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Andre De Shields

 
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In a career spanning 50 years, De Shields has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director, and educator. He has intermittently portrayed Hermes in Hadestown since 2012, including the recent critically acclaimed production at London’s National Theatre. In 2018, De Shields was the ... (read complete bio)
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Andre De Shields Headshot

Bio:
In a career spanning 50 years, De Shields has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director, and educator. He has intermittently portrayed Hermes in Hadestown since 2012, including the recent critically acclaimed production at London’s National Theatre. In 2018, De Shields was the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Ben
  [Off-Broadway]
En Garde Arts' Off-Broadway Immersive Production, 2019
Balboa Douglas
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Hermes
Hermes
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Ben

  [Off-Broadway]
En Garde Arts' Off-Broadway Immersive Production, 2019
Balboa Douglas

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Hermes

Hermes

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Performer

Andre De Shields Biography

In a career spanning 50 years, De Shields has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director, and educator. He has intermittently portrayed Hermes in Hadestown since 2012, including the recent critically acclaimed production at London’s National Theatre. In 2018, De Shields was the recipient of the 8th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Legend Award and the 33rd Annual Bob Harrington Life Achievement Bistro Award. Among his other accolades are the 2009 National Black Theatre Festival’s Living Legend Award, and the 2007 Village Voice Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. A multiple Tony Award nominee, he is best known for his show-stopping performances in four legendary Broadway productions: The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Emmy Award), Play On!, and The Full Monty. De Shields is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and SDC.

Andre De Shields Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Andre De Shields, Hadestown

Andre De Shields News

Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke, André De Shields & More to be Featured in 92NY's F Photo Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke, André De Shields & More to be Featured in 92NY's Fall Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

The 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center’s 84th season will feature a wide range of acclaimed novelists, playwrights and poets, who will visit to read from and discuss highly-anticipated new books – and pay tribute to other great writers. 

Gracie McGraw, Alexander Jon Flores, Itamar Moses & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: V Photo Gracie McGraw, Alexander Jon Flores, Itamar Moses & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

The 24 Hour Plays welcome new and returning artists alike for Season Three, Episode Five of The 24 Hour Plays: VIral Monologues tonight. From 6PM ET, these monologues will be published on Instagram and Twitter @24hourplays every 15 minutes.

Sharon D Clarke Joins Matthew López's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Film Photo Sharon D Clarke Joins Matthew López's RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE Film
by Michael Major - Jul 13, 2022

Sharon D Clarke has joined the cast of Matthew López’s new romantic comedy Red, White & Royal Blue. Thomas Flynn and Malcolm Atobrah have also joined the new cast, which includes the previously announced Uma Thurman, Clifton Collins Jr., Stephen Fry, Sarah Shahi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzins, Rachel Hilson, Ellie Bamber, and more.

John Clarence Stewart, Alyssa May Gold & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLO Photo John Clarence Stewart, Alyssa May Gold & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues return tonight for Season 3, Round 3. An exciting group of actors and writers have been paired to create pieces written, rehearsed and recorded in 24 hours. Performers include Ben Ahlers, Molly Collier, Niall Cunningham, Carolina Đỗ, Vas Eli, Alyssa May Gold, Ryan Spahn, John Clarence Stewart and more.

Photos: Andre De Shields, Judy Kuhn, Faith Prince, and More Perform at THE BIG MIX -  Photo Photos: Andre De Shields, Judy Kuhn, Faith Prince, and More Perform at THE BIG MIX - INDEPENDENCE DAY at Little Island
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

On July 3, The Big Mix - Independence Day was held at Little Island, featuring Andre De Shields, Judy Kuhn, Faith Prince, and many more.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of RICHARD III in the Park
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 1, 2022

The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. BroadwayWorld was there for the big day and we have photos from the red carpet arrivals!

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Cabaret Adds Upcoming Shows to its Photo Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Cabaret Adds Upcoming Shows to its Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Cabaret adds NEWsical The Musical, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, The Crown Live! and STOMP to the list of added attractions for the 2022/23 season.

BWW Interview: Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Christian Dante White Talks Celebrating  Photo BWW Interview: Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Christian Dante White Talks Celebrating Black Artists With BROADWAY VS 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Broadway Advocacy Coalition is presenting BROADWAY VS tonight at 7:30pm! Featuring songs from both Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry's careers, BROADWAY VS is helping to uplift and celebrate the vital impact of Black culture on Broadway. BroadwayWorld spoke with Broadway Advocacy Coalition co-founder Christian Dante White about tonight's event!

Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance Photo Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson.

Photos: COME FROM AWAY Company Celebrates Becoming Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Photo Photos: COME FROM AWAY Company Celebrates Becoming Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 16, 2022

COME FROM AWAY has become the longest-running show in the 105-year history of Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To mark the milestone, West 45th Street was renamed “Come From A-Way” for a day. Check out photos here!

Andre De Shields Videos

VIDEO: See André De Shields in the Promo for Upcoming NEW AMSTERDAM Episode VideoVIDEO: See André De Shields in the Promo for Upcoming NEW AMSTERDAM Episode
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2021

Tony winner André De Shields guest stars in the latest New Amsterdam episode, premiering April 13 at 10pm ET on NBC.

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller, Andre De Shields, and More Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' VideoVIDEO: Jessie Mueller, Andre De Shields, and More Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago'
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2020

An all-star line-up of Chicago natives and stars who got their start in the Windy City have come together for a new music video, performing the Blues anthem a?oeSweet Home Chicago.a?? 

VIDEO: Tony Awards Tributes! HADESTOWN Takes the Tonys Way Down VideoVIDEO: Tony Awards Tributes! HADESTOWN Takes the Tonys Way Down
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2020

Check out Tony-winner Andre De Shields, Tony-nominees Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, and Amber Grey, and star Reeve Carney bringing the 2019 Tonys way down to Rachel Chavkin's Tony Award-winning world of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown!

BWW TV: The HADESTOWN Family Reunites for A Virtual Performance VideoBWW TV: The HADESTOWN Family Reunites for A Virtual Performance
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2020

The Hadestown family has reunited virtually to bring us a performance of 'Road to Hell, Part 2'. including Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Andre de Shields, Patrick Page, Anais Mitchell, Rachel Chavkin, and more

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Andre De Shields Sings THE WIZ! VideoBWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Andre De Shields Sings THE WIZ!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2020

In 2014, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars to celebrate our 10th Anniversay in BroadwayWorld Visits Oz, a special concert event at Joe's Pub benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Below, watch as André De Shields sings the song he made famous, 'So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard' from The Wiz!

Broadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW! VideoBroadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

'We close things out with a look at the 48th production of City Center's famed Encore's, the glorious musical Finian's Rainbow, which starred Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton and Terri White. It was directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Kate told me, 'I get to sing the most beautiful songs. I think Burton Lane was a master of melody.' Cheyenne said he knew the songs but didn't really know the story, 'It's very, very current. I was actually surprised. The main crux of the plot is a bigoted white man in power from the south who is being replaced by an open-minded black man. Hmmm. So, it's very current.''

Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE! VideoBroadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2020

'What I loved the most about this episode', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, 'was following the journey of the 2009 musical The Story of My Life. This episode of Broadway Rewind looks at the ill- fated musical, which featured two wonderful performances by Will Chase and Malcolm Gets, but we start off at a rehearsal for Michael Jacobs play 'Impressionism' directed by Jack O'Brien. It welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen along with Marsha Mason, Aaron Lazar and Andre de Shields. Director Jack O'Brien told me why he had to do this play, 'It's about us. We haven't had a really witty, wise, romantic comedy in New York, in a long time and I've got this gorgeous cast.' Joan Allen said,

VIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for JOHN MULANEY & THE SACK LUNCH BUNCH VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for JOHN MULANEY & THE SACK LUNCH BUNCH
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019

Emmy Award Winning Comedian John Mulaney aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets. The result: John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. 

VIDEO: John Mulaney Held Auditions for His Netflix Musical Comedy Special VideoVIDEO: John Mulaney Held Auditions for His Netflix Musical Comedy Special
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2019

Emmy Award Winning Comedian John Mulaney aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets. The result: John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. 

VIDEO: John Mulaney Shares Details of His Upcoming Musical Variety Special on Netflix VideoVIDEO: John Mulaney Shares Details of His Upcoming Musical Variety Special on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2019

John Mulaney was a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON to talk about his new Netflix musical variety special, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch.


Andre De Shields Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Andre De Shields been in?
Andre De Shields has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Andre De Shields been in?
Andre De Shields has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Andre De Shields been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hadestown .

What awards has Andre De Shields won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hadestown.

What is Andre De Shields next theatre project?
Andre De Shields's next show will be Death of a Salesman which opens on 10/9/2022 on Broadway.