Chuck Copper and Lillias White – “The Life” – Carol Rosegg (photo).
April 26, 1997. Opening night of THE LIFE at the Barrymore.
In 1997, Chuck Cooper won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Memphis in The Life.
Chuck Cooper and Lillias White – The Life
NYP97060208- 2 JUNE 1997-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Roseanne poses with Chuck Cooper after presenting him with the Tony Award for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical” (The Life) at June 1st, 1997 Tony Award Ceremonies held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. UPI ep/Ezio Petersen
ARCHIVIST, EDUCATOR, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST
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. In 2020 He was also awarded The Actors Fund / Encore 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 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.