Red Bull Theater

To Present 

the Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater to

André De Shields



A Evening To Celebrate Being Together Again 

Monday June 13th at The Bowery Hotel

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Founder and Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that the illustrious André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm. This intimate soirée will be held on the expansive terrace of the Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery at East 3rd Street). This intimate soirée, taking place safely outdoors, will feature craft cocktails, fine wines, scrumptious bites, and entertaining diversions from Jennifer Sánchez and Mary Testa.

“Being together again never sounded so good. After over two years of covering our faces and social distancing, the time finally seems to be right for us to be able to gather our community – and revel! We have so much to celebrate at our Revelry benefit  this year. In addition to honoring the glorious André de Shields for his extraordinary achievements as an actor (and his work with the classics in particular), we can’t wait to celebrate all the wonderful work and resilience of our community over the past two years. And to revel in the joy of being able to plan our upcoming return to full in-person programming!,” said Mr. Berger.

At the age of 73, André De Shields was awarded the Tony Award for his performance in Hadestown. His illustrious career has spanned a half-century since getting his start as the eponymous The Wiz in 1975. He has continued to distinguish himself as an actor, director, and educator. He received Tony nominations for the musicals Play On! and The Full Montyand received praise for his classical work, including King Lear (winner – St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Outstanding Leading Performer in a Drama), Classical Theater of Harlem and Red Bull’s own The Witch of Edmonton and Volpone. Next season, he will star in a new Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman as Willy’s brother, Ben.