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Apr. 13: Tony Winner André De Shields Guest Stars on “New Amsterdam” season 3 episode 7: “The Legend of Howie Cournemeyer”

André De Shields

Tony winner André De Shields (Hadestown) guest stars as Dale Rustin in “The Legend of Howie Cournemeyer,” the seventh episode of the third season of  NBC’s “New Amsterdam,” and the forty-seventh episode overall. It will air on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (10pm EST)

It’s National HIV Testing Day and Max has offered free care to all HIV+ patients who come to New Amsterdam. Max learns the truth about New Amsterdam’s gay blood ban and resolves to do something about it. Bloom and Reynolds butt heads over their opposing bedside manners. Iggy eagerly awaits the return of a friend. Sharpe discovers that she may need more hands on with her niece.

André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields is the triple crown winner of the 2019 awards season, having won the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his critically acclaimed performance as Hermes in Hadestown. The Actors’ Equity Foundation followed suit with the Richard Seff Award, honoring veteran stage actors’ best supporting performances of the year. In 2020, Mr. De Shields received the 2020 Grammy Award for Musical Theater Album for Hadestown, the 2020 AUDELCO for Lifetime Achievement, an honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the 2020 Red Bull Theater Matador Award for Excellence in Classical Theater. In 2019, he received the 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2019 SAGE Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award, The York Theatre Company’s 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre, and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. He received the Key to the City of Baltimore from Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young in August, 2019. Prior to his Tony Award win, Mr. De Shields was best known for his show-stopping performances in four legendary Broadway productions: The WizAin’t Misbehavin’ (Emmy Award), Play On! (Tony Nomination), and The Full Monty (Tony Nomination). In a career spanning fifty one years, he has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director, and educator, receiving in 2018 the 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Legend Award, and the 33rd Annual Bob Harrington Life Achievement Bistro Award. Among his other accolades are the 2009 National Black Theatre Festival’s Living Legend Award and the 2007 Village Voice Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. His film and TV projects include Anton Ego in Ratatouille: The TikTok Tok Musical, the Algebra Tutor in “John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch”  on Netflix, Chubby in “Katy Keene” on the CW, Wyndham on “Almost Family.” He can be heard on the podcasts Live From Mount Olympus as Hermes and One Speckled Hen. He can next be seen as Gavin Plimsoll in Charles Busch’s  new film, The Sixth Reel. De Shields is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and SDC. andredeshields.com

In the wake of the ambulance crash that ended Season 1, medical director Dr. Max Goodwin grieves the death of his wife, Georgia, and learns the difficulties of being a single parent – all the while continuing his commitment to solve systemic health care issues at the hospital. Add in his new responsibilities as a father and with cancer still lingering in the rearview mirror, everyone around Max must wonder how long he can sustain this impossible load. But “How can I help?” is not just Max’s catchphrase, it’s his reason for living. As long as he’s helping others, Max is able to find hope in the most hopeless of places. The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine,  Anupam Kher, Christine Chang and Daniel Dae Kim.

David Schulner and Peter Horton executive produce along with Michael Slovis, David Foster, Aaron Ginsburg and Shaun Cassidy.

Broadwayworld: VIDEO: See André De Shields in the Promo for Upcoming NEW AMSTERDAM Episode

“Sunny Side Up” on Sprout, starring Emily Borromeo, Carly Ciarrocchi, Kaitlin Becker and Tim Kubart, Receives Daytime Emmy Nod for Best Pre-School Children’s Series

Emily Borromeo
Emily Borromeo

Congratulations to Emily Borromeo on her first Daytime Emmy nod as part of the “Sunny Side Up” team, which has been nominated for Best Pre-School Children’s Series, and will be competing against “Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures,” “Mutt & Stuff,” “Sesame Street,” and “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

Kaitlin Becker, Tim Kubart, Chica, Carly Ciarrocchi, Emily Borromeo of "Sunny Side Up". Photo: Sprout
Kaitlin Becker, Tim Kubart, Chica, Carly Ciarrocchi, Emily Borromeo of “Sunny Side Up”. Photo: Sprout

Borromeo, an actor, singer and dancer, is a host of “Sunny Side Up Show” on Sprout (NBCUniversal), the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online. Along with her co-host, Chica, Borromeo interacts live with preschoolers and their families across the country as she shares daily birthday greetings, viewer-submitted crafts, fun facts and weekly themes ranging from colors, numbers and letters to manners, gardening and pets. Borromeo debuted as a host on “Sunny Side Up” in June 2014.

“Sunny Side Up” airs Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-noon ET. Along with Borromeo and Chica, “Sunny Side Up,” stars Carly Ciarrocchi, Kaitlin Becker and Tim Kubart. The show is co-executive produced by Andrew Beecham, Meredith Halpern-Ranzer and Jeremy Wintroub; with supervising producers Ed Pokropski, Kristen McGregor, and features music by Tim Burns. The series is produced by Sprout and is part of Children’s Network LLC, a division of NBCUniversal.

Originally from Los Altos, California, Borromeo has been singing since the age of three when her favorite movies included The Wizard of Oz and Singing in the Rain. Since then, Borromeo has gone on to become a lead soloist on NBC’s a cappella competition, “The Sing Off,” and perform in many off Broadway shows and new musicals. Borromeo is also a member of America’s Sweethearts, a vintage music entertainment group.

From May 6 – May 28, you can catch Borromeo as Marcy Park in The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) production of the award-winning musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, directed by APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.  Click here for more information.

Borromeo recently came out to support her pals lyricist Benjamin Halstead and composer Garth Kravits at the TUNE IN TIME Musical Theater Game Show at the York Theatre, when Halstead and Kravits were paired together to create an original song in 20 minutes for a new musical, and ultimately won.

Benjamin Halstead, Emily Borromeo and Garth Kravits and TUNE IN TIME at the York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
Benjamin Halstead, Emily Borromeo and Garth Kravits and TUNE IN TIME at the York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Borromeo performed a duet with Garth Kravits of his new original song “That Man” from M: The Musical. 

Emily Borromeo performs a duet with Garth Kravits of his new original song “That Man” from M: THE MUSICAL at TUNE IN TIME at York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo performs a duet with Garth Kravits of his new original song “That Man” from M: THE MUSICAL at TUNE IN TIME at York Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits and Benjamin Halstead win TUNE IN TIME Musical Theater Song Writing Competition at The York Theatre

In addition to being a host on “Sunny Side Up,” Borromeo’s love of working with kids and her passion for the arts have led her to volunteer as an actor and teaching assistant for “Story Pirates,” a non-profit arts organization that promotes creative writing skills, confident self-expression, and literacy to kids of all ages.

Emily Borromeo and Enrico Rodriguez. Photo by Lia Chang
Emily Borromeo and Enrico Rodriguez. Photo by Lia Chang

Borromeo graduated from Brown University, where she earned a B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Studies.


The Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony is set for May 1 at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Creative Arts kudos will be handed out April 29 at the Bonaventure. The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations were announced on the Emmy-winning show, “The Talk,” on CBS.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2015 calendar year.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala, honors the more than 65 craft categories behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre.

The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

A full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded at  www.emmyonline.tv.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of more than 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Disorient Film Festival in Eugene Oregon in April. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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