Biography

Andy Richardson (born February 21, 1995) is an American stage actor, singer, and dancer who was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has been performing on stage since he was eight years old. In 2007, Andy got his big break when he flew up to NYC to audition for New York City Center’s summer production of Gypsy and he booked the job. The highly acclaimed production, directed by Arthur Laurents and starring Patti LuPone, became the catalyst for Andy’s start on Broadway. In the fall of 2007, he made his Broadway debut as Danny Who in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and in March 2008, he and the rest of the New York City Center Gypsy cast transferred to Broadway. When his run ended at Gypsy, Andy returned to San Antonio and resumed his life as a normal teenager in eighth grade. In May 2011, Andy auditioned for and booked the world premiere production of Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. After a very successful limited run at Paper Mill in the fall of 2011, Newsies transferred to Broadway in March 2012 and Andy was fortunate to transfer with it in the role he originated, Romeo, and as a Crutchie understudy. In March 2013, Andy was promoted to his first principal role when he was chosen as the Crutchie replacement. He continued to perform in Newsies until the show closed on Broadway in August 2014. Andy is currently performing as Crutchie in the North American Tour of Newsies. Andy is a student at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study studying Musical Theatre and American Sign Language.

Andy Richardson