Widely recognised for portraying the title character in the West End production of Disney’s Aladdin, Matthew Croke is no stranger to the stage. The singer, dancer, and actor has understudied and performed in several major roles, including West Side Story’s Tony, Wicked’s Fiyero, Funny Girl’s Eddie, Chicago’s Amos Hart, Grease’s Eugene, Singin’ in the Rain’s Don Lockwood, Cinderella’s Prince Charming, Larry in A Chorus Line, and Zeke in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Most recently starring at The Royal Albert Hall with the Alpha Club – “Best Of the West End”.
Croke has also appeared on television and lent his voice and talents to numerous productions with ITV and appeared many times on The Royal Variety Performance.
Born and raised in Sheffield, Croke received training at the Maureen Law Theatre School, Sharon Berry School of Dance, and Laine Theatre Arts College. He credits his sister, Rachel Croke, as inspiration for his love of musical theatre, and they currently share the role of principal at the RMC Academy of Theatre Performance in his hometown.
Croke released his debut solo album, Only Dreaming, in late 2018. Which is available on all downloading platforms and through his website. Featuring the talent of his Disney family – Hiba Elchikhe, Trevor Dion Nicholas, and Nick Afoa, the album featured tunes from Aladdin, Big Fish, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Moulin Rouge!, The Wiz, and more. He was also very honored to have been part of the original cast recording of Webborn&Finns The Clock Makers Daughter which is available on I-tunes. His West End performances continue to impress, and fans can stay tuned to his latest projects via his active social media channels. @mattcroke
Matthew is due to return to The Royal Albert Hall later this year and has also just finished filming ITVs The Voice Uk after receiving a place on team Olly’s Murs.
Matthew will be performing at Rothamsted Manor on 3 July, book here