Elizabeth A. Davis is an American actress and musician known for her work in the musical Once.


Elizabeth Anne Davis was born in Dumas, Texas and raised in Channing, Texas.[1] Her father J. Frank Davis is a superintendent of schools and her mother Melody (Brown) Davis is an English teacher, both are also involved in theatre. She also has a brother named Jonathan.[2][3] She graduated from Channing High School and received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Baylor University and her Master of Fine Arts from Case Western Reserve University-Cleveland Play House acting program in Cleveland, Ohio. She received additional training at the HB Studio. Elizabeth is an accomplished dancer and musician, having played the violin for over 18 years.[4]


Davis has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions, including the Off-Broadway production of Wolves as Kay at the 59E59 Theatre.[5] She played the role of Sister James in Doubt at the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida and starred as Blanche Dubois in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Cleveland Play House. She played the role of Célimène in a New Jersey Shakespeare Festival production of The Misanthrope.[6] and has also understudied the lead female role in the New World Stages production of The 39 Steps.[7] She starred in The Starship Astov at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, for which she was nominated for a MITF Best Actress award. Davis also starred as Emily Dickinson in Emily at Theatre Row for which she won the New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role.[8][9][10][11][12]

Elizabeth is best known for creating the role of Réza, the Czech roommate of leading lady Cristin Milioti in Once, a stage musical version of the Academy Award winning film Once. She has played this role in the regional and Off-Broadway productions. Once opened on Broadway on March 18, 2012 and received 11 Tony Nominations, including Best Musical. For this role she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.[13][14][15][16][17]

Personal life

Elizabeth married her husband Jordan Richard in 2008 and lives in New York City.[18]

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