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A. J. Shively BIO

Broadway: Bright Star (Drama Desk Nomination); La Cage aux Folles. National Tour: Bright Star; The Sound of Music. Off Broadway/New York: February House (The Public); Brigadoon (Irish Rep); The Suitcase Under the Bed (Mint); Unlock’d (Prospect); A Contemporary American’s Guide to a Successful Marriage (Cherry Lane); Things To Ruin (Second Stage); Little Airplanes of the Heart(Ensemble Studio Theatre); ReWrite (Urban Stages); NYMF; Fringe NYC. Regional: Berkeley Rep.; Kennedy Center; Old Globe; CTG; McCarter; Pioneer; CenterStage; TUTS; George Street Playhouse; Long Wharf; TheatreWorks - Silicon Valley. TV/Film: “Hunters”; “Homeland”; “Madam Secretary”; “The Blacklist”; “Younger”; “The Daily Show”; Nobody Walks In LA; From Nowhere; Syrup; HairBrained. Training: University of Michigan; RADA.

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Encores! Concert Revival Production, 2024
Charles Clarke

Irish Repertory Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2024

Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Robbie Fay

[San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere Berkeley Production, 2019
Owen Duignan

[Regional (US)]
Regional World Premiere Production, 2018

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Billy Cane

Concert Presentation, 2017

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Billy Cane

Broadway Transfer, 2010

Michael / Jason / Norman / Dad (Understudy)

A. J. Shively Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2024 - Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play

A.J. Shively, Philadelphia, Here I Come!

The Lortels - 2024 - Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play

A.J. Shively, Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Theatre World Awards - 2024 - Dorothy Loudon Award

A. J. Shively, Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical

A.J. Shively, A Man of No Importance

The Lortels - 2023 - Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical

A.J. Shively, A Man of No Importance

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

A.J. Shively, Paradise Square

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

A.J. Shively, Paradise Square

A. J. Shively News

Irish Repertory Theatre Takes Over Our Instagram Today

Follow along on our Instagram story as Irish Repertory Theatre actors AJ Shively and David McElwee take you behind the scenes of Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Review Roundup: A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Opens Off-Broadway Starring Jim Parsons

Classic Stage Company's A Man Of No Importance officially opened on Sunday, October 30. The cast of A Man Of No Importance includes four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons and two-time Emmy winner and Tony nominee Mare Winningham as siblings Alfie and Lily Byrne, respectively, and more. Read all of the reviews for A Man of No Importance here!
Review Roundup: PARADISE SQUARE Opens on Broadway

New York City. 1863. The Civil War raged on. An extraordinary thing occurred amid the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of the Five Points, the notorious 19th-century Lower Manhattan slum. For many years, Irish immigrants escaping the devastation of the Great Famine settled alongside free-born Black Americans and those who escaped slavery, arriving by means of the Underground Railroad. The Irish, relegated at that time to the lowest rung of America's social status, received a sympathetic welcome from their Black neighbors (who enjoyed only slightly better treatment in the burgeoning industrial-era city). The two communities co-existed, intermarried, raised families, and shared their cultures in this unlikeliest of neighborhoods.
McCarter Theatre Center Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 10 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center's production of Charles Dickens' timeless story brings a tale of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies.
Next PROJECT SHAW Announced: MAN & SUPERMAN With Lenny Wolpe, Karen Ziemba & More

Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
BWW Review: Sun Is Gonna Shine for Bright Star at the Ahmanson

Steve Martin's and Edie Brickell's Bright Star played Broadway in 2016, garnering a Tony nomination for Carmen Cusack. The show fared somewhat well, but did not seem to be an overall critics' choice. On the minus side, it is an all too familiar story about a backwoods pregnant girl and parental abuse in the 1920s, with far-fetched resolutions and a sweet, but for many, saccharine ending. In spite of this, I was delighted with the bluegrass music by Martin and Brickell, with Walter Bobbie's fluid staging and with the performances. It's most definitely uplifting and an entertaining evening at the Ahmanson through November 19.
Cast Announced for New Civil Rights Musical BRIDGES at The TimesCenter

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter.
Photo Flash: Inside Gingold Group's Monthly Project Shaw: MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, kicked off its 12th Season when it presented its 120th concert presentation with Shaw's 1893 comedy Mrs. Warren's Profession on Monday, January 16 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). Scroll down for photos!
VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively Performs Original Song 'Your Passion' on TODAY

A.J. Shively, currently starring in the new Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, honored Craig and Karen Munk with his performance of “Your Passion.'
Photo Flash: BRIGHT STAR's Jeff Blumenkrantz, Carmen Cusack, Edie Brickell and More at Birdland

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Tony-nominated composer Jeff Blumenkrantz, who was joined by his Bright Star cast mates to perform an evening of his original songs. Scroll down for photos from the concert!
Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz; The Legend of New York By Salzman & Cunningham Featuring Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes; Donna McKechnie: A Visit with Kander & Ebb; 54 Celebrates The Colonial Theatre; and The Girls in White: Songs from the Show.
Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Yellowjackets & More Set for Birdland, Week of 4/18

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 18-24, featuring Yellowjackets, Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz, Arturo O'Farrill, and more!
BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Center Stage

Jane Austen's love story between proud Mr. Darcy and prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet receives a lively adaption at Center Stage.
BWW Reviews: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have a Luminous BRIGHT STAR on the Horizon

What I found so utterly engaging about the world premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical BRIGHT STAR is its complete unpretentiousness. Certainly its musical style --American bluegrass with a heaping helping of laid back mountain charm -- has the kind of lilting homespun ease that makes you feel like you're listening to the neighborhood jug band on mama's back porch, and there's something oddly comforting about that.
Theatrical Oratorio EASTER MYSTERIES Plays this Weekend from 4/11 - 4/13

There will be special presentations of Easter Mysteries a theatrical oratorio for a modern audience by John O'Boyle this Friday &Saturday, April 11 & 12 at 8pm; and on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7pm at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street (at West End Ave.) NYC.
Trisha Rapier, Michael Scott & More Added to EASTER MYSTERIES Lineup

It was announced today that Michael Scott (110 in the Shade, Follies), Trisha Rapier (Sister Act, The Boy From Oz), Chelsie Nectow, and Eileen Aurelia have joined the cast of Easter Mysteries.
Ali Ewoldt, Ken Robinson & More Set for EASTER MYSTERIES 2014 at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 4/11-13

It was announced today that Ken Robinson (Memphis, Baby It's You), Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables), and Mark Campbell (Mama Mia) will lead in Easter Mysteries. Joining them are J. B. Adams (Far From Heaven, Parade), Michael Andrako (Fiddler on the Roof), Eileen Aurelia, Stella Boonshoft, A. J. Cedeno, Sarah Charles, Alma Cuervo (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Caberet), Michael Deleget (Goodspeed's The Most Happy Fella), Jazmin Gorsline (My Fair Lady), Jessica Kahkoska, Laura Kaldis, Paul Louis Lessard, Michael Pesce, Spencer Plachy (Romeo and Juliet, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), A. J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles), Tony-nominee Walter Willison (Two by Two, Pippin). The performances are set for church of St. Paul and St. Andrew on April 11-12 at 8:00pm, and April 13 at 7:00pm.
Center Stage Announces Casting for Paula Vogel's Civil War Christmas

This holiday season, Center Stage brings to Baltimore a new holiday classic for the entire family with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas. Casting has just been announced for this production, led by director Rebecca Taichman and choreographer Liz Lerman.
Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins & More to Perform the Songs of Michael Jackson at THE POP SHOW, 9/16

William Blake (Echoes of Etta, The Who's Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show), John Duff (Bayside! The Musical!, Rent), Billboard recording artist and three-time Showtime at the Apollo winner Matt Cusson, Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, Godspell, The Civil War), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), N'Kenge (Motown The Musical, The Michael Jackson World Tour Tribute), Sondheim on Sondheim), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (A Time To Kill, Carole, or Change, Radio Golf, The Wild Party, Jelly's Last Jam, Play On!), two-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw(Motown The Musical), A. J. Shively (La Cage Aux Folles, Unlock'd, February House) Rachel Valdati (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and American Idol Top 10 Finalist Erika Van Pelt will sing songs from the Michael Jackson catalog at The Pop Show Presents…Michael Jackson! on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Birdland Jazz Club.
Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's ON THE ROCKS

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presented Bernard Shaw's cocktail comedy, ON THE ROCKS, at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below!


How many Broadway shows has A.J. Shively been in?

A.J. Shively has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has A.J. Shively been in?

A.J. Shively has not appeared in the West End

What awards has A.J. Shively been nominated for?

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Paradise Square and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Paradise Square .

How many Broadway shows has A. J. Shively been in?

A. J. Shively has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has A. J. Shively been in?

A. J. Shively has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has A. J. Shively been nominated for?

A. J. Shively has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Philadelphia, Here I Come!" and Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play at The Lortels for the same production. He was also nominated for Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "A Man of No Importance" and Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical at The Lortels for the same show. Additionally, Shively received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Paradise Square" and a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for the same production.

What awards has A. J. Shively won?

A. J. Shively won the Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical award at The Lortel Awards for his performance in "A Man of No Importance."

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