Elena Shaddow landed her part as Cosette in the Broadway production of Les Miserables during her senior year at NYU Steinhardt Music. Right after gaduation she was cast as Abigail Barclay and understudy to Susan in Sweet Smell of Success. Additional Broadway credits include Laura Fairlie in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White, and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Claudia in Nine with Antonio Banderas.
In London's own Broadway, West End, Elena was cast as Magnolia in Show Boat at the Royal Albert Hall. Elena was also cast Clara Johnson in the National Tour of The Light in the Piazza for which she was nominated for the 2007 Helen Hayes Outstanding Lead Actress Award.
Elena's regional theatre credits include Lili in Carnival! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Viola in Illyria (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ) and Lupita in Senior Discretion Himself (The Arena Stage), for which she was nominated for the 2005 Helen Hayes Outstanding Lead Actress Award.