Edison Symphony Pops Concert
Broadway and Beyond
With Special Guest Artist Andrea Burns
March 18, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
Andréa (pronounced on-DRAY-uh) began her career touring the opera houses of
Europe as Maria in West Side Story when she was 18 years old. She has
appeared on Broadway as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and as Vicki
Nichols in The Full Monty, having played the same role in the first
national tour, but theatre audiences will know her best for her performance
in the original company of Jason Robert Brown's critically acclaimed Songs
for A New World.
Andréa portrayed Lucille Frank in the national tour of Parade, directed by
Harold Prince, for which she received a National Broadway Award nomination
for Best Actress, She also created the role of Celeste in Stephen Sondheim's Saturday Night
at Second Stage and appeared at Carnegie Hall opposite Elaine Stritch in
Noel Coward's Sail Away!.
Regionally, Andréa was nominated for the prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award
for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Dot in Sunday in
the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. A versatile actress,
Andréa has played a variety of roles across this country ranging from Eva
Peron in Evita to Laurey in Oklahoma! Other regional credits include Marta
in Company and Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar and recently Manuela in the
world premiere of The Pirate. Television credits include Law & Order: SVU
as well as the animated series Wonderpets.
Andréa can be heard on the original cast recordings of Songs for A New
World, Saturday Night, Shine, Broadway Bound, The Broadway Musicals of
1953, and It's Only Life.
Andréa has recently diversified her talents by breaking into the dance
music scene as a songwriter and vocalist. She can be heard on Femme Fatale:
Divas of Dance Music as well as on her own dance single she co-wrote with
her brother, Mike: 100 stories.
For updates and information please visit : www.myspace.com/andreaburnsmusic