Corey Cott

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corey-cott-bandstand-theatregold-databaseCorey Michael Cott (born March 30, 1990)[1] is an American actor and singer. He is best known for playing Jack Kelly in the Broadway musical, Newsies, replacing Jeremy Jordan and for originating the role of Donny Novitski in the Broadway musical Bandstand.[2]


Corey Cott

At the Bernard B. Jacobs stage door in May 2017.
Born Corey Michael Cott
(1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 27)
Columbus, Mississippi
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2012–present
Spouse(s) Meghan Woollard (m. 2013)
Children 1
Relatives Casey Cott (brother)

Early life and Education

Cott was born in Columbus, Miss., while his dad was flying A-10 fighter jets in the Air Force.[3] He grew up in Spring Arbor, Michigan and Chagrin Falls, Ohio and is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[4] He is the older brother of Carly Cott and actor Casey Cott.[5]


Cott began his professional acting career while attending Carnegie Mellon, booking shows with Pittsburg’s professional theater company Pittsburgh CLO. He had roles in their productions of Miss Saigon, Jekyll and Hyde, and Jesus Christ Superstar.[6]

Soon after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Cott moved to New York City. Shortly thereafter, he booked the role of the Jack Kelly alternate in the Broadway musical Newsies. He took over that role permanently, on September 5, 2012. [7]

Cott appears in the musical Bandstand as a WW II veteran in 1945, which opened on Broadway on April 26, 2017.[8] He had also starred in the new musical’s premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse, in October 2015.[9]


Year Title Role Venue Notes
2012 Newsies Jack Kelly Nederlander Theatre September 5, 2012 – August 24, 2014
2015 Gigi Gaston Lachaille Kennedy Center January 16, 2015 – February 12, 2015
Neil Simon Theatre March 19, 2015 – June 21, 2015
2015 Bandstand Donny Novitski Paper Mill Playhouse October 8, 2015 – November 8, 2015
2017 Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 31, 2017 – September 17, 2017



Year Title Role Notes
2012 What You Get Benjamin Armand Short film
2015 The Intern Customer Service Representative #2 Uncredited
2016 Mutt Michael Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Madam Secretary Scott Welland Episode: “Passive”
2015 Public Morals Ryan Episodes: “Collection Day”, “O’Bannon’s Wake”
2016 The Interestings Jonah Dey Television film
2016 Z: The Beginning of Everything Townsend Martin 5 Episodes
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ellis Griffin Episode: “Rape Interrupted”
2016 My Mother and Other Strangers Lieutenant Barnhill Episode: “Golden Gloves”
2017 The Good Fight Tom C. Duncan Episodes: “First Week”, “Not So Grand Jury”

Personal Life

Cott married Meghan Woollard in January 2013. They met while singing in church, in Pittsburgh.[10] Their first child, Elliott Michael, was born on May 1, 2017.[11]

Cott grew up with Ben Fankhauser, a fellow Newsies co-star. They performed together in several local youth theatre productions.[4]


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  2. ^ “Corey Cott Is the New King of Newsies”. New York City. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ “CUE & A: Gigi Star Corey Cott on Pokemon, Borrowing Shoes for a Callback and The ‘Dog Actor Renaissance’ – Playbill”. Playbill.
  4. ^ a b Broadway musical ‘Newsies’ features actors Corey Cott of Chagrin Falls and Ben Fankhauser of Orange: Michael K. McIntyre’s Tipoff Michael K. McIntyre. March 9, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2017
  5. ^ “‘Newsies’ star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother”.
  6. ^ “Cott Up in the Moment | Carnegie Mellon Today”. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  7. ^ Gioia, Michael. “THE LEADING MEN: Broadway Newcomer Corey Cott Seizes the Day in Disney’s ‘Newsies’ ” Playbill, March 2, 2013
  8. ^ McPhee, Ryan. “Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Star in ‘Bandstand’, Opening April 26 on Broadway” Playbill, April 26, 2017
  9. ^ Gans, Andrew. “Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Will Return to Broadway in ‘Bandstand’ Musical” Playbill, October 20, 2016
  10. ^ “Newsies Star Corey Cott & New Bride Meghan Woollard Show Off Their Wedding Bling”. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  11. ^ Bandstand Frontman Corey Cott & His Wife Meghan Welcome First Child Lindsey Sullivan. May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017
  12. All references at Wiki

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