Andrew Abrams received his Master of Arts in Musical Theatre Writing from Goldsmiths-University of London in 2012 and is a graduate of the Advanced BMI Musical Theater Writing workshop in NYC.
March of this year saw the world-premiere of new musical Shining in Misery: a King-Size Parody, for which Andrew wrote the music. It opened in the US to rave reviews and sold-out houses. He is also developing a new musical version of It’s a Wonderful Life which will have its first developmental reading in December of 2023.
With Bill Augustin, Andrew is one half of the writing team of the smash-hit musical But I’m A Cheerleader! Based on the cult 1999 film, But I’m A Cheerleader! first won critical acclaim and the Audience Award for Best New Musical at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Following its UK debut at MTFest in 2019, But I’m A Cheerleader! saw two critically successful seasons at the Turbine Theatre.
Some of Andrew's other musicals include Some Snap, Delilah, The Death and Life of Mary Shelley and numerous standalone songs. He has also worked in London, Off-Broadway, regionally and on tour in the U.S. as a professional musical director, director, conductor, and Equity actor. He currently serves as Artistic Director of Capital City Theatre, an Equity Theatre Company in Madison, WI. Andrew has also been on the faculty at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, New York University, Hofstra University, and worked as a private vocal coach/singing teacher in New York City.