Andy Blankenbuehler is an award-winning American choreographer, director, and dancer known for his work on Broadway musicals such as Hamilton, In the Heights, and Bandstand. He has also worked on the films Sister Act and Cats.
Blankenbuehler was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1975. Growing up, he was always the class clown and was always dancing and performing. He attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. After college, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in the performing arts.
Blankenbuehler began his career as a dancer and quickly rose to prominence in the world of theater. His first acting job was as a dancer in the Broadway musical Footloose. His reputation as a dancer and choreographer grew and he soon choreographed the off-Broadway show, Urban Cowboy. He won the Outer Critics Circle Award for his work on the show.
Blankenbuehler quickly rose to prominence in the world of musical theater. He choreographed and directed the off-Broadway hit In the Heights and then went on to direct and choreograph the Broadway musicals Bring It On: The Musical, 9 to 5, and Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Choreography. He also choreographed and directed the live televised productions of Grease Live! and Rent.
In addition to his work in theater, Blankenbuehler has choreographed for film and television. He choreographed the films Sister Act and Cats, as well as the television series Smash. He has also been awarded multiple Emmy Awards for his work.
Blankenbuehler continues to create award-winning work on Broadway and in film and television. He has been nominated for eight Tony Awards and has won three. He is one of the most sought after choreographers in the industry and his work is highly acclaimed. He continues to create innovative and inspiring work that continues to push the boundaries of theater, film, and television.