Matt Lee is a leading international dance personality, creative director and choreographer. Hailing from and training in Australia, he has starred in television and stage productions all over the world and in the past ten years has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the top Australian creative forces in the business.
Matt has worked alongside the likes of Paula Abdul, Hugh Jackman, Kenny Ortega, Ben Elton and created and choreographed for Samantha Jade, Hilary Duff, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Nathaniel Willemse, Gabriella Cilmi, Marcia Hines, Christine Anu, Human Nature and Ricky Martin. Matt choreographed the world premier performance of Martin's single Come with me on Channel 9’s The Voice as well as re-staging his American billboard award performance of VIDA for the show’s third season. Matt also choreographed Martin’s Australian NRL Grand Final performance, featuring Jessica Mauboy, which played to a capacity stadium of 90,000. Matt was choreographer for Australian artist sister2sister who toured the world with 5ive, B*witched and Britney Spears. Matt worked as rehearsal director for Sony artist Timomatic on many live events across Australia and was part of the creative team for his music video's Parachute and Everything is Allowed.
Matt was a permanent member of the judging panel, as well as choreographer for the Logie Award winning TV series So You Think You Can Dance Australia which earned him a Logie nomination for Most Popular New Talent. Matt worked as resident choreographer on multiple seasons of the Australian TV series The Voice and Australia's Got Talent. Matt has also choreographed multiple Australian award shows including The TV Week Logie Awards, The AACTA's and The Helpmann's.
2018 saw Matt work on Channel 7's dance series 'DANCE BOSS' and also choreographed Internationally acclaimed A cappella band The Magnets, staging their new show The Naked 80's which they performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In the musical theatre world, which is one of his key creative passions moving forward, he has most recently choreographed The Fix, a musical by John Dempsey and Dana Rowe which was performed by the BA Musical Theatre graduating class of 2018 at The Guildford School of Acting in London. Matt continues to be in demand as a creative, working on the Network 10 reboot of Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and The Masked Singer. Matt is currently working with ARIA Award winning Sony artist Samantha Jade on her new music including Bounce and New Boy to be released in 2020/21.
Matt began working in television and theatre at the age of 9 and has had an expansive career over the last 25 years playing roles in such shows as RENT, Grease: The Arena Spectacular, Oh! What a Night, Rags, Miss Saigon, Hot Shoe Shuffle, The Witches of Eastwick, Hugh Jackman's: The Boy From OZ, Singin' in the Rain and We Will Rock You.
Matt had the pleasure of performing the role of Bert in Disney and Cameron Macintosh's production of Mary Poppins in Australia, New Zealand and more recently on the 2015-2017 UK and International tour which completed an impressive 21 month run. He won the prestigious 2011 Helpmann Award in Australia for Best Male Actor in a Musical for this role.Matt was a part of the principal motion capture team on the Oscar and BAFTA winning film Happy Feet, where he played the role of the tap dancing penguin Mumble. Prior to this, Matt played the character Johnno in Dein Perry's film BOOTMEN starring Sam Worthington and Adam Garcia which was adapted from the internationally acclaimed award winning stage show Tap Dogs.
More recently Matt reunited with Broadway star Caroline O'Connor in the neglected musicals production of APPLAUSE where he played the role of Duane Fox, directed and choreographed by Cameron Mitchell.
Matt will appear as Olaf in the Australian premier of Disney's Frozen The Musical opening at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from December 2020 and will continue on a nation tour through 2021. This was the first major long running theatre production to remount globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, being the only theatrical production of Frozen playing in the world during 2020/21.