Corey Cott

American stage actor

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Corey Cott
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Cott at the Bernard B. Jacobs stage door in May 2017
Corey Michael Cott

(1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 32)
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2012–present
Meghan Woollard
(m. 2013)
RelativesCasey Cott (brother)

Corey 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]

Early life and education

Cott was born in Columbus, Mississippi, the oldest of three children of Rick, an investment manager and former Air Force fighter pilot, and Lori Cott.[3][4] The older brother of actor Casey Cott,[5] he grew up in Spring Arbor, Michigan and Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where he attended Chagrin Falls High School. After high school, he graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[6]


Cott began his professional acting career while attending Carnegie Mellon, booking shows with Pittsburgh's professional theater company Pittsburgh CLO. He had roles in their productions of Miss Saigon, Jekyll and Hyde, and Jesus Christ Superstar.[7]

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.[8]

Cott appeared in the musical Bandstand, which opened on Broadway on April 26, 2017, as WWII veteran Donny Novitski.[9] He had also starred in the musical's premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in October 2015.[10]

On February 25, 2019, Cott was announced as part of the cast of the Fox drama Filthy Rich, playing Eric Monreaux.[11] Filthy Rich premiered on September 21, 2020.

Personal life

Cott married Meghan Woollard in January 2013. They met while singing in church in Pittsburgh.[12] Their first child, a son, Elliott Michael, was born on May 1, 2017.[13] In August 2019, they welcomed their second son, Nolan.[14] On October 31, 2021, the couple welcomed their third son, Asher.[15]

Cott grew up with Ben Fankhauser, a fellow Newsies co-star. They performed together in several local youth theatre productions.[6]

Stage credits

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
Gigi Gaston Lachaille Neil Simon Theatre March 19, 2015 – June 21, 2015
2015 Bandstand Donny Novitski Paper Mill Playhouse October 8, 2015 – November 8, 2015
2017 Bandstand Donny Novitski Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 31, 2017 – September 17, 2017
2019 West Side Story Tony Lyric Opera of Chicago May 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019


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: "Passage"
2015 Public Morals Ryan 2 episodes
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"
2017–2018 The Good Fight Tom C. Duncan 4 episodes
2020 Filthy Rich Eric Monreaux Main role
2021 Evil Officer Jim Turley season 2 episode 6: "C Is for Cop"
2022 Butlers in Love Henry Walker Hallmark Channel television film


  1. ^ "Login • Instagram". {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "Corey Cott Is the New King of Newsies". New York City. Archived from the original on September 7, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "This Family Is Taking Over Broadway, TV and Finance". Sene. Archived from the original on July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "CUE & A: Gigi Star Corey Cott on Pokemon, Borrowing Shoes for a Callback and The 'Dog Actor Renaissance' - Playbill". Playbill. April 7, 2015. Archived from the original on January 11, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "'Newsies' star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother". Post Gazette. Archived from the original on October 4, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Broadway musical 'Newsies' features actors Corey Cott of Chagrin Falls and Ben Fankhauser of Orange: Michael K. McIntyre's Tipoff Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine Michael K. McIntyre. March 9, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2017
  7. ^ "Cott Up in the Moment | Carnegie Mellon Today". Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Gioia, Michael. "THE LEADING MEN: Broadway Newcomer Corey Cott Seizes the Day in Disney's 'Newsies' " Archived 2017-09-05 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, March 2, 2013
  9. ^ McPhee, Ryan. "Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Star in 'Bandstand', Opening April 26 on Broadway" Archived 2017-12-14 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, April 26, 2017
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Laura Osnes and Corey Cott Will Return to Broadway in 'Bandstand' Musical" Archived 2016-10-21 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, October 20, 2016
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2019). "'Filthy Rich': Aubrey Dollar, Benjamin Aguilar, Corey Cott & Mark L. Young Cast In Fox Drama Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  12. ^ "Newsies Star Corey Cott & New Bride Meghan Woollard Show Off Their Wedding Bling". Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  13. ^ Bandstand Frontman Corey Cott & His Wife Meghan Welcome First Child Archived 2017-05-05 at the Wayback Machine Lindsey Sullivan. May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017
  14. ^ "Corey Cott (@naponacott) posted on Instagram • Dec 30, 2019 at 8:18pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  15. ^ "Corey Cott (@naponacott) posted on Instagram • Nov 1, 2021 UTC". Instagram. Retrieved November 2, 2021.

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