I consider myself pretty lucky. Lucky to have made my way to Broadway from a small town in Wisconsin. Lucky to have married the prettiest gal on the planet and to have the coolest daughter ever. Lucky to still have my twin brother only a short subway ride away. Lucky to be proud of where I’ve come from and where I’ve been. And lucky to be excited about where I’m headed.
I found musical theatre in high school and found dance some years later in college. I was 20 years old when I began my dance training at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, from where I would eventually graduate and head to New York with a double major in dance and in musical theatre.
My career in New York has been wonderfully varied. At any point, you could have found me working as an actor, a dancer, a singer, a choreographer or a teacher. My work has taken me all over North and South America, giving me the chance to meet thousands of different artists and explore places I never imagined I’d see.
As I grow older, I’m learning that there is nothing quite like sharing my time and energy with the awesome and inspiring population of fellow artists in New York City and around the world. Life is definitely good. And it’s only just begun.
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Swingdir. Kathleen Marshall
The Imperial Theatre, Broadway
Anything GoesLukedir. Kathleen Marshall
Stephen Soundheim Theater, Broadway
“Andrew Cao (so good in the delightful musical Frog Prince) is wasted in a minor role but has so much charisma you can easily imagine him as an ideal Billy.”- Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post -
West Side Story
dir. Gary Griffin
choreo. Sergio Trujillo
Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canada
“Andrew Cao’s portrayal of Bernardo, the Shark’s leader and Maria’s older brother, is a compelling study in anger and pride. I suspect Sondheim was thinking of Bernardo among the “cardboard” characters, but Cao gives full depth to a rebel who knows his cause quite well.”- Lawrence B. Johnson, The Detroit News -
“In his role as a leader of the Sharks, Cao is impressively inscrutable, wrapped in an impenetrable cloak of Latin machismo…”- John Coulbourn, The Toronto Sun –
“Andrew Cao is a sharp Bernardo…”- J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail –
Oklahoma!Curlydir. Baayork LeeNational Asian Artists Project, New York City
Annie Get Your GunTommy Keelerdir. Rob Ruggiero
choreo. John MacInnis
Goodspeed Opera House, CT
“Cao in particular shines as an instantly likeable actor and versatile dancer…”- TheDay.com -
“Cao has a physical presence, winning smile and boundless energy that make him a delight to watch, even when in the background.” - In the Spotlight -
Frog KissEverymandir. Ken Roberson
choreo. Lorna Ventura
New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York City
“Andrew Cao is hysterical with his British.” – New York Concert Review -
“Andrew Cao is a joy… and his voice clearly rings out.” – Reviews Off Broadway -
Robin and the 7 HoodsEnsembledir./choreo. Casey Nicholaw
The Old Globe, San Diego, CA
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