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Matthew Bourne

 
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Bio:
Widely hailed as the UK's most popular and successful choreographer/director, Matthew is the creator of the world's longest-running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to have won the Tony√ā¬ģ Award for both choreographer and director of a musical. He is ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 13, 1960 (62)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Bio:
Widely hailed as the UK's most popular and successful choreographer/director, Matthew is the creator of the world's longest-running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to have won the Tony√ā¬ģ Award for both choreographer and director of a musical. He is ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2012]
Choreographer
Director
 
[US Tour, 2009]
Co-Director
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2007]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer
Co-Director
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 2005]
Director/Choreographer
 
[UK Tour, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2004]
Choreographer
Director
 
[West End, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Director
 
[West End, 1997]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1994]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1991]
Choreographer

Writing

Creator

Photos

Max Westwell,  Nicole Kabera, Katrina Lyndon, Matthew Bourne, Andrew Monaghan, James  Photo

Max Westwell, Nicole Kabera, Katrina Lyndon, Matthew Bourne, Andrew Monaghan, James Lovell and Will Bozier

From: 
Date:
12/06/2019
Katrina Lyndon, Matthew Bourne, Nicole Kabera  Photo

Katrina Lyndon, Matthew Bourne, Nicole Kabera

From: 
Date:
12/06/2019
Matthew Bourne Photo

Matthew Bourne

From: 
Date:
04/08/2018
Dominic North, Matthew Bourne, Ashley Shaw, Sam Archer, Michela Meazza and Glenn Grah Photo

Dominic North, Matthew Bourne, Ashley Shaw, Sam Archer, Michela Meazza and Glenn Graham

From: 
Date:
10/27/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Choreographer

[West End, 2012]
Choreographer

Director

[US Tour, 2009]
Co-Director

Choreographer

[New York, 2007]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer

Co-Director

[US Tour, 2006]
Director/Choreographer

[West End, 2005]
Director/Choreographer

[UK Tour, 2005]
Choreographer

[West End, 2004]
Choreographer

Director

[West End, 2001]
Choreographer

[West End, 2001]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1998]
Director/Choreographer

Choreographer

Director

[West End, 1997]
Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1994]
Choreographer

[West End, 1991]
Choreographer

Writing
Creator

Matthew Bourne Biography

Widely hailed as the UK's most popular and successful choreographer/director, Matthew is the creator of the world's longest-running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to have won the Tony√ā¬ģ Award for both choreographer and director of a musical. He is artistic director of New Adventures, which has created an enormous new audience for dance with its groundbreaking dance/theatre productions Nutcracker!, Highland Fling, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Car Manand Play Without Words. Musical theatre includes Oliver!, My Fair Lady (Olivier Award), South Pacific and Mary Poppins (Olivier Award). Matthew's latest production, Edward Scissorhands, based on Tim Burton's classic film, recently toured the U.S.

Matthew Bourne Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Matthew BourneThe Red Shoes
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Matthew Bourne, Oliver!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Choreograph
Matthew Bourne, Edward Scissorhands
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Choreography
Matthew Bourne, Mary Poppins
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Choreography
Matthew Bourne, Mary Poppins
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Matthew Bourne, Mary Poppins
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Choreography
Matthew Bourne, Mary Poppins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Choreograph
Matthew Bourne, Mary Poppins
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Matthew Bourne, Mary Poppins
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Director
Matthew BournePlay Without Words
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Entertainment Gold Star
Matthew BournePlay Without Words
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Matthew BournePlay Without Words
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Matthew Bourne, My Fair Lady
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Matthew BourneThe Car Man
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne News

Rambert School Takes Part in the Next Generation Festival at The Linbury Theatre in J Photo Rambert School Takes Part in the Next Generation Festival at The Linbury Theatre in June
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

On Monday 20 June, Rambert School takes to the stage at the Linbury Theatre as part of the Royal Opera House's Next Generation Festival, performing an evening that embodies the adventure, imagination and technical excellence that has fuelled the School for over 100 years.

Bond Theatrical Announces Staffing Updates Photo Bond Theatrical Announces Staffing Updates
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Partners Temah Higgins, Mollie Mann and DJ Martin of BOND Theatrical, an independently-owned booking and marketing agency for live entertainment, announced several staffing changes today that build on the agency's innovative and strategic offerings for their roster of clients.

Leeds Playhouse Appoints Shawab Iqbal From Gate Theatre as Executive Director Photo Leeds Playhouse Appoints Shawab Iqbal From Gate Theatre as Executive Director
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

Leeds Playhouse has announced announce that Shawab Iqbal is joining the Playhouse as its new Executive Director working closely with Chief Executive and Artistic Director James Brining. Shawab, who is currently Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Gate Theatre London, will begin his new role in October.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! Photo VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last night (Tuesday, May 3) in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor.

Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in S Photo Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last evening (Tuesday, May 3) in London’s West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor. 

Exclusive Presale: Book Tickets Now For THE CAR MAN Photo Exclusive Presale: Book Tickets Now For THE CAR MAN
by Marianka Swain - Apr 28, 2022

Fasten your seat belts ‚Äď The Car Man is back!¬†To celebrate the Royal Albert Hall‚Äôs 150th‚ÄĮanniversary,‚ÄĮMatthew Bourne‚ÄĮand‚ÄĮhis acclaimed dance company¬†New Adventures bring their multi-award-winning production of‚ÄĮThe Car Man‚ÄĮto the‚ÄĮHall‚ÄĮfor the very first time.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

Rehearsals Begin For MARY POPPINS at Sydney Lyric Theatre Photo Rehearsals Begin For MARY POPPINS at Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

The world's most famous nanny has flown into Sydney as rehearsals have officially begun for the Australian premiere of Cameron Mackintosh and Disney's new production of MARY POPPINS. 

Cast Announced For Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN At The Royal Albert Hall Photo Cast Announced For Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN At The Royal Albert Hall
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

New Adventures and the Royal Albert Hall have announced casting for Matthew Bourne's ‚ÄúTHE CAR MAN‚ÄĚ reimagined in a spectacular new staging for the Royal Albert Hall's 150th Anniversary.

Open Day Announced For Acclaimed Regional Dance Training Scheme in Cumbria and Salfor Photo Open Day Announced For Acclaimed Regional Dance Training Scheme in Cumbria and Salford
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT) has announced the dates for its next two open days on May 7th at Newbiggin Hall in Cumbria and May 8th at the Lowry in Salford - ahead of the live audition day on 29th May for entry on to the acclaimed CAT dance scheme. 

Matthew Bourne Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last night (Tuesday, May 3) in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

Photos & Video: Go Inside SWAN LAKE, to be Presented as Part of MATTHEW BOURNE'S NEW  VideoPhotos & Video: Go Inside SWAN LAKE, to be Presented as Part of MATTHEW BOURNE'S NEW ADVENTURES FESTIVAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2021

Matthew Bourne's intriguing twists on ballet classics: Swan Lake, The Car Man, Cinderella, and Romeo and Juliet will be available on demand in rotation from Friday, March 5 to Sunday, April 4-a new title premiering every Friday.

Living Room Concerts: Layton Williams Sings 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVERYBODY'S TA VideoLiving Room Concerts: Layton Williams Sings 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 16, 2020

Coming to us from his living room is the amazing Layton Williams! Pre-shutdown, he was starring in the title role of hit musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie - leading the UK tour, after playing Jamie in the West End. Watch him sing a number from the show in the video below!

VIDEO: Inside New Adventures and Center Theatre Group's 'In Our Shoes' Program VideoVIDEO: Inside New Adventures and Center Theatre Group's 'In Our Shoes' Program
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2020

Over two days in early December 2019, middle and high school students at Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise participated in New Adventures' In Our Shoes program in collaboration with Center Theatre Group.

VIDEO: First Look at Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE at the Ahmanson Theater VideoVIDEO: First Look at Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE at the Ahmanson Theater
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2019

Swan Lake runs December 3, 2019 a?" January 5, 2020 at the Ahmanson Theater.

BWW TV: Watch An Exclusive Clip of Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE Ahead of Cinema Screeni VideoBWW TV: Watch An Exclusive Clip of Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE Ahead of Cinema Screening
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2019

Matthew Bourne's legendary and award-winning production of Swan Lake, which has returned to UK stages with a fresh look for the 21st century, will be screened in cinemas nationwide on 21 May. Watch an exclusive sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Catch All The Red Carpet Action at the 2019 Olivier Awards! VideoBWW TV: Catch All The Red Carpet Action at the 2019 Olivier Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2019

BroadwayWorld UK reporters Jamie Body and Debbie Gilpin went along to the Royal Albert Hall to cover the 2019 Olivier Awards.

VIDEO: First Look At Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA at the Ahmanson VideoVIDEO: First Look At Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA at the Ahmanson
by Alan Henry - Feb 20, 2019

Matthew Bourne's 'Cinderella' from New Adventures, presented by Center Theatre Group is now on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 10, 2019. Get a first look at the production in the video below!

#TBT: "Step [Back] In Time" With The Opening Night of MARY POPPINS On Broadway! Video#TBT: "Step [Back] In Time" With The Opening Night of MARY POPPINS On Broadway!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 13, 2018

With Mary Poppins Returns coming to movie theaters in a week, I thought the perfect  #TBT would be a look back at the Opening Night of Mary Poppins on Broadway. So I dove back into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the 2006 video (when we were formerly known as BroadwayBeat) with Ashley Brown, straight from starring as 'Belle' Beauty and the Beast on Broadway! And lets not forget Gavin Lee who made his Broadway debut with Mary Poppins.


Matthew Bourne Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Matthew Bourne written?
Matthew Bourne has written 1 shows including Play Without Words (Creator).

What awards has Matthew Bourne been nominated for?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Red Shoes , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Oliver! , Outstanding Choreograph (Drama Desk Awards) for Edward Scissorhands , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mary Poppins , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mary Poppins , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mary Poppins , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Mary Poppins , Outstanding Choreograph (Drama Desk Awards) for Mary Poppins , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Mary Poppins , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Play Without Words , Best Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Play Without Words , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Play Without Words , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for My Fair Lady , Outstanding Achievement in Dance (Olivier Awards) for The Car Man , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Swan Lake , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Swan Lake Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Swan Lake and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Swan Lake .

What awards has Matthew Bourne won?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Red Shoes, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mary Poppins, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Mary Poppins, Best Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Play Without Words, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Play Without Words, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for My Fair Lady, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Swan Lake , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Swan Lake Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Swan Lakeand Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Swan Lake.