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Andy Blankenbuehler
Andy Blankenbuehler is a 3-time Tony winner for his choreography for Bandstand, Hamilton and In the Heights (also Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lortel and Calloway Award for Best Choreography for In the Heights). In 2016, he choreographed the Broadway revival of Cats. His choreography has also been seen on Broadway in the musical 9 To 5 (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie, the revival of The Apple Tree (starring Kristin Chenoweth), The People In The Picture (Roundabout), the City Center revival of The Wiz, as well as the West End musical Desperately Seeking Susan. Andy was the director and choreographer of Bring It On, The Musical (LA Drama Critic's Circle Award winner, Tony nominee), and Bandstand (Papermill Playhouse). On television, his choreography has been seen on "The Sopranos," MTV, and commercials for Wendy's, Saturday Night Fever, and The History Channel. Andy is thrilled to appear as a guest choreographer on "So You Think You Can Dance."

Andy has staged concert work for Elton John, Bette Midler, and he directed, choreographed and co-conceived the hit Caesars Palace production Nights On Broadway. He has performed on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big, Guys and Dolls, as well as the touring companies of West Side Story, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music Of The Night, and Guys and Dolls.