Bruce has appeared in A Christmas Carol at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park since 1997, including eight years as Bob Cratchit; other Playhouse credits include Speaking in Tongues (2012), King Lear (2001) and Barrymore (1999). His directing credits for the Playhouse’s outreach touring company include Touch the Names and The Tempest.
Regionally, Bruce has appeared in more than 170 professional stage
productions at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Ensemble Theatre
Cincinnati, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Repertory Theatre of St.
Louis, Santa Fe Stages, Clarence Brown Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory
Theater, Seattle Children’s Theatre and The Shakespeare Theatre of New
Jersey, among others. He is a founding resident artist with The Human
Race Theatre Company in Dayton, a certified teacher with the Society of
American Fight Directors and a professor of acting at Wright State
University’s Professional Actor Training Program. He has been a proud
member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1981. Photo by Michael Wilson.
Matthew made his Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park debut in 2012 with The Three Musketeers and has since returned for Abigail/1702, The Book Club Play, 4000 Miles, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sex with Strangers, Mad River Rising, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Summerland, Treasure Island, Misery and The Last Wide Open. Off-Broadway credits include The Public Theater/ NYSF, Lincoln Center Theater and 59E59 Theaters. Regional credits include Denver Center Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Round House Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Studio Theatre, Theater Alliance, Olney Theatre Center and Contemporary American Theater Festival. Film and television credits include Death in Time, Elbow Grease, Blue, Epix Drive-In, From Hell to Here and Too Like the Lightning. Matthew is the creator of audio drama series Troublesome Gap. He has won several awards for his work in the D.C. area, regionally and in film. He is currently running Sound Lab Studios, a recording studio and production house. Samples can be heard online at CuriousMusic.com.