Elizabeth Davis-Richard (GRS '06, theatre)

Elizabeth A. Davis, a recipient of the Young Alumni Award, is an actress, violinist, pianist, dancer and singer, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical in 2012. The play she was nominated for, Once, is a Broadway hit based on the 2006 Oscar-winning film of the same name. The production won eight of its 11 Tony nominations (the most of any show), including Best Musical, in 2012, and marked Davis’s Broadway and musical theater debuts. Davis is graduate of the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program to receive a Tony nomination. Her theater career includes numerous performances, including: The 39 Steps, an award-winning turn as Emily Dickinson in Emily; Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire; Cherie in Bus Stop; and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream.