(pronounced RULE-man)

"His type? He's like....a leading man with something off about him" – Various NYU professors


Here's what's coming up!

Pending COVID-19 cancellations, Matthew will be playing Wadsworth in Clue: Onstage and Max in A Comedy of Tenors at Okoboji Summer Theatre in Spirit Lake, Iowa this July!



How it all started

Born in Cincinnati, OH, Matthew knew he was meant to be an actor the moment he made strangers laugh during the final performance at the Shakespeare camp his mom forced him to go to in 7th grade. After graduating from Northwestern University and completing the BADA Shakespeare Intensive at The University of Oxford, he spent a year touring with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Seeking to diversify his skill set, Matthew moved to NYC to earn his Master's in Musical Theatre from NYU Steinhardt, and catch up on dance classes to finally make his 6'3" frame look graceful onstage. Since then, he's performed at various regional theatres across the US, and has recently began exploring musical theatre writing!



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Musical Theater Writing

Keep My Boy Safe

A love letter to parents of kids who've struggled with their sexuality.

Performed by Nyla Watson

Accompanied by T.C Kincer

A song to listen to when you put on a suit for the first time.

Performed by Eli Gonzalez

Accompanied by Daniel Mollett

Dream Like A Kid

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