Confessions of a Broadway Baby: America’s undeniably truest Broadway star, Andrea McArdle mesmerizes audiences with the music of Broadway and Hollywood legends, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Jerry Herman, Johnny Mercer, and Charles Strouse to name only a few. The irrefutable Broadway defining voice who won our hearts since her epic childhood, Andrea relays countless tales of her unique life of treading the boards and sings these iconic show stoppers in the way only this super talent can. She speaks with delicious honesty and humor as she charms audiences with her personal tales of the luminaries that have been an extraordinary part of her life.  The names that flow; Streisand, Landsbury, Channing, Liberace, bring us back not only to a different time, but when to be a star of the stage was simply a different persuasion. Get ready for an evening of songs and stories about entertainment history.

Andrea McArdle first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical Annie. As “Annie”, Andrea became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She also received the Theater World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance and went on to star when the show was produced on London’s West End. Also, on Broadway, Andrea starred in the Jerry Herman musical Jerry’s Girls alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, State Fair; Les Miserables and as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and casino hotels in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City. She has honed her craft by working with some of the great legends of the entertainment industry such as Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Bob Hope, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin and Martin Short, to name a few, and was privileged to have appeared on television with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin and Dinah Shore.

Coming full circle, Andrea was tapped by Academy Award nominated director Rob Marshall to appear as “The Star to Be” in the Disney/ABC television production of Annie starring Kathy Bates and Victor Garber.  In addition, Andrea’s film and television credits include starring as Judy Garland in Rainbow, appearing in The Leading Ladies of Broadway and headlining her own PBS special Andrea McArdle on Broadway


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'70s and Sunny is a look at the music of the seventies. The voice that helped define a decade pays tribute to the music of the decade that helped define her as an artist and singer. From Broadway to Billy Joel, from disco to Motown, Andrea explores her musical roots and reveals how the girl who danced at Studio 54 evolved into the woman and show business legend she is today.


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