15 Facts About Andy Blankenbuehler


Andy Blankenbuehler has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Choreography five times, and has won three times: for In the Heights, Hamilton, and Bandstand.


Andy Blankenbuehler was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor in 2018 for his work on Hamilton.


Andy Blankenbuehler was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a 1988 graduate of St Xavier High School and 1984 graduate of Nativity School in Cincinnati.


Andy Blankenbuehler received his bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


Andy Blankenbuehler won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his choreography for In the Heights.


Andy Blankenbuehler is the director and choreographer of Bring It On: The Musical, written by Jeff Whitty, with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green, which premiered at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, on January 16,2011.


Additionally, Andy Blankenbuehler choreographed the Frank Wildhorn world premiere production of Waiting for the Moon.


Andy Blankenbuehler was nominated for a Barrymore Award for Choreographing the show.


Andy Blankenbuehler has choreographed for Bette Midler and directed, choreographed, and co-conceived the production "Nights On Broadway" at Caesars Palace.


Andy Blankenbuehler appears briefly in the 2008 documentary Every Little Step about the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, with his Polaroid shown as one of the people being cut from a callback for the show.


Andy Blankenbuehler is the choreographer for the musical Hamilton, both Off-Broadway and on Broadway.


Andy Blankenbuehler received a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for Hamilton.


Andy Blankenbuehler both directed and choreographed a new musical, Bandstand, which premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in October 2015.


Andy Blankenbuehler directed and choreographed a developmental lab of this musical in August and September 2014, then titled Bandstand: A Musical.


In 2016, Andy Blankenbuehler choreographed the revival of the movie Dirty Dancing starring Abigail Breslin and Shane Harper.