BA 1971, Speech (Communication)
As associate general manager for The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas, Mark Andrews enjoys working in a field that has been his passion since his early days as a student at Purdue. Over the course of his successful career, Andrews has served as the assistant, associate, general, and/or company manager for 27 productions, including The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables (New York) and the first national tours of Wicked and Sunset Boulevard.
His most fulfilling professional accomplishment was mounting the production of Les Miserables in Paris for the English producer Cameron Mackintosh. According to Andrews, he has repeatedly used his academic experience at Purdue in the varied negotiations and dealings that are critical in managing large companies of actors, stagehands, and musicians. “In short, Purdue is a part of me that is the foundation of what I have been able to achieve,” Andrews says.