Broadway veteran, ANDREA FRIERSON, is an actor and writer in television and in theatre. Most recently, she was seen on the FX series, POSE, and on Season 3 of ABC's QUANTICO.
Other tv appearances include: Elementary (CBS); the Amazon series, Red Oaks ; as well as an Emmy award-winning episode of the FX comedy series, Louie. For three seasons she was series regular on the Nickelodeon series, Allegra's Window, and for a while served as a tv staff writer on the show.
Ms. Frierson made her professional debut at the age of nine in the NYC Opera Company production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene, at City Center. Her Broadway credits include: the original cast of Once on This Island (Erzulie, Goddess of Love); Marie Christine and Julie Taymor's Juan Darien, both at Lincoln Center Theater; George Wolf's Bring in ‘Da Noise/Funk ('Da Singer); The Lion King ; the original cast of Alan Menken/ Lynn Ahren's A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden; as well as the original Broadway productions of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf, and in her teens, The Me Nobody Knows.
She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee for her performances as Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner in Beehive!
(Arena Stage), and as Lisa, The Homeless Woman in A New Brain (Studio Theatre). Television audiences may remember Andrea as a 5-time winner and semi-finalist on Ed McMahon’s nationally syndicated vocal competition, Star Search.
Ms. Frierson is a Library of Congress award winner (American Folklife Center), a NYSCA grant recipient, and is a former Dramatists Guild Fellow.
She wrote and starred in Me & Ella at the York Theatre, as part of their New2NY series, and her 10-minute play, No Mockingbirds on Fridays (based on the Zora Neale Hurston folktale) was featured as part of the "Articulating the Arts" theatre festival in NYC in 2017. Her musical, Soon of a Mornin’ about the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, was an invited show in the NYMF Festival.
Andrea is a graduate of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's MFA program in Classical Acting in Washington, DC.
Theatrical Representation: DSM
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Commercial Representation: Paradigm
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