Meet Mr Scrooge.. George Lee Andrews

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have Two older brothers. I went through 12 years of Catholic Schools. High School - chorus, plays and musicals.  all normal and fun. I had a great time doing theatre in high school!

When I left high school a cousin hooked me up with Milwaukee’s only little  professional theatre for a job in the chorus of “Song Of Norway". The rest is 55 years of my history. Once I was doing it, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else and I was blessed not to have to do anything else.

Directors who kept me working through all those years were my mentors . Especially Harold Prince in the New York years.  And the various amazing talented actors and theatre artists whom I worked with over the years - all my mentors.

I was contacted by Neil Berg about doing TIM & SCROOGE as a reading/workshop a few years ago.  So I did that reading of it and three others. Enjoying it immensely each time. 

I have  loved almost every show I’ve done over these years since 1960, and before.  I would have to name “Phantom Of The Opera and “A Little Night Music” because they were so important in my career. But I have loved all the shows in my resume’.  That’s what makes it worthwhile, and keeps the work fresh.

My dream role?   Scrooge in “Tim and Scrooge”  (since I’m dreaming about it now!)

When not on stage, I enjoy  listening to music.  Reading.  Being with my wife, my children and my grandchildren.  Hanging out at our lake house loving nature, but also taking advantage of all New York City has to offer!

 I like celebrating the Holidays with my family, in any way we can manage to be together. Exchanging gifts and having fun...  all the usual holiday traditions.

My iPod has 17,500 songs of the 36,000 songs in my iTunes.  I love so many different kinds of music.  Right now I’m listening to film music of Ennio Morricone.

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You were fabulous as Scrooge. We have been patrons of the WBT for over 15 years, and haven't missed a show in years. I am a Midwesterner too -- Chicago born -- spent years ushering at the Schubert Theatre in Chicago while in school, and then afterwards as a 2nd job until I joined the Navy. Have so many wonderful memories from my Schubert Days! I think I missed my calling, but do plan on doing Musicals in my next life! God Bless, Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a very Happy, Healthy and Blessed 2016 to you and your family!
Posted by: Annette Smith on December 9, 2015 at 1:57:30 pm

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