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Andrea McArdle


Andrea McArdle made her professional debut in age 13 within the Broadway stage in Annie. Since her stellar overall performance, McArdle offers performed in various Broadway displays, recorded albums and it has made an appearance on film and tv. Given birth to in Philadelphia, Andrea McArdle may be the oldest of two kids. Her dad was a statistician and her mom adopted her daughter’s profession. Andrea McArdle’s passions in interesting was motivated by her parents who offered her both performing and dance lessons young. She was came into in talent displays where NY producers and providers were present. It had been after she authorized with a realtor that her profession became popular. Her first part arrived in 1974 when she performed Wendy Wilkens within the daytime cleaning soap opera SEEK OUT Tomorrow. The part lasted 3 years where she received an award for television’s greatest daytime juvenile celebrity. After her tv debut she performed within the Ruler and I as well as the Audio of Music supper theatres. After that in 1977 Andrea McArdle received her break in present business. A 13-year-old all-American child, she was ensemble because the 11-year-old Small Orphan Annie. She was originally ensemble among the “challenging young ladies” but shortly replaced the initial Annie for the Connecticut, Washington and NY displays. For the component Andrea McArdle needed to don a hairpiece and shoes too big for her foot. During her shows she begun to get a experience for viewers. She motivated an market in NY is much unique of a laid-back market in Washington. It had been observances such as for example these that resulted in a long-lasting effective profession for Andrea McArdle. Her profession has been predicated on this function and she received film, stage and tv assignments after her functionality. In 1978 she portrayed Judy Garland in the tv screen film, Rainbow. After Annie Andrea McArdle do other Broadway displays through the ’80s. This included many concerts and shows. Stardom at 13 didn’t hinder her profession. In 1995 she documented a CD entitled On Broadway. The record included “Hardly ever, Never Property” from Peter Skillet, “Don’t Cry for me personally Argentina” from Evita, “Possess Yourself A Merry Small Xmas” from Match Me In St. Louis and “Tomorrow” from Annie. In 1996 she starred as Margy Frake in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway creation of State Good. She sang “IT COULD As Well End up being Spring” to some rousing audience. Right now Andrea McArdle is certainly thrilling and engaging audiences as effectively as she do when she was 13. Her most recent task was another Compact disc of Broadway strikes which was made by her hubby, Edd Kalehoff.

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Full Name Andrea McArdle
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Edd Kalehoff
Children Alexis Kalehoff
Awards Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Debut of an Actress
Music Songs Tomorrow, It's the Hard Knock Life, Maybe, I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here, A New Deal for Christmas, I Don't Need Anything but You, Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, Annie: Maybe, Annie: A New Deal for Christmas, N.Y.C., Annie: I Don't Need Anything But You, Intro: Garland, Intro: Lessons from My Parents, Fly Away / Intro: The Golden Boy of Oz, Intro: So Eternally ‘70s, Intro: Nyc in the ‘70s, Intro: Adolescence, Look for the Silver Lining / Tomorrow, Fallin’ / Being Alive, Annie: I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here, I Dreamed a Dream, As Long as He Needs Me, Never Never Land, Wherever He Ain’t, Rainy Days and Mondays, My Soul Rejoices, I Can Let Go Now, Native New Yorker, Got to Be There, Intro: Iconic Advice, Intro: My First 45, Intro: Greetings
Albums 70’s and Sunny: Live at 54 Below, On Broadway
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding Supporting Performer, Visiting Production
Movies Broadway's Lost Treasures, Annie, Rainbow, Murphy Crib
TV Shows Search for Tomorrow

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1 Publicly criticized the firing of Joanna Pacitti from the titular role in the 1998 Broadway revival of "Annie." Somewhat ironically, McArdle got the role in a similar manner during the original production of the musical, when she replaced actress Kristen Vigard, who was fired from the production just prior to the New York opening.
2 Had the cameo role of Star-To-Be in the 1999 Disney version of Annie.
3 Her daughter Alexis Kalehoff followed her mother onto Broadway playing the young Cosette in 'Les Miserables' on Broadway in 1996-7.
4 Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for playing the title character of Little Orphan Annie in "Annie."
5 Daughter Alexis Kalehoff, born 1988.
6 Andrea was the first little girl to play the leading role in "Annie" on Broadway, the musical redone in 1999 by Disney.
7 She is married to Edd Kalehoff and has a daughter, Alexis.



Murphy Crib 2015 Short completed Dr. Regina
Russian Broadway Shut Down 2014 Short Villager
Peace Aqua 2010 Short Sloan
Annie 1999 TV Movie Star-To-Be
Rainbow 1978 TV Movie Judy Garland
The 'Annie' Christmas Show 1977 TV Movie Little Orphan Annie
Search for Tomorrow 1977 TV Series Wendy Wilkins McNeil
Welcome Back, Kotter 1977 TV Series Doris Horshack
Moe and Joe 1974 TV Movie Julia Lambert (as Andrea McCardle)



Crumbs 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great Performances 1999-2003 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Annie 1999 TV Movie performer: "N.Y.C."
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special performer: "All I Owe I-Oh-Way"
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special performer: "Two Lost Souls"
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special performer: "Tomorrow"
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977 TV Special performer: "Tomorrow", "Tomorrow Reprise"



Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2011 TV Series Herself
The Battery's Down 2008 TV Series Herself
Listen to Her Heart: The Life and Music of Laurie Beechman 2003 Documentary Herself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2002 TV Special Herself
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Herself
Reading Rainbow 2001 TV Series Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2000 TV Movie Herself
Great Performances 1999 TV Series Herself - Performer
Jeopardy! 1999 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Turning Point 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Performer
Good Morning America 1983 TV Series Herself - Guest
Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight 1982 TV Movie Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1981 TV Movie Herself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1980 TV Series Herself - Actress
Christmas at Walt Disney World 1978 TV Special Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1977 TV Special Herself
The 31st Annual Tony Awards 1977 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical

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Spotlight on Broadway 2013 TV Series Annie
Great Performances 2003 TV Series

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1 Who gets a signature song even once in their career? I got one the first time out, and it was almost too much for me to handle. I didn't realize what a gift I was given.
2 [on surviving child stardom without any scandals] All I can say is, thank God we didn't have social media back then because I did all of my dirty growing up in private, and it was just as dirty as everybody else's.

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