Drew McOnie

Director & Choreographer

Drew is the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and a proud Associate Artist at The Old Vic theatre. Drew won the Olivier Award for ‘Best Theatre Choreography’ for In the Heights in 2016 and he 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: On the Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Wild Party (The Other Palace), Strictly Ballroom (Toronto / West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Theatre credits as a choreographer include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Theatre Choreography 2017 – Regents Park), Kinky Boots (Malmo Opera), In the Heights (Olivier Award Winner for Best Theatre Choreography, WhatsOnStage Award Nomination for Best Choreography, Winner of the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Choreography- Southwark Playhouse and Kings Cross Theatre), The Lorax (Old Vic), Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Best Choreography- UK Tour), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith), Oklahoma! (National Tour), The Sound of Music (Curve Theatre Leicester), Little Red Riding Hood (NYB), Chicago (Curve Theatre Leicester), West Side Story (NYMT), British Style (Collaboration with Matthew Bourne at Buckingham Palace- BBC), Laurel and Hardy (The Watermill), James and the Giant Peach (National Tour), 13 (Directed by Jason Robert Brown-West End), Tommy (European Tour), Spring Awakening (German Premier- Frankfurt), The Full Monty (German Premier, Frankfurt), Kes (Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour).

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

Film credits include: Me Before You (Directed by Thea Sharrock) and Recordare: Days of Remembrance (pre-selected for the Cannes & Berlin Film Festival).

Upcoming projects include: Director and Choreographer of King Kong on Broadway.

Twitter: @DrewMcOnie