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Monday, April 15th, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Actor's Equity

NON-EQUITY version (FREE!):
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Stage 773

I'll be accompanying these two classes for Sheri Sanders.  Here's all the info:


"I am coming to Chicago to give a FREE workshop and DISCOUNT Rock Repertoire Coachings! 

I am the ONLY person in the HISTORY of Musical Theatre to teach people how to pick, cut , arrange, research, vocally style and act ALL GENRES of popular music for the purpose of auditioning for Rock Musicals on Broadway and National Television.


Bring SHEET MUSIC for a rock song of choice, or EVEN JUST COME OBSERVE to Stage 773 And in 3 hours flat i'll adjust as many of you as I can on your performance and tell you everything it takes to book a role in a genre where there is NO FORMAL TRAINING! Till now!

I will be holding DISCOUNTED Rock Music Repertoire Coachings on Friday, the 19th ONLY, so make sure you reserve a spot on my website where it says MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!!!! 

Rock Rep Coachings: Come sing for me and i'll assign you an AUTHENTIC Motown, 70s Folk/ Rock, Disco, 80s Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/ Rock Uptempo and Ballad, and Faerie tunes to audition with! only $75 cash down from $100!!!!!

7404 Madison St. - MAP
Forest Park, IL
(708) 366-1400

LAST PLAYED:  March 19th, 2013

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I've started a new weekly "Piano Bar Night" at this great Italian restaurant.  They'll be moving their piano into the bar so I can take requests - anything and everything.  This is actually being promoted as an "OPEN MIC NIGHT"!  Bring your book, or just sit with me and belt out some standards!


510 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL  60527
(630) 887-0123

LAST PLAYED:  Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
8:00 - 11:00 pm

Oh, I can't wait to play here!  Cooper's Hawk has been one of my favorite restaurants for years, and now I get to play in the only one that actually has music, Burr Ridge.  Come out to see this beautiful room, drink some wine, and request some great songs!


1805 S. West Ave.

Freeport, IL  61032

Chicago, IL

(815) 232-4592

Friday, February 15th, 2013
8:00 pm - midnight-ish

Dueling on the West Side!  Of Illinois, that is.

accompanied by Andrew Blendermann

Monday, February 11th, 2013
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
8:00 pm

Tickets and info at http://firstfolio.org/plays/cory_goodrich.php


940 W. Weed St.

Chicago, IL

(312) 337-3486

Friday, December 21st, 2012
10:00 pm - 2:00 am

You gotta come out for this party - IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!  I'll be playing a dueling piano show with Dario Giraldo from the Dario Radio Network.  Come and join us for the apocalypse - maybe we'll kick it off!


27W371 North Ave. (1 Block West of County Farm Rd)

West Chicago, IL

(630) 520-0593

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

This restaurant runs an "Open Mic Night" on Wednesday's - and on this particular December Wednesday, they're trying it with me hosting at the piano!  Here's hoping this turns into a regular night in 2013!

Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret - MAP
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL  60622
For reservations, call (773) 278-1830 or visit www.davenportspianobar.com

Friday, November 30th, 2012

8:00 pm

A tale of culture shock and personal growth, told in showtunes and Facebook statuses. Becca McCoy went from being a working actor in Chicago to a stay-at-home mom in Palatka, FL, and lived to tell the tale. Featuring music from Sondheim to CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, Indigo Girls to PIPPIN, all sung in Becca's inimitable style. With Andrew Blendermann on piano.


2105 S. Spring Road - MAP

Oakbrook, IL  60523


LAST PLAYED:  November 2012

Finally, I get to play at this Chicago institution!  OK, it's in the suburbs...  but I love playing in this classic room.  I'm subbing here on a regular basis, so check my calendar, and come on out to Gibsons and grab a steak and a song!

The World Premiere of
By Honor Molloy
Original music by Paul Loesel
Directed by Brian Shaw

Performed at The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue
El Blue Line: Division or Damen

October 17 - November 18, 2012
Thur, Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm
Sun @ 3:00pm
(No performance Thu, Oct. 18th)

I'm listed in the staff credits as "Pianist and Musical Consultant" - which means I recorded background music for the "silent movie" portions of this play.  You can see the cool videos on the Seanachi Facebook page.


More ticket information at www.seanachi.org

435 Angela Lane - MAP
Crystal Lake, IL
(815) 459-3473

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

8:00 pm - midnight

Dario Radio presents dueling pianos at Fire Bar on the first Thursday of every month.  I get to play November's date with the fabulous Michael Sherman!

John & Tony's Restaurant - West Chicago


27W371 North Ave. (1 Block West of County Farm Rd)

West Chicago, IL

Reservations Accepted 630.520.0593



Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
6:30 pm

Accompanying Italian singer, Jay Morrissey


Buffalo Grove, IL - MAP

Friday, August 31st, 2012

6:00 - 7:30 pm

I'll be playing an all-request piano and sing-along show in the Buffalo Grove Days "Beer Garden". Later on, the Main Stage will have Jamie Lono from "The Voice". Great food, great for families... great fun!


4422 Greenwood St., Skokie, IL - MAP

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Dueling pianos with Dave Puszykowski from Midwest Dueling Pianos - families are welcome!

520 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60654
(312) 521-5100

Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
6:30 - 11:30 pm
LAST PLAYED:  July 13, 2012

This is a high-end steakhouse, already immensely popular in California and Las Vegas. Now they've opened here in Chicago, and I'm playing piano and singing in the "M Bar" several times a week.  I'm also backing up some great singers, like Molly Callinan, Lindsey Spruill, Shana Petrone, and Lisa McClowry!


Navy Pier Chicago

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

5:30 - 10:00 pm

Dueling pianos with Joe Montanaro from the Dario Radio Network - so come on down to the Pier, and end the night in the Beer Garden!

119 N. York Rd.

Elmhurst, IL


SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2012

Starting at 9:00 pm

Dueling pianos with Mike Baltazar from the Dario Radio Network - so come eat, drink, sing... and bowl!

1416 N. Roselle Rd.

Schaumburg, IL

TUESDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2012

8:30 - 11:30 pm

Dueling pianos with the awesome Dario - so come eat, drink, and sing!


Performing billboard hits from the 1960′s - songs from The Beatles, The Box Tops, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas and more.
Featuring a multi-talented ensemble of vocalists/musicians showcasing original arrangements, tight harmony and superb musicianship.


7:30 PM

1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL

Monday, November 7th, 2011



Discover (and rediscover) seventy-seven consecutive years of American music through the varied songs that have garnered the Academy Award—in a one-night-only, five-hour spectacular.  
Where: Francis W. Parker School - Diane and David B Heller Auditorium, 2233 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

6:00-10:30 pm
General Admission: $40.00
Students: $10.00
Teachers: $40.00

Yes, there will be 77 songs in this concert, but I'm only doing one of them:  "If I Didn't Have You", the theme from "Monsters, Inc."  But I get to duet with Michael Mahler!

I play a lot of auditions for a lot of Chicago theaters and casting agents.  When I know of a particular date in advance, I'll post it here.  (These auditions are by invitation only)

Marriott Theatre

Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

"Legally Blonde" auditions 

Monday, September 19th (Marriott warehouse) - 10:00am-6:00pm


"Pirates" auditions

Thursday, September 22nd (Marriott warehouse) - time TBA

Monday, September 26th  (Marriott warehouse) - time TBA

Wednesday & Thursday, August 17th & 18th, 2011
1512 N. Fremont #202
Chicago, IL 60622

"Pump Boys & Dinettes" - invited call


Performing billboard hits from the 1960′s - songs from The Beatles, The Box Tops, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas and more.
Featuring a multi-talented ensemble of vocalists/musicians showcasing original arrangements, tight harmony and superb musicianship.

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

7:30 PM

1122 Central Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091
General Admission: $20  
Students/Seniors & CCP Members: $15

Click here to purchase tickets

Bab Fab: The Fourth Annual Barbra Streisand Celebration
June 13, 2011 at 7:30pm
Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont
Tickets: $30
For tickets call: 773-975-8150
Ticket link: https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/37/performances#top

Three Cat Productions will present the 4th annual “Bab Fab: A Barbra Streisand Celebration” concert at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2011.  The one-night-only event will celebrate the legendary musical career of Barbra Streisand.  Hosted by Rob Dorn with direction by Jason Paul Smith and Jacque Lueken and musical direction by Andrew Blendermann, the concert will feature more than 15 Chicago area theater and cabaret stars.

“Bab Fab” will cover Barbra Streisand’s sensational career from her early days in Greenwich Village to her incredible rise to super stardom.  A selection of Streisand songs will be presented, including musical theater and pop standards such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, “She Touched Me”, “A Piece of Sky”, and a special performance of a “Barbra-Shop Quartet” arranged by Eric Lane Barnes.

The concert will feature performances by Three Cat Productions favorites, Jeff Award winners, and Chicago theater veterans.  Scheduled to appear are Andrew Blendermann, Christine Bunuan, Amy Cole, Jeff Dean, Rob Dorn, Cory Goodrich, Scott Gryder, Adam Hibma, Rob Lindley, Michael Mahler, Christine Mild, Paul Motondo, Jason Paul Smith, Gina Valentine and students from the Three Cat Education theater programs.  As with all live entertainment events, performers are subject to change without notice.


Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Northeastern University

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL


Saturday, January 29th, 2011

University Of Illinois At Chicago

(312) 265-5922

1252 East US Highway 45
Vernon Hills, IL

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - 7:00pm-10:00pm

I'm accompanying Daniela Tereza, the leader of the Monarch Orchestra. I'm sure I'll do some singing too. First time in what used to be Gilardi's!

1110 North Old World 3rd Street
Milwaukee, WI  53203-1100
(414) 225-0304

Thursday & Friday, August 5th & 6th, 2010
8:00 - close

My first dueling piano gig in Milwaukee since the short-lived Howl At The Moon (in 2001!)  Come see me north of the border!

9501 171st St. - MAP
Tinley Park, IL 60487-6110
(708) 873-9455

Friday, June 25th - 9:00 pm

"Dueling" with the incomparable Peter Miletic!  The Hawks are done, the Cubs and Sox are in the afternoon... so there can't *possibly* be a sporting event that night. Right? Right?...

26 E. Ontario St. - MAP
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-7440

Friday, June 11th, 2010 - 9:00 pm

I'm just subbing in for my good friend, Robert Bozaich.  It's kind of like what I do at Big Shot (a "dueling" sing-along piano show, but with one guy).  But I'm hoping I'll get to play here some more!

Ristorante Italiano

13 Douglas Ave. - MAP
Elgin, IL  60120
(847) 742-0263

After almost a decade, I'm back playing for Pietro Verone!  I'm playing and singing in his new Villa Verone (the Geneva one is still there, this one's in Elgin) every Thursday night.

Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


LAST PLAYED:  March 18th, 2010

Click to go to calendar HOWL AT THE MOON
26 W. Hubbard - MAP (next door to Ruth's Chris Steak House)
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 863-7427

21 and over after 9 pm (all ages until then)

LAST PLAYED:  I'm technically still on Howl's payroll, but I haven't played a steady schedule there since July of 2009.  But I pop up on the calendar occasionally...

3 GIRLS 3 - "Back To Bacharach"

The Milk Pail
1/2 mile North of I-90 on Route 25
PO Box 960, East Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 742-5040

September 16th, 2009

1:30 pm

5623 - 6th Avenue - MAP
Kenosha, WI  53140
(262) 654-JAZZ

Would you believe a dueling jazz gig?  I'm playing across from Alan Gresik (of the Swing Shift Orchestra), and the fabulous Amanda Wolff will be singing!


LAST PLAYED:  Wednesdays, November 5th and 19th, 2008



3 Old Orchard Shopping Center - MAP
Skokie, IL  60077
(847) 763-4600

My restaurant at Old Orchard, where I'm keeping the piano warm twice a week.

"Everything You've Always Wanted To Eat"

LAST PLAYED:  Saturday, February 2nd, 2008


Hyatt Regency Chicago - MAP
151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
(312) 565-1234

A "traditional" piano bar, with an Irish feel - come make some noise with me!

LAST PLAYED:  Wednesday, January 30th, 2008



(with Andrew Blendermann)

Sundays, 7:00 pm

January 14th and 28th, 2007


1383 N. Milwaukee Ave. - MAP
Chicago, IL  60622
For reservations, call (773) 278-1830
$12 plus 2 drink minimum




4441 W. Irving Park Rd. - MAP

Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 283-8331


A "traditional" piano bar, with great Italian food, and chairs around the piano!


LAST PLAYED:  Friday, March 17th, 2006



Click to go to calendar DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave. - MAP
Chicago, IL  60622
(773) 278-1830
21 and over - no cover charge!


Wednesday, October 26th, 2005!

Sadly, my five-year tenure at Davenport's came to an end.  I probably will return occasionally, perhaps to play special events or cabarets in the back room, and maybe, just maybe, a rare night in the front room!



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Andrew Blendermann & Angela Vigil
singing duets of some standards and some not-so-standards

Davenport's Cabaret Room - MAP
Wednesdays in October (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th), 2005
8:00 pm - $15 cover, 2 drink minimum

Andrew Blendermann, Davenport's regular Thursday night piano-man in the Chaise Lounge, has paired up with Angela Vigil, local jazz/soul/blues vocalist, to create an evening of close harmony duets entitled "Deuce!".  Every Wednesday in October, this duo will tickle your fancy with a wide variety of musical musings.  They will swing standards - and not-so-standards.  Mix the melodies of musicals and movies.  Juice up some jazz and jingles for an eclectic evening of close harmonies and cool duets.  Deuce! promises to be a jazzy evening of fun.

(and stick around - I'll be playing in Davenport's front room afterwards!)


"Sunday Afternoon With Sondheim"
A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim for his 75th Birthday

Chicago Cabaret Professionals Annual Gala Benefit One Performance Only!

Sunday, October 9th, 2005, 2:00 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Call 312-409-3106 for tickets or purchase them on our website www.chicagocabaret.org/news

In Collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs

Jeff Rossen, Master of Ceremonies

Beckie Menzie and Bob Moreen, musical directors

Daryl Nitz and Suzy Petri, producing directors

Featuring Members of Chicago Cabaret Professionals:
Tracy Adams, Amy Armstrong, Andrew Blendermann, Anne & Mark Burnell, Joan Curto, Dalphine, Rob Dorn, Elizabeth Doyle, Pamela Sue Fox, Margie Gibson, Claudia Hommel, Steve Kimbrough, KT McCammond,Tom Michael, Heather Moran, Carol Moss, Bradford Newquist, Daryl Nitz, Jimmy Odom, Pam Peterson, Suzanne Petri, Jeanne Scherkenbach, Jan Slavin, Bob Solone, Ginger Tam, Kat' Taylor, Brad Thacker, Mary Monica Thomas, Denise Tomasello, Robert Whorton and Chicago’s legendary Miss Audrey Morris.

Chicago Cabaret Professionals is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998. An alliance of advocates of the art form of cabaret, CCP is comprised of cabaret performers, writers, composers, venues and friends.



Click to go to calendar PIZAZZ Kitchen & Cocktails

1893 Walden Office Square - MAP

(Algonquin Rd. just west of Rt. 53)

Schaumburg, IL
(847) 397-4200


Yay, a suburban gig!  Pizazz is a snazzy new (relatively new) restaurant, reminiscent of my old Lincolnshire haunt, Cucina Roma.  I'm playing there on average once a month, so I'll keep my next Pizazz date posted here...


LAST PLAYED:  Saturday, May 28th, 2005



Click to go to calendar INDIGO

Hotel Orrington - MAP

1710 Orrington Ave.

Evanston, IL

(847) 866-8700


LAST PLAYED:  Friday, March 4th, 2005



Route 66

A cappella vocals, four women

Specializing in a cappella music, Route 66 has a wide repertoire to accommodate any occasion, including an original birthday or anniversary song written especially for the guest of honor.

I don't perform with this group (I look ridiculous in a cocktail dress), but I do a little bit of arranging and coaching for them....


AUDITIONS - January 31st, 2005

The Theater Building, 3:00 - 7:30 pm

Check their website for more details



Click to go to calendar JENNIFER CHADA

"Once Upon A Mid-Lifetime"
Friday & Saturday, October 24th & 25th, 2003
Music Directed by Andrew Blendermann

Sharon Lynne Wilson Arts Center, Brookfield, WI


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"Feeling Randy" - The Music of Randy Newman
Fridays in March 2003, 8pm
Music Directed by Andrew Blendermann

At Davenport's - MAP
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL  60622
(773) 278-1830


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1776 S. Roselle Road - MAP
Palatine, IL
(847) 705-9300

My first job when I got to Chicago - and now I'm back, accompanying the singing servers, and brandishing a Yamaha grand and 10 (sometimes 9, and occasionally 11) fingers.

LAST PLAYED: October 2001 - June 2002



Click to go to calendar FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
Directed & choreographed by Marc Robin
Music directed by Andrew Blendermann

2500 W 95th St. - MAP
Evergreen Park,IL 60805
(708) 422-8000
April 3rd to May 26th, 2002

I was the musical director for this production of "Five Guys Named Moe" - so all the vocals and the band were under my supervision, but I didn't actually play the show (Ben Johnson took care of that). Except for these two performances:

Friday, May 17th, 2002 - 2pm & 8:30pm

Click to go to calendar RHAPSODY IN BLUE
at First Baptist Church of Social Circle - MAP

Affiliated with Social Circle High School
Social Circle, GA
Friday, May 10th, 2002
7:00 pm

I'm flying down to the Atlanta area to play one of the greatest piano pieces ever written. My friend Brad Maffett is the band director at Social Circle High School, and he's assembled his students and area musicians to perform an entirely new version of the Rhapsody In Blue - adapted from the original stage-band arrangements.

Dueling Pianos FEATURES
(Frankie's Blue Room & Club Mamalu)
Dueling Pianos

10 W Chicago Ave. - MAP
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 416-3310

LAST PLAYED: Wednesday, November 14th, 2001

416 Hamilton St. - MAP
Geneva, IL  60134
(630) 232-2201
(one block north of Rte. 38)

A great little Italian restaurant – have dinner, then come up to the "Upper Club" for Sinatra and sing-along. Chocolate martinis and dance floor available!

LAST PLAYED:  Friday, October 12th, 2001

Leslie Gray

"Shades Of Gray"

Accompanying jazz vocalist Leslie Gray.  The House Of Blues gig will be just her and me, but sometimes we perform with a quartet - we have a few private functions coming up...

LAST PLAYED:  Thursday, June 28th, 2001
HOUSE OF BLUES Hotel (in the Kazbar)
329 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL
(312) 923-2000


1120 Pleasant St.
Oak Park, IL  60302
(708) 848-4250

LAST PLAYED:  Wednesdays in April, 2001

Empress Casino
2300 Empress Drive
Joliet, Illinois 60436
(815) 744-9400
Or Toll Free in US: (888) 4-EMPRESS

LAST PLAYED:  January, 2001

Howl At The Moon Howl At The Moon
770 Jefferson St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-3764

I'll be jumping up and down on grand pianos, singing at the top of my lungs, and getting you to join in the fun. "Great Balls Of Fire", "American Pie", "Piano Man" - plenty of rock-and-roll, comedy, and sing-along. It's always a good time!

Alas, Howl At The Moon closed (at least in Milwaukee) in February of 2001.  Still available all over the country!

LAST PLAYED:  August - December 2000

Za Za's
(La Za Za Cucina)
629 S. 8th St.
Dundee, IL
(847) 836-0078
(Rte. 31, just south of Rte. 72 - near Spring Hill Mall)

LAST PLAYED:  A few dates, late 2000

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