Sharon is from Dublin. She trained with Deirdre O’Connell at the Stanislavski Studio at the Focus Theatre, and as a singer with Gillyanne Kayes in London. Most recent Theatre credits include Ruth/Denise/Dr. Fleming in Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, Hanna in Lovers (Losers) by Brian Friel at the New Theatre, Harry in The Get Together by Mark Cantan (Rough Magic Seeds Artist) and Evelyn in Independence by Lee Blessing for Playing Space Productions at Smock Alley. She played Shelly Levene in the highly acclaimed female production of Glengarry Glen Ross at the New Theatre.
Other Theatre credits include The Only Jealousy of Emer, The Dreaming of the Bones and The Death of Cuchulainn (Dublin Lyric Players), Be My Baby for Lyric Theatre Belfast, The Dress (nominated for ‘Best Female Performance’ – Dublin Gay Theatre Festival), Fiends Reunited (Sweet & Dry), Irene Ruddock in A Lady of Letters (New Theatre), David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood (T@36), Drinking Companions (Andrews Lane), Felicity in Habeas Corpus (Samuel Beckett Theatre), Snow White at the Olympia Theatre, Follies in Concert (National Concert Hall), WAR by Roddy Doyle(Passion Machine/Olympia) and The Young Europeans at the Project Arts Centre directed by Gerry Stembridge.
Film work includes Ireland Ink., Inservice Day, Wedding Planners, Divestment, Girls, Comb and Awareness. She played the role of Maeve Bergin in Fair City for RTE and appeared in the TV comedy show Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles (Scratch Films/RTE).
..’for me the performance of the evening was Sharon Coade as Shelly “The Machine”Levene. Both tragic and comic at the same time she never let one overpower the other in bringing to life a desperate, aging saleswoman with a sick daughter. For her the stakes are higher than most and the way she flips from her characters highs to her characters lows without dropping a beat was a joy to behold.’
Caomhan Keane – Totally Dublin – Glengarry Glen Ross
..’the cast, who deliver a series of star turns. Special mention must go to Sharon Coade and Jane Elizabeth Walsh for stepping into Lemmon’s and Pacino’s shoes respectively….’
Le Cool – Glengarry Glen Ross
..’Sharon Coade’s Shelly ‘The Machine’ Levene, who pulls off a convincingly femme (and sympathetic) Jack Lemmon’
Lucy White – Metro – Glengarry Glen Ross