Two-time Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas returns to Bay Area Cabaret to make her Venetian Room debut. In her dazzling one-woman show, be-Mused, Christine Andreas playfully re-fashions the word to-be-Mused as, “that musical spark that ignites when just the right singer and just the right songwriter collide." Andreas celebrates some of the greatest collaborations spanning the last century: Arlen & Garland, Jobim & Gilberto, Van Heusen & Sinatra, the Bergman's & Streisand, Bacharach/David & Dionne Warwick, Monnot & Piaf and more.
In a show that left the New York Times "thunderstruck," Christine takes songs that are already incendiary and makes them shine that much brighter. The New York Times continued: "Her beauty and radiance remain undimmed. Her bright, shiny soprano conveys a high-strung emotionality that is sharpened by her acting skills. The refined pop-jazz arrangements encouraged Ms. Andreas to fly as far and wide as she wished." The result? "Right tune, right singer: pure alchemy!”
Ms. Andreas first captured Broadway theatre-goer’s hearts when she starred as Eliza Doolittle, in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady, receiving a Theatre World Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She then starred in the revival of Oklahoma!, working with Billy Hammerstein and the legendary Agnes deMille, receiving a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical; followed by On Your Toes (directed George Abbott), and garnering her second Tony nomination. Other Broadway shows include Words and Music (with Sammy Cahn), Legs Diamond (with Peter Allen), The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Terrence Mann), and the Tony and Olivier Award winning production of La Cage Aux Folles, with Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge. San Francisco audiences will remember Christine's starring role as Margaret Johnson, in the much acclaimed National tour of The Light In The Piazza (with David Burnham), for which she received a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Christine Andreas has released four critically-acclaimed solo albums and has appeared in concert around the world - from Carnegie Hall, to London, Paris, Rome, and the White House.
"She delicately kills with the shear beauty of her voice." - New York Times