Andy Blankenbuehler

Currently, Andy’s work can currently be seen Off-Broadway in the highly acclaimed new musical In The Heights. Other recent work includes the Broadway revival of The Apple Tree, the new Broadway-bound musical Waiting For The Moon (music by Frank Wildhorn), the world premiere of the musical A Little Princess (music by Andrew Lippa), the Paper Mill Playhouse production of A Wonderful Life, as well as the Off- Broadway play Burleigh Grimes (directed by David Warren, with music by David Yazbek.)

New York audiences have seen Andy’s work in the hit City Center Encores! production of The Apple Tree, Pippin (benefit concert starring Ben Vereen), A Bad Friend (Lincoln Center Theatre), City Center’s Career Transition for Dancers Gala and Town Hall’s Broadway By The Year: 1930, 1938 and 1978. Regionally, his choreography has been seen in Red, Hot and Blue (Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House), Kept (Theatreworks), Quark Victory (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Bells Are Ringing (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera),and Gypsy (Portland Center Stage). On television, his choreography has been seen on "The Sopranos", MTV, and commercials for Wendy’s, Saturday Night Fever, and The History Channel. Andy has staged concert work for Bette Midler, and he directed, choreographed and co- conceived the hit Caesars Palace production Nights On Broadway.

Future choreography projects include the West End production of the Desperately Seeking Susan (music by Blondie), and the Broadway- bound musical Lady On A Carousel.

As a performer, Mr. Blankenbuehler has appeared on Broadway in Fosse (singing Mr. Bojangles on the cast recording), Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big, Guys and Dolls, as well as the pre-Broadway productions of Parade and On The Town. He has toured the US and internationally with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music Of The Night, West Side Story, Camelot, Fosse, and Guys And Dolls. He has appeared in many commercials and television programs, including "The Sopranos", and he has sung in concert with Whitney Houston, The Temptations, Edwin McCain and Trisha Yearwood. Andy teaches at NYC’s Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and across the country for New York Dance Alliance.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Hamilton Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 02/17/2015 Choreographer
2 In the Heights 37 Arts Theatre A 02/08/2007 Choreographer
3 Burleigh Grime$ New World Stages Stage III 06/13/2006 Choreographer

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 On the Town Delacorte Theater 08/01/1997 Dance Ensemble
Award Production Function
1 WON 2015 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Choreographer Hamilton Choreographer
2 WON 2015 Drama Desk Award, Special Award Hamilton Choreographer
3 NOMINATED 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Choreographer Hamilton Choreographer
4 WON 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Choreographer In the Heights Choreographer
5 WON 2007 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Choreography In the Heights Choreographer
6 WON 2007 Joe A. Callaway Award In the Heights Choreographer
7 WON 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Choreographer In the Heights Choreographer