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Sarah Jane Shanks

 
Bio:
Broadway: Bright Star, Promises Promises, Shrek, The Apple Tree, Wicked, Wonderful Town. NYMF: Unlock'd (Belinda), City Center Encores: Bye Bye Birdie, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Applause. Love to family, Nicolosi, and my Justin. Romans 8:38-39. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Bright Star, Promises Promises, Shrek, The Apple Tree, Wicked, Wonderful Town. NYMF: Unlock'd (Belinda), City Center Encores: Bye Bye Birdie, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Applause. Love to family, Nicolosi, and my Justin. Romans 8:38-39. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Jellylorum [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Florence
Ensemble
Alice Murphy (Understudy)
Lucy Grant (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2013
Performer

Photos

Trisha Jeffrey, Sarah Jane Shanks, K'Kenge and Lauren Cohn Photo

Trisha Jeffrey, Sarah Jane Shanks, K'Kenge and Lauren Cohn

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Date:
10/17/2017
Ian Knauer, Jeff Kready, Sarah Jane Shanks and Christopher Hanke Photo

Ian Knauer, Jeff Kready, Sarah Jane Shanks and Christopher Hanke

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Date:
10/17/2017
Jamie LaVerdiere, Trisha Jeffrey, Jeff Kready, Sarah Jane Shanks, Scarlett Strallen,  Photo

Jamie LaVerdiere, Trisha Jeffrey, Jeff Kready, Sarah Jane Shanks, Scarlett Strallen, Max von Essen, Ian Knauer, K'Kenge, Lauren Cohn, Christopher Hanke and Byron Jennings

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Date:
10/17/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Jellylorum [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Florence

Ensemble

Alice Murphy (Understudy)

Lucy Grant (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2013
Performer

Sarah Jane Shanks Biography

Broadway: Bright Star, Promises Promises, Shrek, The Apple Tree, Wicked, Wonderful Town. NYMF: Unlock'd (Belinda), City Center Encores: Bye Bye Birdie, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Applause. Love to family, Nicolosi, and my Justin. Romans 8:38-39.




Sarah Jane Shanks News

George Abud, Lesli Margherita, and More to Join Presentations for DANGEROUS Photo George Abud, Lesli Margherita, and More to Join Presentations for DANGEROUS
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Producer Neal Rubinstein announced today that the Broadway-aimed new musical DANGEROUS will receive upcoming presentations this spring. On Monday, March 19, the cast of DANGEROUS will perform the songs of DANGEROUS in concert at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) at 8pm.

Broadway Stars Come Out for Third Annual Broadway Supports LIHSA Fundraiser Photo Broadway Stars Come Out for Third Annual Broadway Supports LIHSA Fundraiser
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2017

The stars came out for Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) at the school's third Broadway Supports LIHSA fundraising event. The gala production featured Broadway stars who donated their time for a spectacular one-night only event to help raise money toward and awareness of LIHSA. The much-anticipated annual fundraiser for Long Island's only public high school for the visual and performing arts (LIHSA) has become a premier event for the greater theater community.

Robert Cuccioli and More to Support Long Island High School for the Arts in Concert Photo Robert Cuccioli and More to Support Long Island High School for the Arts in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Come see Broadway stars MiG Ayesa (Rock of Ages; Burn the Floor); Steven HeaveN Cantor (In Transit); Buddy Casimano (Miss Saigon); Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Cuccioli (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Les Miserables; Jekyll and Hyde); Joshua Dela Cruz (Aladdin); Lana Gordon (Chicago; The Lion King; Jesus Christ Superstar); Taylor Iman Jones (Groundhog Day); Stanley Wayne Mathis (Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Book of Mormon; Wonderful Town; Kiss Me Kate; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Lion King; Jelly's Last Jam; Oh. Kay!) Jon Peterson (Cabaret); Wayne Pretlow (The Civil War); Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos); Evan Ruggiero (Bastard Jones); Ayla Schwartz (Frozen) and Sarah Jane Shanks (Cats; Bright Star;Promises, Promises; Shrek the Musical; The Apple Tree; Wonderful Town); as well as musical director/accompanist Eugene Gwozdz at Broadway Supports LIHSA.

Max von Essen and Byron Jennings to Lead New Musical DANGEROUS in Concert at Feinstei Photo Max von Essen and Byron Jennings to Lead New Musical DANGEROUS in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Producer Neal Rubinstein announced today that the Broadway-aimed new musical DANGEROUS will receive two private industry concert presentations on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3pm and 6pm at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street).

Photo Flash: CATS Revival Claws Into Cake, Celebrates One Year on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats just celebrated its first anniversary back on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

Four New Felines to Purr in CATS on Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Cats will welcome four new 'Jellicle Cats' to the junkyard.

Broadway Revival of CATS Headed to the Heaviside Layer This Winter; National Tour to Kick Off in Providence!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that the first-ever Broadway revival of CATS will play its final performance at 8 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. Preview performances of CATS began Thursday, July 14, 2016 followed by a Sunday, July 31, 2016 opening night.

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording in Stores Today
by Tyler Peterson - May 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell online and in stores today, Friday, May 27.

BRIGHT STAR Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 5/19
by Tyler Peterson - May 16, 2016

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  This Thursday night, May 19th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from the Tony nominated Best Musical, Bright Star and more

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two ‚Ä" Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!')

Sarah Jane Shanks Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch BRIGHT STAR'S Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2016

BRIGHT STAR's writing team Steve Martin and Edie Brickell appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Rita Braver to talk about their collaboration on the musical, which is now in previews on Broadway. Check out the video here!

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Trailer for Broadway's BRIGHT STAR, Now In Previews!
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2016

Earlier today, a new trailer for this season's Broadway production Bright Star was released! Check out the video here!


Sarah Jane Shanks Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sarah Jane Shanks been in?
Sarah Jane Shanks has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Sarah Jane Shanks been in?
Sarah Jane Shanks has not appeared in the West End