about Cynthia Shaw

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d'Urn it!, the short comedic film she produced and has a lead role

Cynthia Shaw was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, and moved to NY to pursue a career as a classical pianist and attend the Manhattan School of Music.  She soon moved on to musical directing and finally to acting in film and theatre.  Her recent film work has been presented at Cannes Festival Corner, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Soho International Film Festival, to name a few.  Her episode of the web series, "Brooklyn is in Love" won two awards at the LA Webfest.

Stage work includes NY theaters: Theatre Row, The Medicine Show Theatre, The Barrow Group, Gloria Maddox Theatre, The Wild Project, and The Secret Theater. 


As a singer she's sung back-up vocals for both Paul McCartney at Carnegie Hall and Björk at Riverside Church.  As a pianist, she's musical directed over 30 shows, including 15 years with the New York Christmas Revels at Symphony Space, Town Hall and on NPR. www.cynthiashaw.us

her mixed media art at CynthiaShawCreations

Other shows' reviews....

As Mary (the mother) Cynthia Shaw was real and sympathetic. You want to believe her when Mary begs for attention...and Ms. Shaw later reflects...with grace and understanding." Reviewer Jan Ewing in Hi! Drama for MORAL SUPPORT at Medicine Show Theatre


"Shaw...manages to create a rounded portrait of a woman whose expectations in life were never fully met, and who blames her ex-husband and her children for her disappointments." Robert Viagas review of premiere of MORAL SUPPORT for Arts Independent


"The delightful Cynthia Shaw wonderfully captures the grandeur, egotism and pathos of Arkadina and Ranevskaya."  Theater Reviewer, Darryl Reilly reviewing MR. CHEKHOV AND MR. PORTER at The Medicine Show Theatre.  TheatreScene


"Uppity but batty Mrs. Winemiller (Cynthia Shaw) doesn't always do what she's expected to do with hilarious repercussions."  Cindy Pierre reviewing SUMMER AND SMOKE at The Gloria Maddox Theatre.  Theatre is Easy.  

"It was a deep pleasure, Cynthia.  You're terrific!"

Austin Pendleton ~ Actor, Writer, Director

Cynthia Shaw | New York City

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