Shoshana Bean

Shoshana Bean


9/1/1977, Olympia, Washington

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Shoshana Bean was born in Olympia, WA and raised in Beaverton, OR. She attended the prestigious University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she earned a BFA in Musical Theater. Upon moving to New York, she was cast in the 2000 off-broadway revival of GODSPELL, and soon after…more


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  • Trivia

    • Disography:

      Hairspray (Original 2003 Broadway Cast Recording)
      Hair (2004 Revival Cast Recording)
      Godspell (2000 Revival Cast Recording)
      Dreamgirls (2001 Cast Recording)

    • Theatre Productions:

      The Meaning of Life
      The Hot Mikado
      Babes in Arms
      Once On This Island
      Leader of the Pack

    • TV Credits:

      Made (Central Idol) - Herself
      Martha (10/31/2005) - Herself
      The 59th Annual Tony Awards - Herself
      Today (5/19/2005) - Herself
      The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards - Herself
      The 57th Annual Tony Awards - Herself

    • Shoshana is Jewish.

    • Shoshana's nickname is Sho.

  • Quotes

    • Shoshana Bean: (About Stephen Schwartz) I suppose his music especially speaks to me because of its pop sensibility, as well as its theatricality. For me, that combination is incredibly powerful and winning! It has always been a thrill and an honor to sing his stuff. No, it's hardly EASY, but I love the challenge of it! It's so satisfying and therapeutic. . . . and I have to say, singing his songs eight times a week is what I miss the most about doing Wicked.

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  • She's talented!

    She was absolutely wonderful in Hairspray and I can imagine how wonderful she would be in Wicked if I had seen her in that. Anyway, I find it amazing how she can act her part throughout the whole scene, and never actually lost her character. That, my friends, it an extremely hard feat to achieve. So, I think that she is a wonderful actress and singer, and, really, has to be great to hit those notes on "Defying Gravity" and at the beginning of the next scene after "Mama I'm a Big Girl" now in Hairspray.moreless