Hilarious and honest, Size Matters is an autobiographical one man show with fifteen characters. The show addresses the topics of bullying, body issues, love, and family responsibility from a refreshing and often unheard male perspective.
In the show, heavy-set everyman Raymond McAnally weaves an emotional and comedic tale of his current life as a plus sized actor, new husband, and uncle to an admiring overweight ten year-old nephew, Morgan. Startled by seeing his past reflected in his unconfident nephew, Raymond and the audience explore his life to find out how much, or how little, Size Matters.
“This is no woe-is-me exercise in public psychotherapy...Self-effacing and witty, you can’t help but feel a level sincerity - that gives the show enormous impact.” - David Lyman, The Cincinnati Enquirer.
“McAnally’s talent for weaving an engrossing tale is impressive...the end result is a feeling of genuine recognition. Empathy, affection, and inspiration all kinda dancing around together. The best kind of heartwarming. Go! It's pretty dang great.”- Clay Griffith, iSpyCincy.com.
“A talented stage performer engaged in a very human offstage struggle. In the future - when McAnally is the next John Goodman or Kevin James (and he certainly has that potential) I look forward to catching the show again as the highlight of what will certainly be a career of considerable size. And in show business, size matters.” - Michael T. Mooney, BroadwayWorld.com.
Raymond McAnally is a professional actor who has worked in film, television, voiceover, video games, and won multiple awards for comedic stage performances. Theatre credits include Defending the Caveman, (Broadway Tour, One Man Show); God’s Ear, Off Broadway, The Vineyard Theatre; One Man, Two Guvnors, Repertory Theatre of St Louis (*award winning); Mrs. Mannerly, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati & Theaterworks Hartford (*award winning); The Foreigner, Cincinnati Playhouse (*award winning); Mere Mortals, Two River; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Long Wharf.
Television credits include guest starring roles on Modern Family, Law & Order SVU, Royal Pains, and 30 Rock, as well as Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Mozart in the Jungle, etc. Film credits include Compliance, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Ghost Town, and Gods Behaving Badly.
Born and raised in Franklin, the son of a former Miss Tennessee from Cookeville and an International cattle broker from Hardin County, McAnally’s story has deep Tennessee roots. In the show, McAnally credits his drama classes at Franklin High School for sparking his love for acting. Scenes in the show center around locations like Cottonwood, Grassland, a friend’s farm in Dickson, and McAnally’s wedding in Nashville. Franklin isn’t just the backdrop to many of the scenes in Size Matters, it’s part of the very fabric of who McAnally is as an actor and storyteller.
As a playwright, Size Matters is Raymond’s first full-length play in production. His short plays The Odd Ball and Homeland have been produced at festivals on both coasts. As a screenwriter, Raymond’s first television pilot script was a semi-finalist in the 2014 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival script competition (A Top Ten International Comedy Festival). Raymond has had over fifty original comedy shorts produced by Daily Fiber Films, LLC. His comedies have been featured on FunnyOrDie.com, CNN, New Media Rockstars, and The Food Network.
Raymond holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and a BA in Philosophy from Sewanee: The University of the South. For footage of his performances and writing, log onto www.raymondmcanally.com.