Elizabeth A. Davis is a Tony Award & Drama Desk Award nominated actor for her turns in Broadway’s Tony-Winning ONCE, where she originated the role of Reza and the revival of Roger & Hammerstein’s ALLEGRO. She is an Innovative Theatre Award and NYMF Award Winner. She received her BFA & MFA in Theatre Performance, crediting Michael Chekhov technique, Arthur Lessac work, and Grotowski training as the basis for her approach. She is also a classically trained violinist. (But prefers to fiddle.)
Originally from a town of 363 people in the Panhandle of Texas, Elizabeth remains a small town girl at heart while being fiercely committed to the soul & call of NYC. This synthesis of place & style drives the aesthetic from which she creates. Elizabeth's chameleon-esque versatility continues to be evidenced on stage & screen, from classic texts to new works to musicals.
Most recently, she was seen as BUZZ GOODBODY in the world premiere of BUZZ by Susan Ferrara, directed by Carrie Preston and in the Broadway Co-Pro of Tony Award Nominated INDECENT at Center Theatre Group LA and Boston’s Huntington Theater. She was featured on Ben Platt’s Sing To Me Instead album for the track “Older,” and seen in the record-breaking episode of LAW & ORDER SVU. Her featured role in TRAUMA IS A TIME MACHINE is in select theaters now.
Elizabeth’s other Television & Film credits include: BLUE BLOODS, THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, TAXI BROOKLYN, FRINGE, & THE WISDOM TOOTH and another L&O SVU.
Other stage credits include Off-Broadway’s MY NAME’S NOT INDIAN JOE (Actor, Writer, Producer), THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI with John Doyle, CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, KING LEAR, DUST CAN’T KILL ME for which she received her New York Musical Festival’s Best Featured Actress Award, ZORBA! with Zoe Wanamaker, FOUR LAST THINGS, and 39 STEPS. She also co-directed Lee Blessing’s INDEPENDENCE. Elizabeth workshopped & and premiered RAIN at New York Stage and Film and The Old Globe, as well as Moliere’s THE MISANTHROPE & Shaw’s THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE at STNJ. She originated the role of Reza in ONCE at ART Boston & played Stella in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at the Cleveland Play House.
Her musical, MY NAME’S NOT INDIAN JOE, directed by Emmy Winner, Don Scardino, was workshopped and / or produced at The Goodspeed Opera House Norma Terriss, The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, New York Stage & Film, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat & on 46th St’s Davenport Theatre.
Her new play, CHILD(LESS), is in development, as is her short play, HOME: ENTROPIC. Elizabeth’s photo essay project REVEAL can be seen on Instagram @RevealUnseen or www.RevealUnseen.com
As an actor, Elizabeth is also the Young Alumni Award Recipient for Case Western Reserve University, and is a CFW Artist in Residence. She shares a Library of Congress song patent with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, 802, League of Professional Theatre Woman & ASCAP.
Elizabeth lives in NYC with her hot husband, sensational son and perfect pitbull.