Photo Flash: Andrea McArdle Visits ANNIE Master Class

With Annie returning to Broadway in 2012, Broadway Artists Alliance of New York City was pleased to present an Annie-themed master classes on December 11th with original Annie star Andrea McArdle and a casting representative from Telsey + Company.

McArdle worked one-on-one with nine Broadway hopefuls ages 8 to 14, as she shared invaluable advice on audition technique and song interpretation. The morning portion of the class concluded with an impromptu and rousing group rendition of "Tomorrow"! McArdle joined the young and talented group for the song, creating a lifetime memory for the young girls. In the afternoon, a representative from Telsey + Company led an audition technique class. Check out photos from the event below!

Broadway Artists Alliance will host their popular 3-day Winter Workshop in February 2012 (Presiden't Day Weekend). Participation is by audition only. Interested students may visit

BAA will also continue their season of one-day master classes in the new year. Upcoming master classes include a Next to Normal-themed master class on January 14th (led by Tony Award winner Alice Ripley), a Billy Elliot-themed master class (with Dance Captain Cara Kjellman) and Newsies master class (with Andrew Keenan-Bolger), both on January 15th, and an NYC Agent master class on January 16th. A full list is available at

McArdle joins BAA's impressive roster of instructors and special guests that have recently included TONY winners Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Katie Finneran (Promises Promises), Trent Kowalik (Billy Elliot), Bebe Neuwirth (The Addams Family), Gregory Jbara (Billy Elliot), Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), John Gallager Jr. (Spring Awakening), Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon), Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Karen Olivo (West Side Story), Douglas Hodge (La Cage), Beth Leavel (Drowsy Chaperone), Jason Robert Brown (13) as well as Lea Michele (Glee), Megan Hilty (9 to 5), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Alexander Gemignani (Les Miserables),Christopher Jackson (In the Heights), Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Lauren Kennedy (Spamalot), Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and many more.

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Photo Credit: Laura McBride

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