Tony Award-Winner Matt Doyle To Star As Frank Sinatra
It was announced today (Tue 11 Jul) that the Tony Award-winning Matt Doyle will take on the iconic role of Frank Sinatra in the highly anticipated World Premiere of Sinatra The Musical, based on the life and career of the legendary artist and cultural icon. This spectacular new musical features twenty actors and seventeen musicians performing over twenty five of Sinatra’s most legendary songs. It will run at Birmingham Rep from 23 September to 28 October 2023.
Matt Doyle said:
I have no doubt my Italian grandmothers would be profoundly overjoyed. This one is for Geraldine Padula and Nicoletta Macchia who raised my family and me on Frank’s music. I cannot begin to express what an honour it is to take on The Chairman of the Board’s incredible legacy.”
Director and Choreographer Kathleen Marshall said:
Matt is an incredible actor and singer, and he has all the charm, charisma, sensitivity and depth to bring the story of Frank Sinatra’s life and artistry to Birmingham Rep.”
Tina Sinatra added:
Matt Doyle’s sense of self, and Frank Sinatra, is undeniable. His self-assured stage presence is indescribable—I am very excited to see him play the role in Birmingham.”
Matt Doyle won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Jamie in Marianne Elliott’s Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, for which he also won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received a Drama League Award nomination.
His other Broadway credits include Tony-winning Musicals The Book of Mormon (in the lead role of Elder Price) and Spring Awakening; Best Play winner War Horse; and the revival of Bye Bye Birdie. Matt has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, at symphonies across the country, and continues to headline a sold-out solo show throughout New York City and beyond.
On-screen, he has appeared on CBS’s The Code, the original Gossip Girl, and can also be seen in the indie feature Private Romeo, and the short film, The Albatross Cafe.
Photo of Frank Sinatra
© Herman Leonard Photography, LLC
Photo of Matt Doyle
Curtis Brown Photography