SHARLINE LIU is thankful for the unique opportunities which have come her way. With a background in musical theater, she has been privileged to perform for American and United Nations troops on a Persian Gulf and European tour, sung and danced in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes, and cheered professionally for the NBA (choreographer, Marguerite Derricks, who creates numbers for award-winning THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL).
Sharline has appeared in series roles on 13 REASONS WHY, CRIMINAL MINDS (recurring), HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, MAJOR CRIMES, ALLY McBEAL, THE PRACTICE, and others.
She still relishes, however, the energy of live theater. Most recently, she appeared as matriarch “Suyuan Woo” in Sierra Madre Playhouse’s record-breaking THE JOY LUCK CLUB. She and Ethan Le Phong (ALADDIN, West End and Broadway) reprised their roles in the 2019 Hawaii Premiere of ALLEGIANCE at Honolulu’s historic Hawaii Theatre, after performing with George Takei and Broadway cast in ALLEGIANCE’s 2018 Los Angeles Premiere. This followed a lauded run as “Marie Dindon” in East West Players’ (EWP) all-Asian cast of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opposite Broadway veteran Gedde Watanabe and Olivier Award-nominated Jon Jon Briones (MISS SAIGON, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE).
Musical theater highlights include lead roles in FLOWER DRUM SONG (“Linda”), SWEET CHARITY (“Charity”), THE WIZ (“Dorothy”), GREASE (“Sandy”) and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (“Audrey” cover). Other productions include Stephen Schwartz’s world premiere opera SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON (dir. Scott Schwartz, Stephen’s son), INTO THE WOODS (dir. Jon Lawrence Rivera), HELLO DOLLY with Valerie Perri in title role, A CHORUS LINE, SWEET CHARITY with Patti Colombo and Reece Holland (dir. Sam Viverito), CABARET (dir. Jules Aaron), PACIFIC OVERTURES (with Broadway’s Mako), FOLLIES (with Amy Hill, Sab Shimono, and Freda Foh Shen), and a critically acclaimed production of GUYS & DOLLS featuring Andrew Varela (“Javert”, LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary tour) and Danny Rutigliano (“Timon”, LION KING Broadway and Los Angeles).
Play credits include Julia Cho’s THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE (EWP, dir. Jessica Kubzansky), ONCE IN A LIFETIME (dir. Chris Hart, Moss’s son), AS YOU LIKE IT (dir. Richard Israel), and MEASURE FOR MEASURE, covering Jennifer Paz (“Kim”, MISS SAIGON 1st National Tour/LA Company).
Sharline has studied Shakespeare with the inimitable Alfred Molina, the revered Patsy Rodenburg (London’s National Theater and Guildhall School of Music and Drama), and briefly with American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco with Judith Moreland.
For those who enjoy country music, you might have seen Sharline onstage with Mel Tillis in Branson, MO, or performing to thousands at Shoji Tobuchi Theater. There, she had the unique life opportunity to learn how to twirl a “flat loop” and a “wedding ring” (rope tricks) from the late, great cowboy, Montie Montana. She can even throw a lasso with her own rope!
A magna cum laude graduate of U.C. Berkeley, she looks forward to future opportunities and adventures.
Soli Deo gloria.