BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Winner Andrea Martin- Part 1!
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2013 Tony Award Recipient Andrea Martin moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge, and you can check out Part 1 of the discussion below! Check back later for Part 2!
Ms. Martin began her career as a singing chicken on the "Captain Kangaroo" television show. She was then cast in the US Touring Company of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, in which she played Lucy. It was during that tour that she visited Toronto, Canada, fell in love with the city, later moved there and within a month got cast in the Toronto production of Godspell. That show also featured the now legendary cast of Victor Garber, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Jayne Eastwood and Paul Shaffer, their musical director. Ms. Martin went on to appear in Leonard Bernstein's Candide as well as Private Lives with Maggie Smith and Brian Bedford at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre.
She has appeared in numerous theatre and teleVision Productions in Canada, the most notable being Toronto's Second City stage show for five years which led to the critically claimed "SCTV." She has hosted every televised award program in the country and is the recipient of both the Canada Walk of Fame and Women in Television and Film awards. For her work in the recent Toronto production of Love, Loss and What I Wore, as well as her one woman show Final Days! Everything Must Go!!, she received BroadwayWorld.com's 2010 Best Actress and Best Theatrical Event Awards.
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