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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere Berkeley Production, 2019
Owen Duignan
  [Regional (US)]
Regional World Premiere Production, 2018
Perry
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Billy Cane
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Billy Cane
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Jean-Michel
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Michael / Jason / Norman / Dad (Understudy)

Photos

Craig Haffner, Masi Asare, Nathan Tysen, A.J. Shively, Joaquina Kalukango, Sidney DuP Photo

Craig Haffner, Masi Asare, Nathan Tysen, A.J. Shively, Joaquina Kalukango, Sidney DuPont, Larry Kirwan, Garth H. Drabinsky, Christina Anderson, Jason Howland and Allen Moyer

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05/17/2022
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A.J. Shively

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05/16/2022
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A.J. Shively

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Stage

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

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

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Billy Cane

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Billy Cane

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2010
Jean-Michel

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Michael / Jason / Norman / Dad (Understudy)

A.J. Shively Biography

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.


A.J. Shively Awards and Nominations

 
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

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the winners of the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 2 Photo Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 2
by Bruce Glikas - May 17, 2022

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations, followed closely by MJ and Paradise Square, with ten nominations each.

Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 1 Photo Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 1
by Bruce Glikas - May 17, 2022

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations, followed closely by MJ and Paradise Square, with ten nominations each. On Thursday, the nominees met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos.

Photos: Meet the 2022 Tony Awards Nominees! Photo Photos: Meet the 2022 Tony Awards Nominees!
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2022

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations, followed closely by MJ and Paradise Square, with ten nominations each.

2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The nominations are in! Below, check out how each show fared individually in BroadwayWorld's list of nominations by show.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominat Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

This year's Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2021-22 theatre season. The 2022 Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12, 2022 (8:00 - 11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00 - 8:00 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.

Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Sta Photo Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Stages' 38th Annual Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

This year’s honorees have all starred on the Urban Stages stage during their careers and include Tony Award winner Reed Birney will be presented with Urban Stages’ Luminary Award and Terence Archie, Nikki M. James, and AJ Shively will receive a mid-career award.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nomina Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - Apr 26, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, have just announced the nominees for the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ Photo VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

PARADISE SQUARE Will Release An Original Broadway Cast Recording This Spring Photo PARADISE SQUARE Will Release An Original Broadway Cast Recording This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will produce an original Broadway cast recording, it was announced today. The cast and Broadway orchestra are gathering at Power Station at BerkleeNYC for four days of sessions during the weeks of April 18 and April 25. The recording will receive a digital release in May and a physical release this summer.  

A.J. Shively Videos

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ VideoVIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

VIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2022

Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. BroadwayWorld was there on the red carpet, where our own Richard Ridge chatted with attendees.

VIDEO: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Gives Pre-Show Speech at PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Gives Pre-Show Speech at PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2022

Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. Prior to the curtain rising, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made opening remarks onstage.

VIDEO: Watch the Opening Night Curtain Call at PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Opening Night Curtain Call at PARADISE SQUARE
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022

Broadway's Paradise Square opened tonight, Sunday, April 3rd, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

VIDEO: A.J. Shively Opens Up About His New Broadway Role in PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: A.J. Shively Opens Up About His New Broadway Role in PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2022

Paradise Square is currently in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it is getting ready to open on Sunday, April 3. A.J. Shively, who plays Irish immigrant Owen Duignan in the new musical, just checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge ahead of the big night.

VIDEO: Watch A.J. Shively Sing 'Why Should I Die in Springtime' from PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Watch A.J. Shively Sing 'Why Should I Die in Springtime' from PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2022

BroadwayWorld is very excited to bring you an exclusive sneak peek of the cast in action below. Watch as A.J. Shively performs 'Why Should I Die in Springtime', written by  Jason Howland, Nathan Tysen, and Masi Asare.

VIDEO: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago VideoVIDEO: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2021

Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement on November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 West Randolph Street). The production will conclude it's run later this week on December 5th. Check out all new video of in action!

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE
by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.

Broadway Rewind: The Sun Shines Again for BRIGHT STAR VideoBroadway Rewind: The Sun Shines Again for BRIGHT STAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016, when Bright Star arrived on Broadway. The musical opened on March 24 at the Cort Theatre, where it ran for 109 performances.

Broadway Rewind: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Returns to Broadway in 2010! VideoBroadway Rewind: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Returns to Broadway in 2010!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2020

Today we rewind back to 2010, when the second revival of La Cage Aux Folles celebrated its eleven Tony nominations. La Cage Aux Folles played for 433 performances at the Longacre Theatre.


A.J. Shively Frequently Asked Questions

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 .