Drew is a voice instructor and audition/performance coach, father of three and the founder of Leo Academy Vocal Arts. He teaches primarily out of his Manoa Valley Studio.
Since earning his B.F.A. degree in musical theatre at the University of Michigan, Drew has earned numerous credits as a professional actor and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. He was honored with Po'okela Awards for his performances as "Che" in Evita and for "Jimmy" in Nice Work If You Can Get It at Diamond Head Theatre. Before moving to Hawaii, he starred as "Tony" in West Side Story at Sacramento Music Theatre, a two-month run in Basel, Switzerland, and in the Atlanta-based Theatre of the Stars’ national tour.
Other favorites include "Perchik" in Fiddler on the Roof at West Virginia Public Theatre, "Kenickie" in Grease at the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland. At North Shore Musical Theatre in the Boston area, he played "Lucas" in The Student Prince, and also appeared in productions of Miss Saigon and Victor Victoria. A true highlight of his early career was appearing as tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra in Georgia, and he also appeared in (abridged) opera productions of Carmen and The Marriage of Figaro at the Crested Butte Music Festival in his original home state of Colorado.