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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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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

  [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
  [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

Photos: Chris Colfer, Peppermint, André de Shields & More Take Part in PBS' TRUE COL Photo Photos: Chris Colfer, Peppermint, André de Shields & More Take Part in PBS' TRUE COLORS: LGBTQ+ OUR STORIES, OUR SONGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Nouveau Productions and PBS present a new collaboration, just in time for Pride Month. TRUE COLORS: LGBTQ+ OUR STORIES, OUR SONGS celebrates the stories and music that make us who we are. Offering a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States, the special shares real-life stories of hope, resilience and triumph.

Photos: Vanessa Williams, Schele Williams, and More Honored at the WP Women of Achiev Photo Photos: Vanessa Williams, Schele Williams, and More Honored at the WP Women of Achievement Awards
by Jennifer Broski - May 17, 2022

Last night, the WP Theater’s Gala – The Women Of Achievement Awards honored Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams, award-winning director Schele Williams, and Tony Award-winning producer Mara Isaacs.

BWW Review: HADESTOWN at Ahmanson Theatre Photo BWW Review: HADESTOWN at Ahmanson Theatre
by Evan Henerson - May 5, 2022

HADESTOWN, the too-hot musical by Anais Mitchell directed by Rachel Chavkin, is a scorcher. Masterfully sung, elegantly staged and with a sensibility so romantic it could physically knock you over, the national tour of the 2019 Tony Award-winning musical parks at the Ahmanson through the end of May.

Photos: André De Shields, Jewelle Blackman & More Take Part in HELL-BENT: THE MOTH O Photo Photos: André De Shields, Jewelle Blackman & More Take Part in HELL-BENT: THE MOTH ON BROADWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

The Walter Kerr Theatre shone brightly last night, Monday, April 25th as global storytelling nonprofit THE MOTH made its Broadway debut with a special storytelling show, HELL-BENT: THE MOTH ON BROADWAY.  

Photos: Denée Benton and André De Shields Announce the 2022 Drama League Awards Nom Photo Photos: Denée Benton and André De Shields Announce the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2022

Earlier today, the Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Artistic Director; Bevin Ross, Executive Director) announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Honoring achievements on and Off-Broadway, the nominations were announced this morning by Denée Benton and André De Shields at the official announcement event held at the New York Library for the Performing Arts.

Wake Up With BWW 4/25: FUNNY GIRL Reviews, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opening, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/25: FUNNY GIRL Reviews, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opening, and More!
by - Apr 25, 2022

Today's top stories include last night's official opening of Funny Girl. Check out the reviews here and stay tuned for more of our coverage from the big night! Tonight, The Skin of Our Teeth officially opens on Broadway, and we'll be updating the reviews as they come in live!

Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris, and André De Shields Will Lead WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL  Photo Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris, and André De Shields Will Lead WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL World Premiere in Connecticut
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris and Tony Award winner André De Shields will star in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo's new backstage comedy WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL.

Wake Up With BWW 4/12: THE LITTLE PRINCE Reviews, De Shields Will Depart HADESTOWN, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/12: THE LITTLE PRINCE Reviews, De Shields Will Depart HADESTOWN, and More!
by - Apr 12, 2022

Today's top stories includes last night's opening of The Little Prince! Read all of the reviews here! Plus, Andre De Shields is set to depart Hadestown, Skylar Astin joins Little Shop of Horrors, and more!

Denee Benton & Andre De Shields Will Announce 2022 Drama League Award Nominations Photo Denee Benton & Andre De Shields Will Announce 2022 Drama League Award Nominations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

 The Drama League will welcome André De Shields and Denée Benton as hosts of the 2022 Drama League Awards nominations event on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11:00AM at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY). 

Joe's Pub to Present AN INTIMATE AFFAIR WITH VIOLINIST EDWARD W. HARDY Photo Joe's Pub to Present AN INTIMATE AFFAIR WITH VIOLINIST EDWARD W. HARDY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2022

Joe's Pub will bring back Edward W. Hardy, founder and artistic director of the Omnipresent Music Festival, and acclaimed music director & pianist Drew Wutke, for a concert full of heartfelt music that ranges from Classical to Broadway music.

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 1 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.