Shoshana Bean was born on September 1, 1977 in Olympia, Washington, USA as Shoshana Elise Bean. She is an actress, known for Dance Flick (2009), Bloodline (2015) and The Battery's Down (2008).
Graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.
While she was still an ensemble member in "Hairspray," Shirley MacLaine personally sought her backstage after a performance to tell her, "You are a shining light on the stage. You are going to be a star."
While she attended CCM, Shoshana was good friends and roommates with Kristy Cates. Cates understudied Idina Menzel in "Wicked" while Shoshana served as a standby. Later on, Cates understudied Bean for two months. Kristy is currently playing "Elphaba" in the Chicago production of "Wicked."
Due to an injury the day before, Shoshana had to go on as Elphaba for Idina Menzel on Idina's last show on January 9, 2005.
Her boyfriend, Tyler, was killed in a car accident on May 1, 2006.
Shoshana means "Rose" in Hebrew.
Will be reprising her role as Elphaba on the Wicked tour for three stops: Portland (September 6-17), Seattle (September 20-October 1), and Toronto (October 6-November 26), along with her former co-star Megan Hilty, who played Glinda along with Shoshana on Broadway. [July 2006]
Currently working on her solo debut album, which is being released on Brian McKnight's Pure Records. [September 2005]
Currently in California working on her debut album. [February 2006]
Left the Broadway production of "Wicked" on January 8th. Actress Eden Espinosa has taken over the role of "Elphaba." [January 2006]
Playing Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked." She began in January of 2005 and is scheduled to leave on January 8th, 2006. [September 2005]
She was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Beaches A New Musical" at the Drury Lane Productions in Chicago, Illinois.