Andy's career began in 1998, when he was named Artistic Director of the historic Showboat Becky Thatcher, a 19th century American sternwheeler and popular theater attraction in Marietta, Ohio. After three years aboard the Showboat, Andy headed to Chicago and founded Quest Theatre Ensemble, a theater he would run from 2002-2017.
In Chicago, Andy also served as Artistic Director of the Cirque Shanghai franchise with International Special Attractions from 2006-2008. He auditioned and rehearsed talent in China, conceived and directed highly theatrical productions that were performed internationally.
Andy also served as Artistic Director of Chicago's John G. Shedd Aquarium from 2007-2017. Andy conceived and directed multi-species aquatic shows featuring dolphins, beluga whales, penguins, birds of prey and dogs.
In 2017, Andy was named Artistic Director of Nebraska Repertory Theatre in Lincoln Nebraska. The Rep is the only professional, equity house in the state of Nebraska.