School of Theatre and Dance

Andrew Britt

Class of 2011

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Andrew Britt has worked as a director in theatres across the country.  He is the Associate Director of Bright Star, the new Broadway musical written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.  Bright Star is nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Andrew was the Assistant Director on the Broadway productions of Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Emilia Clarke.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from East Carolina University.  He is an alumni of The Sanford Meisner Acting Technique Program and the SDC Directing Observership Program. Andrew received the Jonathan Alper Directing Fellowship from Manhattan Theatre Club.  He is an Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographer's Union (SDC). 

Andrew is currently working on several new projects.  He directed the world premiere of The Wolf, a dance theatre piece that debuted at Theatre Raleigh in 2015. Other credits include… Off-Broadway: The Explorer’s Club at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Bandwagon at Encores!.  National Tours: ELF.  Regional: Bright Star at The Kennedy Center, Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, Bright Star at The Old Globe, No Man’s Land at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, NERDS at North Carolina Theatre, The Lost Colony (4 Seasons), HONK! at Jenny Wiley Theatre, Steel Magnolias starring Beth Leavel, Violet at the Kennedy Theatre, Hairspray at North Carolina Theatre, The Grand Design, and Stephen King’s Misery.


I wanted to say hello and let you know what I’m up to. I’m the Assistant Director on BRIGHT STAR, the new musical that opens on Broadway next month written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and directed by Walter Bobbie. We had a great run at the Kennedy Center over the holidays and start rehearsals for Broadway in just a few weeks. I hope you get a chance to see it while it’s running. It’s been an incredibly rewarding creative experience – and it¹s just icing on the cake that the show is set in Asheville, Hayes Creek, and Zebulon, NC!


Britt is working hard on Broadway!! SoTD alum, Andrew Britt has some exciting news. He will be the Assistant Director for the upcoming Broadway productions of Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart! The two plays by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter will be performed in repertory (alternating nightly) this fall on Broadway after an out of town production of No Man’s Land this summer at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. More casting and dates will be announced soon.
Also, During May/June, he will be the Assistant Director on The Explorer's Club at Manhattan Theatre Club. It's a wonderful new comedy written by Nell Benjamin. And starring the excellent John McMartin!


Andrew was hired as Assistant Director to Sean Mathias for Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway! The production starts rehearsals on Monday, January 28, with the first Preview to be held on March 4th, and Opening Night on March 20th at the Cort Theatre. It's a wonderful cast and new script adaptation by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, based on the original Truman Capote novella.

Andrew writes, "I just wanted to let you know the good news and thank you for all your support over the past several years. I know I wouldn't have gotten this job if it had not been for the training at ECU."

Andrew has been the Associate Director at The Lost Colony since 2010.

Recent directing and assisting credits: Honk (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Steel Magnolias starring Beth Leavel, Oklahoma!, The Grand Design, Stage Door, Violet starring Lauren Kennedy, Hairspray (North Carolina Theatre), and Stephen King’s Misery.

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