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Matthew White is a British actor, singer, and director who has made a name for himself in the West End and on Broadway. Born in 1973, White began his career in musical theater in the 1990s, performing in productions of "The Rocky Horror Show" and "Godspell" before landing his first major role in the 1997 revival of "Little Me."
White's breakthrough role came in 2000 when he played the lead in the West End production of "The Fix," a political satire about a fictional American presidential election. White received critical acclaim for his performance and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Following the success of "The Fix," White went on to star in several other West End productions, including "Ragtime," "The Witches of Eastwick," and "Chicago." He also appeared in the original London cast of "The Producers" in 2004, playing the role of Leo Bloom.
In addition to his work on stage, White has also made a name for himself as a director. He directed the West End production of "Little Shop of Horrors" in 2006, which received rave reviews and was nominated for several Olivier Awards. He has also directed productions of "Sweet Charity," "Top Hat," and "She Loves Me."
White made his Broadway debut in 2012, playing the role of Bert Barry in the revival of "42nd Street." He received positive reviews for his performance, with The New York Times calling him "delightfully hammy."
In 2013, White returned to the West End to star in the musical adaptation of "The Bodyguard," based on the hit 1992 film. He played the role of Frank Farmer, the bodyguard hired to protect a famous singer from a stalker. The show was a commercial success, running for over a year and receiving positive reviews.
White's most recent stage work includes directing the West End production of "The Last Five Years" in 2016, which starred Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey. He also directed the UK tour of "The Addams Family" in 2017.
Outside of theater, White has appeared in several television shows and films. He had a recurring role on the BBC drama "Holby City" and has appeared in the films "Bright Young Things" and "The Inbetweeners Movie."

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[West End]
London Production, 2022

[London Fringe]
Bridewell Production, 2004
Colonel Ricci

[West End]
London Revival, 2003
Mother's Younger Brother

[West End]
London Concert, 1997

[Regional (UK)]
Regional Production, 1992

Mr. Spencer

[West End]
Mr Paravicini [Replacement]

Matthew White Productions

[West End, 2019]
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
[West End, 2012]
[West End, 2010]
[West End, 2007]
[London Fringe, 2006]
[London Fringe, 2006]

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Darren Day, Hannah-Jane Fox & More Complete the Cast of CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL

Discover the latest additions to the cast of THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, including Darren Day and Hannah-Jane Fox. Find out when and where this highly anticipated production will be held, and secure your tickets to experience this sensational musical firsthand. Don't miss out - book your seats now!

Elena Skye to Star as Twiggy in CLOSE UP �" THE TWIGGY MUSICAL World Premiere

Elena Skye will play Twiggy in the world première of Close Up – The Twiggy Musical at The Menier Chocolate Factory.

PACIFIC OVERTURES, CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, and More Set For Menier Chocolate Factory 2023 Season

With Marjorie Prime currently running at the company's home base in South London and Funny Girl on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory announced forthcoming programming for 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

The RPO Announces Final 2022-23 Season Concerts

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will close its 99th season with one of the greatest symphonies of all time – Mahler's  “Resurrection” – on Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, June 3 at 8 PM in Kodak Hall.

Male Soprano Samuel Mariño Makes Canadian Debut With Tafelmusik

Tafelmusik will welcome male soprano Samuel Mariño to Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for what promises to be a highlight of the Toronto concert season: Higher Love: Virtuoso Arias, April 28 at 8pm and April 29 at 2pm.

Opera Naples Third Annual Festival Under The Stars Kicks Off This Month

Opera Naples, one of Naples' leading performing arts organizations, will kick off the third annual Festival Under the Stars on March 21 at Cambier Park.

The Utah Opera Presents Verdi's RIGOLETTO

Revenge and tragedy strike onstage with Verdi's Rigoletto. Dark and brooding, this opera classic brings dramatic storytelling front and center at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.

Opera Philadelphia's 2023-2024 Season Begins With Festival O23

Opera fans across the globe will want to mark their calendars for September 2023 in Philadelphia, as the fifth iteration of Opera Philadelphia's annual, season-opening Festival O brings a star-studded lineup of live performances to multiple venues in the city from Sept. 21 through Oct. 1.

Review: TOP HAT, The Mill at Sonning

West of London, the Mill at Sonning is hugged on either side by the Thames and neighbours George Clooney’s 17th century mansion. The venue, which provides all its audience members with a sumptuous buffet dinner before the evening’s entertainment, is currently hosting a toe-tapping revival of Top Hat, their 2021 Christmas show which has returned for more ovations.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Reopening with New Season For 2022/2023

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced programming for its Autumn 2022/Spring 2023 season. Learn more about the full season here!

Houston Grand Opera Opens The 2022-2023 Season With LA TRAVIATA, October 21

On October 21, 2022, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will open the 2022-23 season with Verdi's La traviata, one of the world's most beloved—and performed—operas. This production represents Houston audiences' first opportunity to see award-winning director Arin Arbus's full vision for the opera at the Wortham Theater Center.

Free Outdoor ROMEO & JULIET, a Reverse Take on LA BOHEME & More Announced for Boston Lyric Opera's 2022/23 Season

In announcing its 2022/23 Season today, Boston Lyric Opera has unveiled an expanded, year-round return to stages throughout Boston.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More

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.

RIGOLETTO, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, and More Announced for Utah Opera 2022-23 Season

Opera represents the full range of the human experience—so it is fitting that people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences will find relevance in Utah Opera's four productions in the 2022-23 season at Salt Lake City's Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.

BWW Review: MARIA FRIEDMAN & FRIENDS - LEGACY, Menier Chocolate Factory

Among the many reflections on the legacy of the late, great Stephen Sondheim, here comes a touchingly personal one from his frequent collaborator Maria Friedman, who also pays tribute to two other dearly departed composers: Marvin Hamlisch and Michel LeGrand.

Photos: First Look at MARIA FRIEDMAN & FRIENDS - LEGACY at Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, today announces the extension of the world première of their brand-new show Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy, celebrating the brilliance of Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim, until 17 April due to popular demand. 

Michigan Opera Theatre is Now Detroit Opera

After more than 50 years, Michigan Opera Theatre is changing its name: in tandem with a return to the Detroit Opera House for the April 2 premiere of La bohème, the company will be known as Detroit Opera.

Rochester Philharmonic Announces 2022-23 Season

Maestro Delfs continues to bring excitement and a new spirit of rebirth to the RPO with creative programming and an inclusive leadership style.

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, New Wimbledon Theatre

A family renowned for their celebration of the macabre, a night with the Addams, in theory, doesn’t scream bright and sunny - but that’s exactly what this production is.

Cincinnati Opera Announces Cast, Production, And Schedule Updates For 2022 Summer Festival

Cincinnati Opera today shared updated cast, production, and schedule details for its 2022 Summer Festival, which will take place June 18 through July 31, 2022. After two seasons away, the company returns this summer to its longtime performance venues, Cincinnati Music Hall and the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).


Matthew White has not appeared on Broadway.

Matthew White has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

Matthew White's first West End show was The Mousetrap which opened in 1952

Matthew White has been nominated for the Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for his role in Ragtime.

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