|Submission declined on 31 August 2019 by talk). (|
This submission's references do not show that the subject qualifies for a Wikipedia article—that is, they do not show significant coverage (not just passing mentions) about the subject in published, reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject (see the guidelines on the notability of people). Before any resubmission, additional references meeting these criteria should be added (see technical help and learn about mistakes to avoid when addressing this issue). If no additional references exist, the subject is not suitable for Wikipedia.
Declined by 2 months ago. Last edited by Clarityfiend 2 months ago. Reviewer: Inform author.
|Submission declined on 19 April 2019 by talk). (|
- Comment: Fails WP:NACTOR and WP:BIO. Acting credits are far from sufficient, with no major roles. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:58, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
|This is a draft article. It is a work in progress open to editing by anyone. Please ensure core content policies are met before publishing it as a live Wikipedia article. |
|Residence||Wayne, PA on The Main Line|
|Education||Bachelor's degree, May of 2019|
|Alma mater||Villanova University|
|Known for||TURN: Washington’s Spies|
|Home town||Wayne, PA|
|Partner(s)||Ashden Susan Personius|
|Parent(s)||Charles Michael McKeough and Marylou McKeough|
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, He is the son of Villanova University professor Charles McKeough and Marylou McKeough. Mckeough made his acting debut in a touring production of Beauty and the Beast as Chip Potts. He continued to have roles mainly in television shows such as Life in Pieces, Nashville, and Code Black, and in 2009, he made his feature film debut in the drama film adaptation of The Lovely Bones. In 2012, he received praise for his part in the musical Titanic for which he was nominated for a Cappie Award for Creativity.
McKeough attended Conestoga High School in the prestigious Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Berwyn, Pennsylvania for high school. After high school, McKeough attended Villanova University where he majored in Communication and Political Science and minored in Theatre. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Villanova in May 2019.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career at Villanova University
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Theatre
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Discography
- 7 Concert tours
- 8 References
Andrew Kirill Stephen McKeough was born in Irkutsk, Russia. After being adopted, he was raised in Wayne, PA. His parents are professor Charles McKeough and Marylou McKeough. His father is of Irish descent. His mother is of Italian, Polish, and Lithuanian descent.
McKeough began dating close friend and production manager Ashden Personius on March 19, 2016. McKeough said that “[it] was a long time coming and that things just fell perfectly into place at one point [...].” The two met on the set of the play The Pillowman at Villanova University in 2015. Since working on The Pillowman and It Runs in the Family during Villanova Theatre’s 2015-2016 season, the couple worked together for VST’s seasons from 2015 through 2018 and worked on shows such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Almost, Maine, and the play Arsenic and Old Lace. McKeough and Personius moved in together for Personius’ senior year at Villanova in August 2017 in Devon, Pennsylvania.
Andrew has had many different health issues over his lifetime. As a kid he had three sets of tympanostomy tubes surgically placed in his ears. In the spring of 2015, McKeough herniated his L4/L5 disc in his spine which made him cancel his summer 2015 schedule after he returned home from his European tour. He would spend the rest of the summer in Ocean City, NJ and would have a rough start to his college career at Villanova University. In the spring of 2019, Andrew lost the hearing in his right ear due to a pre-existing chronic condition that he had since he was a child. In June 2019, McKeough underwent mastoidectomy and tympanoplasty surgeries in his ear to repair the damage and restore his hearing at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Relationship with Christina Grimmie
When asked about the rumor of a relationship with Grimmie, McKeough said, "Yuck! She's like my sister!" and would go on to say that their relationship was, "too personal, even for our music" when asked about if Grimmie's song 'Without Him' was written about him.
McKeough and Grimmie were both in Orlando, Florida performing concerts on June 10, 2016. After McKeough’s concert ended at 9:45 PM, McKeough was driven to The Plaza Live to meet up with Grimmie after her show. McKeough arrived at the venue two minutes before the shots rang out. He was quickly escorted out of the area to a safer location. McKeough received the news that Grimmie had passed from a mutual friend before the news broke to the media. McKeough was witnessed to have “gone pale and not be able to speak” upon hearing the news. McKeough reportedly barely spoke on the way back home after the shooting. McKeough cut his tour short to attend the funeral and memorial services of Grimmie in her hometown in New Jersey.
Since Grimmie’s death in 2016, McKeough has barely spoken about his close relationship to the late singer and the events of June 10. When a spokesperson was talking to the media on the second anniversary of her death, he stated that, “McKeough is still grieving Christina’s passing and cannot find the right words to speak publicly about her passing.” In a rare interview about Grimmie, McKeough stated that, “She is in a better place and I know that she is watching over us every day of our lives. She is my guardian angel.”
Career at Villanova University
McKeough started his college career at Villanova University in August 2015. He declared his majors as Communication and Political Science with a minor in Theatre. Due to poor health conditions from a recent back injury, McKeough attended only select parts of Villanova's four-day award-winning New Student Orientation prior to the beginning of the year. This injury would lead McKeough to use a cane through November of his first year at the university. Throughout his college career, McKeough would balance his coursework with his career as a full-time student. McKeough would highlight his Russian and Broadcast Journalism courses among some of his favorites. During his time at Villanova, he would become close with NBC anchor Keith Jones - who is a Villanova alum - and considers Jones to be his closest mentor.
McKeough was a member of the following on-campus groups while at the university:
- The Villanovan
- Villanova Theatre
- Villanova Student Theatre (VST)
- Music Activities Stage Crew (MASC)
- The Belle Air Yearbook
- Villanova University Tech Crew (VUTC)
Photography and Men’s Basketball
McKeough got his start in photojournalism as a photographer for The Villanovan. In June 2016, after his award-winning coverage of the Men's Basketball NCAA National Championship, McKeough was offered the position of Photography Editor of the Belle Air Yearbook by then Editor-In-Chief Stephanie Carr. McKeough accepted the position. In September 2016, McKeough was also offered the position of Photography Editor for The Villanovan but declined citing an already packed schedule. McKeough would continue to write and photograph for The Villanovan and since his graduation in 2019 McKeough is a frequent guest photographer and writer.
As McKeough's photography was taking flight, he started AKSM Photography. The company started with just him and is now the premiere Villanova-based media production company which has a staff of over twenty. All of whom are either Villanova University students, alums or connected to the university in some way. AKSM Photography offers two internships each semester and in the summer for high school students looking to pursue media production in their college careers.
McKeough would go on to cover the Wildcats as they won three BIG EAST Tournament Championship titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY as well as their 2017 and 2019 NCAA Tournament runs that ended with second-round losses and their 2018 National Championship victory in San Antonio, TX at the Alamodome.
McKeough began close personal relationships with many of the members of both the Men’s and Women's basketball teams. He became especially close friends with Women's team members Kelly Jekot and Mary Gedaka.
The BRIDGE Society
Andrew’s girlfriend, Ashden Personius was on the Executive Board of Villanova’s BRIDGE Society since 2015. Andrew always was in the background helping her make decisions and advising her on certain things. In 2017, Personius was elected as the Society’s new President. She would go on to make a huge impact on the organization during her tenure. At the end of Personius’ term, McKeough would be elected as her successor. In his term as president, McKeough would oversee many different events and meetings with high-profile alumni from the university and company leaders such as Brian Tierney. He would continue Personius' "Internship in a Day" program which would bring students to different company's headquarters. Companies that participated were Beneficial Bank, QVC and many other companies. Upon McKeough's graduation in May 2019, Vice-President Mariana Marquez would take over his position as President and will serve a term of up to three years when she graduates in 2022.
Andrew was recruited to Villanova Theatre in September 2015 by a friend and future theatre president, Casey Duff. Casey brought McKeough on as the Stage Manager for their fall 2015 production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. McKeough would go on to become the Assistant Lighting Director, Assistant Technical Director and the finally, Technical Director for the theatre company. In the spring of 2018, McKeough would also be elected president of the department’s theatre operations group named MASC. This would be his second presidency and the second position which he would succeed girlfriend Ashden Personius in. McKeough would work twelve shows with the company and add to an over fifty award-winning show history. In preparation for the opening of the new Villanova Performing Arts Center (PAC), McKeough was an instrumental voice for the student musicians who would be using the center when it opens in 2020.
|2009||The Lovely Bones||Soccer Player|
|2013||Harry Potter and the New York Psycho||Harry Potter||Short film|
|2014||The New York Psycho Rises||Alfred Pennyworth||Short film|
|2014||The Psycho Games||Cato||Short film|
|2014||The Hogwarts Express||Harry Potter||Short film|
|2014||Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts||Harry Potter||Short film|
|2014||Dolphin Tale 2||Josh|
|2014||The Lovely Bones||Samuel Heckler||Short re-production|
|2016||The Matchbreaker||Restaurant Boy|
|2006||The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard||Ollie||Episode: 1.4|
|2008||John Adams||John Carter||Episode: Independence|
|2010||190 North||Michael Banks||Episode: 25 July 2010|
|2010||Made in Hollywood: Teen Addition||Harry Potter||Episode: Theme Park Careers: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter|
|2013||Nashville||Daniel||Episode: When You’re Tired of Breaking Other Hearts|
|2014-2015||Conestoga||Emmett Crosby||8 episodes|
|2014-2016||TURN: Washington’s Spies||John Carter||4 episodes|
|2015||CSI: Cyber||James||Episode: Selfie 2.0|
|2015||Life in Pieces||Jayden||2 episodes|
|2015-2016||Code Black||William Johnson||2 episodes|
|2016||It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Elijah||Episode: Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Boogaloo|
|2013-2016||Grace on the Red Carpet||20 episodes||Series director|
|2013-2014||The New York Psycho||3 episodes||Series director|
|2008||High School Musical on Stage!||Troy Bolton||Academy Theatre|
|2009||Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator||Head Chef||Valley Forge Playhouse|
|2010||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Charlie Bucket||Mainstage Theatre|
|2011||Cinderella||Head Butler||Valley Forge Playhouse|
|2012||Titanic||Historian||’Stoga Music Theatre|
|2012||Pride and Prejudice||Music Director||’Stoga Theatre|
|2013||The Pajama Game||Assistant Sound Designer||’Stoga Music Theatre|
|2013||Father of the Bride||Music Director||’Stoga Theatre|
|2013||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Assistant Pre-Production Supervisor||’Stoga Music Theatre|
|2013-2014||Lailani: A Hawaiian Cinderella||Kallani||’Stoga Music Theatre, National Tour|
|2013-2014||The Wizard of Oz||Assistant Director||Valley Forge Playhouse|
|2014||Dracula||Stage Director||’Stoga Theatre|
|2014-2015||Paul Bunyan||Frank||’Stoga Music Theatre, National Tour|
|2015||Beauty and the Beast||Stage Director||’Stoga Music Theatre|
|2015||The Pillowman||Stage Manager||Villanova Theatre|
|2016||It Runs in the Family||Assistant Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
|2016||A Few Good Men||Assistant Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
|2017||Almost, Maine||Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
|2017||The Bible: Abridged||Stage Manager, Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
|2017||A Streetcar Named Desire||Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
|2018||Arsenic and Old Lace||Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
|2018||All My Sons||Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
|2019||Peter and the Starcatcher||Technical Director||Villanova Theatre|
Awards and nominations
This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. (April 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|2013||National History Day||Individual Performance||Join or Die?||Won|
|2014||National History Day||Individual Performance||The Survivor||Won|
|2014||CC Shakespeare Festival||Best Actor - Shakespeare||The Bachelor||Won|
|2015||National History Day||Individual Performance||The Choice of a Lifetime||Won|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|We are as One||
|Weep No More||
|I’m Not the Only One||
- American Music Abroad – European Bronze Tour (2012)
- Rock this Way – North American Tour (2014)
- American Music Abroad – European Bronze Tour (2014)
- Stars and Stripes – United States Tour (2014)
- American Music Abroad – European Bronze Tour (2015)
- The Best of AKSM – North American Tour (2016)
- "Fit to a Tea; Wayne, Pennsylvania Actor in Beauty and the Beast; [FINAL Edition]". The Washington Post. May 26, 2004. pp. C 14. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- "Delco students vie for Cappies at gala Sunday night".
- "Quad Commentary: Villanova".
- "LOVE by Andrew McKeough". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "Official Statement on Andrew McKeough's Health". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "'The Special Relationship: The Untold Story of Andrew McKeough and Christina Grimmie".
- "Christina Grimmie's Main Line Connection". Radnor, PA Patch. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- McKeough, Andrew. "The start of an era: A review of the 2017 inauguration". Villanovan (Villanova University). Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "Andrew McKeough Theatre Credits, News, Bio and Photos". www.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "Catch this childhood classic on stage!". Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "The Presidential Experience Comes to Villanova". Radnor, PA Patch. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- ""ONE FAMILY. ONE NATION. #NOVANATION."". Instagram. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- ""What on Earth are these two amazing people going to do without me stocking them with photos?? #TeamFamilyLove"". Instagram. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "BRIDGE Society | Villanova University". www1.villanova.edu. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- "Villanova Student Theater | Villanova University". www1.villanova.edu.
- "2012 Cappie Award Nominees" (PDF).
- "Local students fare well at National History Day". Daily Local News. Retrieved 21 April 2019.