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Drew McOnie

Drew McOnie

One of Britain's most sought-after emerging director and choreographers, Drew is the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and Associate Artist at The Old Vic Theatre, London and Birmingham Rep. Drew won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights in 2016 and was nominated for the same award in 2017 for the ground-breaking production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. 

Theatre credits as director/choreographer include: King Kong (Broadway Theatre); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre / Toronto / Leeds Playhouse); On the Town (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival 2018 – Regent's Park); The Wild Party (The Other Palace); and Torch Song (The Turbine Theatre London) 

Theatre credits as a choreographer include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Theatre Choreography 2017 – Regents Park / Barbican Theatre / American National Tour); In the Heights (Olivier Award Winner for Best Theatre Choreography, Winner of the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Choreography – Southwark Playhouse / Kings Cross Theatre); The Lorax (Old Vic); Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Best Choreography - UK Tour); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Oklahoma! (National Tour); Chicago (Leicester Curve); West Side Story (NYMT); Tommy (European Tour); Spring Awakening (German Première, Frankfurt); and The Full Monty (German Première, Frankfurt). 

For the McOnie Company: Jekyll and Hyde (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Dance – Old Vic Theatre); DRUNK! (leading to his nomination for Emerging Artist Award at the National Dance Awards – Leicester Curve / The Bridewell Theatre London); Making Midnight (Jermyn Street Theatre / Latitude Festival); Slaughter (Audience Choice Award Winner – The Place Prize); and Be Mine! (Robin Howard Theatre). 

Ballets include: Monochrome Suite (Sadlers Wells); The Old Man Of Lochnagar (Sadlers Wells and Hackney Empire); Little Red Riding Hood (Wimbledon Theatre); and To You (Sadlers Wells). 

Drew is set to choreograph Carousel at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and will be the choreographer on the upcoming film Greatest Days produced by Danny Perkins and Kate Solomon.