July 21, 2020

Nydailynews.com: Tony Award winner André De Shields, others tapped for ‘Ballots Over Broadway’ voter-focused benefit concert

July 20, 2020

Playbill: André De Shields, Laura Benanti, Eden Espinosa, and More Tapped for Ballots Over Broadway

July 17, 2020

Broadway World: Orfeh, Andy Karl, Laura Benanti, André De Shields, Jessie Mueller and More Join BALLOTS OVER BROADWAY

June 29, 2020

Watch: Broadway for Biden: Songs of Pride, hosted by André De Shields and Featuring Perfomances by Rory O'Malley, Brandi Chavonne Massey and Beth Malone

June 27, 2020

Why Here Podcast: ‘The Evolution of Pride’ - André De Shields, Jake Shears, L Morgan Lee, Bob The Drag Queen, VINCINT and More Answer - What Does Pride Mean to You?

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June 15, 2020

Tune In: Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award Winner André De Shields Joins His HADESTOWN Co-star Patrick Page on The Patrick Page Podcast

On this episode they discuss the death of George Floyd, this cultural moment, and how to be a servant as an artist.

June 07, 2020

CBS Sunday Morning: On Broadway: Keeping the Lights On

COVID-19 has shuttered stages on the Great White Way, but there are some traditions in Broadway theaters that can't be totally turned off. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with "Hadestown" star André De Shields, multiple Tony-winner Bernadette Peters, Broadway producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley, the couple behind the "Stars In the House" web series, about how theater artists are coping with the shutdown by turning to a whole new stage.

June 18, 2020

June 28: BC/EFA Presents Stream of THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME to Benefit Provincetown Theater

Cast Includes David Drake, Brandon Cordeiro, Robin De Jesús, André De Shields, Claybourne Elder, Rory O'Malley, Anthony Rapp, Wesley Taylor, Chad Ryan, Donald C. Shorter, Jr., Aaron Tone and BD Wong 

June 15, 2020

Windy City Times: SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, 'Pride Castle,' Terrence McNally, LGBTQ film

June 15, 2020

Broadwayworld: André De Shields, John Benjamin Hickey and John Glover to Take Part in Discussion Honoring Terrence McNally

June 15, 2020

Playbill: André De Shields, John Glover, John Benjamin Hickey, More Will Remember Terrence McNally in Virtual Discussion

June 13, 2020

Playbill: Patrick Page, Hannah Yelland, Donna Bullock, Ty Jones, More Read Macbeth on Stars in the House

June 16, 2020

BroadwayWorld: Behind the Rainbow Flag: André De Shields Pens original Piece 'dating in armageddon'

June 07, 2020

Broadwayworld VIDEO: Bernadette Peters, Andre De Shields, and More Talk Broadway Shutdown, the Ghost Light, and How They're Coping on CBS Sunday Morning

June 01, 2020

NPR: Hadestown: Tiny Desk Concert

May 14, 2020

DC Theatre Scene: Viral Monologues’ series “COVID AND INCARCERATION” hard truths, powerful telling

“We have a humanitarian crisis in prison that will blow up in our faces,” says André De Shields, speaking sonorously and looking grave in a clerical collar and a salt-and-pepper beard, as the character in Shakira Senghor’s play A Father’s Sorrow. It is one of the 15 new plays in “COVID and Incarceration,” a special edition this week of the 24 Hour Plays’ online Viral Monologues.

De Shields’ performance in A Father’s Sorrow is mesmerizing, all the more so because his character is based on playwright Senghor’s conversations with a man named Elder Qualls, who has a compelling true story of ongoing injustice to tell.

May 30, 2020

Page Six: André De Shields talks being typecast as ‘the Magical Negro’

May 09, 2020

Broadwayworld: VIDEO: Boston Conservatory at Berklee Honors André Robin De Shields and Mikhail Baryshnikov

April 28, 2020

Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-Winning Actor and Hadestown Star André De Shields to Be Honored at Victory Gardens Theater Gala on October 24 4/28/20

April 17, 2020

Playbill.com: Hadestown Celebrates a Year on Broadway With This New Video

April 13, 2020

NYTimes.com: Why 'Hair' Has Endured

Members of the original casts of “Hair,” which played in various cities, including, from left: CHARLOTTE CROSSLEY, JAMES RADO, STAN SHAW, NATALIE MOSCO, LEATA GALLOWAY, DAVID PATRICK KELLY, MEAT LOAF, TED LANGE, DALE SOULES, ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS and MARJORIE LIPARI. Photographed at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York City on Feb. 7, 2020. Nicholas Calcose

March 23, 2020

André de Shields, Taylor Mac, Rachel Chavkin, Mia Katigbak, Clint Ramos, Lynn Nottage, Dominique Morisseau and More Launch THE TRICKLE UP to Aid Artists Loss of Income Due to Covid-19

March 10, 2020

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang: Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winner André De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS to the Broadway Cabaret Series at Old School Square's Crest Theatre

March 10, 2020

Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: André De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS To The Old School Square's Crest Theatre

February 03, 2020

Broadway.com: Celebrating Black History Month: André De Shields Honors Vaudeville's 'Eminent Performer,' John 'Bubbles' Sublett

January 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld Review: With OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS André De Shields Shakes Up The Lincoln Center American Songbook With Songs & Stories From The Book Of Jelly

December 24, 2019

Bustle.com: 'John Mulaney & The #SackLunchBunch' Guest Stars Provide A Delightful Snack Of Entertainment

André De Shields can teach the Sack Lunch Bunch a thing or two about stage performing since he recently won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the Best Musical of the year, Hadestown. He has also appeared on television and won an Emmy for his performance in Ain't Misbehavin' on NBC. He's also currently nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy for Hadestown. So if he wins that, De Shields will be just an Oscar away from an EGOT.

October 30, 2019

Playbill: Tony Winners Ali Stroker and André De Shields Part of Lincoln Center’s 2020 American Songbook Season

October 25, 2019

Broadwayworld: Photo Flash: André De Shields, Leslie Jordan And Stacey Friedman Honored At SAGE Awards & Gala

October 24, 2019

Broadwayworld: The TEAM's 15th Anniversary Gala to Feature Andre de Shields, Diana Oh and More

October 22, 2019

Playbill: SAGE Gala, Honoring André De Shields, Raises $1.5 Million for LGBTQ+ Elders

October 15, 2019

Broadwayworld: Andre De Shields Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at SAGE 2019 Gala

October 09, 2019

Broadwayworld: Photo Flash: HADESTOWN Star André De Shields Receives 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award

September 21, 2019

Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: Inside Memoji Karaoke With André De Shields At Reopening Of Apple Fifth Avenue

September 09, 2019

Playbill: Hadestown Tony Winner André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Ann Reinking Among 2019 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees

August 28, 2019

New Jersey Stage: York Theatre Company to Honor Tony Award Winner Andre De Shields at 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

August 27, 2019

Theatermania: André De Shields to Receive 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award

August 22, 2019

Broadwayworld: Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Receives Key To The City Of Baltimore

August 22, 2019

Theatermania: American Theater Hall of Fame to Induct André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, and More

August 19, 2019

Baltimoresun.com: ‘The Baltimore way’: It took a half-century for Andre De Shields to earn a Tony. He’s back to celebrate

August 16, 2019

New York Post: Where to get ‘Hadestown’ star André De Shields’ fab threads

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August 16, 2019

CBS Baltimore: Tony Award Winner, Baltimore Native André De Shields To Get Key To The City

July 20, 2019

Broadwayworld: Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Receives Certificate Of Recognition From The New York City Mayor's Office and Harlem Week Pride 50 Award

August 04, 2019

Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: Andre De Shields 'Lifts Every Voice' At The National Black Theatre Festival Kick Off

October 31, 2019

New York Amsterdam News: 2nd Annual Black Theater Preview: spectacular at the Schomburg!

September 03, 2019

Baltimoresun.com: Baltimore’s Billie Holiday festival to celebrate black arts and culture on Pennsylvania Avenue

July 11, 2019

2019 Tony Award Winners André De Shields and Harold Wheeler Among the Celebrity Guests at National Black Theatre Festival® Gala in Winston-Salem on July 29


June 09, 2019

latimes.com: André De Shields just won his first Tony at 73. Here are 5 facts on his epic career

June 09, 2019

48 Hours with Three-Time Tony Nominee André De Shields at the Drama Desk Awards, Tony Honors Cocktail Party, HADESTOWN Original Broadway Cast Listening Party

June 09, 2019

slate.com: Advice for Longevity From 73-Year-Old Tony Winner and Footwear Tastemaker André De Shields

May 29, 2019

2019 The Drama League Winners: HADESTOWN, THE FERRYMAN, WAVERLY GALLERY, KISS, ME KATE, Bryan Cranston, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Mac and Alex Timbers

May 28, 2019

Inside the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards with HADESTOWN’s André De Shields, Amber Gray, Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin

May 13, 2019

Hadestown Wins 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards

May 09, 2019

New York Post: Catfight erupts among theater critics over Hadestown

April 29, 2019

HADESTOWN Star André De Shields to Receive the 2019 Richard Seff Award from the Actors' Equity Foundation on June 11

April 21, 2019

Inside the Opening Night Afterparty of HADESTOWN with André De Shields

April 03, 2019

Vulture: Hadestown Took the Long Way From Community Theater to Broadway

April 10, 2019

Vanity Fair: Exclusive Cast Photos for Hadestown on Broadway

André De Shields (Hermes)

Photograph by Matthew Murphy. Costume designed by Michael Krass.

April 17, 2019

Gay City News: Hades in a Handbasket

And esteemed Broadway veteran André de Shields’ take on Hermes is like nothing you’ve ever seen. At 74 years old, he commands the stage effortlessly. With one raised eyebrow, or a flick of his wrist, he has us firmly in the palm of his hand.

March 06, 2019

Multimedia: André De Shields Helmed SOPHISTICATED LADIES at NJPAC, March 21 - 24

March 03, 2019

In the Rehearsal Room and an Interview with André De Shields, Director of Crossroads Theatre Company and NJPAC's Co-Production of Duke Ellington’s SOPHISTICATED LADIES

November 16, 2018

Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Patrick Page and More Celebrate HADESTOWN Opening Night at National Theatre

October 06, 2018

Multimedia: André De Shields, Ken Page, Charlayne Woodard, Johmaalya Adelekan, Rheaume Crenshaw, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Zurin Villanueva, Tony Perry, Frenchie Davis and Cynthia Thomas in 54 SINGS AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’: THE MUSIC OF FATS WALLER

June 04, 2018

Production Photos: André De Shields, Georgia Engel, Donna McKechnie, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillias White, Haven Burton and More in World Premiere of HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse

April 25, 2018

André De Shields to Receive 2018 Legend of Off Broadway Award; "KPOP," "Dutch Masters," "School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play" Score Off-Broadway Alliance Nods

April 14, 2018

André De Shields, Leslie Uggams, Betty Gilpin, Denis O'Hare, Charles Randolph-Wright, Andre Royo, Arian Moayed, Reed Birney, Sarah Steele, Lea DeLaria and More at The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway

March 16, 2018

Multimedia: André De Shields Receives 2018 Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards; Full List of Winners

February 04, 2018

André De Shields, Murray Horwitz, Johmaalya Adelekan, Zurin Villanueva, Rheaume Crenshaw, David Samuel, Borris York Celebrate Opening of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at NJPAC

January 27, 2018

Multimedia: In Rehearsal with Director/Choreographer André De Shields and the cast of Crossroads Theatre Company's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 

October 11, 2017

André De Shields, Ellen Burstyn, Hannah Cabell, Kyle Scatliffe, Quincy Tyler Bernstine and More Celebrate AS YOU LIKE IT Opening Night at CSC

March 30, 2017

Hillside High School Celebrates André De Shields, Lawrence Evans, Chuck Davis and Nancy Pinckney; Debuts THE GLORY OF GOSPEL This Weekend

March 21, 2017

Playbill.com: Broadway-Aimed Musical Hadestown Workshopped With Reeve Carney

Hadestown, the new, award-winning folk opera by Anaïs Mitchell that was seen Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop last spring, will receive a March 24 New York City workshop presentation.

Directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Hadestown has undergone revisions to its script and score since its NYTW run. This new version will premiere at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 11–December 3.

Previous reports indicate that the creative team is grooming the musical for a Broadway run, though an official announcement has not been made. NYTW is presenting this latest workshop.


Hadestown follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain his one true love, Eurydice. According to production notes, Mitchell’s musical production is inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz.

The cast features Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Gizel Jimenez as Eurydice, Patrick Page as Hades, Amber Gray as Persephone, André De Shields as Hermes, as well as Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Rocky Vega, James Brown III, Marcus Choi, LuLu Fall, and Adam Perry.

March 04, 2017

DallasNews.com: DTC's 'Tempest' celebrates community with exuberant Public Works Dallas launch

"André de Shields, one of the five professional actors, deepens and clarifies the journey of a man moving from his desire for power and revenge to forgiveness and a more modest role in an interdependent community. "

August 10, 2016

Broadwayworld.com: André De Shields' New Work CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Comes to Victory Gardens This Month

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present Confessions of a P.I.M.P., written and performed by André De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. Confessions of a P.I.M.P. runs August 26, 27 at 8pm and August 28 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased atwww.victorygardens.org or by calling the box office at 773-871-3000.

March 04, 2017

Dcrefined.com: The Taming of the Shrew through the eyes of André De Shields.

June 09, 2016

Broadwayworld.com: Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners

The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, André De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts.

May 28, 2016

STC's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening Night with André, Maulik Pancholy, Telly Leung, Oliver Thornton and More

May 26, 2016