Shea also starred in the Broadway musical “The Wonderful Wizard Of Song,” composed by Harold Arlen of “The Wizard of Oz” fame. After working as an actor/singer, Shea became executive producer, taking the show to New York City for a two-year off-Broadway run and a one-year Broadway touring production.
Shea also starred in his own off-Broadway production, “Shea: Prince Of Christmas,” which he wrote and arranged. After its debut at the National Arts Club in New York City, the show ran several seasons at St. Luke’s Theatre. CBS New York named “Shea: Prince Of Christmas” one of the top five on/off-Broadway shows to see.
Shea has dedicated much time and effort to helping disadvantaged children, as well as investing globally in educational and medical facilities. In recognition of his humanitarian efforts, the United Nations honored Shea with an International Peace Award.