Drew McOnie


 Drew is the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company. He is a proud Associate Artist of London’s Old Vic Theatre and patron of The National Youth Ballet Company. He won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography in 2016 for In the Heights and was nominated for the same award in 2017 for the groundbreaking production of Jesus Christ Superstar which is currently touring the UK as well as the US. 

Previous theatre credits as director/choreographer include: King Kong (Broadway Theater, New York) Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre, London’s West End/Toronto/West Yorkshire Playhouse); On the Town (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival 2018 – Regent’s Park); The Wild Party (The Other Palace) Torch Song (Turbine Theatre- London) and CAKE- The Marie Antoinette Playlist (UK- Tour). 

Select theatre credits as a choreographer include: Carousel (Regents Park) Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Theatre Choreography 2017 – Regents Park/ Barbican Theatre/US National Tour), In the Heights (Olivier Award Winner for Best Theatre 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, National Tour), Oklahoma! (National Tour), The Sound of Music (Curve Theatre Leicester), Chicago (Curve Theatre Leicester), West Side Story (NYMT) and Laurel and Hardy (The Watermill). Ballets: Merlin (Northern Ballet- National Tour), XYZ (Classical Creative Project), for the National Youth Ballet Company Monochrome Suite (Sadlers Wells), The Old Man Of Lochnagar (Sadlers Wells and Hackney Empire) Little Red Riding Hood (Wimbledon Theatre) and To You (Sadlers Wells). 

Film credits as choreographer include: Greatest Days- The Take That Movie Musical (Elysian Films) and Me Before You (Directed by Thea Sharrock). 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). 

The McOnie Company’s The Nutcracker is set to premiere at The Royal Festival Hall in October 2023 and The Artist is set to premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth in May 2024.