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Dakin Matthews BIO

LCT: Henry IV (Drama Desk Award). Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Iceman Cometh, Waitress, The Audience, Rocky, The Best Man, A Man for All Seasons. New York: Shakespeare in the Park, The Bridge Project at BAM, Playwrights Horizons, City Center Encores!, The Acting Company. Over 200 regional productions. Recent film credits include True Grit, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies and Zero Charisma. Over 250 television credits including “The King of Queens,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Gilmore Girls.” Former Artistic Director of three professional companies, an award-winning playwright and translator, an Emeritus Professor of English and a Shakespeare scholar.

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Dakin Matthews STAGE CREDITS

Lincoln Center Broadway Revival Production, 2023


Original Broadway Production, 2021
Judge Taylor [Replacement]

Judge Taylor

Broadway Revival, 2021

Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Piet Wetjoen

American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2015
Winston Churchill

Original Broadway Production, 2014

Broadway Revival, 2012

Encores! Revival, 2011

Roundabout Revival, 2008
Cardinal Wolsey

Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
Owen Glendower

Chief Justice Warwick

King Henry IV (Understudy)

Lincoln Center Production, 2001




Fabritio/ Ensemble

Sir Oliver Surface/ Gentleman

Dakin Matthews Productions

[Broadway, 2013]
[Broadway, 2005]
[Broadway, 2003]

Dakin Matthews Movies

[1987]Like Father Like Son Old Man Morrison

[1987]Nuts Judge Lawrence Block

[1988]Clean and Sober Bob

[1988]Sunset William Singer

[1988]The Silence at Bethany Sam Mitgang

[1988]Permanent Record Mr. McBain

[1988]Funny Farm Marion Corey Jr.

[1989]Wired Whington Post Editor

[1989]The Fabulous Baker Boys Charlie

[1990]Ghost Dad Mr. Seymour

[1991]Child's Play 3 Colonel Cochrane

[1991]Eve of Destruction Singleton

[1993]The Temp Dr. Feldman

[1993]Undercover Blues Police Captain

[1994]The Swan Princess King William

[1995]Stuart Saves His Family Intervention Counselor

[1997]Bean Tucker, Psenger

[1997]Flubber Minister

[1998]The Siege Senator Wright

[1999]The Muse Dr. Jacobson

[2000]Thirteen Days Arthur Lundahl

[2003]The Fighting Temptations Mr. Fairchild

[2010]True Grit Col. Stonehill

[2011]The Eagle Claudius

[2012]Lincoln John Usher

[2013]Zero Charisma Greg Goran

[2015]Bridge of Spies Judge Byers

Dakin Matthews TV Shows

L.A. Law Marshall Hygate

The Practice Judge William Aldrich, Judge Lander

The Mentalist Professor Papadakis, Christo Papadakis

The King of Queens Joe Heffernan

The Jeff Foxworthy Show Elliot

The Big Bang Theory Santa

Soul Man Bishop Peter Jerome

Providence Dick Johnson, Rev. Steinflash

My Two Dads Herb Kelcher

Murder, She Wrote Buford Hazlitt, Dennis Moylan, Neal Gillen

Dear John David Hennessey, David

Jack & Bobby Merle Horstradt

Huff Jim Sullivan

Gilmore Girls Hanlin Charleston

Drexell's Class Roscoe Davis

Down Home Walt McCrorey

Doctor Doctor Dr. Harold Stratford

Diagnosis Murder Monsignor D'Amico, Elton Malone

Desperate Housewives Reverend Sikes

Dakin Matthews Videos

Dakin Matthews News

WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Film to Screen in Movie Theaters This December

Sara Bareilles' “Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway!' is coming to ! The cast of the film also includes Eric Anderson (Cal), Charity Angel Dawson (Becky), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe) and Joe Tippett (Earl). Watch a video teaser now!

Theatre for a New Audience to Present Talk With John Lahr About ORPHEUS DESCENDING

Theatre for a New Audience will present a talk by John Lahr about Tennessee Williams and Orpheus Descending.

Music Review: CAMELOT… CAMELOT Still Happily Ever Aftering On A New Broadway Cast Recording

We hope that all those who love the musical theatre will pick up this new rendition of CAMELOT with all new and wondrous vocal performances by the cast.

CAMELOT on Broadway Sets July Closing

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that its acclaimed new version of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT will end its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Sunday, July 23, at which point it will have played a total of 153 performances (38 previews and 115 regular performances). 

Photos: Inside the MAN AND SUPERMAN Benefit Reading at Gingold Theatrical Group

Gingold Theatrical Group presented a reading of Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw, as part of their 18th season of Project Shaw. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

Video: Sara Bareilles Reflects on 'Surreal' WAITRESS Film Premiere on CBS MORNINGS

Sara Bareilles appeared on CBS Mornings to discuss the recent premiere of Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway! at the Tribeca Film Festival and its broadcast in Times Square. The video interview also features footage of Bareilles performing 'She Used to Be Mine' in the live capture of Waitress.

Interviews: On the Red Carpet of the WAITRESS Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival With Sara Bareilles, Joe Tippett & More

BroadwayWorld caught up with the cast and creative team of Waitress on the red carpet of the film's premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. Find out what Bareilles, Charity Angél Dawson, Drew Gehling, Dakin Matthews, Eric Anderson, Joe Tippett, and more had to say at the opening night!

Maggie Siff, Pico Alexander & More to Star in ORPHEUS DESCENDING at TFANA

Theatre for a New Audience will present Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, July 9–August 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Watch the WAITRESS, THE MUSICAL: LIVE ON BROADWAY! Teaser Trailer Starring Sara Bareilles

The teaser trailer video for the Waitress live capture has been released! “Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway!” will have its world premiere tonight at the Tribeca Festival. Simultaneously, it will be broadcast onto TSX Entertainment’s 18,000-square-foot digital screen overlooking Times Square for the first time in festival history.

Photos: Patrick Page, Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada And More Turn Out As Red Bull Theater Honors Julie Taymor And More

Red Bull Theater honored Julie Taymor with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater and the Axe-Houghton Foundation with the George Mayer Award for Extraordinary Service to Classical Theater at the Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit last night, Monday June 5th. See photos from inside the event. 

Photos: Tovah Feldshuh Creates The Feldshuh Fund for Women's Health

See photos of Tovah Feldshuh celebrating 50 years on Broadway with the creation of The Feldshuh Fund for Women’s Health.

WAITRESS Filmed Capture to Screen in Times Square

Waitress, the Musical – Live on Broadway! will make history as the first film to be broadcast in Times Square during its 2023 Tribeca Film Festival premiere. Sara Bareilles will be introducing the film and will also perform live during the Tribeca premiere at BMCC. Find out who you can watch the Waitress pro-shot in Times Square now!

Kate Hamill, John-Andrew Morrison and More Join MAN AND SUPERMAN Benefit Reading at Gingold Theatrical Group

Gingold Theatrical Group has announced that Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw will continue their 18th season of Project Shaw. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: See Phillipa Soo, Andrew Burnap, Jordan Donica & More Recording the CAMELOT Cast Album

See the company of Lincoln Center Theater's Camelot recording the cast album!

Photos: Go Inside The Acting Company's Reimagined Renaissance Gala

See photos from The Acting Company's gala featuring Ezra Knight as the host!

How to See WAITRESS: LIVE ON BROADWAY Film at the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film festival has announced the screening dates for the world premiere of Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway!, the filmed capture of the hit Broadway musical. Sara Bareilles will also give a special performance following the world premiere of the film. Find out when you can see the Waitress live capture and how to get tickets now!

Julie Taymor to be Honored at Red Bull Theater Gala Benefit Hosted by Patrick Page

Julie Taymor will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater and the Axe-Houghton Foundation will receive the George Mayer Award for Extraordinary Service to Classical Theater at the Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday June 5th (6pm).

Wake Up With BWW 4/19: WAITRESS at Tribeca Film Festival, Plus a Message From Crystal Lucas Perry!

Top stories: The filmed capture of @WaitressMusical on Broadway will premiere at the #Tribeca2023 Film Festival, plus watch an exclusive video message from Crystal Lucas Perry!

WAITRESS Live Capture Starring Sara Bareilles to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

The cast of the filmed Broadway production will include Sara Bareilles (Jenna),  Eric Anderson (Cal), Charity Angel Dawson (Becky), Christopher Fitzgerald (Ogie), Drew Gehling (Dr. Pomatter), Caitlin Houlahan (Dawn), Dakin Matthews (Joe) and Joe Tippett (Earl).

Video: Watch the Cast of CAMELOT Celebrate Opening Night

Check out video from the red carpet of opening night of Camelot at Lincoln Center Theater!


Dakin Matthews has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

Dakin Matthews has not appeared in the West End

Dakin Matthews's next show will be Camelot which opens on 4/13/2023 on Broadway.

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