Andrea Macasaet
Macasaet (right) in New York City in 2021.
Andrea Cesyl Macasaet

(1994-03-13) March 13, 1994 (age 30)
EducationThe Canadian College of Performing Arts
Occupation(s)Actress, singer

Andrea Cesyl Macasaet (/mæˈkəˈsɛt/; born March 13, 1994) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is best known for originating the role of Anne Boleyn in the Broadway production of Six: The Musical.[1]

Early life

Macasaet was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is of Filipina descent, with both of her parents immigrants to Canada from the Philippines.[2] She first developed an interest in musical theatre as a child, where she grew up singing karaoke with her family.[3][4] She was cast in local youth productions of The King and I and Beauty and the Beast.[4]

She attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts, from which she graduated in 2013.[5] After she experienced difficulty landing roles, Macasaet enrolled in the human resources program at the University of Winnipeg in 2018.[6]


In 2015, Macasaet participated in the Canadian tour of Bubble Guppies: Ready to Rock!, a live concert tour based on the children's television series.[citation needed]

Macasaet's first major role was in Miss Saigon, where she starred as Kim in the regional production by the Victoria Operatic Society.[4] After this, she experienced difficulty being seriously considered for roles and decided to return to studying human resources.[6]

In 2018, Macasaet attended an open casting call for Six: The Musical, where she was considered for the roles of Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour.[6] Macasaet was cast as Anne Boleyn, which she performed on the North American pre-Broadway tour.[7] The pre-Broadway tour began at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in May 2019, before also playing at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota.[8][9]

Macasaet was about to make her Broadway debut when Six: The Musical was about to premiere at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 13, 2020. However, earlier that day, all Broadway productions were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[10] The musical eventually opened on September 17, 2021, with Macasaet making her Broadway debut.[10] Macasaet appeared on the live cast album recorded on opening night.[11] Macasaet left the show on December 4, 2022.[12]

In 2023, it was announced that Macasaet would make her debut at the Stratford Festival, starring as Mimi Márquez in Rent.[13]



Year Production Role Theatre Category
2010 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee Marcy Park Winnipeg Studio Theatre Regional
2013 Miss Saigon Kim Victoria Operatic Society Regional
2014 Avenue Q Christmas Eve Winnipeg Studio Theatre Regional
2015 Bubble Guppies: Ready to Rock! Nonny Canadian Tour
2016 Heathers: The Musical Heather Duke Winnipeg Studio Theatre Regional
2018 Prairie Nurse Indepenica "Penny" Uy Station Arts Centre Regional
2019 Six: The Musical Anne Boleyn Chicago Shakespeare Theater Pre-Broadway engagement tour
American Repertory Theater
Citadel Theatre
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
2021 Ratatouille the Musical Rat Queen Online benefit concert
2021-2022 Six: The Musical Anne Boleyn Brooks Atkinson Theatre Broadway
2023 Rent Mimi Márquez Festival Theatre Stratford Festival


Year Title Role Notes
2020 I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight Agnes DelaCruz


  1. ^ "Andrea Macasaet Biography | Broadway Buzz |". Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Amazing Asians in the Arts: Andrea Macasaet". The Cre8sian Project. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  3. ^ Hoffman, Barbara (April 20, 2020). "Broadway star Andrea Macasaet hosts 'Karaoke and Chill' during lockdown". New York Post. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Scott, Alec (September 8, 2021). "Meet Andrea Macasaet, the Canadian Playing Anne Boleyn on Broadway". Reader's Digest. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  5. ^ "Alumni on Auditioning: Andrea Macasaet". YouTube. May 13, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  6. ^ a b c Samotin, Perrie (May 28, 2022). "Andrea Macasaet Is, Like, a Totally Modern Queen". Glamour. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  7. ^ Franklin, Marc J. (May 24, 2019). "Go Inside Opening Night of Six at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre". Playbill. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  8. ^ Faulder, Liane (November 9, 2019). "Six amplifies empowering messages with Broadway-bound hit at the Citadel". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  9. ^ Meyer, Dan (July 29, 2019). "Six Continues American Conquest With Ordway Engagement This Fall". Playbill. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Dow, Katherine (October 7, 2021). "Winnipegger opens musical on Broadway after waiting out 19-month COVID-19 shutdown". CTV News. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  11. ^ Putnam, Leah (May 2, 2022). "Live Album From SIX's Broadway Opening Night to be Released". Playbill. Archived from the original on May 2, 2022. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  12. ^ Putnam, Leah (November 4, 2022). "Broadway's Remaining OG SIX Queens to Relinquish Their Thrones". Playbill. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  13. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 2, 2023). "Six Star Andrea Macasaet Is Mimi in Stratford Festival Rent, Opening June 2". Playbill. Retrieved June 16, 2023.