Andrew White

Andrew White

Andrew White is an American playwright, director, and actor, known for the films Contagion, Love and Action in Chicago, My Best Friend's Wedding, Since You've Been Gone, and American Anthem.

Television credits include Mr. Mercedes on NBC's Chicago P.D., Jake Howarth on ABC's Missing Persons, Vance Checker on ETV's TV 101, Bud Hoover on CBS' WIOU, and Derek on NBC's Eerie, Indiana.

As an actor, he starred as Dr. Livesey in Treasure Island, Charles Darwin in In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, Henry Morton in Ethan Frome, Abu in The Arabian Nights, Editor Webb in Our Town, The Wooden Breeks, The Old Curiosity Shop, Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession, Her Name Was Danger, and S/M (Lookingglass Theatre); The Stranger/The Writer in Winesburg, Ohio: A New Musical (Arden Theatre); and The Ordinary Yearning of Miriam Buddwing and Another Time (Steppenwolf Theatre).

His writing for the stage includes the play, Of One Blood, the story of slain civil rights workers Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman; the book and lyrics for the musical, EastlandThe Last Act of Lilka Kadison, inspired by the work of late NPR producer Johanna Cooper, including two radio series of classic Jewish stories; and an adaptation of 1984, based on George Orwell's novel about the 1964 murders of Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman, which received a JEFF Award for Best Adaptation (Lookingglass Theatre).

He is a founding member of Lookingglass Theatre Company and a Co-founder of Mosaic Experience, a company dedicated to dialogue and an arts-based approach to facilitating conversations about diversity.