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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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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)
BWW Interview: Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Christian Dante White Talks Celebrating  Photo BWW Interview: Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Christian Dante White Talks Celebrating Black Artists With BROADWAY VS 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Broadway Advocacy Coalition is presenting BROADWAY VS tonight at 7:30pm! Featuring songs from both Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry's careers, BROADWAY VS is helping to uplift and celebrate the vital impact of Black culture on Broadway. BroadwayWorld spoke with Broadway Advocacy Coalition co-founder Christian Dante White about tonight's event!

Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance Photo Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson.

Photos: COME FROM AWAY Company Celebrates Becoming Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Photo Photos: COME FROM AWAY Company Celebrates Becoming Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 16, 2022

COME FROM AWAY has become the longest-running show in the 105-year history of Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To mark the milestone, West 45th Street was renamed “Come From A-Way” for a day. Check out photos here!

COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight Photo COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Come From Away officially becomes the longest running show in the 105-year history of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre today with its 1,544th Broadway performance, surpassing the original production of JEKYLL & HYDE.

Photos: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Celebrates Sharon D. Clarke's Tony Nomination Photo Photos: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Celebrates Sharon D. Clarke's Tony Nomination
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

The producers of the upcoming Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman hosted a reception for Sharon D. Clarke on her 2022 Tony Award nomination for Caroline, Or Change at the Redeye Grill.

Photos: Go Backstage with the 2022 Theatre World Awards Winners Photo Photos: Go Backstage with the 2022 Theatre World Awards Winners
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 8, 2022

On Monday night, the Theatre World Awards celebrated the 2022 Theatre World Award Honorees, a special 'Outstanding Ensemble' Award to 21 cast members making their Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of The Music Man, the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Honoree Michael Oberholtzer, and the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Harvey Fierstein.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 8, 2022

The Theatre World Awards celebrated the 2022 Theatre World Award Honorees, a special 'Outstanding Ensemble' Award to 21 cast members making their Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of The Music Man, the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Honoree Michael Oberholtzer, and the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Harvey Fierstein at the historic 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that returned to a live in-person presentation on the set of the Jeffrey Richards production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Revival of American Buffalo.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

André De Shields to Star as Frederick Douglass at Flushing Town Hall for Juneteenth Photo André De Shields to Star as Frederick Douglass at Flushing Town Hall for Juneteenth
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

On Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, André De Shields will return to Flushing Town Hall to reprise his role as the esteemed abolitionist leader and influential thinker in two, live performances of his self-crafted, solo show, André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.

Wake Up With BWW 6/1: First Look at Bradley Cooper in MAESTRO, Rachel Zegler in THE H Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/1: First Look at Bradley Cooper in MAESTRO, Rachel Zegler in THE HUNGER GAMES Prequel, and More!
by - Jun 1, 2022

Today's top stories include an all new first look at photos of Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein in the upcoming Netflix biopic, Maestro! Plus, Rachel Zegler will lead the upcoming Hunger Games film sequel, The Theatre World Awards will honor The Music Man, and more!

Photos/Video: Mayor Eric Adams Declares May 29 'Andre De Shields Day' Photo Photos/Video: Mayor Eric Adams Declares May 29 'Andre De Shields Day'
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Last night, Tony Award winner André De Shields played his final performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in Hadestown, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The emotional evening culminated in New York City Mayor Eric Adams coming on stage at the end of the show and proclaiming May 29, 'André De Shields Day.'

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

Read our critic's review. 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. Get tickets and learn about the production.

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). 

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