Matthew R. Wilson



Headshot by Teresa Castracane

“A winning performance by Matthew R. Wilson”
–The Washington Post

“Wilson has terrific comic timing.”
–The Washington Post

Matthew R. Wilson is a proud member of the professional labor unions for stage and screen: SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.  He has appeared in film and on television and has performed in theatres around the world.  He holds an MFA in Classical Acting.

He recently earned a Helen Hayes Award for the Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play for his performance in Bob Bartlett’s world-premiere drama Swimming with Whales at 1st Stage. For the 2019-20 season, he will appear in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and in The Till Trilogy at Mosaic Theatre Company.

Matt made his television debut in CBS’s As the World Turns and appears in Season Two of the Netflix original TV series House of Cards as a US Senator opposite Kevin Spacey. He has performed in several independent films and a variety of video projects for clients such as the NASA, US Postal Service, and Federal Aviation Association.

A ten-year resident of New York City, Matt performed in several of the city’s notable venues.  Some of his Washington, DC credits include the Kennedy Center, Folger Theatre, Constellation Theatre, 1st Stage (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor), dog & pony dc (Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding New Play), and Faction of Fools Theatre Company (Helen Hayes Award Winner for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company).  He has also performed regionally for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, New England Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, and Clarence Brown Theatre, among others.

Throughout his life on stage, he has been honored to play some of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles including Hamlet, Malvolio, Romeo, Benedick, Oberon, Sir Andrew Aguecheeck, Autolycus, and Touchstone.

Since 2004, Matt has toured the world with his The Great One-Man Commedia Epic, including runs in NYC and London and special appearances at the Kennedy Center and the famed Celebration Barn.





Headshot by Teresa Castracane Photography, LLC.