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Tony Fields was well known in the theater community of Davis. A member of the Jazz Choir and drama department, he participated in many local productions while a student at Davis High School. He graduated from DHS in 1977. As a self taught dancer, Tony won scholarships to the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, studying drama and voice, and also to the Roland Dupree Academy of Dance. Tony was one of the first two male Solid Gold Dancers. When he began dancing on the show, Tony had less than two years of formal training. He was a member of the cast from 1979 to 1984. In 1985, Tony played the role of Alan Deluca in Richard Attenborough’s film adaptation of “A Chorus Line”. He won the Los Angeles Critics’ dramalogue award for Best Actor in 1987. Tony is also well known for his work in television and music videos, including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and “Beat It”. He returned to Davis in 1994 and began to work with Davis Senior High School students, conveying his passion and love for the theater.
Tony Fields passed away in 1995 at the age of 36. Every year, an award in his name is given to the top Davis Senior High School drama student. This award is given to recognize passion, professionalism and artistic integrity.
In 2009, Tony was inducted into the Davis Senior High School Hall of Fame.
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