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Aneesh Sheth

Birth Place: Pune, India

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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, ​which 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 “Gillian”, 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 Photos


Mobile Unit Production, 2017

Public Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016

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

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


Aneesh Sheth News

Andrew Barth Feldman & Alex Boniello's Murder Mystery Game FOUL PLAY To Launch This Month

The world premiere of the five-part series FOUL PLAY – a digital, immersive, improvised comedy, murder mystery party game - will premiere on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Photos: Go Inside ALLEGIANCE's VIP Gala Night at London's Charing Cross Theatre

See photos from 'George Takei's ALLEGIANCE' VIP Gala Night at London's Charing Cross Theatre.

Sharon D Clarke Joins Matthew López's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Film

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

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 BLUE

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

 New York Classical Theatre is producing New Visions, a developmental program of original plays by inspired by “classics.” Readings are free and open to the public.

Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season

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

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 Theatre️.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of MEAN GIRLS

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 Concert Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary Voices in Musical Theatre

'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 More!

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, Ameerah Briggs and More

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.

Red Bull Theater Presents Two Benefit Readings: GALLATHEA and GALATEA

Today, RED BULL THEATER announced that it is partnering independently with the Drama League and WP Theater on two events inspired by John Lyly's play, Gallathea, an Elizabethan play that was premiered in 1588 by the boy players of the Children of Paul's.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, February 10- with James Monroe Iglehart, Bill Irwin and More!

Today (February 10) in live streaming: Game Night at Stars in the House, a family reunion on The Chaos Twins, and more!

Thesis on Joan, The Parsnip Ship & BPN Team Up to Present QUEER THEATRE FAMILY

Thesis on Joan and The Parsnip Ship, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, are pairing up to present QUEER THEATRE FAMILY a series of Town Hall events spotlighting queer theatrical families and what it means to find a queer home in the theater. The live event will take place on Wednesday, February 10th at 8pm EST.

Chita Rivera, Andréa Burns, David Henry Hwang and More Feature in New Inclusive Education Series

Digital Theatre+ has brought together some of Broadway's leading talent for Musical Matters, a 5-episode conversation series exploring inclusivity and representation in musical theatre. Hosted by actor, writer, and advocate for inclusion Christine Toy Johnson, each episode of the series focuses on the lived experiences of the featured artists.

WP THEATER Announces Programming for Spring 2021

WP Theater has announced programming details for their Spring 2021 Season, which continues to lift up the work of Women+ theater artists in creative new ways that reflect these complicated times.

The Sappho Project Announces Board of Directors

The Sappho Project has announced the appointment of three founding members of its Board of Directors, making up the full slate of board members for 2020. Joining the Board of Directors is BRIAN LOWDERMILK (they/them or she/her), ANEESH SHETH (she/her), and REGINA VICTOR (they/them).

Lisa Kron Appears On The Season One Finale Of THESIS ON JOAN

THESIS ON JOAN, a LGBTQ+ theatre podcast produced by the Broadway Podcast Network (BPN), with hosts Holly Sansom (they/them) and Meghan Dixon (she/her) releases the final episode of season one today, featuring an interview with Tony Award-Winning writer Lisa Kron.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, November 2- with Rachel Brosnahan, Laura Benanti and More!

Today (November 2) in live streaming: Sing Out for Freedom, Beth Malone sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

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