Andrea is currently writing her debut memoir, VOICE LESSONS: PAINFUL TRUTH IN PERFECT PITCH. It’s about growing up in Manhattan in the 1960’s as the only child of two Black Juilliard-trained opera singers, part of an elite world where perfectionism and classism were smokescreens for an unspeakable family secret.
Andrea's ten-minute play, Houston, is featured in THE FIRE THIS TIME Short Play Festival at the Kraine Theater in the East Village.
"In a ten-minute play you have to create a world, get in, tell a story, and get out. Frierson shows us how it is done." -Young-Howze Theater Journal
ANDREA made her professional debut at nine in a New York City Opera Company production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene at New York's City Center, alongside her father. Andrea’s Broadway credits include The Lion King, Once On This Island, and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf. Andrea had a published essay in The Dramatist and currently has a story featured in a collection of essays in the book, Cinderellas of West 53rd Street to be published by BearManor. She has been both star and tv staff writer on the Nickelodeon series, Allegra's Window, and can currently be seen on the Amazon Prime series, Harlem.
An Alum of the legendary "Rehearsal Club" Andrea works alongside other former Residency to provide support for current young theatre artists