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André De Shields

André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields and Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States of America, “Celebrate Rwanda” at The SUNY Global Center (2 July 2016)
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The Taming of the Shrew
Maulik Pancholy, Peter Gadiot, André De Shields, Telly Leung and More Set for Ed Sylvanus Iskandar Helmed THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), May 17 – June 26

1776
Closing Night Party of Encores! 1776 with André De Shields, Santino Fontana, John Larroquette, Nikki Renée Daniels, Bryce Pinkham, Ann Harada at New York City Center (4 April 2016)
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Theatermania.com: Preview Clips From the Starry <em>1776</em> Revival at City Center Encores!
url: http://www.theatermania.com/video/preview-clips-from-the-starry-1776-revival-at-city_987.html?cid=mostviewed

Playbill.com: Diversifying 1776: “The Present Doesn’t Look Like a Bunch of White People”
url: http://www.playbill.com/article/diversifying-1776-the-present-doesnt-look-like-a-bunch-of-white-people

Playbill.com: Casting Complete for Encores! 1776
url: http://www.playbill.com/article/casting-complete-for-encores-1776

Theatermania.com: Santino Fontana, André De Shields, John Larroquette to Star in Encores! 1776
url: http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/fontana-larroquette-1776-encores-cast_76142.html?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=29feb2016

Broadwayworld.com: Nikki Renee Daniels, André De Shields, John Larroquette &amp; More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Nikki-Renee-Daniels-Andre-De-ShieldsJohn-Larroquette-More-Will-Lead-Starry-Cast-of-Encores-1776-20160229

André De Shields, John Behlmann, Nikki Renée Daniels, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Larroquette, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Jubilant Sykes, and more will star in the Encores! production of 1776, directed by Garry Hynes, Mar 30—Apr 3 url: http://wp.me/pla1d-f89

Photos: André De Shields, Georgia Engel, Stefanie Powers, Haven Burton, Nancy Ticotin & More in Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE! (23 December 2015) url: http://wp.me/pla1d-eNw

Theatermania: Give It Up for a First Look at Georgia Engel, Stefanie Powers, and More in Gotta Dance (23 December 2015)
url: http://www.theatermania.com/chicago-theater/news/gotta-dance-video-photos-chicago_75409.html?cid=homepage_news

Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: First Look at Haven Burton, Andre De Shields, Georgia Engel & More in Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE! (23 December 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-at-Haven-Burton-Andre-De-Shields-Georgia-Engel-More-in-Broadway-Bound-GOTTA-DANCE-20151223

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE in Chicago! (23 December 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-TV-Watch-Highlights-from-Broadway-Bound-GOTTA-DANCE-in-Chicago-20151223

Playbill.com: Jerry Mitchell’s Gotta Dance Preps for Broadway, and We Have the First Photos! (23 December 2015)
url: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/jerry-mitchells-gotta-dance-preps-for-broadway-and-we-have-the-first-photos-376701

nwitimes.com: Gotta Dance lands in Chicago (18 December 2015)
url:http://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/theatre/gotta-dance-lands-in-chicago/article_d78e0212-f488-5f83-8899-0f106f0d2e0a.html

Abc7chicago.com: Jerry Mitchell, Stefanie Powers GOTTA DANCE (17 December 2015)
url:http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/jerry-mitchell-stephanie-powers-gotta-dance/1123360/

The Advertiser News: Lackman Center plans music festival (17 December 2015)
url:http://www.advertisernewssouth.com/article/20151217/NEWS01/151219944

theatermania.com: Broadway: Beyond The Golden Age to Premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival (17 December 2015)
url: http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/broadway-the-golden-age-premieres-palm-springs_75345.html

Fox32chicago.com: Musical ‘Gotta Dance’ takes the stage in Chicago (17 December 2015)
url:http://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/57818480-story

New Jersey Hills: Centenary warms up with January Thaw Music Fest (16 December 2015)
url:http://www.newjerseyhills.com/entertainment/centenary-warms-up-with-january-thaw-music-fest/article_904900e5-1b58-5ad7-968c-e8d070eb7a4c.html

Playbill.com: Broadway-Bound Gotta Dance, Starring Lillias White, André Robin De Shields and Georgia Engel, Bows in Chicago (13 December 2015)
url:http://www.playbill.com/news/article/broadway-bound-gotta-dance-starring-lillias-white-andr-de-shields-and-georgia-engel-bows-in-chicago-375371#sthash.Mo7neol0.dpuf

ABC7Chicago.com: MUSICAL ‘GOTTA DANCE’ STARRING STEPHANIE POWERS OPENS IN CHICAGO SUNDAY (12 December 2015)
url:http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/musical-gotta-dance-starring-stephanie-powers-opens-in-chicago-sunday-/1120483/

Daily Herald: Broadway-aimed ‘Gotta Dance’ mixes hip-hop with show biz veterans (11 December 2015)
url:http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151211/entlife/151219854/

Chicago Sun Times: AGE IS NO ISSUE WHEN YOU JUST ‘GOTTA DANCE’ (8 December 2015)
url: http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/age-issue-just-gotta-dance/

Chicago Tribune: ‘Gotta Dance’: Who decided a group of seniors had to dance hip-hop? (4 December 2015)
url: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-gotta-dance-preview-ae-1206-20151203-column.html

TimeOutChicago: André De Shields as Ron in Gotta Dance (1 December 2015)
url: http://www.timeout.com/chicago/theater/andre-de-shields-as-ron-in-gotta-dance?package_page=81899

Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Company Meets the Press in Chicago (1 December 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Broadway-Bound-GOTTA-DANCE-Company-Meets-the-Press-in-Chicago-20151201

Jet Magazine: CATCHING UP WITH: THE WIZ André De Shields (29 November 2015)
url: http://www.jetmag.com/entertainment/catching-up-with-the-original-wiz/#.VlseqGSrQxe

Alldigitocracy.org: André De Shields dishes about originating the title role in “The Wiz” (28 November 2015)
url: http://alldigitocracy.org/andre-de-shields-dishes-about-originating-the-title-role-in-the-wiz/

Broadwayworld.com: VIDEO: Andre De Shields Talks ‘Game-Changing’ Original Broadway Production of THE WIZ (24 November 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Andre-De-Shields-Talks-Game-Changing-Original-Broadway-Production-of-THE-WIZ-20151124

Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: The Theatre School at DePaul Honors GOTTA DANCE Star Andre De Shields in Chicago (10 November 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/Photo-Flash-The-Theatre-School-at-DePaul-Honors-GOTTA-DANCE-Star-Andre-De-Shields-in-Chicago-20151110

Broadwayworld.com: STAGE TUBE: Andre De Shields Chats Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE, Legendary Career and More (9 November 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE-TUBE-Andre-De-Shields-Chats-Broadway-Bound-GOTTA-DANCE-Legendary-Career-and-More-20151109

Broadwayworld.com: STAGE TUBE: Andre De Shields and Company Get into the Groove in New Promo for Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE (16 October 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE-TUBE-Andre-De-Shields-and-Company-Get-into-the-Groove-in-New-Promo-for-Broadway-Bound-GOTTA-DANCE-20151016

Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: Andre De Shields and More Celebrate 15 Years of Marcia Pendelton’s Walk Tall Girl Productions (30 September 2015)
url: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Andre-De-Shields-and-More-Celebrate-15-Years-of-Marcia-Pendeltons-Walk-Tall-Girl-Productions-20150930

Playbill.com: Andre De Shields Discusses Roles in #TheWiz and Broadway-Bound #GottaDance

GOTTA DANCE
GOTTA DANCE Star André De Shields receives 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University
Theatermania.com: Broadway-Bound Gotta Dance Star André Robin De Shields Honored at DePaul University
GOTTA DANCE stars André De Shields, Stefanie Powers, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillias White step out for ON YOUR FEET!
The Theatre School at DePaul University to honor Two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner André De Shields, Broadway in Chicago President Lou Raizin, Theatre School alumna Karen Aldridge on Nov. 9
Two-Time Tony nominee André De Shields, Tony Winner Lillias White, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s Lori Tan Chinn, Stephanie Powers, Georgia Engel & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE in Chicago

National Black Theatre Festival 2015
André De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., Black Stars of the Great White Way anniversary concert at NBTF and Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE
André De Shields, Melba Moore, Jackee Harry, Harold Wheeler, Hattie Winston, Obba Babatunde, Maurice Hines, Alyson Williams, Norm Lewis, Larry Marshall, Peggi Blu, Longineu Parsons, Jeffrey Anderson- Gunter, Kirk Taylor, Jacob Wheeler, Dawnn Lewis and Jermaine Coles set for BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY at National Black Theatre Festival, Aug. 3-4
CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P.
Multimedia: CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Opening Night with André De Shields; #Ignition Festival Continues through July 19
Video: André De Shields sings Smile in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. in Victory Gardens’ 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
Video: André De Shields sings Street Corner Symphony and Mary Mack in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. in Victory Gardens’ 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
Video: André De Shields sings L-O-V-E in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. in Victory Gardens’ 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
Photo and Video Preview: Two-time Tony nominee André De Shields Kicks Off Victory Gardens’ 2015 Ignition Festival of New Plays with CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P
Two-time Tony nominee André De Shields, GREY’S ANATOMY star Sandra Oh, Kimberly Lawson, Donica Lynn, Tony Mhoon, Doug Peck, Robert Reddrick, Anjali Bhimani and More set for 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays at Victory Gardens Theater, July 16-19
Victory Gardens Theater’s IGNITION Festival of New Plays features new works by Two-time Tony nominee André De Shields, Julia Cho, Minita Gandhi, Basil Kreimendahl, José Rivera, Madhuri Shekar and A. Zell Williams, July 16-19 

King Hedley II
tcgcircle.org THE GRAND ILLUSION by ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS in FOX FELLOWSHIPS
wtop.com: André Robin De Shields , Original ‘Wiz’ hits Arena Stage for August Wilson play ‘King Hedley II’
BWW Interviews: One Legend Tackles Another in Arena Stage’s King Hedley II 
Two-Time Tony Award Nominee André De Shields, Bowman Wright, E. Faye Butler, KenYatta Rogers, Jessica Frances Dukes and Michael Anthony Williams Set for Arena Stage’s King Hedley II, February 6- March 8, 2015
Two-Time Tony Award Nominee André De Shields, Bowman Wright, E. Faye Butler, KenYatta Rogers, Jessica Frances Dukes and Michael Anthony Williams Set for Arena Stage’s King Hedley II, February 6- March 8, 2015

The Wiz
THE WIZ: A Celebration in Dance and Music featuring André De Shields, Phylicia Rashad, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ebony Jo-Ann, Inaya Day and more at SummerStage in Central Park on August 12
THE WIZ Turns 40- Photos from Original Broadway Production and BC/EFA Gypsy of The Year Celebration Featuring André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ken Page, Charl Brown, Carly Hughes, Christina Sajous, Alton Fitzgerald White, Lillias White and More
André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ken Page, Charl Brown, Carly Hughes, Keke Palmer, Christina Sajous, Alton Fitzgerald White and Lillias White Set for 26th Annual Edition of ‘Gypsy of the Year’, Celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Musical ‘The Wiz’
The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream at Carnegie Hall 2014
Photos and Video: The Wiz’s André De Shields sang “So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard” as part of The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream at Carnegie Hall
Jun. 23: The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream at Carnegie Hall Features Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis, André De Shields, Chuck Cooper, Brandon Victor Dixon and More
Check out the video excerpt from André De Shields’ performance.

The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude, starring Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran, André De Shields, Kevin Mambo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, extends at The Public through November 16
theaterjones.com: Review: The Fortress of Solitude | Dallas Theater Center | Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
Photos: André De Shields, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jose Llana, Kevin Mambo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kyle Beltran, Kim Brockington and More at The Fortress of Solitude
Sept. 30 – Nov. 2: André De Shields, Adam Chanler-Berat, Kevin Mambo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kyle Beltran & More Set for THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at The Public
Aug. 14: André De Shields, Keith David, Tony Plana, Hill Harper, Armando Riesco, Kevin Mambo, Colman Domingo, and Peter McRobbie Set for Staged Reading of Toast By Lemon Andersen at Guild Hall
Two-time Tony Nominee and Emmy Winner André De Shields Performs FREDERICK DOUGLASS: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory and Speaks on The Wisdome of The Ancient Art of Storytelling at AFP 2014: Change Through Stories, Sept. 8-9, 2014

Victory Gardens/TCG Fox Fellowship 2013
Nov. 16: Conversations with the Divine with Owais Ahmed, Baize Buzan, Kathryn Cesarz, Kamal Hans, Brian Grey, Donica Lynn, Patrese McClain and Miranda Zola at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater

The Jungle Book at Goodman Theatre and Huntington Theatre 2013

Larry Yando (Shere Khan), Mary Zimmerman (Director/Playwright), André De Shields (Akela/King Louie) and Anjali Bhimani (Mother Wolf). Photo by Lia Chang

Larry Yando (Shere Khan), Mary Zimmerman (Director/Playwright), André De Shields (Akela/King Louie) and Anjali Bhimani (Mother Wolf). Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields, Mary Zimmerman, Among 4 Elliot Norton Award Nominations for Huntington’s World Premiere of The Jungle Book, a co-production with The Goodman
Photos: André De Shields, Mary Zimmerman, Akash Chopra, Richard M. Sherman, Kevin Carolan, Larry Yando, Nehal Joshi and More Celebrate The Jungle Book Opening Night at Huntington Theatre in Boston
André De Shields, Kevin Carolan, Larry Yando, Thomas Derrah and Akash Chopra Star in Mary Zimmerman’s World Premiere Adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book at The Huntington, Opens 9/18 and Extended through 10/20
Production Photos: Mary Zimmerman-helmed Disney’s The Jungle Book featuring Two-Time Tony Nominee André De Shields, Nehal Joshi, Akash Chopra, Govind Kumar and More at The Goodman, Extends Through August 11, 2013
BWW TV: First Look at Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK at the Goodman Theatre
Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin Carolan, Jeremy Duvall and More in Goodman’s THE JUNGLE BOOK
Two-Time Tony Nominee André De Shields, Nehal Joshi, Akash Chopra and More Set for Mary Zimmerman helmed The Jungle Book at The Goodman, 6/21-8/4 and The Huntington, 9/7-10/6
windy city times: NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Andre De Shields navigates the theater ‘Jungle’
broadwayworld.com: André De Shields to Speak at International Council of Fine Arts Deans, 10/25
Chicago Sun-Times.com: Goodman Theatre, Disney unite for stage version of ‘Jungle Book’
nytimes.com: Cutting Through a Cultural Thicket ‘The Jungle Book’ Comes to the Stage
jetmag.com: Andre De Shields Stars in ‘The Jungle Book’

Knock Me A Kiss Reviews and Articles

Sean Phillips, André De Shields and Erin Cherry. Photo by Lia Chang

Sean Phillips, André De Shields and Erin Cherry. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields to receive 2014 Making Waves Award; will perform “Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” at Florida Atlantic University
National Black Theatre Festival Photos: Backstage with André De Shields, Marie Thomas, Erin Cherry, Sean Phillips and Morocco Omari in Knock Me A Kiss
André De Shields, Erin Cherry, Gillian Glasco, Marie Thomas, Sean Phillips, Morocco Omari, Charles Smith and Chuck Smith Among 13 Audelco Nods for Knock Me a Kiss
newyork.timeout.com
Broadwayworld.com: Saturday Special André De Shields
Stagegrade.com
harlemtalkradio.com
Village Voice
Knock Me A Kiss is a Must See
Harlembespoke.blogspot.com
uptownflavor.com
nytheatre.com
TheatermaniaNew York Times Review: Harlem Renaissance Man and His Family, Behind Closed Doors
Backstage: Knock Me a Kiss
CurtainUp Review: Knock Me a Kiss
André De Shields leads cast of Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss at Abrons Arts Center, 11/11-12/5
Playbill.com: Charles Smith’s Knock Me a Kiss, Starring André De Shields, Begins Nov. 11
Bloomberg.com: Return to the Harlem Renaissance at Charles Smith’s “Knock Me a Kiss.”broadwayworld.com: André De Shields Guests on PIA LINDSTROM PRESENTS, 11/8Huffington Post: Defiant Daughter Emerges in Harlem Renaissance Era Drama
The New Yorker: Knock Me A Kiss

BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

André De Shields in I Put a Spell on You at The Laurie Beechman on October 5, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields in I Put a Spell on You at The Laurie Beechman on October 5, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Black By Popular Demand’s André De Shields on Seth Rudetsky’s Sirius XM radio show “Seth Speaks” & in person at Don’t Tell Mama for Chatterbox on May 3
André De Shields and Seth Rudetsky (Photo by Merle Frimark)
André De Shields in BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND at the Laurie Beechman, 5/4, 5/11 & 5/18

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Articles:
Photos: Crossroads’ Ain’t Misbehavin’ has performances through October 23
André De Shields Talks about Broadway, Life and Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Julie James on Sirius XM Radio this Weekend
Photos & Video: André De Shields Rehearses “Ain’t Misbehavin’” w/ Crossroads’Ain’t Misbehavin’ Cast
Photos and Video: André De Shields Rehearses “The Joint is Jumpin’” with the cast of Crossroads’ Ain’t Misbehavin’
Video: André De Shields Rehearses “’T Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness” w/ Crossroads’ Ain’t Misbehavin’ Cast
Tyrone Davis Jr., Zurin Villanueava, Rheaume Crenshaw, Johmaalya Adelekan and Jacob Ming-Trent Star in Crossroads Theatre Company’s Ain’t Misbehavin’, Helmed by Two-time Tony Award Nominee André De Shields
broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash Crossroads Theatre Company’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ Begins Rehearsals
playbill.com: Crossroads’ Ain’t Misbehavin Casting Announced, Jacob Ming-Trent Among Fivesome
Theatermania: PHOTO FLASH: Andre De Shields and Cast of Ain’t Misbehavin’in Rehearsal

”André
Related Articles:
André De Shields Will Perform Excerpts from His Solo Work as Frederick Douglass at Dedication of Frederick Douglass Memorial on 9/20
The Gospel According to James’ Andre De Shields, Charles Smith, Chuck Smith & Tyler Jacob Rollinson Nominated for Black Theater Alliance Awards
Courant.com: Jim Dale, Lillias White Featured in Cabaret Conference at the O’Neill
2011 National Black Theatre Festival Schedule at a Glance
Theatermania.com: Boyd Gaines, Moises Kaufman, Pam MacKinnon, Donna McKechnie, et al. Part of Tony Awards Nominating Committee
Project1Voice’s Multiple Staged Readings of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind features André De Shields, Peter Coyote, Roger Robinson, Leslie Uggams, LaChanze, John Mahoney, Bill Irwin, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Irma P. Hall on June 20
André De Shields & Alison Fraser Star in Reading of Michael Aman’s The Unbleached American at Theater Row on 5/9
Theatermania.com Kathleen Chalfant, André De Shields, Michael Greif, Moisés Kaufman, et al. Part of Tony Awards Nominating Committee
variety.com Greif, Kaufman join Tony nominators
The National: Acting the Part
Playbill.com De Shields, Kind, Wehle and Finley Will Explore Women’s Suffrage at Cooper Union
Playbill.com: Leading Men Swenson and De Shields
Impressionism Ends Broadway Run
André De Shields in Impressionism
NEW YORK MAGAZINE: Allow Actor-philosopher André De Shields to blow your mind.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE The Impressionist: André De Shields
André De Shields and Reg E. Cathey Star in Cato at The Flea

The Gospel According to James Reviews and Articles:
The Gospel According to James’ Andre De Shields, Charles Smith, Chuck Smith & Tyler Jacob Rollinson Nominated for Black Theater Alliance Awards
André De Shields in Charles Smith’s The Gospel According to James at the Victory Gardens Biograph through June 12
‘The Gospel According to James’ at Victory Gardens: Racial violence won’t stay quietly in the past
Suntimes.com: ‘Gospel’ tale too good for Andre De Shields to pass up
suntimes.com: De Shields’ stage career spans four decades
examiner.com: Review-The Gospel According to James
examiner.com:The Gospel According to James Slideshow
stagewrite.com: The Gospel According to James
indytheatrehabit.com: Theatre Review: “The Gospel According to James” at the Indiana Repertory Theatre
nuvo.net: Review: IRT’s ‘Gospel According to James’
INDIANAPOLIS RECORDER: Whose ‘gospel’ you gonna believe?
Broadwayworld.com: Victory Gardens Presents The Gospel According to James 5/14-6/12
Indystar.com: ‘Gospel’ looks at lynchings from 2 characters’ views
indystar.com: IRT premieres play that shows contradictions in Marion lynching
From the Danner Lounge with André De Shields
playbill.com: André De Shields Stars in World Premiere of Fact-Based Gospel According to James at Indiana Rep
theatermania: André De Shields to Star in The Gospel According To James at Indiana Repertory Theatre
ibj.com: The Gospel According to James
broadwayworld.com: De Shields Headlines THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAMES at Indiana Repertory
Timessquaregossip.com: The Gospel According to James to Debut
Playbill.com: André De Shields Will Star in World Premiere Gospel According to James at Indiana Rep
theatermania.com: André De Shields to Star in The Gospel According To James at Indiana Repertory Theatre
André De Shields Set for World Premiere of Charles Smith’s The Gospel According to James at Indiana Rep, 3/22-4/10

The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy Articles
Theatermania.com: André De Shields to Direct and Star in Reading of The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy
Spend Valentine’s Day with André De Shields in The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy

Witch of Edmonton Reviews and Articles
theatermania.com: Red Bull’s Witch of Edmonton Extends Off-Broadway Through February 20backstage.com: Witch of Edmonton Review
nypost.com: Witch Casts Spell
nytimes.com: Black Magic Woman
theatermania.com: The Witches of Edmonton Review
kul: The Witches of Edmonton Review
newjerseynewsroom.com review: ‘The Witch of Edmonton’ burns with feeling

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance:
Nantucket Island Inquirer: One-man show channels abolitionist Frederick Douglass
broadwayworld.com De Shields’ MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY Comes To TWN 7/12
Multimedia: Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance Opening Night Photos: André De Shields, Mercedes Ellington and Alfred Preisser
Achieving the American Dream, Professional Charmer André De Shields Sees Theater is a Way to Life
André De Shields Celebrates Black History Month Starring in The Working Theater’s Production of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory at The Abingdon in February 2010
Theatermania.com André De Shields’ Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory to Play NYC February 4-14
André de Shields’ preps ‘Glory’
Boston.com: André De Shields is a One Man History Lesson
mvtimes.com: Dance: André De Shields in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory at the Yard
André de Shields’ Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory Will Return to NYC in 2010
André de Shields’ preps ‘Glory’
Andre De Shields stars in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance at The YARD
André De Shields in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory from Douglass to Deliverance
Andre De Shields’ Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory to Play NYC in February

Damn Yankees:
Andre Dé Shields is having a Devilishly Good Time in Damn Yankees at The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
theatermania.com André De Shields and Felicia Finley discuss starring in the John W. Engeman Theater’s production of Damn Yankees.
theatermania.com: André De Shields, Felicia Finley, Austin Miller, et al. Set for John W. Enegman Theatre’s Damn Yankees

A Life in the Theatre:
A Dressing Room of One’s Own
Atlantaintownpaper.com: Theatre Review: A Life in the Theatre
Championnewspaper.com: Theatre Review: A Life in the Theatre
sovo.com: Platonic Love, Erotic Love, Heroic Love
De Shields and Shafir Share a Life in the Theatre at the Alliance
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Starring André De Shields Opens at Alliance Theatre, 10/28

The Bacchae:
The Bacchae Opening Night Photos: Andre De Shields, Jonathan Groff and Anthony Mackie
talkinbroadway.com: Interview: André De Shields: The Bacchae
ourtownny.com: A Soul for Greek Drama

Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe Articles:

Tyrone Davis, Charletta Rozzell, André De Shields and Reji Woods in the Classical Theatre of Harlem's Archibishop Supreme Tartuffe at The Clurman through July 19, 2009. Photo by Lia Chang

Tyrone Davis, Charletta Rozzell, André De Shields and Reji Woods in the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Archibishop Supreme Tartuffe at The Clurman through July 19, 2009. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields in Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe Among Broadwayworld.com’s 2009’s Ten Memorable Theater Moments
Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe, MTC’s Ruined are Top Winners at 2009 Audelcos
Director Alfred Preisser Sets His Sights on a New World Stage
Audelco 2009 “The Viv” Nominees for the 2008-2009 Theatre Season
Classical Theatre of Harlem Scores 12 AUDELCO Nods for Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe and The Three Sisters
Photo Call: Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe
Playbill.com: Photo Call: De Shields and Lange Star in Off Broadway’s Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe
André De Shields Stars in Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe

Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe Reviews
NY Times Weekend Listing
Broadwayworld.com
Show Business Weekly
FT.com
TimeOut.com
Curtainup.com
VillageVoice.com
New York Times
Theatremania.com
Backstage.com
Lightandsoundamerica.com
NYPost.com
Variety.com
Playbill.com: Deshields, Lange and Brockington Star in Gospel Filled Archibishop Supreme Tartuffe Opening in NYC
Photo Call: Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe
Playbill.com: Photo Call: De Shields and Lange Star in Off Broadway’s Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe

J2450 Commending André De Shields upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Errol Grimes Dance Group.

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending André De Shields upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Errol Grimes Dance Group on June 14, 2009

WHEREAS, A great community is only as great as those persons and organizations that provide exemplary service, whether through participation in voluntary programs, through unique personal achievement in their profession or other endeavors, or simply through a lifetime of good citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its longstanding traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend André De Shields upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Errol Grimes Dance Group at its Champions of the Arts Tea to be hosted at the home of Dr. Marco A. Mason in Brooklyn, New York, on
Sunday, June 14, 2009; and

WHEREAS, The Errol Grimes Dance Group, an internationally regarded dance company based in Brooklyn, explores contemporary dance and themes informed by an American and Afro-West Indian perspective; the company also aims to give back to the community by mentoring young artists and
exposing them to the many facets of professional dance training and related arts; and

WHEREAS, Its founder, Errol Grimes, who has been described as a “poet of motion” by THE NEW YORK TIMES, seeks to convey the diversity of the human experience through dance, storytelling, and multidisciplinary forms of performance; and

WHEREAS, A man of singular distinction, André De Shields is being recognized by the Errol Grimes Dance Group for his unwavering support of the dance company throughout its 20 year history; and

WHEREAS, André De Shields is an American actor, singer, dancer, acclaimed novelist, choreographer and college professor; and

WHEREAS, Born in Baltimore, Maryland, André De Shields graduated from the Baltimore City College High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; he later obtained his Master of Arts degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of
Individualized Study, where he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor; and

WHEREAS, In 1975, André De Shields was cast in the title role of “The Wiz”; additional Broadway credits include “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, the Duke Ellington revue “Play On!”, “The Full Monty” and “Prymate”; and

WHEREAS, André De Shields also conceived, wrote, directed and starred in “André De Shields’ Haarlem Nocturne”; his regional theatre credits include “Play On!”, “The Full Monty”, “Waiting for Godot”, “The Man Who Came to Dinner”, “Death of a Salesman” and “Dusyanta: A Tale of Kalidasa”; and

WHEREAS, André De Shields television credits include
“Another World”, “Cosby”, “Sex and the City”, “Great Performances” and “Law and Order”; he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Achievement for his performance in the 1982 NBC Broadcast of “Ain’t Misbehavin'”; and

WHEREAS, Among André De Shields’ many other awards are a 2007 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and a 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in “The Full Monty”; and

WHEREAS, André De Shields’ commitment and creative talents have significantly contributed to the entertainment and cultural enrichment of all the citizens of this great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commend André De Shields upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Errol Grimes Dance Group on June 14, 2009; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to André De Shields.

Awards and Nominations
2009 AUDELCO for Outstanding Performance in a Musical/Male/Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe–The Classical Theatre of Harlem
2007 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
2007 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance
Championing Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions
2004 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Prymate, nominee)
2004 AUDELCO for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Play/Dream on Monkey Mountain–The Classical Theatre of Harlem
2001 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (The Full Monty, nominee)
2001 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (The Full Monty, nominee)
2001 Outer Critics Circle Award (The Full Monty, winner)
1997 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Play On!, nominee)
1997Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Play On!, nominee)
1992 AUDELCO Recognition Award/Excellence in Black Theatre/Haarlem Nocturne–La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
1991 AUDELCO Recognition Award/Excellence in Black Theatre/Saint Tous –La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
1984 The 12th Annual AUDELCO Recognition Award/Outstanding Direction of a Musical/Blackberries–Amas Repertory Theatre
1984 The 12th Annual AUDELCO Recognition Award/Outstanding Choreography of a Musical/Blackberries–Amas Repertory Theatre
1978 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Ain’t Misbehavin’, nominee)

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