We last saw Andre’ L. Gainey as Wynton in Gablestage’s production of the Royale. He last graced the our stage as a Brian in the M Ensemble’s production of Lydia Diamond’s The Gift Horse Before that we saw him on stage as W. E. B. Dubois in the M Ensembles’ production of Knock Me a Kiss. His credits include Stool Pigeon in the M Ensembles’s production of King Headley II. He has performed as Elder Joseph Barlow in M Ensemble’s Radio Golf and was among the first males to grace the stage for the Women’s Theatre Project playing James Baldwin in Chiiterling Heights. He played Cephus in the M Ensembles’s production of Home, Sgt. Mc Kinney in AAPACT”s production of Camp Logan. He appeared with the M Ensemble as Solly in the M Ensemble’s production of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Over his career Andre’ has appeared in principle roles at Miami Dade College as Pop in Rainmaker, as Boy Willie in Piano Lesson, as Frankie in Mighty Gents, he has performed in Orlando as Gabriel in Fences, as Boo in Livin’ Fat, as Reuben Tate in Zooman and the Sign, as Malcolm X at the Zorah Neale Hurston Festival, around Miami as Kanaka in Psycho Beach Party as Touchstone in As You Like It, as St. Peter in Jury Duty, as Ephraim in Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, as Will in Flyin West, as Purlie in Purlie Victorious, as Leland in Blues for an Alabama Sky, as Walter in Raisin in the Sun in On the Porch with Danny Glover, as Jerome in Fiction of Law, as Ole School in Hustle, as the Pimp in Hampton House. We have seen Andre’ in a variety of productions with the M Ensemble including the Tinman in Santa Comes to Oz, as Caleb in One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, reprising his role of Boy Wille in Piano Lesson, as Cutler in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and as Becker in Jitney.
His last production with AAPACT was as Bono in Fences. He is a co-founder and has directed The Island, Having Our Say-The First 100 Years of the Delaney Sisters, SizweBansi IS Dead, Stories About the Old Days and Zooman and the Sign. He has performed in AAPACT’s production of Riff Raff as Torch, Sizwe Bansi is Dead as Styles, King Hedley as King and For Your Love Sucker as Arthur. He has appeared on film in WLRN’s Production of The Next Generation of Black Leaders, in Cippola productions Ape 29, Autopsy Turvy, Dr. X, The Harder they Fall and Nemesis.
Andre’ is an educator for the Miami Dade County Public School System and the proud father of Blaise. Andre’ Says Live, Love and Laugh, he can’t have it all to himself, besides this is his honeymoon season.