Facts About Matt
Matthew began his life in a rural, upstate town outside of Schenectady, NY. His acting career started off in the 1st grade when cast in the much coveted role of Santa Claus in the Winter Play (note picture of small Italian child with humongous beard on left). His parents were slightly horrified that Matthew received such a demanding role, for he had both a speech impediment at the time and a peculiar accent that comes with being six years old. His mother made him practice his lines daily with a tape recorder so he could hear how he sounded, and by the time of the show, he was a hit. Though being terrified for having to say his lines on a very big stage, Matthew had gotten the itch for acting.
Matthew as Uncle Ernie in The Who's Tommy
After two years of studying psychology and classical music at Stony Brook University, Matthew hopped onto the sometimes smelly and overpriced Long Island Railroad to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor in New York City. He was accepted into Pace University's musical theater program and graduated there in the Spring of 2012. Being at Pace and in the beautiful city of New York, Matthew was able to find himself as an actor, spreading his hairy wings (note picture on right) and delving into some of the most complex and off-the-wall roles he had ever encountered. Matthew discovered here that he loves working with misunderstood characters and digging deep within them to find a sense of truth that audiences can relate to. He has found that if he can achieve this connection between character and audience, there is no greater reward.
Besides performing, in Matthew's everyday life he enjoys being a goof and making people laugh. He believes life is too short to be unhappy and every situation -good or bad- has something that one can benefit from to help them grow. He enjoys meeting new people and hearing what they have to say. All in all he describes himself as a nurturing old soul and unabashed goofball rolled up in a hairy, Jewish looking 5'10 guy (note picture on left).