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Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery

Music journalist Christian John Wikane conducted a live one-on-one interview with André.

Tony, Emmy, and GRAMMY Award-winning performing artist André De Shields ("Hadestown," "Ain't Misbehavin," "The Wiz") joined award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) at The Loft at City Winery on Monday, November 28 for "Unscripted Live," an interview series that spotlights the stories of legendary artists, their resilience, and their creative regeneration.

See photos from the event below!

For this evening's edition, Christian conducted a live one-on-one interview with André, currently starring as Ben Loman in the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman" at the Hudson Theatre.

"Unscripted" is a video series featuring exclusive interviews filmed and produced by director Sekou Luke and music journalist Christian John Wikane. Launched in April 2020, Season 1 of "Unscripted" featured eight interviews with GRAMMY, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning legends, as well as chart-topping singers and songwriters: André De Shields, Nona Hendryx, Melba Moore, Ruth Pointer, Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge), Bruce Sudano (Brooklyn Dreams), and vocal legend Fonzi Thornton. Season 2 continued with icons and innovators, including original Ikette Joshie Jo Armstead, Cory Daye (Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band), GRAMMY-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer, cabaret artist/dancer Christian Holder (The Joffrey Ballet), GRAMMY-winning musician Van Hunt, groundbreaking singer-songwriter Rahsaan Patterson, Janice Pendarvis (20 Feet from Stardom), and Ray Shell (Starlight Express). All interviews were published in tandem with PopMatters, an online magazine of cultural criticism. Season 3 is currently in production.

Photo Credit: Sekou Luke Studio / Rebel Media.

Photo credit: Anthony Artis

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Rahsaan Patterson-Cory Daye-André De Shields

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Fonzi Thornton-Christian John Wikane-André De Shields

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Lia Chang

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Maria Soccor-André De Shields

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Robert Fowler-Sekou Luke-Dwayne Palmer

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Sekou Luke-Emil Wilbekin-CJ South

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Gordon Chambers-Sekou Luke

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Christian John Wikane-Jamie Patterson-David Freeland-Mark Anthony Lee

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Valerie Simpson

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
André De Shields

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Valerie Simpson-André De Shields

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Christian John Wikane-Sekou Luke

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
André De Shields-Christian John Wikane

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
André De Shields-Christian John Wikane-Valerie Simpson

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
André De Shields-Christian John Wikane

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Rahsaan Patterson-Lisa Fischer

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Rahsaan Patterson-Lisa Fischer-Christian John Wikane

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Lisa Fischer-Christian John Wikane

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Lisa Fischer-Christian John Wikane-Sekou Luke

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Rahsaan Patterson

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Sekou Luke-Lisa Fischer-Cory Daye-Rahsaan Patterson-Joshie Jo Armstead-Andre De Shields-Fonzi Thornton, Christian John Wikane

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Sekou Luke-André De Shields-Joshie Jo Armstead-Valerie Simpson, Christian John Wikane

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Sekou Luke-Jason Rand

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
André De Shields-Grace Blake

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Sekou Luke-Lisa Fischer-Valerie Simpson-Fonzi Thornton-Christian John Wikane

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Christian John Wikane-Sekou Luke-Chantal Georges-Jasmond McMillian-Aaron Milton

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Sekou Luke-Jared Wayne Gladly

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
André De Shields, Lisa Fischer, Valerie Simpson, Christian John Wikane, Sekou Luke

Photos: See André De Shields & More at UNSCRIPTED LIVE at City Winery
Sekou Luke-André De Shields



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