The Cotton Club, Film – Frances Ford Coppola
Big Deal, The Broadway Theatre, NYC – Bob Fosse
My One and Only, The James Theatre, Broadway, NYC – Tommy Tune
When Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Skate – Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, NYC – Vinnette Carroll
Staged History of Tap – Riverside Church, NYC
Mule Bone, Barrymore Theatre, Broadway, NYC
• Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Company, NYC
Homage to Mary Lou Williams, Pace University, NYC
Little Joe from Chicago – Jazz, Pace U, NYC
Sweet Tap – Pace U, NYC
Sand Man – Creative Expressions, Whiting Auditorium
The Good Times Are Killing Me – Bower Theatre
Arbiter: Roswell – Film
Winky – Performed by Kendrick Jones II, Showtime at The Apollo, TV, NYC
• ABC – TV – Mariah, Series
Louis – Henry Street Settlement, NYC – Debbie Allen


Training – Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Mime, and Drama

Awards / Recognition
Flint African American Pioneer Award, The Forum Magazine 1993
Resolution of Board of Commissioners, 1993
Special tribute – State of Michigan Floyd Clack, State Representative, 1993
Special Recognition – State Senator Joe Conroy, 1993

Affiliations – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Equity (AEA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG)


Guest Artist Alde Lewis with Nanette Bearden’s Contemporary Dance Theater.

Sounds in Motion Dance Company
Choreography: Dianne McIntyre

Dick Gregory and Alde Lewis at the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers                                                      (Charles Wright Museum of African American History



ALL RIGHTS RESERVED – – Dale Shields  





Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional).
Research Accomplishments:
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. In 2020 He was also awarded The Actors Fund / Encore Award

On the web, he is the archivist and historian of and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at SUNY Potsdam, Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival).

B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Ohio University.