Andre De Shields

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Birthday
12, 1946
Birthplace
Maryland
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Maryland

About

Performer, director, and choreographer who played the title role in the original Broadway production of The Wiz. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in The Full Monty.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and New York University.

Trivia

He made his Broadway debut in a short-lived 1973 production entitled Warp!

Family Life

He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

Associated With

He was nominated for a 1997 Drama Desk Award for his performance in Duke Ellington's Play On! musical revue.

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