AEA / SAG-AFTRA
Full Soprano F3-D6
EKG Talent Group
Tel: (646) 415-7635
Roger Carey Associates
US Tel: 203-893-7141
UK Tel: +44(0)1932 582 890 /
Shana is a classically trained actress/singer and award-winning cabaret/concert performer who has played at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Theater, Feinsteins at The Regency, Feinsteins/54 Below, and Birdland, as well as Londons Crazy Coqs and most recently The Pheasantry.
She has performed leading roles in musical theater, operetta and plays. Highlights are: The Music Man, The Merry Widow, Sweet Bird of Youth, Oklahoma!, Love Letters, Princess Ida, The Student Prince, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Yeomen Of The Guard at venues including New York City Center, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, McCarter Theater, York Theatre Company, Rhynsburger Theatre.
2018 Donald F. Smith Award - Outstanding Performer
2015 Bistro Award, Outstanding Concept Show
"In The Still Of The Night"
2012 Julie Wilson Award - Outstanding Performer
Shana is the recipient of a Bistro Award for Outstanding Concept Show that she originated and produced, In The Still of The Night - all music and words of Noel Coward and Cole Porter. She has received two Mabel Mercer Foundation Awards: the Julie Wilson Award given to a rising star in cabaret; and the Donald F. Smith Award for her "all-encompassing, critically acclaimed and joyously received achievements in musical theater, operetta, drama and recordings."
Shana studied acting from an early age in the Midwest, graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and made her professional New York musical theater debut at New York City Center with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in the lead role of Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen Of The Guard earning her rave reviews in the New York Post, Backstage, New Jersey Star Ledger and more.
In addition to her stage and concert performances, Shana Farr has been seen on film and television both taped and live. She most recently appeared in the short-film Confession which makes a strong statement against child abuse. She also starred in the short-film ReDo currently traveling in the short film circuit. Shana is asked to participate in many rehearsed readings of both plays and musicals of new works and classics at The Players, The Actors Studio, Theater for the New City, and more. She most recently starred in Love Letters by A.R. Gurney and in Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams both at The Players.
Her debut album Out Of The Shadows was released in November 2012 with a live performance and celebration held at The Players with a glowing review from the Wall Street Journal saying “Her voice is bright, strong and true. . .and Ms. Farr is probably the most convincing younger American to sing Noel Coward.”
Before joining the actors unions, Shana performed many of the great golden age musical theater roles in Off-Broadway houses in New York City.