Andrea McArdle, the original Annie on Broadway, will perform as University of Findlay’s guest artist for the fall 2022 Donnell Broadway Concert. McArdle will be joined by Grammy Award nominated Broadway conductor Phil Reno.
The concert will be held in-person and is scheduled to take place Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Building, TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for senior citizens, $10 for non-UF students, and free for UF students, faculty, and staff with a valid University ID. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., or online at MCPA’s website.
McArdle first gained recognition in 1977 when she took on the title role in the Broadway musical “Annie”. From this role, she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Tony Award. In addition to “Annie”, her other credits include Broadway productions of “Starlight Express”, “State Fair”, “Les Miserables”, “Beauty and the Beast”, the highly acclaimed national tour of “Jerry’s Girls”, the international tour of “Cabaret”, and the off-Broadway hit “NEWSical the Musical”.
The Thomas and Kathleen Donnell Broadway Concert Series Endowment Fund, in addition to other donor funds, enables noted Broadway artists to visit each year to provide concert entertainment for both UF students and the community.