Michael Matus (actor)

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Michael Matus is a British actor. He was born in Borneo and attended the King's School in Canterbury before studying at the University of Bristol and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He currently plays Monsieur Firmin in The Phantom of the opera at Her Majesty's Theatre.

He was in the original production of Martin Guerre directed by Declan Donnellan, and in the transfer of a new production of Lend Me a Tenor-The Musical.[1] He has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, the Royal Court Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Shared Experience, Headlong and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, West Yorkshire Playhouse on 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Taboo in Brixton, The Sound of Music at Regent's Park, The A to Z of Mrs P at the Southwark Playhouse and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at The Playhouse.He played small roles in The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Crying Game, and on television has appeared in EastEnders, Endeavour, The Bill, A Prince Among Men, and The Dom Joly Show.

Matus has been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award,[2] a TMA award, a What's-On-Stage award [3] and in 2003 he was a joint winner of the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement for the RSC's Jacobean season [4]

Michael Matus lives in London. He is a keen cricket player and in 1991 founded the team, 'International Rescue CC'.


  1. ^ Alistair Smith (2011-04-14). "Lend Me A Tenor the Musical confirms West End transfer". Thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  2. ^ "2002 HELEN HAYES AWARDS NOMINEES AND WINNERS". Broadwaytovegas.com. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  3. ^ "WOS Theatregoers' Choice Nominees Announced". Whatsonstage.com. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  4. ^ http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/servlet/file/LOA_fullist.pdf?ITEM_ENT_ID=101095&ITEM_VERSION=1&COLLSPEC_ENT_ID=8