Select Credits:

 

“THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE” The Cherry Lane Theater, New York, NY, January 2020

Written by and Starring Charles Busch, featuring Nancy Anderson, Christopher Borg, Howard McGillin, Kendal Sparks, Jennifer Van Dyck.
 

“STILL AT RISK" NYC Premiere, Theater for the New City, New York, NY, March 2019

By Tim Pinckney, Starring Robert Gomes, Christopher J. Hanke, Amy Hohn, Ryan Spahn, and Jonathan Walker.

“FAKE” World Premiere, Colony Theater, Miami New Drama, Miami, FL, January 2019

Starring Charles Busch, Nancy Anderson, Christopher Borg, Howard McGillin, Kendal Sparks, Jennifer Van Dyck.

“THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE” NYC Premiere Theater for the New City, New York, NY, April 2018

Written by and Starring Charles Busch, featuring Nancy Anderson, Christopher Borg, Howard McGillin, Kendal Sparks, Jennifer Van Dyck.

“WHO'S HOLIDAY” NYC Premiere Westside Theater, New York, NY, November 2017

 By Matthew Lombardo Starring Lesli Margherita. Drama Desk nomination Outstanding Solo Performance, Lortel nomination Outstanding Solo Show, Off-Broadway Alliance nomination Best Solo Performance.

“CHARLES BUSCH'S CLEOPATRA” NYC Premiere Theater for the New City, New York, NY, March 2016

Starring Charles Busch, Larry Bullock, Jennifer Cody, Andy Halliday, Ashley Austin Morris, Tony Sheldon, Jennifer Van Dyck, Joe Zaso..

“THE TRIBUTE ARTIST” NYC Premiere Primary Stages at 59E59 St. Theaters, New York, NY, January 2014 Starring Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Jonathan Walker, Mary Bacon, Keira Keeley & Cynthia Harris.

 

“THE VISIT” NYC Premiere
Ambassador Theatre, New York, NY, November 2011
By John Kander, Fred Ebb and Terrence McNally, starring Chita Rivera and John Cullum.

 

“HERE’S TO THE GIRLS! HOLLYWOOD’S MUSIAL LEADING LADIES”

92nd Street Y, New York, NY, February 2015

Director and Co-Author for the 92nd Street Y’s acclaimed “Lyrics & Lyricists” series.
 

“THE DIVINE SISTER World and NYC Premieres

Soho Playhouse, New York, NY, September 2010;
Written by & starring Charles Busch, featuring Julie Halston, Alison Fraser, Amy Rutberg, Jonathan Walker, and Jennifer Van Dyck; presented by Daryl Roth & Bob Boyett. Recorded for LA TheaterWorks 2013, featuring Charles Busch, Julie 
Halston, Alison Fraser, Emily Bergl, Juliet Mills andMaxwell Caulfield.

 

“I HATE HAMLET”

Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset VT, August 2015

By Paul Rudnick

 

“ROMANCE LANGUAGE” Off-Broadway Premiere, theater 511 at Ars Nova, New York, NY, October 2015

By Joe Godfrey Starring Mairin Lee, Audrey Heffernan Meyer, Jared Zirili.

 

“JUDITH OF BETHULIA” World and NYC Premieres
Theater for the New City, New York, NY, April 2012;
Starring Charles Busch, Mary Testa, Jennifer Cody, Jennifer Van Dyck, John Wojda, Christopher Borg, Kendal Sparks, Billy Wheelan, Larry Bullock & Dave August. Recorded by GPR Records 2014 featuring the original cast.

 

“BUNNICULA” World and NYC Premieres
TheaterWorks USA, New York, NY, DR2 Kids Theater February 2013; Nat'l Tours 2012, 2013 
TYA musical by Charles Busch, Mark Waldrop and Sam Davis based on books by James Howe.

 

“TENDERLOIN” York Theater Company, New York, NY, March 2014

For the York’s “Musicals In Mufti” Series, featuring Marc Jacoby, Max Von Essen, Jennifer Cody, Zakiya Young and Katie Rose Clark.

 

“HAROLD & MAUDE” NYC Premiere
York Theater Company, New York, NY, April 2012;
Musical adaptation by Tom Jones and Joseph Thalken, starring Cass Morgan, Matt Dengler.

 

“THE MAD SHOW”
York Theater Company, New York, NY, July 2011;
For the York’s “Musicals In Mufti” Series, featuring Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Christine Pedi, Chris Hoch,

Tally Sessions and Steven Strafford.

 

“I LOVE MY WIFE”
York Theater Company, New York, NY, October 2010;
For the York’s “Musicals In Mufti” Series, featuring Heidi Blickenstaff, Jenni Barber, Josh Grisetti and

Adam Monley.

 

“CARRIED AWAY: BEING COMDEN & GREEN”
92nd Street Y, New York, NY, May 2011;
For the 92nd Street Y’s acclaimed “Lyrics & Lyricists” series.


“THE THIRD STORY” World and NYC Premieres
Lucille Lortel Theater, New York, NY, January 2009; La Jolla Playhouse, La Lolla, CA, September 2008
Starring Kathleen Turner and Charles Busch.

 

“DIE MOMMIE DIE!” NYC Premiere
New World Stages, New York, NY, October 2007; Hudson Theater, New York, June 2006
Starring Charles Busch, Kristine Nielsen, Ashley Austin Morris and Van Hansis; presented by Daryl Roth

& Bob Boyett. Actors Fund benefit starred Christopher Meloni, Jenn Harris and Jayne Houdyshell. Recorded by LA TheaterWorks in 2019 featuring Charles Busch, Willie Garson, Ruth Williamson, Ellis Greer, Mark Capri and Jeffery Self.

“SHANGHAI MOON” World Premiere
Drama Dept., New York NY, January 2003; Bay Street Therater, Sag Harbor, NY June 2008; Theatre for the New City, New York, NY January 1999
Starring Charles Busch, B.D. Wong, Daniel Gerroll and Becky Ann Baker.

 

“A WONDERFUL LIFE” NYC Premiere
Shubert Theater, New York, NY, December 2005
The NYC premiere of Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo’s musical version of the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Kuhn, David Hyde Pierce, Dominic Chianese, Phylicia Rashad, Karen Ziemba Michael Beresse and Nancy Anderson.

 

“THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE”
Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn NJ (New Jersey Premiere), January 2004 Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, December 2003 Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL (South Florida Premiere), November 2003
Entirely new staging of Charles Busch’s hit Broadway comedy in its regional theater debut. Casts included: Robin Strasser, Meg Foster, Shirl Bernheim, Lenny Wolpe, Lauren Klein, Robert Ari and Ariel Shafir.

“CRUSH THE INFAMOUS THING – The Adventures of the Hollywood Four” World Premiere
Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL (South Florida Premiere), December 2004
Written by Tina Benko & Gabrielle Reznek & Sam Turich

“THE CARTELLS” World Premiere
Drama Dept. at Comix, New York, NY, October 2006
Written by Douglas Carter Beane’s and starring Joanna Gleason, David Rasche, Elizabeth Berkley, Joey Slotnick, Cady Huffman, Cheyenne Jackson and Peter Frechette.

“RUM & COKE” NYC Premiere
Abingdon Theater Company, 2008; NY Fringe Festival, 2006 New York NY
Written and Performed by Carmen Pelaez

“A VERY SERIOUS PERSON”
Feature Film, New York, NY, April 2006
Writer and costar of this independent feature produced by Daryl Roth and Richard Guay, starring Polly Bergen, Charles Busch, Dana Ivey, Julie Halston, Carl Andress and PJ Verhoest.
Premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, Honorable Mention, Best Made in NY Feature.

 

“J.A.P CHRONICLES – The Musical” World Premiere

Perry Street Theater,, New York, NY, May 2006
Written by and starring Isabel Rose, based on her novel.

 

“QUEEN AMARANTHA” World Premiere
WPA Theatre, New York, NY October 1997
Written by Charles Busch, co-starring Charles Busch, Ruth Williamson and Marcus Lovett.

 

“TIMES SQUARE ANGEL”
Theatre for the New City, New York, NY December 1999 - Present
Annual holiday staged reading presentation of Charles Busch’s Christmas fantasy.

“TRUE COLORS: LINCOLN CENTER SALUTES GAY PRIDE”
Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, June 2005
An evening of musical variety performances to celebrate Gay Pride. Artists included: Cyndi Lauper, Barbara Cook, Donna Murphy, Lillias White and many others.

 

“CHARLES BUSCH & JULIE HALSTON: TOGETHER ON BROADWAY”
Featuring a Special 20th Anniversary Performance of “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom”
Music Box Theatre, New York, NY, March 2005
Avariety styled musical revue with choreography by Denis Jones, music by Marc Shaiman, Seth Rudetsky

and performances by Sutton Foster, Brent Barrett, Rebecca Luker, Phyllis Newman, Bruce Vilanch,

and Mario Cantone.

 

“IT’S NOT MY FAULT, IT WAS ON FIRE WHEN I GOT THERE” World Premiere
New York International Fringe Festival, New York, NY August 2002; Jean Cocteau Repertory, New York, NY March 2002; Theater for the New City, New York, NY September 2001
Director, author and co-star. Received Jerome Foundation Emerging Playwright Award.

 

Education:

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Durham, NH B.A., Liberal Arts (Theatre Concentration) Summa Cum Laude, 1993.

 

Regional Experience:
La Jolla Playhouse; (California); Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor, NY); Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami); Paper Mill Playhouse (New Jersey); Shakespeare Repertory (Chicago); The Factory Theatre (Chicago); Stock: Seacoast Repertory, NH; Hackmatack Playhouse, ME; Mac-Haydn Playhouse, NY; Brown Ledge Theatre, VT.

Carl Andress Director