Matthew Warchus Biography

Gender: Male

Matthew is a director of theatre, opera and film who has directed award-winning productions for many of the major British theatre companies. He was an Associate Director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and was an Artistic Associate at The Old Vic before being appointed in 2014 to succeed Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of the theatre. Matthew's theatre credits include The Caretaker, The Master Builder and Future Conditional (The Old Vic), Matilda The Musical (RSC, West End and Broadway, 7 Olivier Awards, including Best Director and Best New Musical, and 4 Tony Awards), Ghost: The Musical and La Bete (West End and Broadway), Deathtrap (West End), The Norman Conquests (West End and Broadway, Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play), God of Carnage (West End and Broadway, Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play), Boeing-Boeing (West End, Broadway and UK tour, Tony Award for Best Revival of a play and Olivier nomination for Best Revival of a Play), Speed-the-Plow (The Old Vic), the theatrical adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (also co-writer, Toronto and West End), Buried Child (National Theatre), Endgame (West End), Our House (West End, Olivier Award for Best Musical), Follies (Broadway), Life x 3 (National Theatre, The Old Vic and Broadway), True West (Donmar Warehouse and Broadway), The Unexpected Man (RSC, West End and Broadway), Art (Broadway, West End and Los Angeles, Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play), Hamlet and Henry V (RSC), Volpone (National Theatre, Evening Standard Award for Best Director), Much Ado About Nothing (West End) and Betrayal, Death of a Salesman, The Plough and the Stars, Fiddler on the Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Opera credits include Falstaff and Così Fan Tutte (ENO) and The Rake's Progress (ROH and WNO). Matthew directed feature films Pride (2014, BIFA Best British Independent Film, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations) and Simpatico (1999).

Matthew Warchus Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Director
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Musical
Matthew Warchus, Matilda
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Matthew Warchus, Matilda the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Musical
Matthew Warchus, Matilda the Musical
 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Director
Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, La Bete
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Special Citations
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Company Performance
Matthew WarchusThe Norman Conquests
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Revival
Matthew WarchusThe Norman Conquests
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, God of Carnage
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director - Play
Matthew Warchus, The Unexpected Man
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, True West
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Director
Matthew WarchusHamlet
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Director - Play
Matthew WarchusArt
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, Art
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Director
Matthew Warchus, Art
Matthew WarchusVolpone
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1995 - Best Director
Matthew WarchusVolpone
Matthew WarchusHenry V