Matt Henry (singer)

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Matt Henry is a British singer and actor who won an Olivier award for playing Lola in the London production of the musical Kinky Boots.

His early West End credits include The Lion King and Avenue Q.[1]

Henry appeared as a contestant on the second series of The Voice, where he made it to the final before being eliminated. He was part of Team Will.i.am.[2]

In 2015 he played Lola in the original London cast of Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End.[1] He won the 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance.[3] He appeared on the original London cast recording which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.[4]

Henry released his first album, Red Flare on 30 October 2015 following a successful fan campaign to raise the required funds to record the album.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cast announced for West End Kinky Boots". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Series 2, The Voice UK - Matt Henry - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  3. ^ Dunn, Carrie. "Olivier Award Winners 2016 - Full List Of Nominees And Winners!". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Waitress and Bright Star Cast Albums Among Grammy Award Nominees | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  5. ^ "Red Flare by Matt Henry on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Kinky Boots star 'overwhelmed' after fans kick-start his first album". Evening Standard. 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2017-04-28.