AndreDeSheilds

André De Shields (b. 1946) is a Tony Award-winning actor and choreographer. He is best known for his titular role in the original cast of The Wiz. He has also held roles in Ain't Misbehavin', The Full Monty and Hadestown, the latter of which earned him his first Tony Award.

In 1978, De Shields was tapped as the choreographer for the Sesame Street musical number, "Gimme Five."[1][2]

Onscreen, De Shields has had minor roles on Cosby, Sex and the City and Law & Order.

Sources

  1. script for Sesame Street Episode 1137
  2. Stephanie D'Abruzzo on Twitter

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