Singer, actor, TV presenter, content creator and now, professional chef – the term “triple threat” doesn’t even begin to describe performer Andrew Papas. Andrew’s list of career achievements would make for an exhausting read for someone decades into their career, let alone an under-30.
Born in South Africa, Andrew’s family emigrated to NZ when he was eight and settled on Auckland’s North Shore. The stage called to Andrew at a young age; he has been appearing in theatre, in on-stage musicals and hosting TV shows throughout his teens and 20s, including roles in Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Disco Inferno, High School Musical and Grease. He has also hosted Sticky TV as a core presenter and co-hosted the ZM Chart show.
A self-described perfectionist who is “always on a mission,” Andrew is excited by new projects, so when the opportunity came up to audition for a spot in a new band, Andrew jumped at the chance. The 2012 competition run by The Edge radio station selected six of NZ’s most talented male singers to form the super-group, Titanium. They became a record-breaking pop band, whose melodic harmonies and power-packed vocals helped them win over the country. During his time in Titanium, Andrew completed two sold-out nationwide tours with the band; opened for international artists Mariah Carey, Jason Derulo, Hot Chelle Rae, Will I Am and Cher Lloyed; achieved two gold-selling albums and performed the USA national anthem in New York at the world famous Madison Square Garden, for the game between New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.
Since announcing his departure from Titanium in December 2015, Andrew launched his solo career with his debut single “Burn It Down”, debuting at #1 on the NZ Heatseeker charts; “Troublemaker” reached #2; “Magical” debuting at #4 on the Hot 20 NZ Singles Chart and the song “Girl” debuted at #20 on the Official NZ Top 40 charts. Andrew is also in high demand as a social media content creator.
Andrew lives in Auckland with his wife, Megan, his son, Bastian and Bichon X Griffon dog, Leo. In his downtime he loves cooking and fitness in equal amounts; going for bush walks, watching movies, plays and musicals; traveling and learning about new cultures.
He brings his performer’s passion to whatever role he is undertaking – whether it’s broadcasting, hosting/MCing, voice-work or content creation – all delivered with his trademark positivity and natural warmth.