Director and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler is a proud recipient of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on the musical "Hamilton." He is a three-time Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway productions of "Bandstand," "In The Heights" and "Hamilton" for which he also received London’s Olivier Award. The recent production of "Bandstand" (director/choreographer) also received the Drama Desk and Chita Rivera Award for Best Choreography.
Other Broadway credits include "Bring It On" (Tony nomination), "9 To 5" (Tony nomination), "The People In The Picture," "The Apple Tree," "Annie" and the revival of "Cats." Other theatrical work includes "Desperately Seeking Susan" (West End), the world premiere of the new musical "FLY" (La Jolla Playhouse), "The Wiz" (City Center Encores), "A Little Princess" (Andrew Lippa), and the international tour of "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Upcoming projects include the new musical "Only Gold" with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash.
Blankenbuehler served as choreographer for the Universal/Working Title feature film of "Cats," starring Taylor Swift and Judy Dench among others. On television, Blankenbuehler co-produced and choreographed the Emmy winning limited series "Fosse/Verdon" (FX), starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams. Other work includes the Lionsgate/ABC remake of "Dirty Dancing," "America’s Got Talent," "So You Think You Can Dance," "the Sopranos," MTV, "Sesame Street" featuring Janelle Monae, as well as many commercials. He has staged concert work for both Elton John and Bette Midler, and he conceived, directed and choreographed the hit Caesars Palace production "Nights On Broadway."
Blankenbuehler is very proud to have recently premiered his first ballet entitled "Remember Our Song," for the Tulsa Ballet company. As a performer, Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in "Fosse," "Contact," "Man of La Mancha," "Saturday Night Fever," "Steel Pier," "Big" and "Guys and Dolls." Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Blankenbuehler resides in New York City, with his wife Elly and two children, Luca and Sofia. Blankenbuehler is a recipient of a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for his achievement in the theatre.