André De Shields’ Lifetime Achievement: How He Navigated His Theater Career Through Thick and Thin

On the occasion of 74-year-old André De Shields’ lifetime achievement Audelco award, I resurrect this speech by the long-time Broadway veteran from a decade ago, before his newfound acclaim and 2019 Tony Award for his performance in Hadestown, when he explained how he kept going.

Author: New York Theaterh

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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