You may know Matt Doyle from his star-turn in shows like War Horse, Sweeney Todd, or the world premiere of the Huey Lewis musical The Heart of Rock & Roll at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. In addition to theater, he’s performed in film and television, with symphonies across the county, and we’ve been fans through it all. This spring, Matt will star as Jamie, a role originally written for a woman in Marianne Elliott’s revelatory and reimagined new production of the Sondheim masterpiece, Company. The show (also starring Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk) opens on March 22nd, celebrating Sondheim’s 90th birthday. You’ll know where to find us in March. Until then, join us on the couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My family. Without question. They taught me the values I needed to be able to keep going in this business.
What was your proudest moment?
Getting the phone call telling me I’d be creating the role of Jamie in the 2020 revival of Company on Broadway.
What is your favorite drink?
Bourbon on the rocks.
What is your favorite food?
Pasta. Keep it away from me.
What is your favorite condiment?
Sour cream is delightful.
What is your current obsession?
I just finished “Cheer” on Netflix and I can’t handle it. What a remarkable docuseries. It’s not being overhyped. Just an incredible portrait of young athletes. Jerry!!!
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
I have a profound caffeine problem.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Stability? Ah well…
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Technology. I’m a HUGE geek. I have to have the newest and greatest at all times. It’s a sickness.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
I’m a big gamer. While I don’t think it’s a waste of time, I’m pretty sure everyone else in my life does?
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
The current political climate.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
I get my tenacity from my father and honesty from my mother. Both get me in a little trouble from time to time, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
I have so many freckles and moles, I look like a big chocolate chip cookie.
What in the world most thrills you?
Judy Garland. So, now you know my sexuality.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Outrage culture. Everyone, BREATHE.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
I passed out center stage while holding a big money note in front of nearly every important producer and investor for a new musical I was working on. Brought the music stand down with me. Tenacity!
What is your favorite place in the world?
Block Island, RH. Perfect little New England island.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs. I have two. They make me laugh every day.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Removal from office.
What is your personal motto?
‘Explore. Dream. Discover.’ – Mark Twain