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Matt Cavenaugh

 
Date Of Birth:
May 31, 1978 (44)
Birth Place:
Jonesboro, AR
Bio:
Matt Cavenaugh was born May 31, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in 2001. Cavenaugh's film debut was in Little Monsters as a child actor, and has more recently played starring roles on Broadway and Off Broadway. His broadway debut was in 2003 as Bud in Urban ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 31, 1978 (44)

Birth Place: Jonesboro, AR

Bio:
Matt Cavenaugh was born May 31, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in 2001. Cavenaugh's film debut was in Little Monsters as a child actor, and has more recently played starring roles on Broadway and Off Broadway. His broadway debut was in 2003 as Bud in Urban ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Major Eric Fenton
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Tony
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Ralph Halloran
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
Jerry
Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr.
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Billy Crocker
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr./Jerry
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2005
Lieutenant Shaw
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2005
Lance
  [New York]
World Premiere, 2004
Samuel Foreman
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Jimmy Smith
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Bud

Matt Cavenaugh Biography

Matt Cavenaugh was born May 31, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in 2001. Cavenaugh's film debut was in Little Monsters as a child actor, and has more recently played starring roles on Broadway and Off Broadway. His broadway debut was in 2003 as Bud in Urban Cowboy.

Matt Cavenaugh Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Matt Cavenaugh, Death Takes a Holiday
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Matt Cavenaugh, West Side Story

Matt Cavenaugh News

Robert Petkoff, Matt Cavenaugh, and More Join RAGTIME in Concert from Link Theatre Co Photo Robert Petkoff, Matt Cavenaugh, and More Join RAGTIME in Concert from Link Theatre Co. & Delta Symphony Orchestra
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021

The Link Theatre Company in collaboration with the Delta Symphony Orchestra will present a concert version of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Ragtime, written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and Tony Award-winning playwright, Terrence McNally.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 19- WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, March 19- WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2021

On this day in 2009, the beloved musical West Side Story made its way back to Broadway in a brand new production from the show's book writer, Arthur Laurents. 

Photo Flash: Andréa Burns, Laura Osnes, and Jackie Burns Surprise Casts Of BAA Onsta Photo Photo Flash: Andréa Burns, Laura Osnes, and Jackie Burns Surprise Casts Of BAA Onstage's DEAR EDWINA and A KILLER PARTY
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2021

Last evening, Andréa Burns, Laura Osnes, and Jackie Burns attended a Zoom Promotional Party for BAA Onstage's productions of Dear Edwina Online Edition and A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical. BAA Onstage is the affiliate production company of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC.

Broadway Artists Alliance Launches Virtual Musical Program, BAAOnstage And Presents D Photo Broadway Artists Alliance Launches Virtual Musical Program, BAAOnstage And Presents DEAR EDWINA Online Edition
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2021

In December of 2020, Broadway Artists Alliance assembled a stellar cast of 25 young performers to present Dear Edwina Online Edition as part of the inaugural season of 'BAAOnstage.' Created to provide a performance outlet for students during the era of quarantine, BAAOnstage gathers students from across the country to rehearse, film, and livestream musical productions - all remotely from home!

New Jersey Native Jennifer Johns-Grasso Directs Production Of A KILLER PARTY: A MURDE Photo New Jersey Native Jennifer Johns-Grasso Directs Production Of A KILLER PARTY: A MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2021

 In December of 2020, Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA) assembled a 'killer' cast of twenty six young performers to present the virtual sensation A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical. Highland, NJ resident Jennifer Johns-Grasso, the Founder and Artistic Director of BAA, directs the production.

Northern Virginia Native Mimi Robinson Assistant Directs A KILLER PARTY: A MURDER MYS Photo Northern Virginia Native Mimi Robinson Assistant Directs A KILLER PARTY: A MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2021

In December of 2020, Broadway Artists Alliance assembled a 'killer' cast of twenty six young performers to present the virtual sensation A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical. Native Virginian Mimi Harlow Robinson, who now resides in New York City, assistant directed the production.

Ava Giorgione Of Capital Area School For The Arts Charter School to Appear in A KILLE Photo Ava Giorgione Of Capital Area School For The Arts Charter School to Appear in A KILLER PARTY: A MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021

Ava Giorgione of Harrisburg will appear in a groundbreaking virtual musical, A Killer Party: A Murder Mystery Musical, produced by 'BAA Onstage'. The show was conceived as a new style of online theatre by Jason Howland, Nathan Tysen, Kait Kerrigan, Rachel Axler and a team of 40+ Broadway professionals.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY‚Ķ WEST SIDE STORY llega a Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY‚Ķ WEST SIDE STORY llega a Broadway
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Sep 26, 2020

Era 26 de septiembre de 1957 cuando el Winter Garden Theater de Broadway acog√≠a el nuevo musical WEST SIDE STORY, con m√ļsica de Leonard Bernstein, letras del entonces novato Stephen Sondheim, libreto de Arthur Laurents y coreograf√≠as de Jerome Robbins. Nadie sab√≠a en aquel momento que lo que estaban viviendo era un acontecimiento que marcar√≠a la historia de Broadway para siempre: El nacimiento de uno de los m√°s grandes cl√°sicos del Teatro Musical.

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by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2020

Jason Gotay, Michael Hartung, Ann Harada and More Join Episode 4 of THE MUNY 2020 SUM Photo Jason Gotay, Michael Hartung, Ann Harada and More Join Episode 4 of THE MUNY 2020 SUMMER VARIETY HOUR LIVE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2020

The lineup for the fourth episode of The Muny 2020 Summer Variety Hour Live! has been announced. This free, live-streamed program will air on Monday, August 10, at 8:15 p.m. CDT

Matt Cavenaugh Videos

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Matt Cavenaugh Sings 'I Am In Love'! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Matt Cavenaugh Sings 'I Am In Love'!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2020

In 2004, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations 2- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Matt Cavenaugh sings 'I Am In Love.'

Broadway Rewind: WEST SIDE STORY Rumbles Back to Broadway in 2009! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: WEST SIDE STORY Rumbles Back to Broadway in 2009!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2020

Just last month, Broadway celebrated the return of West Side Story- a daring new interpretation from director Ivo van Hove. In 2009, Broadway was celebrating the opening of a different West Side Story. This version, which opened March 19 at the Palace Theatre, starred Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, and Tony winner Karen Olivo, and new Spanish lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The revival would go on to play 748 performances, running just under two years.

Showtune Shuffle: Broadway's Leading Men Sing 'Something's Coming' Videoplay
Showtune Shuffle: Broadway's Leading Men Sing 'Something's Coming'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2020

Some of the most beloved songs of the musical theatre canon come from Bernstein's score, which includes 'Tonight,' 'America,' 'Maria,' and of course, Tony's big Act I moment, 'Something's Coming.' Today, we celebrate the show's return with that very tune, featuring original Tonys Larry Kert (original Broadway cast) and Richard Beymer (1961 film), Broadway leading men Matt Cavenaugh (2009 revival), Jeremy Jordan (2009 revival), Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel, Colton Ryan, Santino Fontana, and Darren Criss, and even Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey and Judy Garland.

BWW TV Special: BroadwayWorld.com to Kick Off 2014 with a Bang! Announces 10th Anniversary Shows & Year-Long Concert Series at Joe's Pub
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to announce that we will be returning to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in 2014, kicking off a year-long celebration of the community and our 10th anniversary with regularly scheduled concerts, live streams and special events in a BIG way. The concert series will launch on January 20, 2014 with BROADWAYWORLD VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Tickets will go on sale on October 15, 2013 at 1pm. Below, watch a VERY special 10th Anniversary look back at the site's original concert series.

AUDIO: Lea Salonga Sings 'Back to Before' in RAGTIME Concert!
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions just presented a special concert performance of RAGTIME at Avery Fisher Hall last night, Monday, February 18, 2013. Click below to hear a recording of Lea Salonga, who played Mother, singing 'Back to Before' at the concert!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: The Glorious Opening Number from the RAGTIME Concert- Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, Patina Miller and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions just presented a special concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall last night, Monday, February 18, 2013. The cast included: Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Phillip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Kerry Butler as Evelyn Nesbit, Matt Cavenaugh as Henry Ford, Tyne Dalyas Emma Goldman, Jarrod Emick as Willie Conklin, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Dick Latessa as Grandfather,Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Jose Llana as Harry Houdini, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan,Howard McGillin as Father, Patina Miller as Sarah, Lea Salonga as Mother Lilla Crawford as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out the full opening number below!

MEGA STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME Video Flashback!
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions will present a special concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall tonight, Monday, February 18, 2013. The cast will include: Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Phillip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Kerry Butler as Evelyn Nesbit, Matt Cavenaugh as Henry Ford, Tyne Daly as Emma Goldman, Jarrod Emick as Willie Conklin, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Dick Latessa as Grandfather, Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Jose Llana as Harry Houdini, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan, Howard McGillin as Father, Patina Miller as Sarah, Lea Salonga as Mother Lilla Crawford as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend. In celebration of ths special day, BroadwayWorld brings you a collection of highlights from the original 1998 production and the 2009 revival below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the RAGTIME Concert Cast- Norm Lewis, Kerry Butler, Matt Cavenaugh, Patina Miller & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions will present a special concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, February 18, 2013. The cast will include: Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Phillip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Kerry Butler as Evelyn Nesbit, Matt Cavenaugh as Henry Ford, Tyne Daly as Emma Goldman, Jarrod Emick as Willie Conklin, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Dick Latessa as Grandfather, Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Jose Llana as Harry Houdini, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan, Howard McGillin as Father, Patina Miller as Sarah, Lea Salonga as Mother Lilla Crawford as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend. The full cast met the press just yesterday and you can check out what they had to say about the special concert below!

STAGE TUBE: Nick Adams, Matt Cavenaugh, and More Make Appearance in Cheyenne Jackson's 'Don't Wanna Know' Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2012

Cheyenne Jackson will soon release the third single from his solo album, 'Don't Wanna Know,' which will be available for download starting December 18. Check out a preview of the music video below, which stars Broadway veterans Matt Cavenaugh, Nick Adams, Joshua Buscher, Peter Chursin, Adam Fleming, Lindsay Janisse, Nina Lafarga, Robb Sherman, Brooke Wendle, and Samantha Zak.

BWW TV: Inside Roundabout's Starry Tribute to Rob Marshall; Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Andrews & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2012

On Monday, March 12th, 2012 Roundabout celebrated Rob Marshall with the 2012 Spring Gala: From Screen to Stage. Rob Marshall began his career with Roundabout working on celebrated musicals such as She Loves Me, Company, Little Me and the Tony Award¬ģ-winning Cabaret. When Hollywood beckoned, he directed and choreographed the biggest film musical in years, the Academy Award¬ģ winning Chicago, the summer blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the star studded NINE among others. BroadwayWorld was inside the event to chat with the star-studded guests. Click below for the action!


Matt Cavenaugh Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Matt Cavenaugh been in?
Matt Cavenaugh has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Matt Cavenaugh been in?
Matt Cavenaugh has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Matt Cavenaugh been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Death Takes a Holiday and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for West Side Story .