Andréa is currently delighting Broadway audiences as the saucy ?Daniela? of ?In The Heights? the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2008 . Her debut solo album ?A Deeper Shade of Red? has thrilled her fans as well as Stephen Suskind of Playbill.com who describes it as ?superb on all counts ?. A diversified artist, Andréa made a splash on the dance music charts in 2006 with ?100 Stories?- a single she co-wrote with her brother, Mike Burns.
Andréa began her career touring the opera houses of Europe as Maria in West Side Story when she was 18 years old. She has appeared on Broadway as Belle in Disney?s Beauty and the Beast, as Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty, and has sung concerts at Carnegie Hall, and other symphonic halls around the country, but theatre audiences will know her best for her performance in the original company of Jason Robert Brown?s critically acclaimed Songs for A New World. Andréa portrayed Lucille Frank in the national tour of Parade, directed by Harold Prince, for which she received a National Broadway Award nomination for Best Actress. She also created the role of Celeste in Stephen Sondheim?s Saturday Night at Second Stage.
Regionally, Andréa was nominated for the prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Dot in Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. A versatile actress, Andréa has played a variety of roles across this country ranging from Eva Peron in Evita to Laurey in Oklahoma! Other regional credits include Marta in Company and Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar and recently Manuela, (the Judy Garland role ) in the stage premiere of Cole Porter?s The Pirate. Television credits include a recurring role on the new Electric Company, Law & Order: SVU as well as the animated series Wonderpets.
Andrea can also be heard on the original cast recordings of In The Heights, Songs for A New World, Saturday Night, It?s Only Life, Dear Edwina, Shine, Broadway Bound, and The Broadway Musicals of 1953.