Oscar Andy Hammerstein (1956-) studied landscape painting and ocular neurology at Hampshire College, graduating with a B.A. in fine arts. He furthered his art studies at the Art Students League, NYC; the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Mass; the Parsons School of Design, NYC; and the Skowhegan School, E. Madison, Maine.
Oscar has also taught graduate level NYC theatre history and musical theatre history at Columbia University. He lectures frequently at universities, institutes, and theatrical and civic organizations on his family’s pivotal role in shaping the development of musical theatre and popular entertainment in this country from the 1860’s to the present. In 2011, Oscar wrote a book entitled The Hammersteins – A Musical Theatre Family, a multi-generational portrait of his family’s theatrical legacy.