Former The Voice finalist Matt Henry wins Olivier Award

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Former finalist on The Voice UK, Matt Henry has been crowned Best Actor in a Musical at the annual Olivier Awards.

Matt made the live shows of The Voice in 2013, finishing in third place on Team Jessie.

Last year he took on the role of Lola in the West End production of Kinky Boots, based on the 2005 film of the same name.

His performance in the role won critical praise and now he's picked up a prestigious Olivier Award for all the hard work.

Matt tweeted on the red carpet last night: "Dreams really do come true."

Kinky Boots is based on a true story and follows the tale of a shoe factory owner called Charlie who forms a surprise friendship with a drag queen named Simon, whose alter ego is known as Lola.

Matt is continuing to play in Kinky Boots at London's Adelphi Theatre through to September 24.

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