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Andrew Strano

Andrew Strano

  • They/Them
  • Biography

    Andrew (they/them) is a gender non-conforming Australian lyricist, playwright, director and performer living and working in New York City. Their debut show, "Nailed It!", written with Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer, won the Greenroom Award for Best Original Songs, and toured globally to 5-star reviews, including a sold out season with Assembly for the Edinburgh Fringe, and selection for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival -- the largest curated festival of its kind.

    Full length works include:
    Musicals: "Jack of Two Trades” (Pratt Foundation Artist in Residence musical theatre commission), "Voyagers" (commissioned by the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, recipient of the City of Melbourne 2020 arts grant), “Skin” (Off-Broadway workshop production, Rattlestick Theatre 2022, featured on “The Latest Draft“ musical theatre podcast, and “Tin Pan Alley 2”)

    Short works include:
    Musicals: STARSONG (Off Broadway: Global forms theatre festival, 2021, Off-off broadway: Chain Theatre Festival 2022)
    Plays: Donuts (Melbourne Fringe 2017), SERVE (VCA 2016).
    Songs: “Space” (Lincoln Centre’s ”Broadway’s future Songbook”).

    Andrew is the proud recipient of the 2019 Victorian Fulbright Scholarship, the 2020 Schubert scholarship, the 2021 Peerce Scholarship, a major Mike Walsh Fellowship, a PPCA performer’s trust foundation grant, an American Australian Association Arts Grant, and the George Fairfax Memorial Award.

    For more visit andrewstrano.com

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Australia/NZ

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Bookwriter/Librettist
    • Opera Librettist
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Voice

    Software

    • GarageBand
    • QLab

    Additional Skills

    • Theatrical Director
    • Theatrical Producer

    Affiliations

    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD