Dale Ricardo Shields

B.F.A/M.F.A. Ohio University.
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, and the 2020 ENCORE AWARD / The Actors Fund.

Directing: A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Crowns, Top Dog/Underdog, Fires in The Mirror, Laughter on the Twenty Third Floor, Driving Miss Daisy, Quatermaines’ Terms, Of Mice and Men, Godspell, Same Time Next Year, A Streetcar Named Desire, Three Ways Home, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, For Colored Girls, Rumors, The Brownsville Raid, Man of La Mancha, Before It Hits Home, Golden Boy, Trouble in Mind, The Amen Corner, A Soldier’s Play,The Me Nobody Knows

Asst Director to Lloyd Richards for the New Federal Theatre production of Ossie Davis’ new play A Last Dance With Sybil (Ruby Dee)

Professional: Director, Stage manager and Actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway/Regional) New Federal Theatre, The Negro Ensemble Company, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Playwrights Horizon, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Actors Studio, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The York Players, The Cleveland School of the Arts.

(AEA-SAG-AFTRA-AGMA) studied at The Negro Ensemble Company, The Henry Street Settlement House with Hal Scott and Dick Anthony Williams. New York City revival of Any One Can Whistle, the Lincoln Center, Lily directed by Tom O’ Horgan at Lincoln Center. ITV television series Special Needs. The Bill Cosby Show, Another World, Guiding Light, Saturday Night Live, and Ann Margaret’s Salute to Radio City Music Hall with Ben Vereen. Saint Paul Civic Symphony. A Lincoln Portrait.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Assistant Director A Last Dance for Sybil 2002-03 Season
Asst. Stage Manager A Last Dance for Sybil 2002-03 Season
Actor Liberty Call 1982-83 Season