Sharon is celebrating over 30 years as a working actress and her new journey as a writer. Sharon made her debut as playwright at City Theatre with the world-premiere of her solo play “Feeding The Dragon” which subsequently played at Hartford Stage and made its Off-Broadway debut at Primary Stages in April 2018 where she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and won an Audelco Award for Solo Performance. Sharon was the Primary Stages 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence.
“Feeding the Dragon“ is available as a best-selling Audible Original audio play and has been published by Oberon Books. The play has also been optioned by a major Hollywood studio to be developed into an hybrid live-action/animated YA series.
Sharon is currently co-writing the book for the new musical “New York New York” with music by Kander & Ebb, directed & choreographed by Susan Stroman, and set to premiere on Broadway in the Spring of 2023.
Her most recent television appearances include guest star roles on “Bull,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” and “For Life.” Recent film appearances include the award-winning short film “Birdwatching” co-starring Amanda Seyfried, currently making the festival circuit, and “Down with The King“ which premiered at Cannes ACID; as well as “Joker,” “The Kitchen” and “On The Basis of Sex.”
Other film and television: “Gotham,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Blacklist,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” “Malcolm X,” “Die Hard With A Vengeance,” “Law & Order” and “Law & Order:SVU” where she can still occasionally be seen on the bench as Judge Virginia Hayes.You may also recognize her voice as the narrator of several documentary series for Animal Planet, Discovery, NOVA and TV One.
On Broadway Sharon appeared in “The Scottsboro Boys.” Off-Broadway credits include “Dot” (Vineyard Theater); “Wild with Happy” (Public Theater/NYSF) for which she received a Lucille Lortel nomination and an Audelco Award; “Richard III” (1990 and 2022), “Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Caucasian Chalk Circle” (Public Theatre/NYSF) and “While I Yet Live” and “String of Pearls” at Primary Stages) among many others.
She has also appeared at award-winning regional theaters around the country including: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theater, Denver Center, Yale Rep and Arena Stage and workshopped numerous new plays at The O’Neill, Sundance, Powerhouse at Vassar and New York Theater Workshop.