Andrea Bell Wolff is a comic actress and singer with an esteemed show business history. She was a teenager attending the Professional Children’s School when she was cast as Ermengarde in the first National Tour of Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing. All in all, Andrea appeared in five productions of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and National Tours playing both Ermengarde and Minnie Fay. In addition, she has appeared in George M!, L’il Abner, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and Funny Girl at such venues as The St. James Theater, Goodspeed, The Papermill Playhouse and Sacramento Music Circus.
Her work in the legendary Vegas revue, Bottoms Up! took her from Caesar’s Palace, opening for huge stars such as The Fifth Dimension and Engelbert Humperdinck, to Australia, and she toured extensively with Disney in many shows around the country. Her work with the show band, Your Father’s Mustache, landed her a job on the Ed Sullivan Show doing warm-ups for the audience, and she was a regular on the Donny and Marie show working in many sketches under the direction of Sid and Marty Krofft. She has appeared in series TV and has acted in TV commercials as well, on both coasts.
Two of her fondest show-business experiences were meeting Lucille Ball during a run of “Grease” in Sacramento when Desi Arnaz Jr. was in the cast, and being sought out by President Lyndon Johnson backstage during one of her Hello, Dolly! tour stops.
Andrea took a long break from performing to raise two children, including a daughter with a rare and debilitating disease (she is doing very well, now!) and then returned to the stage in 2011 with a show called “Loose Screws,” a comedic, risqué, fictional biographical journey of an also-ran entertainer, Ms. Chelsea Sutton Place.
In 2017, Andrea premiered the critically lauded nightclub act, Prisoner of Love, her final collaboration with the late maestro Barry Levitt, which featured a title song Andrea commissioned from Levitt and director Pater Napolitano.
Since partnering with award winning musical director/composer, Jude Obermuller, Andrea has premiered three critically lauded nightclub shows in NYC: I Can’t Trace Time at the Green Room 42, Gold Dust Woman: A Stevie Nicks Experience at Cutting Room, both directed by Dan Ruth, and Adventures in Vegas at the legendary Don’t Tell Mama, directed by Jimmy Larkin.
Andrea has also released two music videos, directed by Dan Ruth. You can see them on the media page.
Broadway & National Tour
Ermengarde & Minnie Faye
Vegas Variety Show
produced by Breck Wall
Your Father's Mustache
Auditioning, avoiding the casting couch, and filming many pilots!
Sacramento Music Circus
...where she was signed to Connection Records (a subsidiary of Peter Pan Records), under the name ‘Angora’. She made a record, and the radio stations at the time wanted to be paid off with drugs or money – so it only got a little airtime, and shortly died!
Mickey Rooney’s City Line Dinner Theatre
directed and choreographed by a young Scott Ellis and an even younger Susan Stroman!
During this time, she kept her toes wet with local productions.