Hot Clip of the Day: Broadway Royalty André de Shields' Showstopper

Last updated January 12th, 2021 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Broadway Royalty André de Shields' Sho…

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Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"So You Wanted To Meet The Wizard" from The Wiz (André De Shields)

Ulterior Motives: Talk about Broadway royalty. The debonair, the charming, the talented, the show stopping André De Shields is celebrating a birthday on January 12th. After making his Broadway debut two years shy of 50 years ago, de Shields is not only still treading the boards but taking home awards (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Grammy) for his mesmerizing performance as Hermes in the Broadway production of Hadestown. He made a splash on Broadway in a variety of sensational performances including Ain't Misbehavin', The Full Monty and our Hot Clip of the Day, The Wizard in The Wiz.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Cape. Platform Heels. We live. He is making that stage his catwalk. André sounds incredible on this Broadway showstopper. Our ultimate moment? The falsetto, the spin, the iconic line delivery, the cape flourish - 1:31 - 2:04. Broadway. Royalty.