Andre De Shields to Receive Audelco Special Achievement Award at 42nd Annual Gala, 11/17

Award-winning Broadway star André De Shields will be adding another honor to his mantle when he accepts the "2014 AUDELCO Award for Special Achievement" at The 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, on Monday, November 17. The annual event will be held at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway (at 95 Street) at 7:00 PM.

The AUDELCO Awards ceremony honors those who dedicate their lives and talent to entertaining through Black Theatre. The evening will captivate you with majestic music and rich history as AUDELCO pays homage to those who have paved the road as well as rising stars who are blazing their own trails.

In a career spanning more than 40 years, De Shields, who is currently performing in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at the Public Theater through Sunday, November 16, has received two Tony Award nominations, an Emmy Award, the National Black Theatre Festival Living Legend Award, a Village Voice OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, among many others. De Shields is best known for his show stopping performances in the original Broadway productions of four legendary musicals: The Full Monty, Play On!, Ain't Misbehavin' and The Wiz (title role).

Also receiving Special Achievement awards will be Norm Lewis, Loretta Abbott and David Greer. The Outstanding Pioneer Award will be given to Chapman Roberts.

For tickets and information call 212-864-5400 or online

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