Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works
The cure-all for stress may just be Christine Andreas’ voice.
The Broadway singer and actress’s seductive vocal stylings set to song lyrics that speak of romance and love (“Too Late Now” by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane, which she performed during a live BBC concert and “How Insensitive/I’m a Fool to Want You” during her remarkable set at the Carlyle Hotel is magnetic, entrancing and transformative. Hearing her croon is enough to make a believer out of any brooding pessimist in the oppressive heat.
The recipient of the Theatre World Award for her performance as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th anniversary production of “My Fair Lady” and Tony Award nominations for her roles in 1979’s “Oklahoma!” for best actress in a musical and best featured actress in a musical for 1983’s “On Your Toes” will appear at Bell Works on the rooftop deck in Holmdel, N.J. at 7 p.m. for the first time for a night of Broadway Jazz. She’ll share the stage with Grammy Award-winning bandleader Vince Giordano, pianist Dr. Art Topilow, board certified in medical oncology and recipient of the Lifetime Award for Artistic Excellence from the Axelrod Performing Arts Center and saxophonist Danny Bacher, recipient of the Margaret Whiting Award and ranked as one of the country’s top male vocalists by the National Jazz Times.