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Matt Henry - Kinky Boots

Thu, 3 Nov 2016

Olivier Award Winner MATT HENRY continues in his leading role of Lola in KINKY BOOTS at the Adelphi Theatre.

Matt won the Best Actor in a Musical category at both the 40th Olivier Awards and WhatsOnStage Awards 2016. Kinky Boots is a huge success and also won Mastercard Best New Musical & Best Costume Design at the Olivier's. We are so proud of Matt! Thoroughly deserved. 

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Matt Henry also won Best Actor in a Musical at the 16th Annual Whats On Stage Awards.

Matt Henry has now been joined by David Hunter (Once; One Man, Two Guvnors) who will take on the role of Charlie Price.

Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre has become a favourite with UK theatregoers having won three Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Actor in a Musical for Matt Henry who plays Lola. Kinky Boots also won the London Evening Standard BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical as well as three WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Choreography.

With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award including three Olivier Awards, three WhatsOnStage Awards as well as six Broadway Tony® Awards.

With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out…

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Originally from Birmingham, Matt was a finalist on the second series of the BBC’s flagship show ‘The Voice’, where he was mentored by both Will.i.am and Jessie J. His first performance, a rendition of Ray La Montagne’s Trouble, saw him rack up over four million hits on YouTube. The original ‘Trouble’ re-entered the top 30 UK charts that week, testament to Matt’s performance.
 
Before Matt's breakthrough performance on The Voice he enjoyed a successful career as an experienced West End actor, credits include:
Avenue Q (West End & Tour), Lion King (West End), Miss Saigon (West End), Saturday Night Fever (West End), Hair (Tour), The Rat Pack Live from Vegas (West End & Tour) The Harder They Come (West End & Tour), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Royal & Derngate Theatre), The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe)
 
As a singer-songwriter, Matt has toured the UK and Germany performing alongside Jessie J at Cheltenham Music Festival and supported Mr Hudson at London's 100 Club along side UK rapper Gfrsh. Matt has just released his debut album, featuring a diverse range of collaborations which includes Ben Earle (The Shires), Connor Reeves and Drew McConnell (Babyshambles). The album was recorded live at the studio of Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling) and Produced by Mr Hudson.
 
It is now available to purchase online. Visit Mrmatthenry.co.uk for more information.