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Shawn Bowers is a member of Actors' Equity Association. Recently, he was seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-Winning musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. And, can be seen on TV alongside his cast on the Tony Awards and The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Regional credits ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Off-Broadway World Premiere Production, 2023
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Ensemble
Melvin Franklin (Understudy)
Paul Williams (Understudy)
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2018
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
Berkeley Rep World Premiere Production, 2017
Lamont
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny's 2015 Production, 2015
Ensemble

Shawn Bowers Biography

Shawn Bowers is a member of Actors' Equity Association. Recently, he was seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-Winning musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations. And, can be seen on TV alongside his cast on the Tony Awards and The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Regional credits include: Meet Me in St. Louis, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, The Addams Family (The Muny) and The Full Monty (STAGES St. Louis). In addition, he has taken part in various workshops and developmental industry readings of new works both in New York and Toronto. During the shutdown, he was given the opportunity to write a piece on Black Lives Matter which was published through the Ensemblist and Broadway Podcast Network (BPN). And, most recent, the Diversity and Inclusion News Blog for Actors‚Äô Equity Association published his latest piece entitled ‚ÄúMarch on Washington: Hope in a Divided Nation,‚ÄĚ which chronicles his experience at the March on Washington 2020. Both pieces can be found on linktr.ee/ShawnNYC. Follow his journey on IG: @shawn_bowersnyc





Shawn Bowers News

Photos: First Look at THE HARDER THEY COME at The Public Theater Photo Photos: First Look at THE HARDER THEY COME at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2023

Get a first look at photos of The Harder They Come at The Public Theater!

THE HARDER THEY COME Extends Through Early April at The Public Photo THE HARDER THEY COME Extends Through Early April at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2023

The world premiere musical THE HARDER THEY COME, an adaptation of the classic Jamaican film, has extended through Sunday, April 2 at The Public Theater. 

50th Anniversary Exhibition of Jamaican Artists Inspired By THE HARDER THEY COME to b Photo 50th Anniversary Exhibition of Jamaican Artists Inspired By THE HARDER THEY COME to be Featured at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2023

Beginning on Thursday, February 16, theatergoers will be able to visit Wheel and Come Again: The 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition of The Harder They Come on The Public Theater’s Levin Mezzanine, an exhibition of art inspired by the original film.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE HARDER THEY COME at the Public Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE HARDER THEY COME at the Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

Get a first look inside rehearsals for THE HARDER THEY COME at The Public Theater!

Natey Jones, J. Bernard Calloway & More Complete the Cast of THE HARDER THEY COME at  Photo Natey Jones, J. Bernard Calloway & More Complete the Cast of THE HARDER THEY COME at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022

The Public Theater has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of The Harder They Come. Joining the cast is Natey Jones in the lead role of Ivan, making his American stage debut, as well as J. Bernard Calloway and more.

Wake Up With BWW 11/18: Joaquina Kalukango in INTO THE WOODS, FUNNY GIRL Cast Recordi Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/18: Joaquina Kalukango in INTO THE WOODS, FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording, and More!
by - Nov 18, 2022

Top stories include: the cast recording for Funny Girl is released today, and Joaquina Kalukango will play The Witch in Into The Woods! Plus, read the reviews for & Juliet which officially opened last night on Broadway!

Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premi Photo Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premiere at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The Public Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of THE HARDER THEY COME, a musical adaptation of the classic Jamaican film produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor Rhone.

Original Musical MARIAN Will Have Private Industry Readings This Week Photo Original Musical MARIAN Will Have Private Industry Readings This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two (2) private industry readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Fulton Theatre
by Jason Davis - Apr 10, 2022

Whether you know all the songs of Leiber & Stoller or only a few, there is something for everyone in the Fulton Theatre's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe.

Fulton Theatre Opens SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Fulton Theatre Opens SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

Traditionally known as a ‚Äújukebox‚ÄĚ musical, this reimagined and revitalized production of Smokey Joe's Cafe tells the story of a group of friends as they meet at a neighborhood pub and navigate friendship, romance, heartbreak, and modern-day life using the music of Leiber and Stoller. A mixture of rock n roll, blues, and jazz, the songbook includes hits such as Hound Dog, Spanish Rose in Harlem, Fools Fall in Love, and many more.¬†¬†

Shawn Bowers Videos

BWW Exclusive: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Belts It Out at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Belts It Out at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Mar 3, 2020

On 2/20 over at Broadway Sessions we were joined by some FIERCE cast members from Ain't Too Proud! Performers included Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Esther Antoine, Jamari Johnson Williams, Jelani Remy, Marcus Paul James, Morgan McGhee, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, Ta'Nika Gibson, Corey West, and Tiffany Frances along with guests Lindsay Gloriana Bohon, Anthony Fett and 'Rising Star' Jesse Michael Allison.

BWW Exclusive: Rising Stars from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HAMILTON & More Reunite at Broadwa Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Rising Stars from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HAMILTON & More Reunite at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Jan 20, 2020

Last Thursday we had our first show of 2020 and what better way to kick off the New Year than our first-ever Rising Star Reunion! At every show we do, along with our Broadway performers who come to sing with us, we also showcase a young artist who has not yet tread the Great White Way! Many of our Rising Stars go on to do INCREDIBLE things and we were so happy to be joined by some of our favorite alumni! Performers of the evening include Hannah Cruz (Hamilton), Julian R Decker (Love Never Dies), Shawn Bowers (Ain't Too Proud), Mallory Bechtel (Dear Evan Hansen), Avery Smith (Beautiful), Roderick Lawrence (The Lion King), Britt Lenting (Phantom Of The Opera), Kate Corsaro, Nicole Vande Zande, Claire Saunders, Lillian Andrea De Leon, Sal Pavia, Jose Plaza, Josh Bardier, Gregory Sullivan, Lincoln Ward, Gina Santare, Mallory King & Dylan Hartwell.

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley Videoplay
VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley

by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

The cast of Ain't Too Proud kicked off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' and 'I Can't Get Next To You.'

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY

by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2019

The cast of 'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' kicks off TODAY's Best of Broadway Week with a live performance of the show's title track.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2019

Ain't Too Proud is up and running at the Imperial Theatre, where it officially opened just last month. Below, check out brand new highlights of the cast in action!

BWW TV: AIN'T TOO PROUD Opens On Broadway! Go Inside the Big Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: AIN'T TOO PROUD Opens On Broadway! Go Inside the Big Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 22, 2019

The Imperial Theatre was hoppin' last night as Ain't Too Proud officially celebrated opening night on Broadway. We're taking you inside the big night below!

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs a Medley of Songs on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs a Medley of Songs on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2019

Last night, the cast of the Broadway musical 'Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations' sang a special medley performance of 'Get Ready' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg' for the Tonight Show audience.

VIDEO: Meet the Temptations of AIN'T TOO PROUD Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet the Temptations of AIN'T TOO PROUD

by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2019

Ain't Too Proud is heading for Broadway! The musical, about the life of The Temptations, will play Broadway's Imperial Theatre beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019, with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019.

BWW Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of AIN'T TOO PROUD's Vogue Photo Shoot! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of AIN'T TOO PROUD's Vogue Photo Shoot!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 15, 2019

As previously announced, Ain't Too Proud will play Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with performances beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019, and an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019.

VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson Theatre

by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2018

The Broadway-bound production of the new bio-musical, Ain't Too Proud, recently celebrated its opening night at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre! Check out all the action from inside opening night below!


Shawn Bowers Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Shawn Bowers been in?
Shawn Bowers has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Shawn Bowers been in?
Shawn Bowers has not appeared in the West End

What is Shawn Bowers next theatre project?
Shawn Bowers's next show will be The Harder They Come which opens on 3/15/2023 on Off-Broadway.