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Andrea Prestinario

Based in NYC

She/Her • Member Since Co-Founder

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My Story

ANDREA PRESTINARIO is an award-winning queer performer and producer who is NYC-based and Chicago-grown. She is the Co-Founder & Board Chair of Ring of Keys and previously served as the Founding Executive Director. As a performer, Andrea has worked extensively throughout the country over the last 20 years, with NYTW, Asolo Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Lyric Opera Chicago, Gulfshore Playhouse, Writers’ Theatre, York Theatre, and more. Favorite roles include Alison in Fun Home (Baltimore Center Stage), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls; (Weston Playhouse), Eliza in My Fair Lady; Maureen in RENT (Paramount Theatre), Martha in 1776 (Asolo Rep), and Louise in Gypsy (Drury Lane Oakbrook). She received a Jeff Award for her work as Violet in Side Show (Boho Theatre). Television credits include roles on “Succession” (HBO) and “Law & Order” (NBC). As a producer, she created RoK’s signature programming: Queering the Canon: A Concert Series which she produced in addition to producing other concerts for the org (Joe’s Pub, Birdland). She produced / conceived her solo show sMOkeyTOWN: The Songs of Smokey Robinson which played throughout NYC (54Below, Laurie Beechman) and Chicago. She is an Artist Ambassador for the NYCLU and serves on the Advisory Board of National Queer Theatre and the Alumni Council for Ball State University’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Andrea is a graduate of Ball State University and The School at Steppenwolf and lives in Harlem with her wife Klea Blackhurst.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person.

Queer / Lesbian

Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.

cis woman

iRacial identity is the qualitative meaning one ascribes to one’s racial group, whereas ethnic identity is a concept that refers to one’s sense of self as a member of an ethnic group. At their core, both constructs reflect an individual’s sense of self as a member of a group; however, racial identity integrates the impact of race and related factors, while ethnic identity is focused on ethnic and cultural factors. We celebrate our Keys’ intersectionality and understand that creating one’s racial/ethnic identity is a fluid and nonlinear process that varies for every person. Many folks will identify with more than one background while others will identify with a single group more broadly.

white / Italian / Luxembourgish


Actress, Actor, Singer, Performer, Producer

Vocal Range

Soprano / Belt (E3 - F6)

Dance Experience


Unions & Affiliations




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