Actors Journal – Andrew De Shields

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Andre De Shields is a highly acclaimed Broadway actor, singer, writer, composer, lyricist, choreographer, director, and educator. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin in 1970, he was awarded a doctorate in 2004 and has taught at CCNY-Hunter College, Gallatin School at NYU, SMU, University of Michigan, and Morehouse College. He made his Broadway debut in 1973, played the original Wiz in Broadway’s “The Wiz,” and received Tony Award nominations for “The Full Monty” and “Play On!” He won a 1982 Emmy for “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and has received or been nominated for many other awards. In his video, he offers a brief but touching tribute to George Floyd.

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