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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 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.

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Andre De Shields STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2024
Old Deuteronomy

[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 Movies

The American Snitch
[ 1983 ] Russ
Prison
[ 1987 ] Sandor
Extreme Measures
[ 1996 ] Teddy Dolson
The Good Heart
[ 2009 ] Sooty André de Shields
The Inheritance
[ 2011 ] Uncle Grady
The Backseat
[ 2014 ] Mr. Davies
Chloe and Theo
[ 2015 ] Mr. Sweet Andre De Shields
tick, tick... BOOM!
[ 2021 ] Sunday Legend #2
The Sixth Reel
[ 2021 ] Gavin Plimsoll
Spellbound
[ 2023 ] Oracle of the Moon

Andre De Shields TV Shows

As the World Turns
Reverend Dansby
Law & Order
Mr. Miller, Dr. Elvin Simmonds
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Keys

Andre De Shields Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama League Awards - 2023 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre

Andre De Shields


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Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Andre De Shields, Hadestown

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CLOSET WRITER Staged Reading to be Presented at Theater555

Masterworks Theater Company and Theater555, in association with the George Street Playhouse’s “The Next Dramatist Program”, will present a staged reading presentation of *“Closet Writer,” inspired by the reflections of Tawana Smith, by Antu Jacob. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Photos: Melba Moore And Kathy Sledge Sit Down for UNSCRIPTED LIVE At Lincoln Center

Tony Award-winning vocalist Melba Moore and GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, producer Kathy Sledge joined award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke (Notes from Harlem) and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane (PopMatters) in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Saturday, April 6 for the fourth edition of 'Unscripted Live,' the live branch of 'Unscripted: Conversations with Christian John Wikane,' an interview series that spotlights the stories of legendary and innovative artists. The evening was featured as part of Lincoln Center's 2024 American Songbook. See photos from inside the event!
The Music Conservatory of Westchester To Host 23rd Annual Golf & Tennis/Pickleball Classic and Gala

The Music Conservatory of Westchester, a non-profit community music school in White Plains, NY, will honor celebrated Broadway heavy-hitters and stars of the big and small screen at its annual fundraiser— the 23rd Annual Golf & Tennis/Pickleball Classic and Gala.
Words From the Wings: Matthew August Jeffers of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

As part of our Words From the Wings Series, we're chatting with Matthew August Jeffers, who is currently appearing in An Enemy of the People. Matthew told us all about his pre-show rituals, favorite moments, and more!
Review: The Best of Cabaret Celebrated at the 39th Annual BISTRO AWARDS

Monday night was buzzing with anticipation as New York’s cabaret community gathered at Gotham Comedy Club for the 39th Annual Bistro Awards.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 22, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 22, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Exclusive: Aisha Jackson is Getting Ready to Spotlight Black Excellence on Broadway

In this video, watch as Broadway's Aisha Jackson chats more about her upcoming show and gives BroadwayWorld an exclusive sneak peek of 'Being Good Isn't Good Enough' from Hallelujah, Baby!.
Photos: Andre de Shields Celebrates Haarlem Nocturne at 54 Below

Legendary performer Andre De Shields is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his musical HAARLEM NOCTURNE, with shows through February 24th. 78-year-old De Shields knocked it out of the park, as always. There are two more performances, tomorrow Friday February 23rd at 7 pm and Saturday February 24th at 7 pm. See shots by photographer Conor Weiss.
Andre De Shields, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, and More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Check out the lineup at 54 Below next week here!
54 Below to Celebrate Black History Month With David Jackson & David White, Gospel Brunch, André De Shields, & More

Celebrate Black History Month at 54 Below with performances by David Jackson & David White, Gospel Brunch, André De Shields, and more!
Michael McAssey To Return To The Gateway Playhouse This Month for Piano Bar Evening

Michael McAssey returns to the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ for a piano bar evening on January 25th.
Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.
Cabaret Photographers: Helane Blumfield

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.
Photos: Inside the Theatre Under The Stars 'Lights Up' Gala and After Party

The Theatre Under The Stars “Lights Up” Gala and After Party took place Saturday, November 11 at The Post Oak, drawing a crowd of Houston arts lovers and philanthropists to celebrate the deep impact of theater education on our community! The event raised over $720,000 supporting a breadth of programming at Theatre Under The Stars.
Photos/Video: Reeve Carney Takes Final Bow in HADESTOWN

Grammy Award winner and original cast member Reeve Carney took his final bow in  Hadestown. He completes his run after six years and over 1200 performances with the production. Check out photos and video!
Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs & More to Join The Drama League EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Get ready for a night of incredible performances at The Drama League 'Embrace The Season' Gala. Join Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs, and other talented artists as they take the stage for an unforgettable evening. Don't miss out on this star-studded event!
Photos: Brenda Russell Interviewed For UNSCRIPTED LIVE At City Winery NYC

Tony Award-winning composer Brenda Russell joined award-winning filmmaker and photographer Sekou Luke and noted music journalist Christian John Wikane in The Loft at City Winery on Monday, October 16 for the third edition of 'Unscripted Live,' the live branch of 'Unscripted: Conversations with Christian John Wikane'. See photos!
Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Is Today - Full Guide!

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will allow theatre lovers to discover theatrical treasures, attend starry meet-and-greets, and place their bids at unique auction experiences this Sunday. Get a rundown of all of the event information here!
Gerard Alessandrini's Hit New Musical FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION To Play Universal Preservation Hall, October 5

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of Broadway's biggest shows and brightest stars, comes to Universal Preservation Hall on October 5. Don't miss this Tony Award-winning hit!
ALADDIN, HAMILTON, HADESTOWN & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will return to the heart of New York City’s Theater District on Sunday, October 1, 2023, and has added more tables from beloved Broadway shows and extraordinary auction lots.

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?

Andre De Shields has been nominated for the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre at the Drama League Awards and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for Hadestown.

What awards has Andre De Shields won?

Andre De Shields has won the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre at the Drama League Awards and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for Hadestown.

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