Director, Associate Producer, Lily’s Dad, Flip Flop Philpot
Andrew began his journey on the stage in 2000 and has had a blessed and diverse career as an actor including regional portrayals of C.S. Lewis in Freuds Last Session, Fagin in Oliver, Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, Cliff in Cabaret, Snoopy in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Jamie in Last Five Years, Kleinman in Death, Tateh in Ragtime and Groucho Marx in Day In Hollywood/Night In Ukraine.
Andrew has worked as a Voice Over artist and given life to many video game characters for the SEGA and Sony game consoles. You may recognize his voice with such characters as Redmond in Whiplash, Jake in Time Crisis 3 and more notably Hyuga in the Phantasy Star Universe Series, to name a few. His career as an actor has also given Andrew the opportunity to work and collaborate with many industry greats including Legendary Composer/Lyricist Tom Lehrer, Stand Up Comedian Bryan Kellen, and Multi-Platinum Recording Artist and former member of En Vogue, Maxine Jones.
In addition, Andrew was a Resident Director for Cabrillo Stage in Aptos, CA from 2007-2015 and has also Directed and Choreographed for the stage all throughout the Bay Area. Many of his works have included: Spamalot, Urinetown, Into The Woods, The Little Prince, Scrooge, Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings, Schoolhouse Rock Live, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. He has also had the honor of Directing a handful of West Coast and World Premiers including: the West Coast Premier of Billy Van Zandts A Night At The Nutcracker, the World Premier of More Than Petticoats adapted from the best selling novel, and the World Premier of Steve Dorff and Rick Hawkins re-imagined musical myth LUNCH.
Andrew was also the private acting coach to Platinum Recording Artist Maxine Jones on the set of her new music video single Didn’t I, and Andrew is currently assisting Ms. Sherry Hursey as a Director and adapting for the stage, her award winning television family feature Lillys Light.
Above all else, Andrews major heart project is his developmental work with youth performers in the area of the theater arts. Andrew was the Founder and Artistic Director of Spotlight Youth Conservatory in Santa Cruz, CA from 2011-2016. Based on his methods, teachings and process through diverse projects, truth and positive discipline, Andrews personal mission as well as SYC’s mission was to provide professional training and techniques in all aspects of the theater arts for ages 10-17. Some of the productions he Produced and Directed include: Starmites, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, Peter Pan & Wendy, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Into The Woods and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.
Andrew has taken his personal curriculum and methods all over the Bay Area presenting countless workshops and technique specific classes to various schools and private organizations. This year Andrew was honored by the City of Salinas for his outstanding contributions as an Independent Theatre Arts Teacher to their community.
It is Andrews personal philosophy that a theater arts education for young people and adults alike is the key to a happy, healthier life. He believes it is the solution to both artistic and academic success, promotes self awareness and confidence in individuality, and it is the beginning of teaching compassion and creating healthier and holistic communities and societies.