"Andrea Marcovicci has an incandescent enthusiasm and a masterly balance between poignancy and wit."
Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Stephen Holden, The New York Times
In a career spanning over five decades, Andrea Marcovicci - glamorous, sophisticated, witty raconteur, philanthropist, actress, singer, model, master teacher, mentor, composer, writer, and director - has laughed with Danny DeVito, tussled with Sir Michael Caine, and smooched with Tom Selleck. Her film debut in “The Front” brought her a Golden Globe nomination. She’s played Broadway, the White House, sold out Carnegie Hall, and ushered in the millennium with the Chicago Symphony. She has created full-cast variety shows, and over forty solo cabaret shows. “Ten Cents a Dance,” her tribute to Ruth Etting, aired on PBS. Andrea has guest starred on the celebrated Prairie Home Companion and read poetry, and stories, for NPR. A champion of the American Popular Songbook, her recordings reflect her deep devotion not only to classic songwriters of the past (like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Rodgers & Hart) but her encouragement of new voices composing in that same tradition. Her many awards and honors include a MAC, BISTRO, and MABEL. Andrea was inducted into The Cabaret Hall of Fame in 2016. She holds the record – an unprecedented 25 seasons – at the legendary Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, and was the final performer ever to grace that stage.
Andrea first hit the scene with voice-overs and on-air commercials, from Arrid to Emeraude, eventually landing on the daytime series Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. Television appearances include: Arli$$ for HBO, Cybill, Taxi, Magnum P.I., Hill Street Blues, and Trapper John, M.D. among others, as well as the series, Berrenger’s, and numerous made-for-television movies, plus a guest appearance as Sophia on General Hospital. Film credits include: The Front, (nominated for a Golden Globe Award); The Hand, with Sir Michael Caine; The Stuff, with Michael Moriarty; Spacehunter, with Peter Strauss; The Canterville Ghost, with Sir John Gielgud; Jack the Bear, as Danny DeVito's wife; Henry Jaglom's Someone To Love (featuring Orson Welles in his last film appearance) and Irene in Time. She provided commentary for the DVDs of Someone to Love, The Front, and The Stuff. Her lastest film, an award-winning short entitled, Charlie, is available on DVD.
She debuted on Broadway in the musical, Ambassador, starring Howard Keel and last appeared on the Great White Way in Frank D. Gilroy's play Any Given Day, with Sada Thompson. Off-Broadway appearances include the title role in Coco at the York Theatre, The Wedding of Iphigenia, Variety Obit, The Seagull, and as Ophelia to Sam Waterston's Hamlet for Joseph Papp's Shakespeare in the Park. Regionally, she received rave reviews for leading roles in St. Joan, Burn This, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco. Additional performances include Daisy in On A Clear Day, and the title role of Coco at 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco, playing to sold-out houses. Highlights in Los Angeles include starring opposite Anthony Newley in Chaplin, portraying all the legendary actor's wives, Finian's Rainbow at Reprise!, and Ghetto, at The Mark Taper Forum. In Philadelphia Andrea starred in the revival of Lady in the Dark at the Prince Music Theatre.
CABARET / CONCERT SINGER
Andrea began her career with appearances on The Today Show and The Merv Griffin Show, subsequently appearing at the legendary New York nightclub Reno Sweeney, and eventually mounting a solo concert at Carnegie Hall. Her surprise guest was Michael Feinstein. She has also entertained at the Governor’s Ball at the White House. Andrea has toured extensively throughout the country performing in clubs, theatres, and concert stages including over thirty years at The Gardenia in Los Angeles, twenty-five years at the legendary Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, more than twenty years at the Plush Room in San Francisco, over fifteen years at the Tilles Center on Long Island, and nine years at Davenport’s, Chicago. Famed New York venues include multiple theatres at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Café Carlyle, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Abroad, and throughout the US, she's appeared at The Liceu Opera House, Barcelona, Pizza-On-The-Park and the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, The Rrazz Room (in several locations), The Colony, Palm Beach, FL., Vilar Performing Arts Center, NJPAC, Wolftrap, Steppenwolf, San Francisco Pops, Florida Philharmonic, The Oregon, Chicago and Ft. Worth Symphonies, The Brownville Concert Series in Nebraska, and many others.
Special events include: Andrea's Birthday Concert at Town Hall, in collaboration with ASCAP, celebrating her contribution to songwriters with Oscar and Grammy winning guests like Stephen Schwartz; hosting events like the MAC awards; speaking at the New York Film Society's tribute to Sir Michael Caine; performances of I Am Anne Frank, (Lyrics: Enid Futterman / Music: Michael Cohen); and commissions from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Carolina Ballet and The Savannah Music Festival.
WRITER/ DIRECTOR / MENTOR
For four seasons Andrea was one of the guest Artistic Directors for the prestigious Lyrics and Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Andrea wrote, directed and starred in tributes to Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Leo Robin, and 'standards' written after 1965. In addition, Andrea created two Cabaret Concerts for Young Audiences for the New York Cabaret Convention, and holiday shows for Symphony Space and The Brownville Concert Series. In addition, Andrea has directed, and mentored, several of her fellow cabaret artists. For five years Andrea served as a Master teacher for the Cabaret Workshop at the Perry-Mansfield School in Steamboat Springs, CO and has taught Master Classes, on the art form that she so dearly loves, across the country including stops in New York, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among other cities.