Vin Shambry


Vin Shambry is honored to be back on stage at Artists Rep, where he is a Resident Artist. His previous Artists Rep productions include A Civil War Christmas(I Am Still) the Duchess of Malfi and Superior Donuts, for which he won a 2011 Portland Drammy Award for lead actor. He has performed with Oregon Children’s Theatre, Staged!, Portland Opera and CoHo Productions. Before returning home to Portland, Vin performed on Broadway as Tom Collins in Rent and John in Miss Saigon, and toured nationally with Rent, Miss Saigon, Honk!, and Big River. Vin was recently voted Portland’s Best Actor by Willamette Weekly reader’s poll (2016), has won three Portland Drammys (2011) and an Audelco Award for Best Actor in a Play for Black Man Rising  (2006).  Vin has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC (2005). Vin is an accomplished writer and acclaimed live storyteller whose work can be heard on The Moth podcast and PDX Back Fence. He is also working on a collection of short stories about his childhood.