André De Shields will resume his solo exhibition of Frederick Douglass in Queens

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André De Shields will resume his solo exhibition of Frederick Douglass in Queens

Both performances are part of the rising queens celebration in honor of June 19.

Andre DeShields


Broadway favorite Andre 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: My eyes have seen the gloryJune 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m..

The Tony winner last performed in front of live audiences at Flushing Town Hall in February 2021 as part of the Black History Trilogy series. He was the first artist to perform on location after the COVID-19 shutdown in New York. This year’s performances are part of the rising queens celebration in honor of June 19.

“Although Douglass began life as a slave, through heroic effort he became one of America’s most important and influential icons,” says De Shields.

The performer starred in original Broadway productions of The full Monty, Play on!, Don’t misbehaveand the title role in The genius. He recently played his final performance as Hermès in Hadesville, a role he originated and for which he won the 2019 Tony Award for Best 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 seller as Willy Loman’s brother, Ben.

For tickets, visit FlushingTownHall.org.

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