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April Matthis

 
Bio:
Off-Broadway: Signature Plays/Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature); Antlia Pneumatica, Iowa (Playwrights Horizons); The Insurgents (Labyrinth); On the Levee (LCT3); Lear (Soho Rep); Melancholy Play (13P); Ma-Yi, New Georges. Regional: Little Bunny Foo Foo (Actors Theatre of Louisville), A Streetcar ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Off-Broadway: Signature Plays/Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature); Antlia Pneumatica, Iowa (Playwrights Horizons); The Insurgents (Labyrinth); On the Levee (LCT3); Lear (Soho Rep); Melancholy Play (13P); Ma-Yi, New Georges. Regional: Little Bunny Foo Foo (Actors Theatre of Louisville), A Streetcar ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Grace
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Narrator
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2019
Toni Stone
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater & Elevator Repair Service World Premiere Production, 2017
Francisca
Mariana
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre 25th Anniversary Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Jason Compson IV / Dilsey Gibson / Versh Gibson / T.P. Gibson / Another Girl

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Collaborator

Photos

Tom O’Keefe, Nick Wyman, Jess Barbagallo, April Matthis, and David Beach  Photo

Tom O’Keefe, Nick Wyman, Jess Barbagallo, April Matthis, and David Beach

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April Matthis

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April Matthis

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April Matthis and Joseph Medeiros

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April Matthis and Help cast Photo

April Matthis and Help cast

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Grace

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Narrator

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2019
Toni Stone

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater & Elevator Repair Service World Premiere Production, 2017
Francisca

Mariana

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre 25th Anniversary Production, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Jason Compson IV / Dilsey Gibson / Versh Gibson / T.P. Gibson / Another Girl

Productions

Collaborator

April Matthis Biography

Off-Broadway: Signature Plays/Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature); Antlia Pneumatica, Iowa (Playwrights Horizons); The Insurgents (Labyrinth); On the Levee (LCT3); Lear (Soho Rep); Melancholy Play (13P); Ma-Yi, New Georges. Regional: Little Bunny Foo Foo (Actors Theatre of Louisville), A Streetcar Named Desire (Yale Rep), Ralph Lemon's Scaffold Room (Walker Art Center), Humana Festival. Film/TV: Wendell and the Lemon, Black Card (YouTube), "Instinct" (CBS). Ruth Maleczech Award, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.

April Matthis Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
April Matthis, Toni Stone
 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
April Matthis, Toni Stone
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
April Matthis, Toni Stone
 
Obie Awards - 2015 - Sustained Excellence of Performance Gold Star
April Matthis

April Matthis News

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE! Photo VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE!
by Michael Major - Aug 9, 2022

This fall, Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks will make her return to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. This morning, Brooks sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Katie Lowes, who has been seen on Broadway in Waitress, on LIVE! to discuss the upcoming production, working with Samuel L. Jackson, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jac Photo Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON Will Now Open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Rather  Photo August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON Will Now Open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Rather Than the St. James
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will now play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. The production was originally supposed to come to the St. James Theatre, current home of Into The Woods, which is rumored to be extending.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begi Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival's MOST HAPPY IN CONCERT Starring Mary Testa & More Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival is celebrating tonight’s first performance of Most Happy in Concert, Tony Award-nominated director Daniel Fish’s reimagining of Frank Loesser’s critically adored score to the musical The Most Happy Fella, choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, playing through Sunday, July 31 on the Main Stage.

Additional Cast Members Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 Summer Sea Photo Additional Cast Members Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022

Williamstown Theatre Festival announced today additional casting and creative team members for the 2022 Summer Season, the final two Fridays@3 readings, and fellowships.

The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More Photo The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets.

Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODI Photo Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODIES THEY RITUAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the final production of the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays, Bodies They Ritual. Performances will run June 22-July 2.

Kandi Burruss to Join Producing Team of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway Photo Kandi Burruss to Join Producing Team of THE PIANO LESSON on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Kandi Burruss, the Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, star of ‚Äúthe Real Housewives of Atlanta‚ÄĚ on BRAVO, and producer of¬†Thoughts of a Colored Man,¬†alongside¬†Todd Tucker,¬†announced today that they will be joining the producing team for The Piano Lesson on Broadway.

Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. 

Up on the Marquee: THE PIANO LESSON Photo Up on the Marquee: THE PIANO LESSON
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 27, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of August Wilson‚Äôs seminal, Pulitzer Prize¬ģ-winning drama¬†The Piano Lesson,¬†and the first in more than 30 years since the play‚Äôs Main Stem premiere, is the first marquee of the 2022 / 2023 season to hit Broadway at the iconic St. James Theatre, the production‚Äôs future home,¬†on the occasion of Mr. Wilson‚Äôs 77th¬†Birthday today.

April Matthis Videos

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks Returning to Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON on LIVE!
by Michael Major - Aug 9, 2022

This fall, Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks will make her return to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. This morning, Brooks sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Katie Lowes, who has been seen on Broadway in Waitress, on LIVE! to discuss the upcoming production, working with Samuel L. Jackson, and more. Watch the new video clip now!

VIDEO: Claudia Rankine  Talks HELP at The Shed VideoVIDEO: Claudia Rankine Talks HELP at The Shed
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

After closing during previews two years ago due to the pandemic, this March¬†The Shed¬†presents the world premiere of¬†Help, a new play by acclaimed author and poet¬†Claudia Rankine¬†(Just Us,¬†Citizen:¬†An American Lyric), directed by Obie Award‚Äďwinner¬†Taibi Magar¬†(Twilight: Los Angeles,¬†1992,¬†Signature Theater; Is God Is,¬†Soho Rep).¬†

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's TONI STONE VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's TONI STONE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of Toni Stone, by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. Get a first look below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Joe Manganiello, René Augesen and More in Highlights of Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire byTennessee Williams, directed byMark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, September 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Joe Manganiello, René Augesen and More in Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with A Streetcar Named Desire byTennessee Williams, directed byMark Rucker, September 20-October 12 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, September 26. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek behind the scenes below!


April Matthis Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has April Matthis been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Toni Stone , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Toni Stone Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Toni Stone and Sustained Excellence of Performance (Obie Awards) .

What awards has April Matthis won?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Toni Stoneand Sustained Excellence of Performance (Obie Awards).

What is April Matthis next theatre project?
April Matthis's next show will be The Piano Lesson which opens on 10/13/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has April Matthis been in?
April Matthis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has April Matthis been in?
April Matthis has not appeared in the West End