STAGE VIEWS: Tony Nominee and Colette Collage Star Christine Andreas

News   STAGE VIEWS: Tony Nominee and Colette Collage Star Christine Andreas's series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we hear from singing actress Christine Andreas, who is currently starring in the York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti presentation of Colette Collage.

Christine Andreas
Christine Andreas

What show recently impressed you?
Lately, I have to content myself with plays... There are so few new musicals that my heart breaks... The physical comedy in One Man, Two Guvnors was pretty miraculous.

What production are you most excited to see?
Think I gotta see Tracie Bennett, don't you?

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
What I would like is a great, original show... I started out doing revivals, which was wonderful as I worked with the original creators and producers.....Herman Levin, the original producer of My Fair Lady, ...Richard Rodgers, Billy Hammerstein and Agnes de Mille re-created my Oklahoma!, and George Abbott at 96 directed On Your Toes... It would be my wish to continue and end my career creating something new for the musical theatre...

What are your current/upcoming projects?
After my beautiful introduction to Colette here at the York, I'll be in concert at the 92nd Street Y in June... Working at the O'Neill in the summer, a little stint at the new club 54 Below in October, and music-making around the country and world finishes off my year...

*** Christine Andreas made her Broadway debut in the 1974 revue Words & Music. Her other Broadway appearances include roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel and the revivals of Angel Street, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! and On Your Toes. Andreas received Tony nominations for her work in Oklahoma! and On Your Toes, and her solo recordings include "The Carlyle Set," "Love Is Good" (Fynsworth Alley) and "Here’s to the Ladies" (PS Classics).

Read more about Andreas' theatrical history in the Playbill Vault.

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