Matt is the 2023 Olivier Award winner of the Gillian Lynne Award for Best Theatre Choreography for his work on Newsies London.

Matt wins the 2024 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Choreography for Newsies.

Matt has won the 2023 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for his direction and choreography on the UK stage premiere of Newsies at the Troubadour Theatre in Wembley.

Matt also won the 2023 Broadway World UK Award for Best Choreography of a New Production of a play or musical for his work on Newsies.

He received an Olivier Award nomination in 2020 for his choreography on Fiddler On The Roof (Menier Chocolate Factory & West End).

As a director and choreographer his recent credits include; Police Cops (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Roman Holiday (Bath Theatre Royal); Newsies (Director and Choreographer); Identical (The Parent Trap musical Directed by  Sir Trevor Nunn) and Fisherman’s Friends (UK Tour); Warhol (Workshop Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn); Taboo (In concert at the Palladium Theatre London); Fisherman’s Friends (World Premiere 2021); Berlin Berlin (Germany); Lovesick (Theatre J Washington DC); Parade (NYMT); Oklahoma (Chichester Festival Theatre); Amour (The Charing Cross Theatre); Fiddler On The Roof (The Menier Chocolate Factory and the Playhouse Theatre West End); Flashdance (UK and international Tour); Footloose (UK and International Tour); Little Shop Of Horrors (UK and International Tour); The Beautiful Game (NYMT); The Sweet Smell of Success (The Royal Academy of Music); The Night Pirates (UK Tour); The Producers (China and Asian Tour)

Directing credits include: Associate Director on Carmen La Cubana, (Sadlers Wells); Resident Director on The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre); Resident Director on West Side Story (UK Tour).


“…the dazzling folk choreography of Matt Cole – is definitive.”

London Theatre – Fiddler On the Roof

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