Shea has over twenty years of professional singing and performing experience. At the age of seventeen, he was appointed to his first position, as official Ba’al Tefillah of Congregation Agudath Achim in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. Over the next two decades, he held the position of Ba’al Tefillah at Ohel Moshe in Brooklyn, Congregation Bais Yehuda in Flatlands, New York, Congregation Ramat Shalom in Mexico City, and in several hotels. Shea has a tenor voice and 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, as well as in Israel and 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. His music video, “Window in Heaven’” has been viewed over 200,000 times.
Shea resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and five exceptional children ka”h.