Shondra Marie
Shondra Marie has been working in the entertainment industry professionally since 1993. She has worked extensively in the theatre, but has also booked jobs in films, commercials, voice-overs, anime, audiobooks and cast albums. When she is not onstage, on set, behind a microphone, coaching, taping auditions, or in Deke Anderson’s film class, she can be found either working as a Standardized/Simulated Patient (and Teaching Associate) in the Med Center or sitting in her living room doing some sort of needlework. Shondra & Todd have 2 cats, whom they love and whom terrorize one another.

Shondra has studied and worked with amazing artists, including Stuart and Ann Ostrow, Jerry Bock, Sidney Berger, Deke Anderson, Jim Conlan, Todd Waite, Paul Hope, Jeannette Clift George, Tom Logan, Glenn Morshower, Mark York and Shelley Calene-Black. She also has a valid passport.

Current Project:

Shondra is excited to be back with Bayou City Concert Musicals in their production of NEW GIRL IN TOWN. It is the Houston premiere of this 1957 Tony Award-nominated musical by Broadway master George Abbott and then-newcomer Bob Merrill, who went on to more Broadway fame as the composer of FUNNY GIRL. It is loosely based on Eugene O’Neill’s 1921 play, ANNA CHRISTIE, but since this is a George Abbott show, “loosely” is the operative word. Mr. Abbot would never tolerate the gloom and doom of the original, so NEW GIRL IN TOWN is at its core a moving story of family and love wrapped in a musical comedy. The story is a simple one. Anna Chrisophersen returns to her father’s home after fifteen years to pick up the pieces of her life. She learns to fit in and even falls in love with a handsome sailor until her father’s friend, Marthy, spills the truth about Anna’s past, nearly destroying her dream of happiness. (directly quoted from Bayou City Concert Musicals’ website)

NEW GIRL IN TOWN opens September 4th and runs through September 7th, at the Heinen Theatre. It is a beautiful space in itself - a repurposed synagogue. Tickets can be purchased at www. You can also find more information about their cabarets and upcoming shows on their website as well.

Shondra was excited to be interviewed by Joseph DeCross for his blog at The link to their conversation is at:

She is also busy working in her part-time job of being a Standardized Patient at the University of Texas Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, and, occasionally, M.D. Anderson. At UTMC, she is also a Standardized Patient Teaching Assistant, where she helps 1st year students learn the proper technique for a total body exam. This year, she has also been learning ultrasound.