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Aneesh Sheth

 
Birth Place:
Pune, India
Bio:
Ms. Aneesh Sheth is a singer, actress, producer, director, writer, and transgender activist. Born in Pune, India and relocating to the United States at an early age, she quickly found a passion for music. At 6 years old, she began studying piano and by middle school she had also picked up the flute ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Pune, India

Bio:
Ms. Aneesh Sheth is a singer, actress, producer, director, writer, and transgender activist. Born in Pune, India and relocating to the United States at an early age, she quickly found a passion for music. At 6 years old, she began studying piano and by middle school she had also picked up the flute ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Mobile Unit Production, 2017
Maria
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Carly

Around the World in 80 Days (Aouda) - Village Theater, Issaquah WA



Masculinity Max (Tamila) - The Public Theater. NY, NY



 



Aneesh Sheth Biography

Ms. Aneesh Sheth is a singer, actress, producer, director, writer, and transgender activist. Born in Pune, India and relocating to the United States at an early age, she quickly found a passion for music. At 6 years old, she began studying piano and by middle school she had also picked up the flute and began voice training. Having sung classically up through high school, she then attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for Musical Theatre. After receiving her BFA, she enjoyed the tour life performing in various musicals including the Broadway National Tour of A.R. Rahman's Bombay Dreams as Sweetie in 2006.
In 2008 Aneesh returned to New York University to pursue a Master's Degree in Social Work and dedicated her time throughout the next few years working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth as a counselor with The Trevor Project and a patient advocate at Beth Israel Medical Center. After spending her life thus far in the Big Apple, she relocated to San Francisco in early 2010 and then to Seattle in 2013. She returned to the stage working with several regional companies including PlayGround SF, Playwrights Foundation, The Asian American Theatre Company, Village Theater and The 5th Avenue Theatre.
Now residing back in her hometown of New York City, she is most notably known as Carly in the critically acclaimed Public Theater production of Southern Comfort, ‚Äčwhich garnered six nominations, two Lucille Lortel wins and a New York Times Critic's Pick. She has since returned to the Public as part of their Mobile Unit, Public Studio, Public Forum and Shakespeare Initiatives programs, as well as added NYMF, NAMT and Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab to her resume.
Aneesh made her network debut as a guest star on NBC's Thursday night sitcom Outsourced (2011) and has since appeared in Hulu's Difficult People, HBO's High Maintenance and NBC's New Amsterdam. She also had a cameo in IFC's A Kid Like Jake, alongside Jim Parsons. She's currently a recurring guest star on Marvel's Jessica Jones on NETFLIX as ‚ÄúGillian‚ÄĚ, assistant to the titular character.
Along with her work in theatre, film, and television, she is an event host, trans activist, panelist and committee member with many national organizations. In March 2013, Advocate Magazine honored Aneesh Sheth on their 40 Under 40 List and in January 2020 she became the recipient of the HRC Visibility Award in Cincinnati. She is currently represented by Take3Talent and managed by 1022m Management.




Aneesh Sheth News

Sharon D Clarke Joins Matthew López's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Film Photo Sharon D Clarke Joins Matthew López's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Film
by Michael Major - Jul 13, 2022

Sharon D Clarke has joined the cast of Matthew López’s new romantic comedy Red, White & Royal Blue. Thomas Flynn and Malcolm Atobrah have also joined the new cast, which includes the previously announced Uma Thurman, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Sarah Shahi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzins, Rachel Hilson, Ellie Bamber, and more.

Uma Thurman Joins Matthew Lopéz's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Film Photo Uma Thurman Joins Matthew Lopéz's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Film
by Michael Major - Jun 2, 2022

Uma Thurman has joined Prime Video’s romantic comedy Red, White & Royal Blue. Marking his feature directorial debut, Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López (The Inheritance) will direct the film and adapt the script. Thurman will play U.S. President Ellen Claremont in the new film, which will premiere on Prime Video.

Nicholas Galitzine & Taylor Zakhar Perez Join Matthew López's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLU Photo Nicholas Galitzine & Taylor Zakhar Perez Join Matthew López's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022

Marking his feature directorial debut, Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López (The Inheritance) will direct the film and adapt the script from McQuiston’s novel. Find out who will star and everything we know about the film.

New York Classical Theatre Announces 'New Visions' Developmental Reading Series Photo New York Classical Theatre Announces 'New Visions' Developmental Reading Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

¬†New York Classical Theatre¬†is producing¬†New Visions, a developmental program of original plays by inspired by ‚Äúclassics.‚ÄĚ Readings are free and open to the public.

Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

Soho Rep. today announced a robust 2021-22 season with which it will reopen its home at 46 Walker Street. The company welcomes full-capacity in-person audiences back for the first time since late 2019 with the presentation of works-in-progress from the Writer/Director Lab, a signature program of the theater for over two decades.

Maybe Burke Will Present Maybzgiving: A Queernucopia at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Maybe Burke Will Present Maybzgiving: A Queernucopia at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

Once every couple of years, Maybe Burke's birthday falls on Thanksgiving. This is not one of those years. But this year will mark Maybe's 20th anniversary with their first love, The TheatreÔłŹ.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of MEAN GIRLS Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of MEAN GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Mean Girls!

Shakina Nayfack, L Morgan Lee, Ezra Menas and More Join A PLACE FOR US: A Virtual Con Photo Shakina Nayfack, L Morgan Lee, Ezra Menas and More Join A PLACE FOR US: A Virtual Concert Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary Voices in Musical Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021

'A Place for Us: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary Artists in Musical Theatre', a free virtual event supporting and amplifying the incredible trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming artists in the theatre community from Broadway to the UK will stream on YouTube on Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm EDT.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, March 22- with Marisha Wallace, Jenna Russell, and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, March 22- with Marisha Wallace, Jenna Russell, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 22, 2021

Today (March 22) in live streaming: CFT is Celebrating Sondheim, BKLYN is back, Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, and more!

The Drama League's 2021 DirectorFest to Feature Performances by Arielle L. Goldman, A Photo The Drama League's 2021 DirectorFest to Feature Performances by Arielle L. Goldman, Ameerah Briggs and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021

The Drama League announced today the casting for DirectorFest 2021, a multi-week festival celebrating the art of stage directing and honoring the service organization’s 2020-21 Directors Project class of New York and Classical Fellowship recipients.

Aneesh Sheth Videos

VIDEO: JESSICA JONES Returns in Trailer for Final Season Videoplay
VIDEO: JESSICA JONES Returns in Trailer for Final Season

by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2019

Netlix has released the trailer for the final season of Marvel's Jessica Jones.  When Jessica (Krysten Ritter) crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism, and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of JESSICA JONES with Director Krysten Ritter Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of JESSICA JONES with Director Krysten Ritter

by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2019

Continuing the tradition that Marvel's Jessica Jones has had of championing women both in front of and behind the camera, this season saw the show's star Krysten Ritter take on a new role when she had the opportunity to direct the second episode. Go behind-the-scenes as Ritter and her castmates reflect on their experiences.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Season Three Date Announcement for JESSICA JONES Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Releases Season Three Date Announcement for JESSICA JONES

by Stage Tube - May 29, 2019

Netflix announces that the final season of Marvel's Jessica Jones, the groundbreaking, award-winning series about a New York City private investigator with incredible strength, will launch on Friday, June 14. All 13 episodes will be released to Netflix members globally on this date.