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Michele Shay

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production, 2016
Elfriede
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1996
Louise
  [Broadway]
1980
Woman Two
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1976
Lady in Green (Understudy)
Lady in Purple (Understudy)
Lady in Red (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer
  [Canada]
Canadian Revival, 1971
Performer

Photos

Michele Shay, Janet League, Trazana Beverly, Aku Kadogo, Carol Maillard and Paula Mos Photo

Michele Shay, Janet League, Trazana Beverly, Aku Kadogo, Carol Maillard and Paula Moss

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04/19/2022
Michele Shay, Janet League Photo

Michele Shay, Janet League

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Date:
04/19/2022
Paula Moss, Carol Maillard, Aku Kadogo, Janet League, Trazana Beverly, Michele Shay Photo

Paula Moss, Carol Maillard, Aku Kadogo, Janet League, Trazana Beverly, Michele Shay

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Date:
04/19/2022
Trazana Beverly, Janet League, Carol Maillard, Michele Shay, Aku Kadogo, Paula Moss Photo

Trazana Beverly, Janet League, Carol Maillard, Michele Shay, Aku Kadogo, Paula Moss

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Date:
04/19/2022
Paula Moss, Carol Maillard, Aku Kadogo, Janet League, Trazana Beverly, Michele Shay Photo

Paula Moss, Carol Maillard, Aku Kadogo, Janet League, Trazana Beverly, Michele Shay

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Date:
04/19/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production, 2016
Elfriede

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1996
Louise

  [Broadway]
1980
Woman Two

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1976
Lady in Green (Understudy)

Lady in Purple (Understudy)

Lady in Red (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

  [Canada]
Canadian Revival, 1971
Performer


Michele Shay Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Michele Shay , Seven Guitars

Michele Shay News

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2022-23 Season Photo San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

The African-American Shakespeare Company will feature a total of 5 productions during its 2022-23 season that will include an original work Echoes of Us, curated and produced by the company in conjunction with The Craft Institute's African Diasporic Network and funded by The Black Seed Fund. Echoes of Us will be directed by famed actress and director Michele Shay and will run July 14-17 at the Marines Memorial Theater.

The History of FOR COLORED GIRLS... and its Journey on Stage and Screen Photo The History of FOR COLORED GIRLS... and its Journey on Stage and Screen
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2022

This production marks the first Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's piece, however, it has had quite the life on stage and screen. Today, we're taking you through the production history of for colored girls... to learn more about its journey back to Broadway!

Photos: FOR COLORED GIRLS Original Cast Members Visit Current Broadway Company Photo Photos: FOR COLORED GIRLS Original Cast Members Visit Current Broadway Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

On Thursday April 14, members of the original 1976 Broadway cast of for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf visited the Booth Theatre to enjoy Camille A. Brown’s reimagined production of Ntozake Shange’s classic choreopoem and meet the current cast.

The CRAFT Institute And San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Join For Photo The CRAFT Institute And San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Join Forces With Michele Shay For ECHOES OF US
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

The African Diasporic Network has finally announced plans for its first production, Echoes of Us, to be directed by none other than Michele Shay. 

Grantham Coleman, Shirine Babb, Callie Holley & More to Star in PERICLES Benefit Read Photo Grantham Coleman, Shirine Babb, Callie Holley & More to Star in PERICLES Benefit Reading at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2021

RED BULL THEATER today announced the complete cast for its online Benefit Reading of Shakespeare’s Pericles featuring a company Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) voices.

Larry Powell Receives The Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award Photo Larry Powell Receives The Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021

Rising Phoenix Repertory has announced that Larry Powell is the recipient of this year’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. The honor is presented to an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent. 

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GL Photo Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021

The Billie Holiday Theatre has¬†announced the return of its¬†monologue showcase series - 50in50 ‚Äď with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year‚Äôs show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.

Judges Announced For 2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals Photo Judges Announced For 2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2021

Center Theatre Group has announced the four judges who are evaluating performances by 11 local high school students in the regional finals for the 2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition. The competition was held virtually with participants performing on the stage of the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the judges viewing remotely but in real time.

Danya Taymor and Travis Wall to be Honored With 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards Photo Danya Taymor and Travis Wall to be Honored With 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced that the 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards will be awarded to Danya Taymor for excellence in directing for Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) and Travis Wall for excellence in choreography for The Wrong Man (MCC Theater).

The Billie Holiday Theatre Receives Grant to Establish the Seller-Lehrer Family Found Photo The Billie Holiday Theatre Receives Grant to Establish the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2020

The Billie Holiday Theatre announced today a $300,000 grant from the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation to establish the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation Scholarship Fund for programs under the Theatre’s newly expanded Education & Humanities Division, including the Black Arts Institute and Youth Arts Academy.

Michele Shay Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's WAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers,Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard star in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theaterproduction of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.WAR is now in previews, and officially opened yesterday, June 6, running for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater. 


Michele Shay Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michele Shay been in?
Michele Shay has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Michele Shay been in?
Michele Shay has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Michele Shay been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Seven Guitars .