When Andrew first played the role of Buddy in the musical The Buddy Holly Story at the State Theatre in 1998, it was only his second theatre production. His first was playing Cookie in Return To the Forbidden Planet, which he performed in his hometown Durban, with follow up shows in England and Scotland.
Since then, highlights of his musical theatre career include the role of Thomas Crawford in Ons Vir Jou , principle roles in Saturday Night Fever, The Rocky Horror Show, The Doowah Boys, Uptown Guy, Let’s Rock, Boogie Nights and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Andrew also appeared in Janice Honeyman’s hugely successful pantomimes Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty at the Joburg Theatre, as well as cabarets all over South Africa, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mauritius and Bahrain.
Andrew was also a regular performer with the Barnyard Theatre since 2002 till 2013, with hit shows like Glory Days, Forever Young, The Final Countdown, Those Where The Days, Surfing Safari, Born to Run, Harvest Moon, Summer of Love, Big Top Rock, Sixties Revolution and Hollywood Rocks. Besides being a busy singer and guitarist, Andrew’s acting skills were first put to the test in front of the camera in the film Random FireDelta Force 5 and his presenting skills in magazine shows Crux on SABC1 and Lifestyle on SABC 2.He also stars as Kevin in Generations on SABC1. Andrew has more than a decade of TV commercials and TV and radio voice overs to his credit.
MC, Actor & Singer
FILM 1999 Random Fire Delta Force V
TELEVISION 03-05 CRUX 2007 Lifestyle 12-13 Generations
MUSICAL THEATRE 2013 Starlight Express 2010 The Buddy Holly story 2009 Ons vir Jou 2008 Ons vir Jou 2008 Saturday Night Fever 2007 Peter Pan Contractors 1,78 m / 5’10 ” 75 kg Brown Blue Green South African / British English 30-40 Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Multi Instrumentalist, Musical Director, MC, Presenter, Dancer, Skater, Director, Producer ROLE LT Duke Davidson Presenter Presenter Kevin Greaseball Buddy Holly Thomas Crawford Thomas Crawford Frank Jnr/Jay/Becker Starkey
DIRECTOR / PRODUCTON CO. Yossi Mein ATTV Communications Urban Brew MMSV Janice Honeyman Pierre Van Pletzon Deon Opperman Deon Opperman Karen Bruce(UK) Janice Honeyman 2004 Boogie Nights 2002 Sleeping Beauty ( Pantomime ) 2002 Rocky Horror Show 2001 Uptown Guy 2000 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1999 Let’s Rock 1998 Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story 1998 Return to the Forbidden Planet 1997 Return to the Forbidden Planet CABARET 2013 Those where the days 2013 Glory Days 2013 Fab Four 2012 Big Top Rock 2012 The Final Countdown 2011 Summer of Love 2010 You’re So Vain ** 2009 Partytime 2009 Hollywood Rocks 2009 Glory days 2008 Rock around the clock 2008 Those were the days 2007 Harvest Moon 06-07 Surfing Safari 05-06 Born to Run 2004 60’s Revolution 2002 Bachelor Boy 02-06 Glory Days 99-02 The Doowah Boys 1999 Stagefright 1996 Born 2B Wild 1995 Let’s Get Reel 1994 Sixty Something 1994 Route 77
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TRAINING 1995 BMus Dip – University of Durban Westville Lead Actor Lead Actor Lead Actor Lead Actor Lead Actor Supporting Actor 93-97 Vocal training – Francios Vermeulen