|Occupation Singer, actress|
Spouse Martin Silvestri
|Name Christine Andreas|
Years active 1975–present
Children Mac Andreas
|Born October 1, 1951 (age 71) (1951-10-01) Camden, New Jersey, United States|
Awards Janus Award 1976 My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle)
Albums Christmas With the New Christy Minstrels: Complete!
Music group The New Christy Minstrels (Since 1971)
Similar People Douglas Sills, Robert Coote, Marilyn Maye, Karen Black, Mike Settle
Fable light in the piazza l a 2006 christine andreas
Christine Andreas (born October 1, 1951) is an American broadway actress and singer.
Andreas was born in Camden, New Jersey. She graduated from Suffern High School, class of 1969, in Suffern, NY. She was voted by her fellow Seniors best female actor and best female musician. The yearbook photo for the latter depicts Andreas facetiously playing a tuba.
She made her Broadway debut in a 1975 revival of Angel Street. In 1976 she was cast as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, for which she received the Theatre World Award. Additional theatre credits include Oklahoma! as Laurey in 1979 (Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), On Your Toes in 1983 (Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1997), Words & Music with Sammy Cahn (standby, 1974), and Rags (1986).
Her role in Legs Diamond (1988) as "Alice" was removed during previews.
She was featured in the musical revue Stardust, which was conceived and written by Albert Harris with costumes and sets designed by Erte. The musical ran at the Stamford Center for the Arts at the Palace Theater and the Kennedy Center in 1990 but did not open on Broadway as had been planned.
She starred in the US tour as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza, which began in San Francisco in August 2006.
In 2010, she portrayed the role of Jacqueline in the Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles, which opened April 18, 2010. The show was a transfer from London's West End.
She appeared in Tartuffe at the Kennedy Center in 1982, as Mariane and Twelfth Night (Alaska Rep).
She appeared in the Marsha Norman play Sarah and Abraham at the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey in February 1992, and Promises, Promises.
Andreas starred as Judy Garland in Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland, the stage premiere of John Meyer's 1983 book about his time with Garland, which ran at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in June 2013.
Also PS Classics released a new CD of her latest show, Bemused. The expected release date was July 2013.
She collaborated with composer Martin Silvestri in the musical The Fields of Ambrosia. She appeared in the musical in 1993 at the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She also appeared in the musical in London at the Aldwych Theatre in 1996.
She appeared in Pal Joey at the Prince Music Theater as "Vera" in 2002. She received the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical).
Andreas' television appearances include The Cosby Show, Another World, PBS - Musical Comedy Tonite and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She portrayed Ava Gardner in the made-for-TV movie Mia, Child of Hollywood.
She has performed her cabaret act in the Café Carlyle, the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room, Carnegie Hall in New York City, in the Catalina Grill in Los Angeles, and the Ballroom in New York City in 1989.
She has appeared in concert in London, Paris, Rome and at The White House.
Andreas performed her new show "Bemused" at 54 Below in 2013. Stephen Holden, reviewing for The New York Times, wrote: "The days are long gone when she starred on Broadway in revivals of “My Fair Lady” and “Oklahoma!,” but her beauty and radiance remain undimmed. Her bright, shiny soprano, with its wheeling vibrato and metallic edge, conveys a high-strung emotionality that is sharpened by her acting skills."
She gave a concert at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, New York City based on her recording Love is Good in February 2014.
Best Actress in a Musical My Fair Lady;
Best Actress in a Musical Oklahoma!;
Best Featured Actress in a Musical On Your Toes;
Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical Pal Joey;
Best Actress in a Musical The Light in the Piazza.
Solo recordings include
Cast recordings include
Other related recordings
Source: Official Site
She is married to composer and musician Martin Silvestri. She has one son and a daughter.