NEW YORK, NY – JULY 16: Chuck Cooper, Josh Young, and Erin Mackey during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for ‘Amazing Grace’ at the Nederlander Theatre on July 16, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Prince of Broadway
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 24: Chuck Cooper attends the Broadway Opening Night After Party for ‘Prince of Broadway‘ at Bryant Park Grill on August 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
ARCHIVIST and HISTORIAN
Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional).
The 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, and the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award. On the web, he is the archivist and historian of Iforcolor.org and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, The University of Akron and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.