Drew is one of Britain's most sought after emerging director and choreographers. He is also the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and an Associate Artist at The Old Vic. Drew won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for his work on In the Heights and was nominated for the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar.

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McOnie, in particular, is behind many of the most impressive moments in the piece. A physically demanding scene set in a boxing club is a real highlight and features some of the best ensemble dancing. There are also numerous other infectiously energetic passages of frenetic movement.

Rosemary Waugh
on Bugsy Malone

Drew McOnie's unassumingly intelligent choreography is as radiant and precise as the neon displays around Times Square.

The Observer
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Undoubtedly one of Britain's most versatile choreographers.

John Bultitude
on Making Midnight

Once Drew McOnie’s brilliant choreography starts taking centre-stage, you surrender to this strange but marvellous evening.

The Times
on Bugsy Malone

Drew is set to direct and choreograph Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Christmas 2016. 

The real spark behind this production is Drew McOnie’s blistering choreography. Even though the cast is probably the youngest around, this is the best devised and performed choreography I have seen all year (the only other contender, In the Heights, is another McOnie production)....McOnie is one of the best around and his talent is brought to the fore by a highly talented ensemble.

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