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Two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee and playwright, ANDREA FRIERSON, is the author and star of "me & ella"  (54 Below, NYC and various Theatres throughout the U.S.).  has performed leading roles in numerous Broadway productions, including Once on This Island (Erzulie, Goddess of Love, original cast)The Lion King (Rafiki)Marie Christine (with Audra McDonald) at Lincoln Center Theater; Bring in ‘Da Noise/Funk ('Da Singer)For Colored Girls...(original Broadway production), and A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge’s Mother, original cast) at Madison Square Garden. Regional Theatre roles include: 

Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner in Beehive! (Arena Stage, Washington, DC); The Homeless Woman in A New Brain (Helen Hayes Nominee; Studio Theatre, Washington, DC). Television audiences may remember Andrea as a 5-time winner and semi-finalist on Ed McMahon’s nationally syndicated vocal competition, Star Search; and as Ms. Melody on Allegra's Window (Series Regular, Nickelodeon). Other tv appearances include: an Emmy award-winning episode of the FX comedy series, Louie (ER nurse); The Rosie O'Donnell Show (guest); Good Morning America (performer); and The PBS Newshour (guest). Andrea is a Library of Congress award winner for her musical, Soon of a Mornin’ about the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and is currently working on an illustrated memoir. Andrea is a graduate of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's MFA program in Classical Acting in Washington, DC.


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Sunday, November 18th, 2017: The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton, FLA

Thursday, June 29thThe Friars Club, NYC- "Celebration of the Life, Legacy & 90th Birthday of Mayor David Dinkins", 7:30pm Dinner; 8:30 pm Show

Sunday, June 4th: "In the Spotlight"- JALC (Jazz at Lincoln Center), The Appel Room, 7:30 p.m

Come see my play, "No Mockingbirds on Fridays", based on a Zora Neale Hurston folktale- featured in an evening of short plays in the Articulate Theatre Company's Articulating The Arts 

APRIL 24-27th at T. Schreiber Studio Theatre, NYC

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"RED OAKS"- episode 208 (Amazon)


March 23rd, 2017
Andrea performs excerpts from 
"me & ella"! at the legendary Apollo Theatre- Ella! A Centennial Celebration

September 19th @ 7:00PM & Tuesday, September 20th @ 2:00PM
The York Theatre Company
James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director-as part of its Developmental Reading Series, Presents...
“me & ella”
Written & Performed by 
Andrea Frierson

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"me & ella" 
September 10, 2016
Event location: Somerset, NJ

Other events: 
Duke Ellington Celebration!!
April 25th, 2016 at the Friar's Club- STAY TUNED for details
Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island) in UNTIL NOW...The Songs of Ron Abel & Chuck Steffan (December 4) at Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms 2015 
Theatrical Representation: DSM 
Harris Spylios & Caralie Chrisco (212) 581-5766
Commercial Representation: Paradigm
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Andrea, as Erzulie, Goddess of Love in the original Broadway cast of Once on This Island