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