March 7 – April 1, 2012
Developed by De'zhon Fields and Nate Jacobs
WBTT presents the multi-talented De’zhon Fields celebrating one of the greatest American superstars, Sammy Davis, Jr. This musical revue features all the hits Sammy made famous, such as: “I’ve Gotta Be Me,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and “Candy Man.” For the past ten years, Mr. Fields has traveled worldwide showcasing his homage to the legendary icon known as “Mr. Entertainment.” From Vegas to Dublin, Fields has audiences clamoring for more.
Many performers want to emulate Sammy Davis, Jr., who made his debut at the age of four in the 1920s and, for the next 60 years, danced, sang, and acted his way into people’s hearts around the globe. De’zhon Fields didn’t start out his musical career imitating Sammy, but his resemblance and style led him toward creating this tribute.
Fields shares more in common with Sammy than similar facial features. He also shares the love and passion of entertainment. Get ready to be thoroughly entertained!
What they're saying about De'zhon Fields:
"Fields is a dead-ringer for Sammy Davis, and when he hits those high notes in 'What Kind of Fool Am I', you'd swear the famous song and dance man was back."
The Windsor Star
"De'zhon Fields is a stringy piece of electricity. His 'That Old Black Magic' embodies Davis' never-quitting drive and schmaltziness. In 'Mr. Bojangles' spotlighting Davis' prowess, Fields' legs and hips churn and twist with a wild life of their own."
Asbury Park Press
Interesting facts about Sammy Davis, Jr.
- Survived a near-fatal car crash in which he lost his left eye
- Remarked in 1989 about his fight for racial equality, “Long before there was a civil rights movement, I was marching through the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria, of the Sands, the Fountainbleau, to a table at the Copa. I'd march alone.”
- Wrote three books:Yes I Can (1965) and Life In A Suitcase (1980) and Why Me, published the year before his death.
- Recognized with an Emmy Award, NAACP Image Award, and as a Kennedy Center Honoree