Dale Shields is a director, stage manager, and actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional). His credits include various projects and assignments at Lincoln Center (State Theatre), The Henry Street Settlement House (New Federal Theatre), The Cleveland Playhouse, The Negro Ensemble Company, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival), St. Clements, Project1Voice, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Penumbra Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Beck Center for the Arts, The Weathervane Playhouse, The Center for Families and Children, The Weathervane Theatre, Mindbuilders, Upward Bound, Youngstown Early Intervention Program, The American Folk Theatre and Karamu House.
Shields has appeared in Lily at Lincoln Center [Tom O'Horgan] and on Saturday Night Live, Another World, Guiding Light, The Cosby Show, and the ITV television series Special Needs, and commercials and film.
He is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the American Guild of Musical Artists performance unions, and an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He represented the United States at the ASSITIJ Festival (London, England) for youth theatre.
Fraternity: Phi Kappa Phi
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 and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.
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