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2013
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Matthew Warchus — Nominee for Best Director of a Musical

Matthew Warchus

Show:
Matilda

Other Honors for This Production:
—Drama Desk Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Diector of a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Diector of a Musical

Tony History
1998: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Art
2000: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, True West
2008: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Boeing-Boeing
2009: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, God of Carnage
2009: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, The Norman Conquests

Fun Fact:
In 2009, British director Matthew Warchus became the first person to be nominated against himself for Best Director since AJ Antoon in 1973. He won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage.

Quotable Quote:
"I think there's something about the world of [Matilda] which is exciting for a director like me because it's fantastical and visually extravagant, the characters are extreme and there's a wonderful color palette. But that's not just empty treats for the audience—it's all built around a story which has a lot to say about life and putting the wrongs of the world to right." — Warchus in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/15

Other Nominees for Best Director of a Musical