Corey Cott

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Cott at the Bernard B. Jacobs stage door in May 2017
Corey Michael Cott

(1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 29)
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2012–present
Meghan Woollard (m. 2013)
RelativesCasey Cott (brother)

Corey Michael Cott (born March 30, 1990)[1] is an American actor and singer. He is best known for playing Jack Kelly in the Broadway musical Newsies, replacing Jeremy Jordan, and for originating the role of Donny Novitski in the Broadway musical Bandstand.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Cott was born in Columbus, Mississippi, the oldest of three children of Rick, an investment manager and former Air Force fighter pilot, and Lori Cott.[3][4] He grew up in Spring Arbor, Michigan and Chagrin Falls, Ohio and is the older brother of actor Casey Cott.[5] He went to Chagrin Falls High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and he graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[6]


Cott began his professional acting career while attending Carnegie Mellon, booking shows with Pittsburgh's professional theater company Pittsburgh CLO. He had roles in their productions of Miss Saigon, Jekyll and Hyde, and Jesus Christ Superstar.[7]

Soon after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Cott moved to New York City. Shortly thereafter, he booked the role of the Jack Kelly alternate in the Broadway musical Newsies. He took over that role permanently on September 5, 2012.[8]

Cott appeared in the musical Bandstand as WWII veteran Donny Novitski, which opened on Broadway on April 26, 2017.[9] He had also starred in the musical's premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in October 2015.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Cott married Meghan Woollard in January 2013. They met while singing in church in Pittsburgh.[11] Their first child, Elliott Michael Cott, was born on May 1, 2017.[12]

Cott grew up with Ben Fankhauser, a fellow Newsies co-star. They performed together in several local youth theatre productions.[6]

Stage credits[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
2012 Newsies Jack Kelly Nederlander Theatre September 5, 2012 – August 24, 2014
2015 Gigi Gaston Lachaille Kennedy Center January 16, 2015 – February 12, 2015
Neil Simon Theatre March 19, 2015 – June 21, 2015
2015 Bandstand Donny Novitski Paper Mill Playhouse October 8, 2015 – November 8, 2015
2017 Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 31, 2017 – September 17, 2017


Year Title Role Notes
2012 What You Get Benjamin Armand Short film
2015 The Intern Customer Service Representative #2 Uncredited
2016 Mutt Michael Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Madam Secretary Scott Welland Episode: "Passage"
2015 Public Morals Ryan 2 episodes
2016 The Interestings Jonah Dey Television film
2016 Z: The Beginning of Everything Townsend Martin 5 episodes
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ellis Griffin Episode: "Rape Interrupted"
2016 My Mother and Other Strangers Lieutenant Barnhill Episode: "Golden Gloves"
2017–18 The Good Fight Tom C. Duncan 4 episodes


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  2. ^ "Corey Cott Is the New King of Newsies". New York City. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "This Family Is Taking Over Broadway, TV and Finance". Sene. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  4. ^ "CUE & A: Gigi Star Corey Cott on Pokemon, Borrowing Shoes for a Callback and The 'Dog Actor Renaissance' - Playbill". Playbill.
  5. ^ "'Newsies' star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother". Post Gazette.
  6. ^ a b Broadway musical 'Newsies' features actors Corey Cott of Chagrin Falls and Ben Fankhauser of Orange: Michael K. McIntyre's Tipoff Michael K. McIntyre. March 9, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2017
  7. ^ "Cott Up in the Moment | Carnegie Mellon Today". Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Gioia, Michael. "THE LEADING MEN: Broadway Newcomer Corey Cott Seizes the Day in Disney's 'Newsies' " Playbill, March 2, 2013
  9. ^ McPhee, Ryan. "Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Star in 'Bandstand', Opening April 26 on Broadway" Playbill, April 26, 2017
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Will Return to Broadway in 'Bandstand' Musical" Playbill, October 20, 2016
  11. ^ "Newsies Star Corey Cott & New Bride Meghan Woollard Show Off Their Wedding Bling". Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  12. ^ Bandstand Frontman Corey Cott & His Wife Meghan Welcome First Child Lindsey Sullivan. May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017

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