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Matthew Warchus

Matthew Warchus studied music and drama at Bristol University. He has directed for the National Youth Theatre, Dunmore Warehouse, Royal Shakespeare Co., Royal National Theatre, Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Welsh National opera, English National Opera and The West End.

Warchus was nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of the Broadway hit Art, starring Alan Alda, Victor Garber and Alfred Molina. He has won the Globe's Most Promising new comer Award and The Evening Standard Best Director Award for Much Ado About Nothing at the West End. For Henry V and Volpone, he earned Oliver nominations.

Warchus' other productions include Sejanus, His Fall, Master Harold and The Boys, The Suicide, Coriolanus, Life is a Dream, Plough and the Stars, True West, Henry V, Devil is an Ass, Hamlet, Volpone, Toilus and Cressida, Rake's Progress and Falstaff.

His recent productions of Hamlet at the Barbian Theatre and Falstaff at the English National Opera have been nominated for several Olivier awards including Best Director. Hamlet has also been seen at the Brooklyn Academy in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. most recently, Warchus directed Yasmina Rexa's The Unexpected Man for the Royal Shakespeare Co.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

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