Andrew Barnicle

Andy served as artistic director of The Laguna Playhouse from 1991 through 2010. In that time he produced over 100 Playhouse shows and directed over 40 of them, including many World, U.S., West Coast and Southern California premieres. Recent directing projects at Laguna include Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, Noel Coward’s Private Lives, Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight and Magnolias, which also played the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts as a co-production with McCoy/Rigby Entertainment.In the past few years, he directed Coward’s Present Laughter at Chapman University, Shirley Valentine at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, The Irish Curse at the Odyssey Theatre in LA, and Private Lives at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura. Andrew previously served as Head of Theatre at United States International University’s School of Performing and Visual Arts in San Diego, and was the Associate Artistic Director at North Coast Repertory Theatre. He has also directed at San Diego’s Theatre at Old Town, Michigan’s Meadow Brook Theatre, and The Foreigner at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. As an actor, he has appeared numerous times Off-Broadway and in major roles in eighteen LORT productions across the country, including Meadow Brook Theatre, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, San Diego Rep, the Alaska Rep, and five roles at The Laguna Playhouse, including The Actor in Enter The Guardsman, Sam Galahad in both the production and on the cast album CD of Gunmetal Blues, in David Rambo’s The Ice-Breaker, and most recently in Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels. He played the title role in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One at North Coast Rep.