Based in NYC
She/Her • Member Since Co-Founder
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.
Queer / Lesbian
white / Italian / Luxembourgish
Actress, Actor, Singer, Performer, Producer
Soprano / Belt (E3 - F6)
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