Andrew Henry Cristi is an actor based in New York City. While he was born in Chicago, IL, he spent much of his childhood growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, moving back to America with his family at the age of thirteen. He attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL where he became heavily involved in the Speech and Drama Department. He also performed in an original play entitled Sense at Northwestern University as a part of the National High School Institute's five-week Summer Theatre Intensive.

        Andrew graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21) with a BFA in Theatre. College theater credits include Sound of Plaid (with Forever Plaid creator, Stuart Ross), Evita and NYU’s annual Tisch Gala where he had the privilege of performing for Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee. Andrew also performed in the 2006 Gala, sharing the stage with host Billy Crystal and honoring alums Felicity Huffman, Tony Kushner and George C. Wolfe at Broadway’s St. James Theater.

>>>>>>>>Soon after graduating he gladly accepted his Actor's Equity membership playing "Jimmy" in the play Durango (Dir: Wendy C. Goldberg) at the two-time Tony Award winning theater Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. He then appeared as "Jake" in Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry at New World Stages sharing the stage with American Idol's Sanjaya Malakar. Andrew made his Broadway debut in A Christmas Story The Musical (directed by John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle) appearing as "Chief Elf" and "The Waiter." In the summer of 2013 he was selected out of over seven thousand actors to participate in the Disney/ABC Talent Showcase which includes a mentorship with ABC casting directors. Every year Executives and the Casting Department choose twelve actors to perform an evening of short scenes in front of TV and Film's top industry professionals.

 

 

 

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