Andrea McArdle Biography (1963-)

Born November 4 (some sources cite November 5), 1963, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Paul (a statistician) and Phyllis (a legal secretary) McArdle; married Edd Kalehoff (a composer and music producer); children: Alexis (an actress and singer); stepchildren: Max, Rex.

Actress, singer
Birth Details
November 4, 1963
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • The King and I (musical), Downingtown Dinner Theatre, Downingtown,PA, 1970-1971
  • Title role, Annie (musical), Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, then John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, both1977 later Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1977-1978 then Victoria Palace Theatre, London, 1978
  • Babes in Arms, Goodspeed Opera House, 1979
  • Annie Get Your Gun (musical), San Bernardino Civic Light Opera, San Bernardino, CA, 1982
  • The Fantasticks (musical), Dallas, TX, 1982
  • They Say It's Wonderful (cabaret performance), King Cole Room, St.Regis-Sheraton Hotel, New York City, 1982
  • The Threepenny Opera, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1982
  • Grease (musical), City Line Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1983
  • Peter Pan, Long Beach Civic Light Opera, Santa Barbara and Long Beach, CA, 1986
  • Ashley, Starlight Express (musical), Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1987-1989
  • Nymph Errant (musical), Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1989
  • Singin' in the Rain (concert), Claridge Hotel and Casino, AtlanticCity, NJ, 1989
  • Larr! Bear and the Teddy Town Kids, Las Vegas, NV, 1990
  • They're Playing Our Song (musical), Bucks County Theatre, New Hope, PA, then Cape Cod, MA, 1991
  • Music Minus One (solo show; workshop performance), Duluth, MN, 1992
  • 1992 Holiday Festival, Burt Reynolds Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1992
  • Fantine, Les Miserables (opera), Imperial Theatre, New York City,1993-1994
  • Margy Frake, State Fair (musical), Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Helen Hayes Theatre, Nyack, NY, 1997
  • Andrea McArdle Family Christmas (concert), Tropicana Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, annually, beginning in 1998
  • You Get What You Play For (cabaret performance), B. Smiths, New York City, 1999
  • Belle, Beauty and the Beast (musical), Palace Theatre, New York City, 1999 then Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000
  • Broadway Barks! (benefit performance), Theatre at Shubert Alley, New York City, 2000
  • A Celebration in Words and Music (memorial tribute), St. James Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Musical Theatre Works Live in Concert (benefit performance), Exit,New York City, 2000
  • This Is Your Song: Broadway Sings Elton John (benefit concert), New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Also appeared in productions of Annie Get Your Gun (musical), Valley Forge Music Fair, Philadelphia, PA, then Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY; Evita (musical), Theatrefest, Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ; Meet Me in St. Louis (musical), Melody Top Theatre, Milwaukee,WI; and Snoopy.
  • Major Tours
  • Jerry's Girls, U.S. cities, 1984-1985
  • Margy Frake, State Fair (musical), U.S. cities, 1995-1996
  • Eponine, Les Miserables (opera), U.S. cities, 1996-1997
  • Nancy, Oliver! (musical), U.S. cities, 1996-1997
  • Sally Bowles, Cabaret (musical), international cities, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Wendy Wilkins McNeil, Search for Tomorrow, NBC, 1974-1977
  • Kids Are People Too, NBC, 1977-1978
  • Also appeared in All My Children, ABC; and Vegetable Soup,NBC.
  • Movies
  • Judy Garland, Rainbow, NBC, 1978
  • Star-to-be, Annie (also known as "Annie," The Wonderful World of Disney), ABC, 1999
  • Specials
  • The Tony Awards, CBS, 1981
  • Broadway Plays Washington! Kennedy Center Tonight, PBS, 1982
  • Doug Henning: Magic on Broadway, NBC, 1982
  • Andrea McArdle on Broadway, PBS, 1996
  • My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, PBS, 1999
  • Also appeared in the Annie Christmas Special, NBC; in the Entertainer of the Year Awards, CBS; and in The Jack Jones Variety Special.
  • Episodic
  • Osmond Family Hour, CBS, between 1976 and 1981
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1977
  • Welcome Back, Kotter, ABC, 1977
  • The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1978
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1978
  • The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1979
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1979
  • Dinah!, syndicated, 1980
  • The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1980
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1980
  • Dinah!, syndicated, 1981
  • C'mon Saturday (also known as Come On Saturday), 1982
  • Also appeared on various talk shows, including Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC; The Maury Povich, syndicated; The Merv Griffin Show (fifteen episodes), syndicated; Today, NBC; P.M. Magazine (also known as Evening Magazine), syndicated; Charlie Rose; and various morning shows in different cities.
  • Pilots
  • Mo and Joe (also known as Mo and Jo), CBS, 1975
  • Horshack, ABC, 1976
  • Two for Two, CBS, 1981
  • Albums
  • Annie (original cast recording), Columbia, 1977
  • Nymph Errant, MCA, 1989
  • Andrea McArdle on Broadway (also known as On Broadway), Magic Venture, 1996
  • State Fair (cast recording), 1996
  • Also recorded Andrea McArdle Family Christmas, Magic Venture.

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, November 18, 1996, p. 192
    • Andrea McArdle Home Page, http://andreamcardle., October 25, 2001

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