A New York City based Voiceover, Commercial, Stage, TV/Film Actor, Theatre Educator, Singer, and Activist born in Detroit, Shannon Van Esley landed in NYC at 17 to train at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and The New School. She's performed professionally on stage (Yates Musical Theatre, American Family Theatre, Celtic Theatre Company), camera (American Prophet, The Perfect Murder, Brain Games) in the recording booth (Google, Fisher Price, Brother Ink) and has most recently collaborated with 13th Street Repertory Company. Shannon has instructed at Motor City Youth Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse Classes for Kids, and Creative Arts Workshop. She's volunteered and worked for organizations including Brady United Against Gun Violence, New York Coalition to End Gun Violence, Moveon.org, Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, Women's March, and serves as an anti-violence advocate on the NYC Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence Survivors Advisory Committee. Shannon and her charming partner, Eric Davidson (music journalist and singer of the garage punk band New Bomb Turks) reside in Queens with their newest feline companion, Mr. Marty Showbiz (Please hold- His agent will be with you shortly!)
She is a strong believer that people should frequent diners and buy from newsstands. "If we don't use them, we will lose them!"
Forever in memory of sweet "Hello" kitty. See you down the road, favorite little friend. 2006-2021.
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