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Sonya Tayeh

 
Bio:
Sonya Tayeh received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award Honour for her work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Her selected credits include: Sing Street (NYTW/Broadway), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Colonial Theatre), “Rent: Live” (Fox), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), You’ll Still Call ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Sonya Tayeh received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award Honour for her work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Her selected credits include: Sing Street (NYTW/Broadway), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Colonial Theatre), “Rent: Live” (Fox), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), You’ll Still Call ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Choreographer[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer
 
[Boston, 2018]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Movement Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Choreographer

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Choreographer[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer

[Boston, 2018]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Movement Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Choreographer

Sonya Tayeh Biography

Sonya Tayeh received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award Honour for her work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Her selected credits include: Sing Street (NYTW/Broadway), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Colonial Theatre), “Rent: Live” (Fox), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), You’ll Still Call Me by Name (commissioned by Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival and New York Live Arts), Martha Graham Dance Company’s Lamenta­tion Variation Series (The Joyce Theatre/World tour), Hundred Days (NYTW), The Skin of Our Teeth (TFANA), The Wild Party (City Center Encores!), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre). For a deeper look visit sonyatayeh.com.

Sonya Tayeh Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Choreographer Gold Star
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Choreographer Gold Star
Sonya Tayeh, The Lucky Ones
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Choreography
Sonya Tayeh, Kung Fu
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Choreographer Gold Star
Sonya Tayeh, Kung Fu

Sonya Tayeh News

WATCH: Lizzo Takes MOULIN ROUGE!'s 'El Tango De Roxanne' Up the Octave At the Hirschf Photo WATCH: Lizzo Takes MOULIN ROUGE!'s 'El Tango De Roxanne' Up the Octave At the Hirschfeld Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

After taking to TikTok to recreate the viral clip of Aaron Tveit singing 'El Tango De Roxanne' in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Lizzo is back with yet another gauntlet for the production.

Sutton Foster, Robyn Hurder, Hugh Jackman, Myles Frost & More Nominated for 2022 Chit Photo Sutton Foster, Robyn Hurder, Hugh Jackman, Myles Frost & More Nominated for 2022 Chita Rivera Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-2022 theater season. 

WATCH: Lizzo Recreates Aaron Tveit's Viral 'El Tango De Roxanne' on TikTok Photo WATCH: Lizzo Recreates Aaron Tveit's Viral 'El Tango De Roxanne' on TikTok
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2022

Lizzo has taken to TikTok to recreate the viral clip of Aaron Tveit singing 'El Tango De Roxanne' in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. 

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cancels May 14th and 15th Performances Due to Covid Within  Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cancels May 14th and 15th Performances Due to Covid Within Cast
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Today and tomorrow's performances of Broadway's smash hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical have been cancelled. An Instagram story post from the show's official account broke the news. The notice reads, 'Due to positive COVID cases in the company, performances today and tomorrow of Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway are cancelled.' 

Photos: Derek Klena, Ashley Loren, and More Take Bows in MOULIN ROUGE! Photo Photos: Derek Klena, Ashley Loren, and More Take Bows in MOULIN ROUGE!
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Last night, Moulin Rouge! The Musical officially welcomed Ashley Loren as Satine, Derek Klena as Christian, Declan Bennett as The Duke of Monroth and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal as Santiago.

SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Stephanie J. Block, and More Set For 2022-23 Kennedy Center Photo SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Stephanie J. Block, and More Set For 2022-23 Kennedy Center Season
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announces its 2022–2023 Theater Season featuring the return of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed, self-produced Broadway Center Stage series. The series will include Stephanie J. Block starring in Sunset Boulevard.

BWW Interview: André Ward of MOULIN ROUGE at Orpheum Photo BWW Interview: André Ward of MOULIN ROUGE at Orpheum
by Jared Fessler - May 9, 2022

Moulin Rouge will be touring through Minneapolis at the Orpheum Theatre! Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® nominee Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and - above all - love. With a book by Tony winner John Logan, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine, and choreography by Emmy® nominee Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL to Celebrate 500th Performance by Distributing 500 Tickets  Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL to Celebrate 500th Performance by Distributing 500 Tickets to NYC Area Schools
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commemorate its 500th Broadway performance on Saturday evening, Mat 7th by partnering with the New York City Department of Education to distribute 500 tickets to NYC area schools. Students will get to experience the production at various performances over the next year.

JERSEY BOYS, SEAGULL, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG & More Lead Chicago's May Theater Top  Photo JERSEY BOYS, SEAGULL, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG & More Lead Chicago's May Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - May 2, 2022

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

The Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents AS YOU LIKE IT Photo The Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents AS YOU LIKE IT
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

The Syracuse University Department of Drama presents the final show of the 2021/2022 season with “As You Like It,” a ravishing new musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic story by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery.

Sonya Tayeh Videos

VIDEO: The Cast of MOULIN ROUGE! Sydney Meets the Press VideoVIDEO: The Cast of MOULIN ROUGE! Sydney Meets the Press
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2022

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commence performances at Sydney's Capitol Theatre on 28 May 2022. This week, the cast officially met the press!

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VI VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Aaron Tveit and Natlie Mendoza appeared on The View this morning to perform 'Your Song' from Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Originally by Elton John, the song is one of the many popular songs covered in the musical. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Actor for Tveit.

VIDEO: City Center Announces 2022 Dance Festival Lineup VideoVIDEO: City Center Announces 2022 Dance Festival Lineup
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2022

Three weeks of New York's finest dance companies. World and New York premieres. And some of the most exciting repertory to hit our stages in years. The first City Center Dance Festival showcases New York companies making their triumphant return to the City Center stage after more than two years away.

VIDEO: The Creatives of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Chat Bringing it to the West End VideoVIDEO: The Creatives of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Chat Bringing it to the West End
by Eleni Cashell - Jan 17, 2022

We chat to the show’s creatives, Alex Timbers, Sonya Tayeh and Justin Levine, about the ten-year journey to the stage, and what makes the show so spectacular.

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tour Cast Perform National Anthem at Broncos Game VideoVIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tour Cast Perform National Anthem at Broncos Game
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2021

The National Tour company of Moulin Rouge! performed the National Anthem at a recent Denver Broncos game. Broadway veterans Courtney Reed and Conor Ryan play the roles of Satine and Christian.

VIDEO: In Process with Tony Award Winner Sonya Tayeh VideoVIDEO: In Process with Tony Award Winner Sonya Tayeh
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2021

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Gibney Company's process with Tony Award-winning choreographer Sonya Tayeh as they prepare for their premiere season at The Joyce Theater.

VIDEO: Watch Alex Timbers and Sonya Tayeh Give Post-Tonys Speech at MOULIN ROUGE! VideoVIDEO: Watch Alex Timbers and Sonya Tayeh Give Post-Tonys Speech at MOULIN ROUGE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2021

The company of Moulin Rouge had much to celebrate on Sunday night, as the show took home ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Two of the show's creators (and Tony winners), director Alex Timbers and choreographer Sonya Tayeh stopped by the Al Hirschfeld Theatre last night for the first post-Tonys performance. 

VIDEO: Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation On UNVEILING By Sonya Tayeh &  VideoVIDEO: Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation On UNVEILING By Sonya Tayeh & Music By Moses Sumney
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2021

Go inside the bubble and learn about the creative process in this behind the scenes film with interviews and dance excerpts from 'Unveiling.' In the modern dance piece, the indefinably eclectic indie singer-songwriter Moses Sumney scores a visual collaboration with Emmy and Tony Award–nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Broadway’s 'Moulin Rouge!').

BWW TV: See A Special Preview of SING STREET: GROUNDED VideoBWW TV: See A Special Preview of SING STREET: GROUNDED
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2020

Get a sneak peek of SING STREET: Grounded streaming this Thursday from 6:30pm till 7pm (EST) exclusively on SING STREET Broadway's Facebook Page!

BWW TV: SING STREET to Be Featured on New Digital Series CBS SUNDAY MORNING - SUNDAY  VideoBWW TV: SING STREET to Be Featured on New Digital Series CBS SUNDAY MORNING - SUNDAY MATINEE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2020

CBS Sunday Morning is launching a new digital series entitled CBS Sunday Morning - Sunday Matinee! Every Sunday after their broadcast, at 3 PM, they will share exclusive content from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows so that fans can keep up with their favorite shows and stars from their computers and/or personal devices.


Sonya Tayeh Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Sonya Tayeh been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for The Lucky Ones Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Kung Fu and Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for Kung Fu .

What awards has Sonya Tayeh won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Moulin Rouge!, Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Moulin Rouge!, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Moulin Rouge! Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for The Lucky Onesand Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for Kung Fu.