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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).

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Matthew Warchus Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Director

Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Musical

Matthew Warchus, Matilda the Musical

Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Director

Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical

Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests

Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Company Performance

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Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Revival

Matthew WarchusThe Norman Conquests

Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Play

Matthew Warchus, God of Carnage

Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Play

Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests

Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Direction of a Play

Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing

Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director - Play

Matthew Warchus, The Unexpected Man

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Rialto Chatter: Could THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Starring Sarah Snook Transfer to Broadway in 2025?

Will The Picture of Dorian Gray starring Sarah Snook transfer to Broadway in 2025?

Photos: First Look at Sarah Snook in THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

The Picture of Dorian Gray has officially made its UK premiere at The Theatre Royal Haymarket, starring the critically acclaimed Sarah Snook in a ground-breaking adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s only novel. Check out photos of Snook in action here!

Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL at Princess Theatre

Fun and witty, with elements of dark humour, yet also philosophically heart-warming. This musical provides an excellent psychological examination of the human condition and not only honours, but excellently extends upon, the classic Columbia Pictures 1993 film of the same name.

Interview: Andy Karl On Returning To GROUNDHOG DAY, the Show's International Success & More

BrodwayWorld sat down with Andy Karl to find out all about him living his own personal 'Groundhog Day' down under in Melbourne, the musical's Broadway run, and more.

Video: Watch the 2024 West End Trailer For MATILDA THE MUSICAL

 Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical is now in its 12th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre. Watch an all new 2024 trailer for the musical in the video here!

Indira Varma and Rami Malek to Star in OEDIPUS in London in 2025

The Old Vic has announced the world premiere of Ella Hickson’s Oedipus, starring Academy Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, No Time To Die) and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma (Present Laughter, Game of Thrones).

Rialto Chatter: Will SUCCESSION's Sarah Snook Make Broadway Debut in THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY?

Will Succession star Sarah Snook star in The Picture of Dorian Gray on Broadway?

London Premiere of Sophie Treadwell's MACHINAL Announced

The Old Vic and Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath have announced the London premiere of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, directed by Richard Jones (Endgame, The Hairy Ape) and starring The Stage 100 2024 Rising Star Rosie Sheehy (Oleanna, Romeo and Julie), in a limited run from 11 April-01 June 2024.

Tim Minchin Discusses Why GROUNDHOG DAY Failed to Find an Audience on Broadway

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Tim Minchin discussed the experience of bringing Groundhog Day to Broadway, and why he thinks the show, which was a hit in London, didn't succeed in New York.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Return to The Old Vic

Ahead of tomorrow’s final performance, The Old Vic announces that Matthew Warchus’ much-loved, Tony Award-winning A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jack Thorne, will return for its eighth consecutive year, from 09 Nov 2024 – 04 Jan 2025.

Critics' Pick: Aliya Al-Hassan's Best Theatre of 2023

The pure joy of theatre is its ability to constantly renew and surprise. For me, 2023 saw a plethora of excellent musicals. Notoriously hard to get right, this year seemed to feature both clever revivals and future successes, many of which remained in my thoughts long after I left the theatre.

THE VOICE Winner Maelyn Jarmon to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group

Maelyn Jarmon (Season 16 winner of “The Voice”) and Clay Singer (National Tour of The Band’s Visit) will star in three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Core Theatre Group.

Andy Karl to Reprise Role of 'Phil Connors' in the Australian Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL

Award-winning Broadway star Andy Karl joins the Australian cast of Groundhog Day The Musical. Get all the details about the outstanding cast and the limited season at Melbourne's Princess Theatre.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Will Make £20 Digital Lottery Tickets Available For Every Performance

Michael Cassel and Adam Kenwright, the lead producers of the new production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, starring award winning stage and screen actor Sarah Snook, have announced the launch of a £20 ticket via a digital lottery for every performance of the highly anticipated 14-week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic has established Matthew Warchus' version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol as one of London's must-see festive shows. Since 2017 audiences have been welcomed with mince pies and satsumas and showered with snow and parachuting sprouts.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Reveals Full Details for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 24th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 24, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

The Old Vic to Offer Online Stream of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Residential Care Homes

The Old Vic has announced that the OLD VIC: IN CAMERA digital archive of Matthew Warchus’ smash hit production of A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), will be offered to residential care homes for adults and children nationwide for free across two online streams in December 2023. 

The Old Vic Confirms Live Aid Musical JUST FOR ONE DAY in 2024

As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, The Old Vic by permission of The Band Aid Charitable Trust, has confirmed the world premiere of Just For One Day. 

GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL to Make Australian Premiere in Exclusive Melbourne Season

Direct from its record-breaking return season at London's Old Vic, Groundhog Day The Musical will play exclusively at Melbourne's Princess Theatre, for a strictly limited season from January 2024. Get all of the event and ticket information here!

Matthew Warchus FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

Matthew Warchus has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his nominations include Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Groundhog Day" and "Matilda The Musical," Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Groundhog Day," Best Direction of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Groundhog Day" and "Matilda The Musical," and Outstanding Director of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Norman Conquests" and "Boeing-Boeing." He has also received nominations at various other awards ceremonies such as the BroadwayWorld Awards, New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and Evening Standard Awards. These nominations recognize his exceptional work in productions like "The Norman Conquests," "God of Carnage," "The Unexpected Man," "True West," "Hamlet," "Art," "Volpone," and "Henry V."

Matthew Warchus has won several awards for his work in the Broadway industry. Some of his notable wins include Best Direction of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Matilda," Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Matilda The Musical," Outstanding Director of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Norman Conquests," Special Citations at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "The Norman Conquests," Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Norman Conquests," Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "God of Carnage," Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Unexpected Man," Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards for "Volpone," and Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards for "Henry V." Matthew Warchus has received recognition for his outstanding direction in both musicals and plays.

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