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Matthew James Thomas

 
Birth Place:
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Bio:
Matthew is best-known in the U.S. for originating the title role in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Earlier this year he was cast as a series regular in a new NBC ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Bio:
Matthew is best-known in the U.S. for originating the title role in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Earlier this year he was cast as a series regular in a new NBC ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Revival, 2017
Robin
  [Regional (US)]
Delaware Theatre Company World Premiere Production, 2015
Fenwick
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Pippin
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Pippin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Alternate)
Grim Hunter (Understudy)
Jimmy-6 (Understudy)
Professor Cobwell (Understudy)

Matthew James Thomas Biography

Matthew is best-known in the U.S. for originating the title role in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Earlier this year he was cast as a series regular in a new NBC SONY pilot "Shelter" as Dr. Sam Carnahan, directed by Charles McDougall and written by Warren Leight. The year prior he was cast as series regular Henry Paine in the HBO drama pilot "The Devil You Know" written by Jenji Kohan and directed by Gus Van Sant. He had moved from the U.K. to the U.S. in 2010 to play Peter Parker in the original cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark on Broadway directed by Julie Taymor with music by Bono and Edge. After the success of Pippin, Matthew went on to shoot a recurring lead in NBC-Universal’s "Believe" with executive producers JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. He then joined the cast of the musical adaption of Barry Levinson's classic film Diner with original music by Sheryl Crow playing the role of Fenwick for the Signature Theatre and was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. In his earlier career, Matthew appeared in the hit British, BAFTA award-winning film Billy Elliott and hit film About a Boy starring Hugh Grant. He later starred as Prince John in the Emmy award-winning The Lost Prince for the BBC directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Television series regular credits include: Jez in "Britannia High" for ITV. Joe in "Wonderful You" for ITV. Matthew Davey in "The Blind Date" for ITV. Guest leads credits include: "Midsomer Murders," "Casualty," "Doctors," "Genie in the House," "The Bill," "Hero to Zero" and "Trevor’s World of Sport."

Matthew James Thomas Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actorin a Musical, HAYES Production
Matthew James ThomasDiner
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Matthew James Thomas , Pippin

Matthew James Thomas News

Video: Watch Archival Footage of Patina Miller Performing 'Simple Joys' From PIPPIN a Photo Video: Watch Archival Footage of Patina Miller Performing 'Simple Joys' From PIPPIN at American Repertory Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

Watch archival footage of “Simple Joys' from the A.R.T.’s production of Pippin, which played at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University from December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013.

Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann & More to Take Part in PIPPIN Re Photo Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann & More to Take Part in PIPPIN Reunion at A.R.T.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

American Repertory Theater has announced that six original cast members from its 2012 production of Pippin will visit The Lunch Room on #GivingTuesday, November 29, at 12PM to celebrate the revival’s 10th anniversary. 

Elizabeth Stanley to Lead Industry Reading of WHO KILLED MARILYN? This Week Photo Elizabeth Stanley to Lead Industry Reading of WHO KILLED MARILYN? This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Broadway Baby Productions will present private industry readings of -Who Killed Marilyn‚ÄĚ a new play by Sharleen Cooper Cohen. Directed by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evening Rapture_), the readings will be held on Friday, September 16th at 11:00am and 2:30pm.

Festival Of Cinema NYC to Return For Its 6th Year, Showcasing 124 Independent Films Photo Festival Of Cinema NYC to Return For Its 6th Year, Showcasing 124 Independent Films
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Festival of Cinema NYC will return for its 6th year, as a live in-person 10-day event, August 5 - August 14. Taking place at the Regal UA Midway theater in Forest Hills, Queens, FOC NYC will showcase 124 independent films from more than 25 countries, with over 90 anticipated filmmakers to be in attendance.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated its opening night!

Theater Stories: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, PIPPIN and More About The Music Box Theatre Photo Theater Stories: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, PIPPIN and More About The Music Box Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Music Box Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including August: Osage County, the lauded revival of Pippin, Dear Evan Hansen and much more!

PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Team Dissects How to be a Classy Fangirl on This Week's  Photo PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Team Dissects How to be a Classy Fangirl on This Week's Episode
by Sally Henry Fuller - Dec 7, 2020

Last week, Sally and Ashley concluded their first season with a deep dive into CAMELOT, and now they are kicking off a mini series of bonus episodes in advance of January‚Äôs Season 2 launch. Beginning with ‚ÄúHow to be a Classy Fangirl,‚ÄĚ today‚Äôs episode breaks their usual mold of focusing on a single musical and instead sees the hosts sharing stories from their stage door experiences.

VIDEO: Stephen S. Miller's THE MAMA ROSE SHOW Talks With Actor Aaron Latta-Morisette Photo VIDEO: Stephen S. Miller's THE MAMA ROSE SHOW Talks With Actor Aaron Latta-Morisette
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2020

Actor Aaron Latta-Morisette is is this week's special guest on Forest Hills, Queens, NYC-based actor and cabaret star Stephen S. Miller's 'The Mama Rose Show.'

Signature Theatre Releases Fifth Episode Of THE SIGNATURE SHOW Photo Signature Theatre Releases Fifth Episode Of THE SIGNATURE SHOW
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2020

Signature Theatre releases the fifth episode of The Signature Show, featuring a Diner cast reunion, a wig making extravaganza with Anne Nesmith and performances by Inés Nassara, Brent Barrett and Cedric Neal with Kayla Pecchioni, Nova Y. Payton and Shayla Simmons.

BWW Video: Watch Episode Five of Signature Theatre's THE SIGNATURE SHOW Photo BWW Video: Watch Episode Five of Signature Theatre's THE SIGNATURE SHOW
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 24, 2020

Signature Theatre releases the fifth episode of The Signature Show, featuring a Diner cast reunion, a wig making extravaganza with Anne Nesmith and performances by Inés Nassara, Brent Barrett and Cedric Neal with Kayla Pecchioni, Nova Y. Payton and Shayla Simmons. The Signature Show is a free biweekly half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature's past and a glimpse into its future.

Matthew James Thomas Videos

Broadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the first Broadway revival of Pippin, which played at the the Music Box Theatre for 709 performances. The beloved coming-of-age musical features a book by Roger O. Hirson, and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway!

by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2019

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated its opening night!

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN Swings Onto Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN Swings Onto Broadway!

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2018

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, finally celebrated its opening night, following the longest preview period in Broadway history.

VIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp Talks 'Pitch Perfect' Marriage & More on 'COLB Videoplay
VIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp Talks 'Pitch Perfect' Marriage & More on 'COLBERT'

by Caryn Robbins - Oct 31, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Anna Camp sampled a few songs that she and her husband, who she met while filming PITCH PERFECT sing along at home. The actress also discusses her new Broadway show TIME AND THE CONWAYS

BWW TV: CONWAYS on Parade! Go Inside Opening Night with the Cast Videoplay
BWW TV: CONWAYS on Parade! Go Inside Opening Night with the Cast

by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 11, 2017

Time stopped last night at the American Airlines Theatre, when Time and the Conways officially returned to Broadway. The Roundabout Theatre Companyproduction opened last night, October 10, 2017 and BroadwayWorld was there to catch the company as they celebrated the special night.

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TIME AND THE CONWAYS on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Get A First Look At TIME AND THE CONWAYS on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at TIME AND THE CONWAYS on Broadway! Check out the video montage below!

VIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp on Cell Phone Disruptions: 'You Just Have to T Videoplay
VIDEO: TIME AND THE CONWAYS' Anna Camp on Cell Phone Disruptions: 'You Just Have to Take It All In'

by Caryn Robbins - Oct 5, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, actress Anna Camp stopped by to discuss her Broadway show TIME AND THE CONWAYS, now in previews at the American Airlines Theatre.

BWW TV: What is TIME AND THE CONWAYS All About? Elizabeth McGovern & Company Explain! Videoplay
BWW TV: What is TIME AND THE CONWAYS All About? Elizabeth McGovern & Company Explain!

by TV - Press Previews - Sep 2, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent). Time and the Conways returns to Broadway for the first time since its premiere in 1938. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Solea Pfeiffer & Jeremy Jordan in WEST SIDE STORY at the Hollywood Bowl
by Robert Diamond - Jul 16, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's concert presentations of WEST SIDE STORY this summer. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel July 14, through July 19, the cast features Jeremy Jordan as Tony, Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival, as Anita and newcomer Solea Pfeiffer as Maria.

VIDEO: PIPPIN, Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Broderick, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week!
by Sally Henry - Feb 12, 2016

Now that the week has come to an end, it's your turn to take a leaf out of Thomas Jefferson's book and say, 'So what'd I miss?'


Matthew James Thomas Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Matthew James Thomas been in?
Matthew James Thomas has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Matthew James Thomas been in?
Matthew James Thomas has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Matthew James Thomas been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actorin a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Diner and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pippin .