Sylvie Davidson is an actor and singer/songwriter based in the Pacific Northwest. She began her acting career in Seattle, where she has played lead roles in many of the city’s well known houses, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, New Century Theatre Company, ACT Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Village Theatre.
Since her start in Seattle, Sylvie has received critical acclaim on stages from coast to coast including 59E59 Theaters in NYC, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA, ACT Theatre in Seattle, and Laguna Playhouse in California. She has originated roles in many world premiere productions, including the witty but emotionally clueless title role in Jane Austen’s Emma at Book-It Repertory Theatre and the talented and guarded call-girl Becca in Tails of Wasps at New Century Theatre Company.
In recent years Sylvie has become known for her work as an actor/musician, sought after for musicals which require actors to play instruments at a professional level. As a member of the cast of Lonesome Traveler, a folk music musical at New York’s 59E59, Sylvie portrayed a wide range of American folk music legends, including Ronnie Gilbert, Mary Travers, and Sylvia Tyson. In 2016 she created the role of Inez, a naive but determined songwriter, in the Alliance Theatre’s Troubadour, singing and playing music written by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Of her performance, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote, “Davidson can evoke the haunting lyricism of Emmylou Harris, then with equal aplomb switch gears to exude the flirtatious sexuality of Dolly Parton.” She has also appeared with her guitar as Prudie in a re-imagined Pump Boys and Dinettes and as Maddy, a music therapist (and sole instrumentalist) in the hip-hop musical How To Break, both at Village Theatre. Most recently, the played, sang, and acted on the boards at the American Shakespeare Center, home to the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre.
On screen, Sylvie has appeared in the TV show Leverage as Juliet in “The Broken Wing Job” episode, and in indie films Desert Cathedral and Fat Punk (short).
Sylvie writes and performs with her husband as the duo Trevor & Sylvie. Their debut album, Time Is Free, has been called a “breakout album” of “authentic, effective, and gorgeously rendered Americana.” When not on the road, she resides with her husband and her tiny rescue dog in Portland, OR, where she bakes pies and sourdough bread, combs thrift stores for treasures, and writes songs about love, longing, and the things that haunt.