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Dale Ricardo Shields, born in Cleveland, Ohio, is an African American actor, archivist, director, educator and stage manager. He is a member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA, AGMA, and SSDC. He has been active in the professional theatre since 1974.
He is a 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, The University of Akron and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF).
The Apollo Theatre 2013
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