Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ms. Broadway: October 2011: Andrea McArdle


WHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY:  In 1977, she took Broadway and the world by storm as Little Orphan Annie.  She would later star in the West End production, and as an adult, even appeared in the TV film version and in a regional production as Miss Hannigan!  Since Annie, she has done it all... regional theatre, one woman shows, National Tours, and several other shows on Broadway.  And what a range!  From Mama Rose in Gypsy to Eva Peron in Evita to both Fantine AND Eponine in Les Miserables.  She has also appeared on stage with her daughter, Alexis Kalehoff, in Blood Brothers and currently in the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Greenwood.

  • Age: Well, I won't give away the number, but I will say that he birthday is coming up!  November 5.
  • Where you might have seen her: Broadway: Annie, Les Miserables, Jerry's Girls, Starlight Express, State Fair, Disney's Beauty and the Beast; National Tour: Cabaret, Les Miserables, They're Playing Our Song; Regional: Oliver!, Joseph..., Evita, Blood Brothers, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, Annie, Urinetown: The Musical; TV: Search for Tomorrow, The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Annie.


Ms. McArdle today

The Original Broadway Production of Annie. 
Pictured with Reid Shelton as Daddy Warbucks, and Sandy.

Starlight Express: She's Ashley, the Smoking Car (far right)

As Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Les Miserables: As Eponine

Les Miserables: As Fantine

with daughter Alexis Kalehoff

Blood Brothers: with Alexis, as
Mrs. Johnstone and Linda, respectively

Annie: as Miss Hannigan

Urinetown: The Musical: as Penny Pennywise


Her Signature Song, "Tomorrow" (On the Rosie Cruise)

"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables

"Little Girls" from Annie as Miss Hannigan

"Priviledge to Pee" from Urinetown: The Musical

From Greenwood with Alexis Kalehoff

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