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Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based Tony Award winning choreographer and director. Since paving her professional career her work has been characterized as a blend of powerful versatility and theatrical range. Upcoming: Gatsby (A.R.T/Dir. Rachel Chavkin). Selected credits include: Moulin Rouge! The Musical! (Broadway, World Wide/Dir. Alex Timbers), The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Broadway/Dir. Anne Kauffman), Is It Thursday Yet? (La Jolla Playhouse and Perelman Arts Center/Directed, Conceived and Co Choreographed), Sing Street (Huntington Theatre, Boston/Dir. Rebecca Taichman), Martha Graham Dance Company (Joyce Theatre/Tour), American Ballet Theatre/What Becomes of Love Dance Film, Unveiling with Moses Sumney and dancers (Fall For Dance/City Center), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova/Dir. Anne Kauffman), Hundred Days (New York Theatre Workshop/Dir. Anne Kauffman), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre/Dir. Leigh Silverman). She has received many accolades for her versatile work, including a Tony award, two Emmy nominations, two Drama Desk awards, an Obie Award and two Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Choreography.



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[Broadway, 2024]
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[Broadway, 2023]
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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[West End, 2022]
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[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Broadway, 2019]
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[Broadway, 2019]
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[Boston, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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Sonya Tayeh Awards and Nominations


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Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Choreography

Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Choreographer

Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!


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Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Choreography

Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!


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The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Choreographer

Sonya Tayeh, The Lucky Ones

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Choreography

Sonya Tayeh, Kung Fu


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The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Choreographer

Sonya Tayeh, Kung Fu

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Sonya Tayeh News


World Premiere of GATSBY at A.R.T. Pushes First Preview Date

The world premiere musical Gatsby at A.R.T. will now begin previews on May 26. Learn more about the show.
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Is Coming To The Detroit Opera House In September

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at the Detroit Opera House from September 17 to October 6.
ROMEO + JULIET Announces Broadway Dates; Watch Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler in New Music Video

ROMEO + JULIET will begin performances on Thursday, September 26, 2024 and officially open on Thursday, October 24, 2024 at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre. We have all of the details, plus a new music video promo!
Broadway Buying Guide: May 20, 2024- Broadway Classics Top the Week

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, May 20, 2024.
Review: MOULIN ROUGE! is a Thrilling Spectacle with So-So Songs

What did our critic think of MOULIN ROUGE! at National Tour At Marcus Center? Are you a millennial who listened to “Elephant Love Medley” on repeat? Then this perspective is for you. But quickly, for those who need some background: Moulin Rouge! is the tragic love story of a poor writer, Christian, and the Moulin Rouge’s star burlesque performer, Satine.
GATSBY & More Lead Boston's Summer 2024 Top Theatre Shows

Boston 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. Selections for May 2024 include a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby & more.
Photos: See Rachel Chavkin, Sonya Tayeh & More in Rehearsals for GATSBY at A.R.T.

See rehearsal photos fro Gatsby at A.R.T. Learn more about the production and see how to purchase tickets.
American Repertory Theater Announces Associated Programming For GATSBY World-Premiere Musical 

A.R.T. has announced associated programming for GATSBY, including a film series, essential question discussions, and access performances.
Video: Austin Durant Makes Triumphant Return as Harold Zilger in MOULIN ROUGE

Last night, Moulin Rouge! The Musical welcomed Austin Durant back as Harold Zidler; Durant originated the character for the North American Tour and performed the role on Broadway in 2019. Watch a video of his first curtain call since being back!
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL & More Set for Celebrity Attractions 24-25 Season

Experience the biggest Tulsa Broadway Season to date with Celebrity Attractions' 41st season, featuring seven shows including MOULIN ROUGE, MJ The Musical, BACK TO THE FUTURE, and more. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Broadway Buying Guide: May 13, 2024- See Robert Downey Jr. in His Debut

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FUNNY GIRL, MYSTIC PIZZA & More Set For Kravis 2024/2025 Season

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced its 16th season of Kravis On Broadway brimming with Tony Award®-winning hits. The 2024 – 2025 Kravis On Broadway season showcases Broadway’s finest with a subscription package power-packed with 32 Tony Awards® among them. 
Broadway Buying Guide: May 6, 2024- See the Tony-Nominated Shows of 2024

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, May 6, 2024.
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Now On Sale Ay PNC Broadway In Kansas City Music Hall

Experience the magic of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at PNC Broadway in Kansas City Music Hall, on sale now.
Broadway Buying Guide: April 29, 2024- New Shows Top the Week

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, April 29, 2024.
World Premiere of GATSBY at A.R.T. Extends Through Early August

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has added additional performance dates and inventory for its world-premiere musical Gatsby. Learn how to purchase tickets.
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Will Launch World Tour in the UK in 2025

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is set to embark on a world tour, kicking off in the UK next year. This production is set to run simultaneously with the current West End production, now playing at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Rachel Zegler & Kit Connor Will Star in Sam Gold-Directed ROMEO + JULIET on Broadway

Following yesterday's social media tease, BroadwayWorld can confirm Rachel Zegler (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story) and Kit Connor (Netflix's Heartstopper) will star as Juliet and Romeo respectively in a revival of William Shakespeare's most famous play on Broadway this fall.
Broadway Buying Guide: April 15, 2024- Last Chance to See DOUBT on Broadway

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Isaac Powell, Ben Levi Ross, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Will Lead GATSBY at A.R.T.

The cast has been set for the world premiere of Gatsby, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel, opening at American Repertory Theater in May!

Sonya Tayeh FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Sonya Tayeh been nominated for?

Sonya Tayeh has been nominated for several prestigious awards for her outstanding choreography work in various Broadway productions. These nominations include Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Moulin Rouge!", Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Moulin Rouge!", Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Moulin Rouge!", Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "The Lucky Ones", Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Kung Fu", and Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "Kung Fu".

What awards has Sonya Tayeh won?

Sonya Tayeh has won several awards for her choreography work, including Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for Moulin Rouge!, Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Moulin Rouge!, Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for Moulin Rouge!, Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for The Lucky Ones, and Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for Kung Fu.

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