Rear View Mirror

2015 was a fantastic year! I am thankful and imma tell you about it. Here is Installment #1 of a few of the professional reasons why 2015 was grand, but let's start off with the reasons that matter most (including vintage views of my fam, of course.)

THESE GORGEOUS PEOPLE! (from way back to when I had fangs and crimp iron.)

THESE GORGEOUS PEOPLE! (from way back to when I had fangs and crimp iron.)

THIS HOTTIE! (also known as hubby who looks great at the grand tetons)

THIS HOTTIE! (also known as hubby who looks great at the grand tetons)

this puppy! (also know as orlando the pit bull)

this puppy! (also know as orlando the pit bull)

The last part of December and leading me into the New Year has meant prepping for my solo debut at 54 Below. I have 13 original songs to share and my team is fab. So are you! So come join us!! Seriously! Get Tkts herehttp://54below.com/artist/elizabeth-a-davis/

I also got to judge some crazy talented performers via the New York Musical Festival's Next Broadway Sensation, and guest lectured at King's College w some mad-skilled students. I watched some of my episodic re-airs like a dweeb, and brought a new literary agent, Max Grossman with Abrams Artists, onboard w my team! I binged on movie screeners and am slightly obsessed with a few of this year's Oscar hopefuls. #Suffregette #Brooklyn #SonOfSaul #TheBigShort (I couldn't make it through #TheRevenent but just give the statue to Leo. Plz.)

I took a trip to LA which was a barrel of laughs & got to hug my LA reps at DBA amongst other things, aka goofing off in Santa Monica at dusk. (i did not swim, but sported red, white and blue, so cut me a break.)

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I did a fun shoot w Cates Hat Company & JD Urban in Central Park. You can get a custom hat from this 3rd Generation company at Cates Custom Hat Company

Something that took a ton of heart and soul this Fall was INDIAN JOE at The Goodspeed Opera House's Norma Terriss Theatre. The team I have was amazing, including director, Kim Weild, & made this process and product something very special. Im gonna keep working and keep you in the loop... Check us out below and at www.IndianJoeTheMusical.com 

Luke Holloway, Paul Lincoln, David Finch, Jahi Kearse, Elizabeth A. Davis, Marion Markham, Gary D. Farmer

Luke Holloway, Paul Lincoln, David Finch, Jahi Kearse, Elizabeth A. Davis, Marion Markham, Gary D. Farmer

Jahi Kearse, Luke Holloway, Elizabeth A. Davis, Gary D. Farmer, David Finch, Marion Markham, Paul Lincoln

Jahi Kearse, Luke Holloway, Elizabeth A. Davis, Gary D. Farmer, David Finch, Marion Markham, Paul Lincoln

Please consider giving to the Joe Lightfoot Gonzales Memorial Fund to send a first generation kid to college here: http://www.indianjoethemusical.com/take-action/

I also hung out with the kewl folks over at Law and Order SVU & danced around w a fiddle and cried like a baby w Mariska and Andy Karl. Speaking of TV, I was a very not nice girl on Blue Bloods & a pissed off girlfriend on The Jim Gaffigan Show, w special guest Macaulay Culkin. 80's babies rejoice.)

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I played Vittoria in Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL at STNJ to keep my classical chops up & spent good time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I also hopped the pond and went to see my ZORBA castmate, Zoe Wanamaker in London. It was a wonderful trip, spending time at Zoe's namesake, the Sam Wanamaker Old Globe Theatre and seeing two fantastic shows at The National Theatre.

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Regarding travel, Jordan and I explored Montana and Wyoming this summer and would go back in a heartbeat. I wrote a new song there & tried desperately to find a bear. Only found a lazy moose. 

At a rodeo in Wyoming. 

At a rodeo in Wyoming. 

At Yellowstone National Park near Yellowstone Lake

At Yellowstone National Park near Yellowstone Lake

Speaking of out of town excursions, I LOVED the next three 2015 creative journeys. I joined Michael John LaChiusa for his gorgeous new musical, RAIN, at Vassar College's Power House Theater. I spent more time upstate with my amazing INDIAN JOE collaborators at the Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat w superstar Kathy Evans. And I helped Tony Winning Theatre, The Cleveland PlayHouse, celebrate 100 years by performing a couple of numbers. 

the Vassar Power House Theatre cast of RAIN w Michael John LaChiusa & Sybille Pearson.

the Vassar Power House Theatre cast of RAIN w Michael John LaChiusa & Sybille Pearson.

Luke Holloway, moi, and Jason Michael Webb. Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson

Luke Holloway, moi, and Jason Michael Webb. Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson

In celebration of Cleveland Play House's 100 years, I got to perform in one of the costumes I wore in one of my first AEA productions, Streetcar Named Desire. The costume designer found this ole chestnut which were mockups for me as ANNIE in THE REAL THING.

In celebration of Cleveland Play House's 100 years, I got to perform in one of the costumes I wore in one of my first AEA productions, Streetcar Named Desire. The costume designer found this ole chestnut which were mockups for me as ANNIE in THE REAL THING.

Stay tuned for Installment #2 of REAR VIEW MIRROR: 2015 coming soon!!