Bedlam's Pygmalion (Eliza Doolittle)

NORTON ELLIOT AWARD 2019 for Outstanding Visiting Performer

- Boston Theatre Critics Association

A cracking Eliza, fierce and impish and moving.

- New York Times

Sharma, in an exquisitely dexterous performance — raw and vibrant, exultant and unignorable.

- The Village Voice

Sharma, who plays Eliza with pathos and delightful wryness, has us in the palm of her hands from the get-go.

- Theater Mania

The actress delivers adroitly on the comedy of Pygmalion... But what makes Sharma’s portrayal of Eliza so moving is the undertow of conflicting emotions she signals...

- Boston Globe

When (Sharma) is onstage, she is captivating and holds the audience in her thrall. In her absence, we miss her...

- Broadway World Boston

The Seagull (Irina Arkadina)

Best Classical Production 2014

- Wall Street Journal

Vaishnavi Sharma is wonderful as the self-involved star, making her more human and less indifferent than I’ve seen before without ever underplaying her self-regard. 

- Huffington Post

Sharma's stunning Arkadina, in particular, brings tears to the eyes...

- Theater Mania

Sharma is an authoritative, deeply conflicted Arkadina, especially in the scene in which she plays at being a mother, trying to bandage Konstantin's head; as she tends to the son she has cheated out of any kind of a future, we see in her eyes anger and exasperation battling with genuine affection. Sharma makes abundantly clear that Arkadina sees the slightest emotional demand as a plot against her -- and yet, on some level, she understands her essentially grasping nature. Her performance alone makes a visit to The Seagull worthwhile.

- Lighting And Sound America