THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Jungle Book Star André De Shields Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
09 Oct 2013
Rachael Lily Rosenbloom (And Don't You Ever Forget It)
"The chorus consisted of Wayne Cilento, Kelly Bishop, Thomas Walsh, Michon Peacock and yours truly, among others. One day, at rehearsal's end, choreographer Tony Stevens said to me, 'André, you'll never work in the chorus again.' After several days of feeling heartbroken, I managed the nerve to ask Tony what I had done wrong. Tony was kind enough to not laugh at me, and simply explained that he meant I might be ready for principal roles. Sheesh!"