about patrick

051_170116 Patrick McAndrews, Head Shots

Patrick McAndrew is an actor, playwright, and podcast producer based in New York City. He has worked as an actor in both theatre and film, most recently holding lead roles in the short films, "Sir," "We Are Here" and "The Eyes of the World," the latter of which won Best Production in the New York True Venture Film Festival. Onstage, Patrick has performed Off-Broadway at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Theatre Row, and many other locations across New York City and the mid-Atlantic region.

As playwright, Patrick develops evocative performances and shows, often about technology's impact on society. He is particularly interested in using theatre, film, and media as a gateway to learning about the Internet, technology, and social media's influence on our decisions, habits, and lifestyles. His brand-new musical, The Startup, with music co-written by Kevin Mucchetti, explores the influence that Big Tech has on our world today. The Startup held its first staged reading in November 2021 at the Chain Theatre in Manhattan and is currently in development. Patrick’s one-man show, REEL, which deals with the impact that excessive technology use has on human relationships, was performed Off-Broadway and featured in the documentary, "Electronic Crack."

In addition to his work as an actor and writer, Patrick produces, hosts, and edits podcasts for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In 2019, Patrick launched the podcast, Relate w/ Patrick McAndrew. In the show, he spoke with top experts in technology, digital wellness, ethics, and artificial intelligence to discover how to cultivate more genuine and meaningful relationships in the digital age. In 2021, Patrick launched Actorcast, the podcast that broadcasts the work, advice, and insight of actors, writers, directors, producers, and other industry experts in show business. Actorcast has become a go-to resource for beginners and pros alike, who are looking to carve their path in the entertainment industry.

Patrick has worked with a variety of organizations within the industry including The Actors Fund of America, the United Solo Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, Hudson Shakespeare Company, The McKittrick Hotel, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. He has studied acting at the New York Drama Center, RK Acting, SITI Company, Upright Citizens Brigade, Village Playback Theatre, and HB Studio. He is also an award-winning percussionist.  He holds a master's degree in Theatre from Villanova University.