Born in Neath, South Wales, Leo Andrew has worked extensively in theatre, cabaret, concert, television and on radio for many years. Read Leo's extended bio at Spotlight.
Leo Andrew has spent over 38 years playing leading and featured roles in eight West End musicals, including Chess, The Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, On Your Toes, Poppy (RSC), Which Witch, Underneath the Arches, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and performed in the UK productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Evita (Magaldi), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Follies (Ben Stone), Into the Woods (The Baker) and Anyone Can Whistle (Treasurer Cooley).
His repertory work has taken him to Chichester Festival Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Palace Theatre - Westcliff, Manchester Library Theatre and The Grand Theatre, Swansea, playing such diverse roles as Malcolm in Macbeth, Amiens in As You Like It, Robert in Company, Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music and Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd.
Concert work plays an extensive part in Leo's career, taking him to Bangkok to perform with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and to Denmark where he has a long and continuing association with the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra (who accompany him on his solo compact disc A World of Possibilities). He performs also in many concerts with The Odense Symphony Orchestra, The Sonderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, The London Pops Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra. His repertoire includes works by Britten, Gershwin, Sondheim, Weill and many others. He has also appeared in seven Night of 1,000 Voices concerts at the Royal Albert Hall with Howard Keel, Cy Coleman, David Essex and Michael Crawford.
Leo has performed in cabaret all over the world, with notable appearances at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway, The Union League Club in Manhattan, Pizza on the Park, London and Jermyn Street Theatre, London. He also works extensively for all the major cruise companies worldwide.
Television and Radio
Various television credits include The Agatha Christie Hour for Thames TV, The Life and Times of David Lloyd George for BBC Wales and two Royal Variety performances.
Along with many engagements on Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 2, Leo played Principal Roles in two of the Radio 3 Musicals produced by John Langridge.
He has also choreographed Gigi in London's West End and regional productions of A Chorus Line and Chess, as well as a revue at Chichester Festival Studio Theatre.