Vin Shambry

Actor

Vin Shambry is honored to be back on stage at Artists Rep, where he is a Resident Artist. His previous Artists Rep productions include (I Am Still) the Duchess of Malfi and Superior Donuts, for which he won a 2011 Portland Drammy Award for lead actor. Other Portland credits include the role of executioner in Salome (Portland Opera), four August Wilson shows: Jitney, King Hedley II, Gem of the Ocean and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Portland Playhouse), as well as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Portland Center Stage), two productions with Oregon Children's Theatre, including Songs for a New World (Staged! and Teatro Milagro) for which he also won a 2011 Portland Drammy Award for lead musical actor.  Broadway credits include Tom Collins in Rent and John in Miss Saigon. He has toured nationally with Rent, Miss Saigon, Honk and Big River. In 2007, Vin was awarded the Audelco Award for Best Actor in a Play for Black Man Rising. Vin has a BFA in musical theatre from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Vin also moonlights as a live storyteller at the Moth, Back Fence PDX and Entertainment for People, and is working on a collection of short stories about his childhood. In his day jobs, Vin directs and choreographs youth performances in local schools.