sharon Talbot, Jami Simon, Joanna Rush and Sue-Ellen Mandell
Full Circle Musical
Josh Musgrave, Michael Gilbert, Daniel Kornegay, Sharon Shah, Logan Pitts, Jessica Bailey, Cynthia Shaw, Gordon Gatherer