Elizabeth A. Davis
Elizabeth will next be seen on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 1776 playing the controversially brilliant, Thomas Jefferson. She is previously a Tony Award nominee (ONCE), Drama Desk Award nominee (ALLEGRO), NYMF Award winner (DUST CAN'T KILL ME) & an IT Award winner (EMILY.) Elizabeth has performed at Theatre Forward theaters including American Repertory Theatre (ONCE), The Cleveland Play House (A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE), The Old Globe (RAIN) & Center Theater Group (INDECENT). Select Off-Broadway work includes THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI & CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Classic Stage Company, MY NAME’S NOT INDIAN JOE at The Davenport Theater, ZORBA! at City Center Encores, WOLVES at 59E59th & 39 STEPS at New World Stages. Elizabeth world premiered the title role in ASF’s recent BUZZ as Buzz Goodbody & is featured in Ben Platt’s “Older” of SING TO ME INSTEAD. Select TV / Film credits include NEW AMSTERDAM, repeat offender on LAW & ORDER SVU, BLUE BLOODS, JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, TAXI BROOKLYN, FRINGE, & festival darling, TRAUMA IS A TIME MACHINE. As a writer, Elizabeth’s full length works include MY NAME’S NOT INDIAN JOE, CHILD(LESS), OVERGROWN & HOME: ENTROPIC. She is currently working on a commission for a new musical that will expect development starting in 2021. Elizabeth is thankful for Goodspeed Opera House, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, CPH New Works Festival & Rikers Island AMKC Houses 11 & 13 for their development of her work. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, 802 Musician’s Union, The Dramtist’s Guild & ASCAP. Elizabeth plays the violin and is obsessed with her husband, Jordan, her son, Josiah, & their rescue pittie, Orlando. Elizabeth is the Women's Director at Gallery Church of Manhattan. Twitter / Instagram: @ElizabetADavis
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
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.