Andrew Levine has enjoyed a multifaceted career in the performing arts, working as a musician, arts administrator, educator and producer. Currently he serves as the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in lower Manhattan. The Sheen Center is just beginning its third Season as a producing organization with programming in theater, music, film and talk events (SheenCenter.org). Previously Andrew served as the Executive Director of the York Theatre Companny, overseeing productions of the long running Cagney, award winning revivals of Closer Than Ever and Storyville, and new looks at Sondheim’s Saturday Night and Flaherty’s and Ahrens’ My Favorite Year.
Andrew is a champion of emerging musical theater writers, and worked to expand the York’s NEO (New, Emerging, Outstanding) program for three years running. He played a major role in the development of new musical theater works at Perry-Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, CO partnering with ASCAP’s Michael Kerker and Stephen Schwartz to develop The Blue Flower, Hudsucker Proxy and River’s End.
At 10 years old he saw his first musical, the 1965 revival of Carousel. Years later he had the privilege of accompanying John Raitt in his musical biography concert and of learning from John’s wisdom and fearlessness.
As an educator Andrew served as the resident musical director at the Savannah College of Art and Design for four years and was an adjunct instructor for the musical theater programs at PACE University and The Hartt School after returning to the Northeast.
His contributions as a producer include The Blue Flower (Prospect Theater), Virtuosa (NYMF), Spe