André De Shields to Reprise His Frederick Douglass Solo Show in Queens | Playbill

Off-Broadway News André De Shields to Reprise His Frederick Douglass Solo Show in Queens

The two performances are part of the Queens Rising celebration in honor of Juneteenth.

André De Shields

Broadway favorite André De Shields returns to Flushing Town Hall to reprise his role as abolitionist Frederick Douglass in two performances of his solo show, André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory, June 19 at 2 PM and 7 PM

The Tony winner last performed for the Flushing Town Hall audience in February 2021 as part of the Black History Trilogy series. He was the first artist to perform at the venue following New York’s COVID-19 shutdown. This year’s performances are part of the Queens Rising celebration in honor of Juneteenth.

"Though Douglass began his life as a slave, through heroic effort, he became one of America’s most important and historically influential icons," says De Shields.

The performer has starred in the original Broadway productions of The Full Monty, Play On!, Ain't Misbehavin', and the title role in The Wiz. He recently played his final performance as Hermes in Hadestown, a role which he created and for which he won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. Next season, De Shields will star in a Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman's brother Ben.

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