Matt Crowle

:Actor: :Choreographer: :Director:

As a Chicago based director and choreographer, matt's work has been critically recognized around the city.

For inquiries, please contact Matt at:

CrowleTap@gmail.com

crazy for you - drury lane oakbrook

Director/Choreographer

Photo by Brett Beiner

Photo by Brett Beiner

To understand the new Drury Lane Theatre production of ‘Crazy For You’, you really had to see it’s director and choreographer, Matt Crowle, play Leo Bloom in ‘The Producers’ at the Mercury Theater earlier this year. Or Patsy in ‘Spamalot’. Or Bert in ‘Mary Poppins’. Crowle, one of Chicago theatre’s least-sung, whopping talents, is a physically deft, always live and exceptionally funny guy with an innate and very rare sense of comic timing.

Although Crowle has performed at all the major houses around town and directed with smaller companies, he’s never before been given full control of a show at a theater this size. This is the first time. Let us hope many more will follow.

Crowle takes one of those retrofit musicals that was designed to exploit the songbook of major American songwriters - in this case, George and Ira Gershwin - and makes it a hugely enjoyable experience, not least because his choreography feels exceptionally fresh. In number after number you find yourself watching the steps with unusual attention because Crowle makes them so arrestingly interesting and emotional, and thus so much a part of the vocabulary of the show.
— Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
...generous helpings of maniacally difficult dance routines and physical humor - all the work of ‘master chef’ Matt Crowle, a director-choreographer with long experience as a blithely gifted song-and-dance man.
— Hedy Weiss, The Chicago Sun-Times

White Christmas - Drury lane oakbrook

Choreographer

Photo by Brett Beiner

Photo by Brett Beiner

My favorite parts of the evening are the company dance numbers, as choreographed by Matt Crowle.
— Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
...with grand, giddy-making tap numbers choreographed by Matt Crowle.
— Hedy Weiss, The Chicago Sun-Times
Osetek and choreographer, Matt Crowle, take their time to get it right and yet the production never drags.
— Gwen Purdom, TimeOut Chicago
...’Blue Skies’ and the wonderful show-stopper ‘I Love A Piano’ feature terrific choreography by Matt Crowle.
— Tom Williams, ChicagoCritic.com
Multitalented Jeff Award-winning triple-threat, Matt Crowle choreographs the dickens out of each number...his ‘I Love A Piano’ absolutely brings down the house.
— Colin Douglas, ChicagoTheatreReview.com
‘I Love A Piano’, as choreographed by Matt Crowle, is a showstopper that is worth the price of the ticket alone!
— Alan Bresloff, AroundTheTownChicago.com