Andrew Abrams and Bill Augustin
Writers of the smash-hit musical 'But I'm A Cheerleader!'
Andrew Abrams and Bill Augustin are the writers 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! is now playing at the Turbine Theatre.
Praise for But I’m A Cheerleader! at The Turbine:
You can't help but want to cheer - The Guardian
This show is undeniably fun – Evening Standard
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Set The Tape
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All That Dazzles
⭐⭐⭐⭐ What’s On Stage
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Stage
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Broadway World UK
⭐⭐⭐⭐ West End Best Friend
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gay Times
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. Some of his musicals include Some Snap, Delilah, The Death and Life of Mary Shelley,Shining in Misery: A King Parody and numerous standalone songs for cabarets and solo artists. He has also written for Raw Impressions in NYC. Andrew 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. Off-Broadway: Between The Lines (York Theater), Pirates of Penzance (New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players). Tours: Cinderella (with Eartha Kitt), State Fair (with John Davidson), Cabaret (with Andrea McCardle), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Fiddler on the Roof (with Theodore Bikel). Regionally: Masterclass (with Rosemary Prinz) and numerous others. Andrew currently serves as Artistic Director of Capital City Theatre, an Equity musical theatre company in Madison, WI. He has worked on faculty at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, New York University, Hofstra University, the New York Film Academy and as a private vocal coach/singing teacher in New York City, London and elsewhere.
Bill Augustin has worked professionally in theatre as an actor, writer, director, and lighting designer. He graduated from NYU with a BFA in drama with a focus on musical theatre and directing. It was at NYU where he wrote his first musical Prime Time. He is a graduate of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, where he met composer Andrew Abrams and together they developed But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical. Bill has also written for Raw Impressions Musical Theatre and various cabarets. He has produced many benefits for charities including Broadway Stands Up for Freedom! and The Big Gay Variety Show for the New York Civil Liberties Union. Bill worked with publicist Bobby Zarem for over a decade, with whom, among many other things, he helped develop and program the Savannah Film Festival from 2001-2013. He was also the Director of Programming for the first two years of the Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank, NJ. He produced the short documentary Marie’s Crisis which is currently being developed into a full-length doc after garnering acclaim (and some awards) during its festival run. Bill has a number of projects in development, including the screenplays Gay WingMan, Ghostlight and sitcom pilot Living History which he wrote with PJ Griffith. He has also written the plays X / Y and The Wrong Son. He currently resides in New York City and is a member of the Dramatist Guild.