Andy Planck was raised in Fort Wayne, a proud graduate of Northrop High School, and he owes much of his successful career in the performing arts to his invaluable experiences growing up in this very special community. Andy received his degree from Ball State University’s nationally renowned Musical Theatre Program, and launched his professional career in New York City shortly after graduation. New York Credits include: National Tour of MAN OF LA MANCHA (Captain of the Inquisition, Muleteer), National Tour of THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE (King George III, Dr. Joseph Warren), Gallery Players (NYC) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Trevor Graydon).
Selected Regional Credits include: Paramount Theatre (Chicago) - CATS (Old Deuteronomy); Marriott Theatre (Chicago) - CATS (Old Deuteronomy, Gus, Bustopher Jones U/S), PRINCESS AND THE PEA (Papa/Biff U/S), THE NUTCRACKER (Uncle Drosselmeyer, Henry U/S); Barn Theatre (Michigan) - 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), THE FULL MONTY (Teddy Slaughter), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Avram), LI'L ABNER (Hairless Joe), HAIR (Electric Blues Soloist); Festival 56 (Illinois) - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Minstrel), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Dentist), TWELFTH NIGHT (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING **World Premiere** (John Absolute)
Directing/Music Directing/Choreography Credits include: Arena Dinner Theatre - THE APPLE TREE (Director, Choreographer), THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Music Director); Bishop Luers High School - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Choreographer, Asst. Director), LES MISERABLES (Choreographer, Asst. Director, Scenic Designer), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Choreographer, Asst. Director), HELLO DOLLY (Asst. Director, Scenic Designer), GODSPELL (Music Director), ANYTHING GOES (Choreographer, Asst. Director, Scenic Designer), PETER PAN (Asst. Director), GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE (Asst. Director)
Three Rivers Music Theatre Directing Credits include: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HAIR, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, NEXT TO NORMAL, SPRING AWAKENING, CABARET, A NEW BRAIN, DOGFIGHT, [title of show], FUN HOME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL.
Andy is thrilled to return to his hometown to serve as the founding Artistic Director for Three Rivers Music Theatre. He also serves as the Executive/Artistic Director for Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. Andy is an accredited member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.