Andrea Prestinario | Breakout Session
Andrea joins K. Woodzick for a session called "Queering the American Musical Stage"
Andrea Prestinario is an award-winning actress, singer, and producer who is New York City-based and Chicago-grown. As an artist and activist, she strives to push society to a better place through LGBTQ activism and women’s advocacy in the theatre. Regional: Alison in Fun Home (Weston Playhouse), Eliza in Frank Galati’s My Fair Lady (Asolo Rep), Galati’s 1776 as Martha (A.C.T. in San Francisco and Asolo Rep), Maureen in RENT (Paramount Theatre Aurora), Oklahoma! (Lyric Opera Chicago – dir. Gary Griffin). Louise in Gypsy (Drury Lane Oakbrook), and Violet in Side Show (Boho Theatre – Jeff Award).
Ms. Prestinario conceived / produced sMOkeyTOWN: The Songs of Smokey Robinson, her tribute show to Smokey Robinson, which she originally premiered as a 60th birthday gift to her father. Celebrating Smokey’s historic songwriting canon, sMOkeyTOWN has played The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Mayne Stage, and Feinstein's / 54 Below.
Andrea received her BFA from Ball State University in Musical Theatre and Gender Studies and is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf. She is the co-founder of Ring of Keys: a collective of queer women+, trans, and gender non-conforming artists working professionally in musical theatre.
More about Andrea at www.andreaprestinario.com