ANDY SANDBERG is a director, writer, actor, and Tony Award winning producer. He was recently appointed as the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida. He has been represented Off-Broadway as the director of Straight, which was named a Critics’ Pick by The New York Times, citing that the production was “directed with polished finesse by Andy Sandberg.” His previous production, Application Pending, which he co-wrote and directed, opened to rave reviews in 2015, earning a BroadwayWorld Award for Best Off-Broadway Play and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Show. He previously directed the critically acclaimed world premieres of Alan Brody’s Operation Epsilon (2013 IRNE Award and Elliot Norton Nomination) at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA, as well as Jeannette Bayardelle’s Shida (Ars Nova; 2013 AUDELCO Award Nomination; also at A.R.T.), which recently premiered in London (Off West End Award nominations for Best Director and Best Musical). He was represented Off-Broadway as the director of Neurosis and Katie Thompson’s R.R.R.E.D., which rehearsed simultaneously and performed in repertory at the DR2. In 2012, he directed the New York premiere of The Last Smoker in America, a new musical by Tony nominee Bill Russell and Drama Desk nominee Peter Melnick, which debuted Off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre. Sandberg also directed the world premiere of Craving for Travel, a new comedy that he co-authored with Greg Edwards. He has been represented on Broadway and London’s West End as a producer of the Tony Award winning revival of HAIR , the Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, and the Broadway premiere of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. Other producing credits include David Hay’s A Perfect Future, directed by Wilson Milam at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Paradise Found, co-directed by Hal Prince and Susan Stroman at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, and the Drama Desk nominated Pageant. Born and raised in Manhattan, Sandberg is a graduate of Yale University.