Joey McKneely

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Broadway Revival, 1993
Ensemble [Replacement]



Ensemble [Replacement]

Arpad Laszlo (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1989
2nd Protean

The Fiddler

King Simon


Chief of Police (Understudy)

Gaby (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1988


Original Broadway Production, 1987

Broadway Production, 1987
Greaseball Gang


Flat-Top (Understudy)

Joey McKneely Productions

[US Tour, 2010]
[Broadway, 2009]
[Broadway, 2003]
[Broadway, 2002]
[New York, 2002]
[Broadway, 2000]
[New York, 1999]
[Waterford, CT (Regional), 1998]
[Broadway, 1997]
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
[Broadway, 1995]

Joey McKneely Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Choreography

Joey McKneely , Smokey Joe's Cafe

Joey McKneely Videos

Joey McKneely News

Cast Set for RELAPSE: A New Musical Off-Broadway

Get the inside scoop on the newly announced cast of RELAPSE: A New Musical Off-Broadway! Discover the talented performers bringing this exciting production to life. Find out when and where the show will be running, and get ready to experience the magic of RELAPSE.

Listen: RELAPSE: A NEW MUSICAL Releases Concept Album Ahead of September Premiere

Discover the concept album release for RELAPSE: A NEW MUSICAL, an Off-Broadway production coming to Theatre Row from September 2-23. Immerse yourself in the world of the show through its captivating soundtrack, now available on Spotify and Apple Music.

RELAPSE: A New Musical, Follows The Journey Of Four Patients As They Navigate The Adversities Of Mental Health

GOTTA BELIEVE THEATER GROUP has announced the world premiere production of J. Giachetti's RELAPSE: A NEW MUSICAL, with music by the award-winning Louis Josephson, directed by Tony-award nominee Joey Mckneely.

RELAPSE to Premiere At Playwrights Horizons Downtown

RELAPSE, Book & Lyrics by Justin Giachetti; Music by Louis A. Josephson, a pop/rock original musical examining how we all try to find normality within our neuro-divergencies, will have a special presentation directed by Joey McKneely with musical direction by Mark Galinovsky, produced by Jay Michaels, and featuring Audree Hedequist, Ryan Hurley, Steven Makropoulos, Jacob Ryan Smith, Ava Diane Tysonn, and We' McDonald, who achieved stardom on television's The Voice.

BWW Interview: So Now You Know With Katy Grenfell

'A good anecdote should always be shared, because it's interesting!' said Sardi's Roundable Hostess and Producer Randie Levine-Miller. I read some really wonderful behind-the-sceens anecdotes on Broadway Actress Katy Grenfell's private Facebook page about a week ago where she lifted the curtain on her experiences in the 1997 Broadway show THE LIFE.


If you're out for a night of good music, dazzling choreography, a touch of nostalgia and a story that still hits too close to home, West Side Story is the place to go.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Crown Theatre

The eagerly anticipated Opera Australia production of WEST SIDE STORY opened at Crown Theatre this week and nothing was lost from postponements and audience restrictions. The talented cast brought the audience on a rollercoaster of emotion with their brilliant acting and singing, whilst the famously complex dance sequences played out perfectly.

BWW Interview: Sophie Salvesani & Nigel Huckle of WEST SIDE STORY at Crown Theatre

Sophie Salvesani and Nigel Huckle are no strangers to the roles of Maria and Tony in WEST SIDE STORY, having played the leads in 2019. Now playing the show in Perth and Brisbane, the two stars share their thoughts on the show, their characters, what’s changed since 2019, and how the themes in the show are still relevant today.


Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment today announced their rescheduled dates for the acclaimed BB Group production of WEST SIDE STORY (23 July to 22 August 2021).


One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY will play a limited season at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Lyric Theatre from 24 July a?" Tickets on Sale now!

WEST SIDE STORY Is Now Playing In Adelaide

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY plays a limited season at Adelaide Festival Centre from tonight until December 8.

Theater Resources Unlimited Offers Latest Writer-Producer Speed Date

Theater Resources Unlimited presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, a unique opportunity to pitch a project to a roomful of New York producers and artistic directors on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the newly opened 797 Studios, 797 Eighth Avenue (betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor, NYC.

SPRING AWAKENING, SHINKA & More Win Off-Off-Broadway IT Awards

On Monday, September 16, 2019, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation announced the 2019 recipients at the annual Off-Off-Broadway IT Awards. For the past 15 years, the It Awards have celebrated the vibrant and creative indie theatre community under the dedicated leadership of Executive Directors Shay Gines and Nick Micozzi who are stepping down and at the ceremony introduced new leadership for the organization: Cat Parker, Artistic Director of Articulate Theatre Company; Ariel Estrada, Producing Artistic Director of Leviathan Lab Projects; and Jazmyn Arroyo, Co-Founding Artistic Director of Step 1 Theatre Project will join Akia Squiteri, Artistic Director of Rising Sun Performance Company as Directors of the organization.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Comes to BroadwayHD Next Month

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, is kicking off September with everyone dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock. Making its streaming premiere exclusively on BroadwayHD, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, an infectiously fun and riotous rock and roll time capsule of top 40 hits captured live-in-performance on Broadway will debut September 12 . Grammy Award winners Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller wrote hit songs for great artists such a King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, The Drifters, The Coasters and Peggy Lee. Subscribers can dance and sing-along to classics including: 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Hound Dog', 'On Broadway', 'Stand By Me' and other favorites. If swiveling your hips to the music of Smokey Joe's Cafe has you wanting more, continue your musical journey through the 1950s with the Best Musical Tony Award-winning performance of Memphis, featuring Tony Award-nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, beginning September 26.

BWW REVIEW: 62 Years After Debuting On Broadway, WEST SIDE STORY Holds A Relevance For A Modern Age

Director Joey McKneely pairs Robbins' original choreography with a new vision to present the ground-breaking musical for a new generation and following an international tour, WEST SIDE STORY arrives in Sydney with an all Australian cast of fresh young faces.

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards Celebrates 15 Years & The 2019 Award Nominees

On Monday, July 29, 2019, The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, announced the 2019 nominees for the annual Off-Off-Broadway awards. The It Awards have celebrated the vibrant and creative theatre community for the past 15 years.  The official announcement took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge by six celebrated artists and producers from the community including: Jazmyn Arroyo, Jennifer Betite Yen, Iyvon Edebiri, Chris Ignacio, Ashley Rogers, and Erez Ziv.

Nominees Announced For New York Innovative Theater Awards, Celebrating Off-Off-Broadway

On Monday, July 29, 2019, nominees were announced for The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, celebrating Off-Off-Broadway.

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Sydney Opera House

Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group production of WEST SIDE STORY has opened in Melbourne to rave reviews. This stunning production, currently playing at Arts Centre Melbourne, will then embark on an international tour giving this young, vibrant cast the opportunity of a lifetime as they tour to Wellington Opera House; then onto three German cities including the Musical Dome, Cologne; State Opera Berlin (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) and Semperoper, Dresden. The company then open on 16 August at Sydney Opera House and finish with tour to Canberra Theatre and Adelaide Festival Theatre.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Arts Centre Melbourne

I grew up listening to West Side Story, studying its iconic choreography and performing these numbers myself in community theatre shows as young musical enthusiast. It was a dream to finally see this show performed in a professional capacity by an Australian cast and let me tell you, it was well worth the wait.

WEST SIDE STORY Is Coming To Adelaide

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, WEST SIDE STORY will play a limited season at Adelaide Festival Centre this year.


Joey McKneely has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Joey McKneely has not appeared in the West End.

Joey McKneely has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout their career. They received nominations for Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for their work on "The Boy from Oz" and "The Life." Additionally, they were nominated for Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "The Life" and "Smokey Joe's Cafe." These nominations highlight McKneely's talent and contribution to the world of Broadway choreography.

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