Matthew Rowland | Jorg Betts Associates

Matthew most recently performed in  

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, directed by Laurence Connor.

In the Summer of 2012 Matthew graduated with a 1st Class BA (hons) in Musical Theatre from the Arts Educational Schools, London under the management of Jorg Betts Associates.  Roles at ArtsEd include Bat Boy in Bat Boy the Musical and Mr Marks in The Producers.  

 

Shortly after graduating Matthew made his professional debut performing the starring role of Boy George in the 10th Anniversary revival of the Musical Taboo at the Brixton Club House.  For his performance he was nominated for “Best Leading Actor” in the Broadway World UK awards

In 2013 he joined the cast of the European premiere of Darling Of The Day at the Union Theatre in the role of Alf. Later that year Matthew recorded the role of Frank for The Confession Room concept album, released by SimG Records.

In 2014 Matthew choreographed the West End Premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together starring David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen at the St. James Theatre.  Critically well received, the show gained a 5 star review from The Times.

 

Shortly afterwards he was invited to reprise the lead role of Boy George at 54 Below in New York for the Taboo Broadway Revival Concerts joining the Original Broadway Cast from 10 years ago. The concerts played to 4 sold out audiences and the final night was filmed.

Performance Reel

Matthew then went on to join the West End cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.  Directed by Sam Mendes, Matthew was understudy for the role of Mr Beauregarde and worked as the Assistant Children’s Director. Matthew spent two years with the production and was part of the process of putting numerous children into the show. 

 

Following Charlie, Matthew spent a year playing the role of Doctor and Understudying Mr Wormwood and Rudolpho in the Royal Shakespeare Company's West End Production of Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. 

Matthew then took on the role of Skimbleshanks and Understudied the roles of Rum Tum Tugger, Bustopher Jones and Gus in the International Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats the Musical.  Matthew toured with the show for a year and half, playing throughout Hong Kong, China and Europe.