Lia Chang: Nov. 4: The Jungle Book’s André De Shields Nominated for Jeff Award; will perform “I Wanna to Be Like You” at Ceremony

by manu narayan

Congratulations To Andre DeShields for his Jeff Nomination for Mary Zimmerman’s “The Jungle Book.”  It also Features my Bombay Dreams Co-Star Anjali Bhimani.

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

It’s been quite a jazzy year for Two-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway legend André De Shields, who completed his run as King Louie and Akela in the world premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK, a co-production of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Boston’s Huntington Theatre on October 20, 2013.

For his critically-acclaimed role as King Louie, André has been nominated for a Jeff Award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Actor in a Supporting Role – Musical, and recently garnered a 2013 BTAA for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Musical or Revue) at The 19th Annual Black Theater Alliance Awards, which honor excellence in African American theater and dance productions in the Chicago area.

On Monday, November 4, 2013, I’m off to Chicago with André, The Jungle Book‘s musicians Ronnie Malley and Neel Murgai to attend the 45th Annual Jeff…

View original post 3,487 more words

Advertisements