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Matthew Warchus

Director

Agent

Leah Schmidt

Matthew Warchus is a director of theatre, opera and film.  He has directed award-winning productions for all the major British theatre companies (including a debut with the RSC as the youngest director ever on the Stratford main stage).  He has just taken over from Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre, London in Summer 2015.

Theatre Credits Include:

GROUNDHOG DAY – The Musical
The Old Vic & Broadway

ART by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Old Vic Theatre

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby
Starring Rob Brydon
Old Vic Theatre

THE MASTER BUILDER by Henrik Ibsen
Starring Ralph Fiennes
Old Vic Theatre

MATILDA – THE MUSICAL                             2013 –
Broadway Transfer to the Schubert Theatre, New York
Director
RSC
Winner: 4 Tony Awards 2013 (12 Nominations)
Winner: 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best New Musical 2013
Winner: 5 Broadway World Awards, including Best New Musical & Best Director 2013
Winner: New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award 2013 – Best New Musical

GHOST – THE MUSICAL                             2012
The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York
Broadway Transfer of the London production
US Tour – 2013
Director

MATILDA – THE MUSICAL                           2011
The Cambridge Theatre
RSC
Winner: Olivier Awards 2012 – Best New Musical, Best Director
Winner: What’s On Stage Awards 2012 – Best New Musical Award
Winner: TMA Theatre Awards 2011 – Best Musical Production
Winner: Evening Standard/Ned Sherrin award 2011 – Best Musical

GHOST – THE MUSICAL                                2011
Manchester Opera House & The Piccadilly Theatre, West End
UK Tour – 2013
Director

MATILDA – THE MUSICAL                            2010
The Courtyard Theatre
RSC
Winner: Critics Circle Award 2010 – Best Musical

LA BETE                                                                 2010
Director
The Music Box Theatre, New York
Broadway transfer from the Comedy Theatre, West End

DEATHTRAP                                                        2010
Noel Coward Theatre, West End

LA BETE                                                                2010
Director
Comedy Theatre, West End

GOD OF CARNAGE                                           2009
Bernard B. Jacobs Theater
Broadway transfer from Gielgud Theatre, West End
With James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden and Jeff Daniels
Winner: Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS                          2009
Circle in the Square Theater
Broadway transfer from Old Vic Theatre
With Stephen Mangan and Jessica Hynes
Winner: Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
Winner: Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival and Best Director

BOEING BOEING                                               2009
Director and translator
UK Tour
Transfer from Comedy Theatre, West End

GOD OF CARNAGE                                                2009
UK tour
With Richard E. Grant and Roger Allam

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS                             2008
The Old Vic Theatre
With Stephen Mangan and Jessica Hynes

BOEING BOEING                                                 2008
Director and translator
Longacre Theater, New York
Broadway transfer from Comedy Theatre, West End
With Mark Rylance and Gina Gershon
Nomination: Olivier Award for Best Revival 2008

OUR HOUSE                                                              2008
UK Tour
Transferred from Cambridge Theatre, West End
Winner: Olivier Award for Best Musical 2003

GOD OF CARNAGE                                                 2008
Gielgud Theatre, West End
With Ralph Fiennes and Ken Stott

SPEED THE PLOW                                                2008
The Old Vic Theatre
With Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum

THE LORD OF THE RINGS                                2007-08
Director and co-writer
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Nomination: Olivier Award for Best New Musical 2008
Nominations: 7 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoer’s Choice Awards 2007

BURIED CHILD                                                      2004
Royal National Theatre

ENDGAME                                                                 2004
Albery Theatre, West End
With Michael Gambon
Nominations: 2 Olivier Awards

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY                                      2003
Gielgud Theatre, West End and UK Tour
With Denise Van Outen

THE WINTER’S TALE                                           2002
Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford and at the Roundhouse

FOLLIES                                                                         2001
Belasco Theater, Broadway
Nominations: 5 Tony Awards

LIFE x3                                                                          2000-02
Royal National Theatre, Old Vic, UK Tour and Broadway
With Helen Hunt

TRUE WEST                                                             2000
Circle In The Square, Broadway
Transferred from the Donmar Warehouse
With Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly
Nomination: Tony Award 2000

THE UNEXPECTED MAN                                     2000
Royal Shakespeare Company, West End, Broadway
With Eileen Atkins
Nominations: 5 Olivier Awards

ART                                                                              1996-98
West End, Broadway and Los Angeles
With Albert Finney
Nomination: Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Director
Winner: Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play

HAMLET                                                                        1997-98
Royal Shakespeare Company, Broadway and US Tour
With Alex Jennings
Nomination: Olivier Award for Best Director

PETER PAN                                                                  1995-96
West Yorkshire Playhouse

VOLPONE                                                                  1995
Royal National Theatre
Winner: Evening Standard Award for Best Director 1995

HENRY V                                                                     1995
Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican
Winner: Evening Standard Award for Best Director 1995

BETRAYAL                                                                      1994
West Yorkshire Playhouse

DEATH OF A SALESMAN                                        1994
West Yorkshire Playhouse

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS                          1993
West Yorkshire Playhouse

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF                                        1992-93
West Yorkshire Playhouse

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF             1992
West Yorkshire Playhouse

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING                              1992
Queen’s Theatre, West End
With Mark Rylance and Janet McTeer
Winner: Globe Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer


Opera credits include:

FALSTAFF                                                                       2005
English National Opera

COSI FAN TUTTE                                                            2002
English National Opera

FALSTAFF                                                                      1997
Opera North

THE RAKE’S PROGRESS                                            1996
Welsh National Opera and the Royal Opera House

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA                                         1995
Opera North


Film:

PRIDE by Stephen Beresford                                          2014
Calamity Films / Pathé
Starring Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy and Dominic West
Director’s Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival;
Winner: Best British Independent Film – BIFAs;
BAFTA & Golden Globe Nominations

SIMPATICO by Sam Shepherd, Atlantis Films            2002
Director and co-adaptor
Feature film with Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Albert Finney

 

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