Christine Andreas "Here's to The Ladies"

This March, Broadway star, Christine Andreas will wow Lyric audiences with "Here's to the Ladies",  her tribute to the great ladies of the Great White Way -- Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Angela Lansbury and more -- laced with anecdotes about these sparkling stars of Broadway.  

Ms. Andreas just finished a year-long run starring as Jacqueline in the Tony & Olivier Award-winning Production of ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ starring Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge.  She received nation-wide raves starring as Margaret Johnson in the 55 week national tour of the Tony Award winning musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. 

Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer’s hearts and became a star in the 20th anniversary production of MY FAIR LADY as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of OKLAHOMA!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes deMillle (Tony Nomination); and ON YOUR TOES, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). She created the role of Marguerite St. Just on Broadway in the original production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL opposite Douglas Sills and Terrence Mann. . Other Broadway credits include WORDS AND MUSIC with Sammy Cahn, Nancy in ANGEL STREET with Dina Merrill, Rebecca in RAGS, the short-lived Alice in the short-lived LEGS DIAMOND with the late, great and wonderful Peter Allen, and the Broadway bound and derailed Erte production of STARDUST. She received rapturous notices and a Barrymore Award for her portrayal of Vera Simpson in the Prince Music Theater’s production of Rogers and Hart’s PAL JOEY.

Television credits include:  Law & Order: SVU, The Cosby Show, PBS’ Musical Comedy Tonight, Taylor Benson in Another World, and as Ava Gardner in Fox’s mini-series, Mia, Child of Hollywood .

"Not all ingénues grow up gracefully. But Broadway and cabaret star Andreas' tangy soprano has matured into an eclectic, appealing instrument that is well suited to most of the standards and showstoppers featured here."
- Elysa Gardner, USA Today

"Christine Andreas has accomplished the remarkable feat of making us recall each great star she honors on this album and then, at the same time, making us forget them as we listen to her fresh, new, exciting and often breathtaking interpretations of their songs.  Here's to the dazzling!"
- Jerry Herman, August, 2002

"A blend of lyricism and sweet sensuality that only the finest Broadway voices can conjure.  Although Ms. Andreas can be witty and playful, it is on the ballads (especially "They Say It's Wonderful" and "Bill") in which she delicately kills with the sheer beauty of her voice."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times