Andrea is the Artistic Director at American Music Theatre, a 1,600-seat Celebrity Concert venue that features Celebrity Concerts and Original Shows. As creator of the AMT Original Show season, Andrea writes, directs, choreographs and designs dynamic, large-scale musical productions for audiences throughout the year. This season will mark 18 Original Productions she has created for AMT. Past shows include: Rocketmen- the Music of Billy Joel and Elton John, Broadway’s Best the Music, Nashville City Limits, California Soul, Abbey Road- Beatles Tribute, Music of the Night- The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Country Classics, American Icons, Dance Explosion, Inspire, Crooners and more. She is also the creator of the annual critically acclaimed AMT Christmas Show, often compared to Radio City and known for sold out performances to audience members who travel from across the country to attend this holiday tradition.
Prior to her work at AMT, Andrea held an Artistic Director position at the Palace Theatre where she developed and directed the largest youth program in the state of NH. During her stay, Andrea mounted 2 full seasons of their professional Broadway series along with Artistic Director Carl Rajotte and founded the Palace Professional Theatre Camp for teens through a partnership with Chester College allowing teens to train while earning college credit.
Andrea has performed on and off Broadway as well as across the country with numerous productions after receiving her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Broadway and 1st National Tour credits include The Wizard of Oz starring Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt (Grammy nominated recording) and Footloose (directed by Walter Bobbie). A career favorite for Andrea was working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songwriting team Gamble and Huff and Mr. Lou Rawls on the musical Me and Mrs. Jones, directed by Charles Randolph Wright. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as a featured soloist in Bernstein’s MASS and has had the privilege of performing alongside such legends as Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Melanie Griffith, Judith Light, Sandy Duncan and many more. Andrea is proud to have performed alongside her friends and industry favorites Anika Noni Rose (Tony Award Winner, Dreamgirls movie, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog), Matthew Morrison (Glee, Finding Neverland), Angela Robinson (The Haves and the Have Nots), Christian Borle (NBC’s Smash, 2 time Tony Award Winner) just to name a few! Andrea has had some fun with TV and movies along the way including As the World Turns and Spiderman 3. She was thrilled to work on the short film ‘For Love of the Film’ which won the coveted George Lucas Award and was featured on NBC’s The Today Show. Folks may have seen Andrea on the Lifetime Network Television show DANCE MOMS w/ Abbey Lee where Andrea appeared as a guest judge. Andrea has also produced several solo CDs including her acclaimed ‘BROADWAY’ CD which received rave reviews by New York theatre and music critics and has sold internationally.
Andrea teaches workshops/master classes in Lancaster and across the country in Audition Technique, Voice, Acting and Dance. She happily includes local youth in her productions when possible and is passionate about creating an educational platform for young performers. She recently founded Broadway Studio in Lancaster, PA, which provides a fun, safe atmosphere for young entertainers to train in singing, acting and dancing at the highest professional level. Her students have gone on to have successful careers on Broadway and in TV/Film. Andrea’s many students have attended the top schools in the country including New York University TISCH School of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Emerson College and many more!
2016 American Heart Association Annual Heart Ball: Volunteer/Design- Lancaster, PA
2016 CROONERS (World Premiere)- American Music Theatre
The 2015 AMT Christmas Show: DECK THE HALLS (World Premiere) - American Music Theatre
2015 INSPIRE! (World Premiere) - American Music Theatre
2015 Air Force General Promotion Ceremony: National Anthem Vocal Coach- Pentagon, Washington DC
2014 NBC’S The VOICE: James Wolpert in Concert- Director/Designer
2014 DANCE MOMS: Guest Judge- Lifetime Network Television
2014 Academy of Country Music Award Nominee ‘Best Venue’ -American Music Theatre