“The OBP staff, cast, crew and community have been, hands down, the kindest, most authentic and insanely talented group of individuals I’ve ever known in the entertainment industry. After following OBP Musical on Tik Tok for months, I had decided to join their Discord and learn more. But after talking with Tory, and all the people both in and supporting this amazing show, I knew I had to be a part of it. I’m so inspired by this production and the people involved, this is a world where excellence meets acceptance and I’m blown away, and unbelievably thankful to be a part of it. Thank you OBP for seeing this creative, people-loving nerd for all that she is and welcoming her into your family.”
Chicago-based professional singer, actor and vocal coach, Andrea Schmidt has a passion for helping vocalists and actors of all ages discover the power and purpose of their voice. Andrea received her Masters in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and has 10+ years of jazz, pop, musical theater, and classical voice training. She has a wide range of professional experience from Chicago and New York City; singing for event bands, acapella groups, performing in both theater and film productions, and recording in live and studio settings. She has also led worship at various churches throughout the midwest. From teaching kids, to covering hits, to acting on stage or via zoom, and always aims to bring kindness, passion and positivity to all she does.