Broadway Meets West End

Matthew Goodgame

with special guest Lorna Want plus Chris Guard (MD)

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

‘Broadway Meets West End’ features the welcome return of West End musical theatre star Matthew Goodgame. Matthew starred in ‘Guys and Dolls’ in Paris, choreographed by the award winning Stephen Mear, and prior to that he starred alongside both Lulu and Bonnie Langford in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Matthew Goodgame is no stranger to musical theatre, having appeared in a number of major musical productions, including Funny Girl, Chicago, Grease, Starlight Express and Joseph. In the intimate atmosphere of the Pheasantry cabaret room, Matthew Goodgame, accompanied by his musical director, will be performing the hits from Broadway to West End to modern. Join this incredible West End performer as he shares with you his evening of beautiful songs and back stage ‘showbiz’ stories, plus he will be joined by some very special guests.


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Matthew Goodgame is an excellent actor, singer and dancer. He also has matinee idol good looks. Matthew is no stranger to West End musicals. Most recently he starred in ‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Theatre Marigny, Paris.

Prior to that he starred as Pat Denning in the critically acclaimed production of  ‘42nd Street’ at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, alongside Lulu and Tom Lister, and then took the starring role alongside Bonnie Langford.

Matthew started his professional career by winning Channel 4’s ‘Musicality’ in 2004 and went on to record an album with EMI at Abbey Road Studios. 
Matthew appeared and starred in many shows in the West End, on tour and worldwide. His career highlights have been; Danny Zuko in ‘Grease’, Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’, Greaseball in ‘Starlight Express’, The Pharaoh in ‘Joseph’, Billy Crocker in ‘Anything Goes’. Steven Kodaly in ‘She Loves Me’, and he was a soloist with the ‘12 Tenors’. Matthew also appeared in the West End production of  ‘Funny Girl’ at the Savoy Theatre, where he starred alongside Sheridan Smith. 

Apart from London’s West End and UK tours, Matthew has performed in many top worldwide venues, including Las Vegas. He has also appeared in Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai, China, France, Germany and Italy. 

Matthew has also been campaigning and raising money for Alzheimer’s since 2016 after the loss of his mother in 2013.
Matthew is married to West End performer Melanie Cripps and they have one son.   

Lorna Want won the Olivier Award for her role as Cynthia Well in the Carole King musical Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre.
Lorna’s first appearance in the West End was at the age of 15, playing Juliet in a new musical version of Romeo and Juliet. Apart from her regional and touring shows, Lorna’s West End starring roles have included - Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's new revival of EvitaParade (Donmar Warehouse), Luisa in the new revival of The Fantasticks , and Laura In Dreamboats and Petticoats.

CHRIS GUARD (Musical Director)
Chris trained at the Royal Academy of Music in Music Direction and Coaching. He is a seasoned pianist in a variety of styles, as well as an experienced conductor, arranger and orchestrator. Chris is the Assistant Musical Director on the West End production of The Book of Mormom at the Prince of Wales Theatre. variety.

Simona Armstrong is an actress / singer. She was born in Romania. She was 28 years old when she was one of the ten finalists in the BBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria. Andrew Lloyd Webber said that ‘Simona was a great actress’, and he invited her to audition for another of his musicals. Simona Armstrong had two years of Romanian pop and classical vocal training at the Bucharest Academy before leaving to live in the UK. In February 2008, Simona Armstrong was one of the six contestants singing Changes for the UK's Eurovision entry. Simona has worked as an actress in both television and film, as well as her work on the stage.