With Jonelle, “one can say she is always in perpetual motion!”
Jonelle Allen Performs at STAGE 2011
- Alfre Woodard, All in the Family, Alma Robinson, Arnold Wilkerson, Barney Miller, Bill Duke, Brian G. Wilson, Byron Sully, Cagney and Lacey, Candy Ann Brown, Carol Channing, Charles Nelson Reilly, Cholly Atkins, Cicely Tyson, Clifton Davis, Come Back Charleston Blue, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Dale Ricardo Shields, Dale Shields, Dr. Quinn, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, ER, Finian's Rainbow, Florence Henderson, Gene Reed, Generations, Gerry Ragni, Girlfriends, Glynn Turman, Godfrey Cambridge, Green Pastures, HAIR, Helen Hayes, HELLO DOLLY, Henry G. Sanders, Hill Street Blues, Iforcolor.org, James Earl Jones, Jan Sterling, Jeff Goldblum, Jermaine H. Johnson, Jill O'Hara, Joel Grey, Jonelle Allen, Jr., Kristoff St. John, Leo Genn, Lola Falana, Louis Gossett, M.D., Marilyn Coleman, Medicine Woman, Monty Hall, Ossie Davis, Paula Kelly, Ralph Wilcox, Raul Julia, Redd Roxx, Roger E. Mosley, Ryan Rong, Sally Eaton, Sammy Davis Jr., Shelley Plimpton, Stockard Channing, Susan Batson, Susan Dey, Taurean Blacque, Teddy Wilson, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Love Boat, The River Niger, Thommie Bush., Tony Richardson, Trapper John, Trazana Beverly, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Vivica A. Fox, Walker Daniels, Walter Winchell, Warren Burton, Will Mastin Trio
ARCHIVIST, EDUCATOR, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST
Dale Ricardo Shields 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, the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award, 2020, 2021, and 2022 ENCORE AWARD / The Actors Fund and winner of the 2022. Recently, he won the 2022 Legend Award from his alma mater Ohio University. He is the 2021 winner of the Paul Robeson Award, presented (jointly) by the Actors Equity Association and the Actors Equity Foundation.
His extensive professional credits as a Director, Stage manager, and Actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional) As an actor he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Another World, Guiding Light, The Cosby Show, and the ITV television series "Special Needs" and commercials and film.
Professor Shields is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Guild of Musical Artists performance unions and an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
He began his artistic academic career in New York City at Playwrights Horizon, The South Bronx Action Theatre, and Mind Builders, and then was invited to join the teaching staff at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival). He represented the United States for Theatre Young Audiences at the ASSITEJ Theatre Festival in London, England.
He has taught and been a visiting artist at Ohio University, The College of Wooster, Denison University, Macalester College, Susquehanna University, and SUNY Potsdam.
He holds B.F.A and M.F.A, Degrees from Ohio University.