ELIZABETH is a Tony Award & Drama Desk Award nominated, classically trained actor in NYC. She is an Innovative Theatre Award and NYMF Award Winner. She has originated 11 new roles in plays and musicals. 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. She's the girl next door, the abandoned victim, & the out-to-get-you villain.
Elizabeth has been seen on Broadway, Off Broadway, & Off Off Broadway. She can be seen in a wide range of TV shows from network to TV Land. She shares her own music across NYC in venues from 54 Below & 42West, to Rockwood and The Players Club. Her writing was last produced at The Cherry Lane Studio & The Goodspeed Opera House's Norma Terris Theatre.
As an actor, Elizabeth is also the 2013 Young Alumni Award Recipient for Case Western Reserve University, and is a 2016 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. Other affiliations include Johnny Mercer Colony Alum, Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat 2015, Cherry Lane Mentor Project Fellow 2013 and will be featured at the 2016 NYMF Women of Note concert.
She is the wife of Jordan Richard, daughter of Frank and Melody Davis and sister to Jonathan Davis. She is the mama of Orlando, the pitbull.
See Elizabeth's RESUME for a complete listing of shows, and stay tuned to her UPDATES for what's coming next.