Broadway favorite André De Shields returns to Flushing Town Hall to reprise his performance 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. The show will play 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.
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 he created—and won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as a Drama Desk Award. Next season, De Shields will star in a Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman's brother Ben.
For tickets, visit FlushingTownHall.org.