Performing Arts Hall of Fame
In 2015, Ursuline inducted broadway performer and writer Sharon Wheatley '85 as its first member of the Ursuline Academy Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Sharon Wheatley has enjoyed over 22 years as a professional in the performing arts. Her Broadway credits include Avenue Q (Kate Monster/ Lucy T. Slut, Mrs. T. Yellow Bear), the final company of Cats as it finished its record breaking run at The Winter Garden Theater (Jennyanydots, The Gumbie Cat), Les Miserables (Cosette and Eponine), and The Phantom of the Opera (Madam Firman). Sharon holds the distinction of being the only actress to appear in all three of these Broadway blockbusters on Broadway. She has also toured nationally and internationally with Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music, and also originated Avenue Q at The Wynn Casino and Resort in Las Vegas (Mrs. T/Yellow Bear/ Kate and Lucy). Her film credits include Gods behaving Badly. On TV she has been seen as “Mary Jo” in My Life Is A Lifetime Movie. In addition to her Broadway career, Sharon is a featured soloist around the country with Symphony Orchestras, including The New Jersey Symphony, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Naples, Milwaukee, Omaha and Oklahoma City. Sharon recently appeared to sold out crowds as Diane in the critically acclaimed new rock musical COME FROM AWAY at The La Jolla Playhouse and The Seattle Repertory Theater.