Cabaret artist Sara Davis has appeared in venues across the Chicago area, including Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, Maxim's, the Royal George Cabaret, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Gentry on State, Theater Building Chicago, Acorn Theater, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Her shows have been named among the Top Ten of the Year by Cabaret Scenes and Gay Chicago magazines in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003.
She closed her latest show, Taking A Chance on Love: The Vernon Duke Story with Chicago favorite Justin Hayford, after a successful run at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret, with encore performances at Maxim's and the Chicago Cultural Center. She has completed the third run of her critically acclaimed show, "I'm (Artificially) Hip!" , named as one of The Top Ten of 2002 by Cabaret Scenes, Gay Chicago Magazine, and Cabaret Hotline Online. She was honored to be invited to perform excerpts from this show in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2003.
Previous Davenport's engagements include her solo show, What Are the Chances? and appearances in the cast of Yadda Yadda Yadda: The Lyrics of Cheri Coons, as well as several guest appearances in solo shows by David Friedman, Tony Gibson, Chuck Larkin, and Cheri Coons. She appeared at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre as part of their summer cabaret series in 2001, featuring "Leading Ladies of Chicago Theater", and her show was named one of Chicago's Top 10 of 2001 by both Cabaret Scenes and Gay Chicago magazines.
She has also performed in several Chicago Humanities Festival concerts, including "Coming Home" in 2003, the gala opening night Irving Berlin tribute in 2001, and "Songwriters Now" in 2000, as both a soloist and as a backup singer for songwriter David Friedman.
Also a Joseph Jefferson Award winning actress, Sara's theater credits include Lily in The Secret Garden at Apple Tree Theater (Jeff Award for Best Supporting Actress) and Woman #2 in the world premiere of Female Problems: An Unhelpful Guide at Pegasus Players (Jeff Nomination). Sara appeared in the national tour of Schoolhouse Rock Live!, and has performed at many Chicago area theaters, including the Auditorium Theatre, Marriott Theater, Northlight Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Theater at the Center, Theater BAM, and Bailiwick Repertory. Sara has also appeared with the Southeastern Savoyards in Ruddigore, Iolanthe, and La Belle Helene, and on the PBS broadcast of Under the Arbor with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.