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Matthew Warchus

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[West End, 2020]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[West End, 2011]
Developer/Director
 
[West End, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[West End, 2010]
Director
 
[West End, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[West End, 2007]
Director/Book/Lyrics
 
[Toronto, 2006]
Director
 
[New York, 2004] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter/Lyricist

Photos

Tim Minchin, Danny Rubin and Matthew Warchus  Photo

Tim Minchin, Danny Rubin and Matthew Warchus

From: 
Date:
04/18/2017
Tim Minchin, Danny Rubin, Barrett Doss, Andy Karl and Matthew Warchus  Photo

Tim Minchin, Danny Rubin, Barrett Doss, Andy Karl and Matthew Warchus

From: 
Date:
04/18/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Director

[West End, 2020]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director

[West End, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Director

[Broadway, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2016]
Director

[Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[West End, 2011]
Developer/Director

[West End, 2011]
Director

[Broadway, 2010]
Director

[West End, 2010]
Director

[West End, 2010]
Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2008]
Director

[West End, 2007]
Director/Book/Lyrics

[Toronto, 2006]
Director

[New York, 2004] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2003]
Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Matthew Warchus Biography

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

 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Director
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Direction of a Musical
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Special Citations Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Matthew Warchus, God of Carnage
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Play
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 Gold Star
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
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Director
Matthew WarchusVolpone
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1995 - Best Director Gold Star
Matthew WarchusVolpone
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1995 - Best Director Gold Star
Matthew WarchusHenry V

Matthew Warchus News

New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

New casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 10th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.

Owen Teale Will Play Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic Photo Owen Teale Will Play Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022

The Old Vic announced that Tony Award winner Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, Line of Duty) will play the role of Scrooge in this year's A Christmas Carol, the smash hit production of Charles Dickens' immortal classic, directed by The Old Vic's Artistic Director Matthew Warchus and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

The Royal Shakespeare Company Enhances Educational Programme For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo The Royal Shakespeare Company Enhances Educational Programme For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company has refreshed its education activity for Matilda The Musical to include a comprehensive planning guide for schools. The new guide, developed in close consultation with teachers, includes everything needed to plan, book and take a school trip to the Cambridge Theatre.

Helen Hunt to Star in European Premiere of Jonathan Spector's EUREKA DAY Photo Helen Hunt to Star in European Premiere of Jonathan Spector's EUREKA DAY
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 4, 2022

Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Helen Hunt will star in a new production of EUREKA DAY. Find out when the show is running, how to get ticket and more.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Will Open This Year's BFI London Film Festival Photo MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Will Open This Year's BFI London Film Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

The upcoming film adaptation of Matilda the Musical will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The annual festival is scheduled for October 5-16.

VIDEO: Netflix presenta el tr√°iler de MATILDA EL MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Netflix presenta el tr√°iler de MATILDA EL MUSICAL
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 16, 2022

La versión cinematográfica del musical se estrenará en la plataforma estas Navidades.

Take a Look Back at Emma Thompson's Musical History & Meet the Cast of MATILDA Photo Take a Look Back at Emma Thompson's Musical History & Meet the Cast of MATILDA
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

The new film adaption of Matilda features a completely transformed Emma Thompson in the role of the evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Check out Thompson's musical theatre history, which includes Sweeney Todd and Beauty and the Best, and meet the rest of the cast of Netflix's Matilda!

Photos: Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir & More in MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Photo Photos: Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir & More in MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Netflix has shared photos of Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson (Miss Trunchbull), Alisha Weir (Matilda); Lashana Lynch (Miss Honey), Stephen Graham (Mr. Wormwood), Andrea Riseborough (Mrs. Wormwood) in the new film adaption of Matilda the Musical. Check out the first look photos and film poster now!

VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer Photo VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Learn about this brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical film stars Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, and more. Get the scoop on the film, and watch the first teaser trailer.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Announces Live Capture Photo GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Announces Live Capture
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The Tony Nominated Broadway musical Girl From The North Country announced that the production was professionally captured prior to its re-opening on April 29th for future use.

Matthew Warchus Videos

VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Learn about this brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical film stars Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, and more. Get the scoop on the film, and watch the first teaser trailer.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends Broadway Run VideoGIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Extends Broadway Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Last night,¬†Girl From The North Country¬†hosted a special performance and gala to celebrate their third time opening on Broadway, as well as their seven Tony Award nominations, including ‚ÄúBest New Musical.‚Ä̬†

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast Spreads Holiday Cheer With 'Winter Wonderland VideoVIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast Spreads Holiday Cheer With 'Winter Wonderland' Performance
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

The Broadway cast of Girl From The North Country recently celebrated their 2022 Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album and the holiday season with 1067LiteFM's Christine Nagy. The cast got together to spread some holiday cheer with an outdoor performance of 'Winter Wonderland.'

VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Celebrates its Grammy Nomination VideoVIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Celebrates its Grammy Nomination
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Girl From the North Country was among the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

VIDEO: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Coming to the Ahmanson Next Week VideoVIDEO: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Coming to the Ahmanson Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021

Center Theatre Group has released a first look trailer for A Christmas Carol, coming to the Ahmanson next week.

VIDEO: THE GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast on the Importance of Thanksgiving VideoVIDEO: THE GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Cast on the Importance of Thanksgiving
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021

The Girl From the North Country has released a new video featuring members of the cast discussing the importance of Thanksgiving.

VIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End VideoVIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

A new behind-the-scenes video from the 10th birthday press day was released, featuring interviews with Tim Minchin (music and lyrics), Dennis Kelly (writer), Catherine Mallyon (Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull) and Landi Oshinowo (Mrs Phelps).

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 15, 2021

The cast of Girl From The North Country appeared on Good Morning America this morning to perform a medley of Bob Dylan classics, including 'Hurricane', 'License to Kill', and 'Slow Train'.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2021

To celebrate the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical last night at the Cambridge Theatre, the show has released a photograph from the curtain call as well as a new video which gives audiences an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the preparations in the lead up to reopening the multi-award winning musical in the West End.

VIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension VideoVIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension Announced
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2021

The cast of Matilda is celebrating their upcoming opening night with a new video from the rehearsal room.


Matthew Warchus Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Matthew Warchus written?
Matthew Warchus has written 1 shows including Lord of the Rings (Bookwriter/Lyricist).

What awards has Matthew Warchus been nominated for?
Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Groundhog Day , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Groundhog Day , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Groundhog Day , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Matilda the Musical , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Matilda the Musical , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Matilda The Musical , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Norman Conquests , Special Citations (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Norman Conquests , Best Company Performance (Olivier Awards) for The Norman Conquests , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Norman Conquests , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Norman Conquests , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for God of Carnage , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Norman Conquests , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Boeing-Boeing , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Boeing-Boeing , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Unexpected Man , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for True West , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet , Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Art , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Art , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Art , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Volpone Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Volpone and Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Henry V .

What awards has Matthew Warchus won?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Matilda The Musical, Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Norman Conquests, Special Citations (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Norman Conquests, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Norman Conquests, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for God of Carnage, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Unexpected Man Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Volponeand Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Henry V.