Artist Bios

Andra Velis Simon

Andra Velis Simon

(Bio as of May 2022)

Andra Velis Simon (Conductor Cover) returns to the Goodman, where previous credits include Iceman Cometh and Camino Real. Selected Chicago credits include Songs for Nobodies (Northlight Theatre); Next to Normal (Writers Theatre); La Ruta (Steppenwolf); Caroline, or Change; LIZZIE; Always...Patsy Cline (Firebrand Theatre); Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (Theater Wit); American Idiot; Pirates of Penzance; H.M.S. Pinafore; Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes (The Hypocrites) and numerous productions with Chicago Children’s Theatre. Selected regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, A.R.T. in Cambridge, Berkeley Rep, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYU’s Skirball Center, Olney Theatre Center in Maryland, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Pasadena Playhouse. Andra is a Musical Theatre faculty member at Columbia Chicago Chicago. AndraVelisSimon.com