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Shea has over twenty years of professional singing and performing experience. Born in Bronx, New York, he joined the local Shaarei Zion Youth Choir at age eleven. His artistic qualifications quickly distinguished him among the choir members, and he was consistently given solo parts, especially parts that required outstanding skill.
At age seventeen, Shea was appointed his first position as official Chazzan of Congregation Agudath Achim in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. In the next decade, he held the position of Baal Tefillah at Ohel Moshe in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, he holds a position as Chazzan at Congregation Bais Yehuda in Flatlands, New York.
Shea has studied voice and Chazzanus under the tutelage of Cantor Moshe Cohen and Cantor Weinberger, among others. He has given and appeared in concerts throughout the United States, in Israel and in Italy. He has had the privilege of entertaining senators, attorney generals, and various other influential elected officials and religious leaders. Shea performs Carlebach-style Shabbosim and Kumzit's on a regular basis. He is sought after at weddings, sheva brachos and other simchas throughout the country.After months of honing his carefully chosen selections, his debut album is set to be released Chanuakah 2008 IY"H. Shea's album will feature his music video, "Window in Heaven'" which has been received with much accolade.
Shea resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and five exceptional children ka"h.