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Andy Blankenbuehler, Director-Choreographer

Mr. Blankenbuehler is 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 recent revival of CATS.  Other theatrical work includes Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), the world premiere of the new musical FLY (Dallas Theatre Center), The Wiz (City Center Encores), A Little Princess (Andrew Lippa), and the recent international tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Upcoming projects include the new musical Only Gold with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash.  


On television, Mr. Blankenbuehler’s work has been seen on 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.  He is currently working on a new limited series on FX about the lives of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon and also on the new film adaptation of CATS.


As a performer, Mr. 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, Mr. Blankenbuehler resides in New York City, with his wife Elly and two children, Luca and Sofia. Mr. Blankenbuehler is a recipient of a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for his achievement in the theatre.


This year Mr Blankenbuehler received the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on the musical Hamilton.

(Top, photo credit: Loulix)

 

 

 

 

Entertainment Weekly about our October 2018 live program

at the Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills 

Jerome Robbins, and West Side Story

https://ew.com/movies/2018/10/14/west-side-story-original-cast-new-film/

 

 Eliot Feld (Baby John), Russ Tamblyn (Riff), Rita Moreno (Anita), and George Chakiris (Bernardo)

Photo, copyright: Illona Scwarz

 

 

 

WORDS ON DANCE COLELCTION

Celebrating our 25th year of producing and staging conversations with luminary dance artists.

Our hallmark of screening rare film clips with live dialogue has enriched audience member's passion and understanding of the art form.

During this milestone anniversary the 25 year Collection is being digitized for repository in a major cultural institution, so present and future generations may enjoy the filmed programs. Stay with us as we cap our 25th year with a exciting live program to be announced

 

SPONSORS

The Jerome Robbins Foundation

Barbara Horgan


Mary Heylin and Timothy Marten, MD

Carolyn Hutton, Jan and Robert Newman

Rachel and Larry Norton, Kevin Osinski and Mark Sinykin

Randee Seiger, Anne and Michelle Shonk

Cynthia and Lloyd Silverstein 

Charles and Suzanne Thornton, and, Sharon and Robert Yoerg

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah M. Kaufman, Producer

Rachel Griffiths, Creative Director

 

 

WORDS ON DANCE 

Isadora Duncan Award for Sustained Achievment

2012