Drew’s acting ability and professionalism is reflected in the fact that he is consistently re-hired by directors and theatre companies. At ease with both dramatic and comedic characters, in Barbados, Drew received excellent reviews for his portrayal of David Lashley, a white homosexual businessman in love with a black dancer: “The character called for a measure of sensitivity, sensuality and playfulness and McKenzie delivered with excellent timing” and “McKenzie’s eloquent body language and subtle sense of timing contribute significantly to a portrayal which is truly outstanding”. In the Christopher Biggins production of The Taming of the Shrew for the Holders Shakespeare Festival, Drew “nearly stole the show with a Bajan accent which brought the text vividly to life” while performing as Gremio.
In the United Kingdon, Drew has worked for small theatre companies playing a variety of roles including Herod in Salome and both Fagin and Mister Bumble in Oliver! Drew worked for four Christmases performing shows for children and in 2008 wrote and starred as The Sorcerer in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Drew has also worked for both the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet in several of their productions as a member of the acting ensemble.