Shelley M. Shier

Shelley M. Shier

Shelley M. Shier (born March 15, 1957) is a Canadian-American entrepreneur and theatrical producer.

Youth

Her mother, Rosaline Cutler Shier Sonshine, is a socially active housewife from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Harry Shier was a noted Canadian industrialist ( [http://www.osfinc.com/ OSF] ) and investor with strong ties to the entertainment industry. Shier lived in Toronto, but also Miami and New York City. Her extended family, includes her stepfather, [http://books.google.com/books?id=i8nB_f-XqxwC&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=Harry+Sonshine&source=web&ots=NFCzPiF7Su&sig=HvOin5MWKhVC-BXpM1QZ1TcndHQ&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result Harry Sonshine] , an industrialist and sports figure, her stepmother, Roni Chesler Shier, and her step grandfather, [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,892461,00.html Lou Chesler] , a real estate and entertainment executive (Warner_Bros.-Seven_Arts). She attended Branksome Hall in Toronto and studied for four years with Stella Adler in New York City. She became a US citizen in 2005.

Career

In 1983 Shier formed [http://www.highonadventure.com/Hoa97dec/Cruise/cruise.htm HOSS, Inc.] a production company that over the next twenty five years produced hundreds of music festivals (The Floating Jazz Festival(1), The Blues Cruise etc.), concerts (Tony Bennett, Tommy Tune, Debbie Reynolds etc.), and theatrical productions (Sweet Charity, I Do! I Do!, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar) throughout the world. In 1998 she formed [http://www.broadwayboundinc.com Broadway Bound, Inc.] (2) and the following year established a theatrical company aboard the legendary ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2(3,4,5). Over the next six years she produced, wrote and toured six new shows. Her production of Enter The Guardsman (6,7) was produced simultaneously on the [http://www.cunard.com/ourships/default.asp?ship=QE2 QE2] and New York’s [http://www.vineyardtheatre.org/1/index.htm Vineyard Theater] .(8,9)

Productions

* Enter The Guardsman 2000-2001
* The Wonderful Words Of Sammy Cahn 2000-2003
* Can’t Stop The Music 2001-2005
* The Game Of Love 2002-2005
* Hooray For Hollywood 2003-2005
* The Hit Parade 2004-2005

References

1. Whitney Balliett, The New Yorker, February 8, 1988 p.82-89

2. http://www.broadwayboundinc.com

3. Broadway Takes To The Ocean, Toronto Globe and Mail March 4, 2000, p. 28

4. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE4D8173BF935A35752C0A9669C8B63

5. Scott Jolley, Travel & Leisure, November 2000 p. 144-147

6. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE4D8173BF935A35752C0A9669C8B63 (guardsman) 7. Enter The Guardsman, Variety, May 29 - June 4, 2000 p. 33

8. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb1437/is_200005/ai_n5933736

9. The Daily News, May 22, 2000 p. 36


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