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Andre De Shields

 
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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)
 
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)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Ben Loman
  [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

Review: HADESTOWN Exceeds the Hype at Benedum Center Photo Review: HADESTOWN Exceeds the Hype at Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Nov 20, 2022

The gritty folk-opera sensation isn't the second coming of Hamilton, it's the second coming of RENT.

Andre De Shields Will Host 2022 Theater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Photo Andre De Shields Will Host 2022 Theater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

BroadwayWorld has learned that Andre De Shields will host the 2022 Theater Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 2022 Gala Induction and Dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM at The Gershwin Theatre in New York City.

Photos: The New Lena Horne Theatre is Unveiled Photo Photos: The New Lena Horne Theatre is Unveiled
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 3, 2022

Earlier this week, The Nederlander Organization unveiled the new Lena Horne Theatre in honor of the iconic entertainer and civil rights activist. This is the first Broadway theatre in history to be named for a Black woman. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the ceremony here!

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein A Photo Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will take place on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at The Edison Rooftop.

Photos: See André De Shields, LaChanze & More at Broadway Inspirational Voices' BETT Photo Photos: See André De Shields, LaChanze & More at Broadway Inspirational Voices' BETTER DAYS Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Broadway Inspirational Voices hosted the BETTER DAYS: Fundraising Cocktail Party and Award Ceremony in the heart of Times Square, honoring Tony Award winner André De Shields, Tony Award winner LaChanze, and three-time Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire. See photos from inside the event here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet of Broadway Inspirational Voices' BETTER DAYS Fundraising E Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet of Broadway Inspirational Voices' BETTER DAYS Fundraising Event
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 25, 2022

Broadway Inspirational Voices held its BETTER DAYS: Fundraising Cocktail Party and Award Ceremony on October 24, 2022 at 7:00pm in the heart of Times Square. Check out photos here!

Photos: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Company Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 10, 2022

The best of Broadway flocked to the Hudson Theatre last night, where Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman officially opened on Broadway. Check out photos from the opening night celebration!

Photos: The Cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Takes Their Opening Night Bows Photo Photos: The Cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 10, 2022

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman opened last night, starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, and André De Shields, at the Hudson Theatre. Check out photos from the opening night curtain call here!

Review Roundup: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opens on Broadway Photo Review Roundup: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2022

The critics have weighed in on Death of a Salesman, directed by Miranda Cromwell, who co-directed the London production alongside Marianne Elliott. The revival of this classic play opened on Broadway Sunday, October 9 at the Hudson Theatre.

Photos: Tracee Ellis Ross Visits the Cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Photo Photos: Tracee Ellis Ross Visits the Cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 8, 2022

This week, film and television star Tracie Ellis Ross visited the cast of Death of a Salesman on Broadway. The show opens this Sunday, October 9. Check out photos from the visit here.

Andre De Shields Videos

VIDEO: See André De Shields in the Promo for Upcoming NEW AMSTERDAM Episode Videoplay
VIDEO: 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' Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
BWW 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! Videoplay
BWW 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! Videoplay
Broadway 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! Videoplay
Broadway 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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.


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@Andre_DeShields - 10/26/22 11:49am BACKSTAGE PASS with @liachang Video: Tony winner and @hadestown star Lillias White @DIAMONDLILLIAS Presents Tony,… https://t.co/WTH3HZcNVE


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@Andre_DeShields - 10/21/22 09:44am Congrats @nytimes @salamishah on @PulitzerPrizes. Recent @92NYPoetry @SchomburgCenter talk with @Salesman_Bway… https://t.co/l2TmBnuO3Z


@Andre_DeShields - 10/21/22 09:36am #Artscape Is Back! Check @Andre_DeShields out in this video by @BOPA called ‚ÄúWhat Is Art.‚ÄĚ Artscape returns Septemb‚Ķ https://t.co/5MIzfldk7Q


@Andre_DeShields - 10/20/22 12:18pm Congratulations @salamishah!


@Andre_DeShields - 10/13/22 12:33am Nov. 28: @CityWineryNYC Presents Unscripted Live with Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winning @Salesman_Bway Star… https://t.co/1ZznS34vls


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