Matt Bailey

actor   screenwriter   filmmaker

2015 Broadway World L.A. Award
NOMINATION - Best Lead Actor

2015 Broadway World L.A. Award

NOMINATION - Best Lead Actor

2015 Ovation Award
NOMINATION - Acting Ensemble

2015 Ovation Award

NOMINATION - Acting Ensemble

2006 Kevin Kline Award
NOMINATION - Best Lead Actor

2006 Kevin Kline Award

NOMINATION - Best Lead Actor

“It’s hard not to be blown away by Matt Bailey’s performance in Theatre Aspen’s production of “Fully Committed.” In Becky Mode’s comedy, directed by Theatre Aspen veteran Jay Sandrich, Bailey is the lone actor, playing some 40 characters... Never mind the sheer number of characters Bailey has to voice; “Fully Committed” is a rapid-fire virtuoso piece, as Sam... Every voice, every beat, every joke, every nuance is entirely on Bailey’s back... Almost to my disbelief, I was absorbed mostly not by the pace, not by Bailey’s acrobatics but simply wanting to know what was going to happen next. That’s the essence of good storytelling....Fully Committed is an absolute high point of Theatre Aspen’s recent history.”  
- THE ASPEN TIMES

It’s hard not to be blown away by Matt Bailey’s performance in Theatre Aspen’s production of “Fully Committed.” In Becky Mode’s comedy, directed by Theatre Aspen veteran Jay Sandrich, Bailey is the lone actor, playing some 40 characters... Never mind the sheer number of characters Bailey has to voice; “Fully Committed” is a rapid-fire virtuoso piece, as Sam... Every voice, every beat, every joke, every nuance is entirely on Bailey’s back... Almost to my disbelief, I was absorbed mostly not by the pace, not by Bailey’s acrobatics but simply wanting to know what was going to happen next. That’s the essence of good storytelling....Fully Committed is an absolute high point of Theatre Aspen’s recent history.” 

- THE ASPEN TIMES

“Attention must be paid in particular to Matt Bailey, not only for his singing in Les Miz, but also for his virtuoso performance in the one-man, one-act, many voices comedy, Fully Committed... Theatre is driven by individual talent, of course, and you walk out of Theatre Aspen on a summer's night thinking: "Not only is Matt Bailey a great singer, but he's funny." 
That kind of talent and these kind of shows don't happen by accident.”         
- THE HUFFINGTON POST

Attention must be paid in particular to Matt Bailey, not only for his singing in Les Miz, but also for his virtuoso performance in the one-man, one-act, many voices comedy, Fully Committed... Theatre is driven by individual talent, of course, and you walk out of Theatre Aspen on a summer's night thinking: "Not only is Matt Bailey a great singer, but he's funny."

That kind of talent and these kind of shows don't happen by accident.”        

- THE HUFFINGTON POST


“When Bailey gets a moment in the spotlight, you want to hear more.”
- THE WASHINGTON POST 

“Matt Bailey is riveting.”
- THE VALLEY REPORTER

“Bailey is hilarious and endearing.”
- SEVEN DAYS

“Matt Bailey gives a top-notch vocal and physical performance.”
- THE VITAL VOICE

“Matt Bailey is rock solid.”
- KFUO


“When Bailey gets a moment in the spotlight, you want to hear more.”

- THE WASHINGTON POST


“Matt Bailey is riveting.”

- THE VALLEY REPORTER


“Bailey is hilarious and endearing.”

- SEVEN DAYS


“Matt Bailey gives a top-notch vocal and physical performance.”

- THE VITAL VOICE


“Matt Bailey is rock solid.”

- KFUO

from JERSEY BOYS:

“Matt Bailey is wonderful... He commands the stage with such charisma - his stage presence is unmatched.”
- BROADWAY WORLD
 
“Bailey as Tommy has great charisma and a strong stage presence; I had a hard time taking my eyes off of him when he was onstage... When Tommy left the band in the 2nd act and Matt left the stage, I felt his absence and anxiously awaited his return.”
- CHERRY AND SPOON

“Bailey nails the role of hot-headed DeVito.” - BOSTON GLOBE

"...the real star of the show is guitarist Tommy DeVito (played marvelously by Matt Bailey)”
- THE MIAMI NEW TIMES

“Bailey is perfect as the good-looking but vile DeVito.”
- ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

“Bailey’s timing is so good the second act sags without him, if only by comparison.”
- MINNEAPOLIS CITYPAGES

“Matt Bailey as Four Seasons bad boy Tommy DeVito is pitch perfect”
- THEBOSTONCHANNEL.COM

"(Matt) lends an inspiring gentleness to Tommy DeVito's rough exterior"
- THE EDGE FT. LAUDERDALE

“Matt Bailey - playing Tommy DeVito, the unfortunately villain of the story - 
has great stage presence, and even though you want to dislike him, you simply cant.”
- AUSTINONSTAGE.COM

“The cocky swagger of Tommy DeVito, the group’s first leader and troublemaker,  is perfectly embodied by Matt Bailey.”
- BND.COM

“(Matt Bailey) seems so Italian I’m not sure if he’s Italo-American (I’d buy that) or just a fine performer. (I’d buy that too).
- THEATREMANIA.COM

“Bailey stands out as a sharky, streetwise Tommy DeVito”
- INDEPENDENT WEEKLY

“Bailey’s Tommy DeVito is the most magnetic character.  Bailey owned his role as the sharp-tongued DeVito...If any of the Four Seasons would feel sheepish about the way they’re portrayed onstage, it’d definitely be DeVito.  Still, if that were the case, seeing Bailey’s charismatic performance, warts and all, might still set him at ease.”
- THE POST CRECENT

“DeVito ...a role that Matt bailey tackles with terrific swagger and great timing.”
- THE BALTIMORE SUN

“Bailey convincingly captured the essence of founding Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito as his brawny, rebellious spirit dominated the stage.”
- DETROIT SPLASH

“Bailey is a standout”
- PALM BEACH POST 

“Tommy, played to perfection by Matt Bailey”
- FAIRFAX TIMES

“Show-stealing.”
        - NEWSPRESS.COM

“Matt Bailey dominates the stage from the beginning as Tommy DeVito...he draws all eyes when he’s on stage.”
- THE DETROIT NEWS 

“Bailey, who plays the quintessential sexy bad boy, Tommy DeVito, is a delight to watch.”
 -  THE PHILLYIST “

Bailey is an incredible Tommy DeVito.  He creates a character out of a caricature of a man.  From his excessively foul mouth, swagger, and rude-boy-isms, there is nothing to compare.  To say he delivers is an understatement.
  - LITTLE PINK BOOK

from JERSEY BOYS:


Matt Bailey is wonderful... He commands the stage with such charisma - his stage presence is unmatched.”

- BROADWAY WORLD


“Bailey as Tommy has great charisma and a strong stage presence; I had a hard time taking my eyes off of him when he was onstage... When Tommy left the band in the 2nd act and Matt left the stage, I felt his absence and anxiously awaited his return.”

- CHERRY AND SPOON


Bailey nails the role of hot-headed DeVito.” - BOSTON GLOBE


"...the real star of the show is guitarist Tommy DeVito (played marvelously by Matt Bailey)

- THE MIAMI NEW TIMES


“Bailey is perfect as the good-looking but vile DeVito.”

- ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION


“Bailey’s timing is so good the second act sags without him, if only by comparison.”

- MINNEAPOLIS CITYPAGES


“Matt Bailey as Four Seasons bad boy Tommy DeVito is pitch perfect”

- THEBOSTONCHANNEL.COM


"(Matt) lends an inspiring gentleness to Tommy DeVito's rough exterior"

- THE EDGE FT. LAUDERDALE


“Matt Bailey - playing Tommy DeVito, the unfortunately villain of the story -

has great stage presence, and even though you want to dislike him, you simply cant.”

- AUSTINONSTAGE.COM


“The cocky swagger of Tommy DeVito, the group’s first leader and troublemaker,  is perfectly embodied by Matt Bailey.”

- BND.COM


“(Matt Bailey) seems so Italian I’m not sure if he’s Italo-American (I’d buy that) or just a fine performer. (I’d buy that too).

- THEATREMANIA.COM


“Bailey stands out as a sharky, streetwise Tommy DeVito”

- INDEPENDENT WEEKLY


“Bailey’s Tommy DeVito is the most magnetic character.  Bailey owned his role as the sharp-tongued DeVito...If any of the Four Seasons would feel sheepish about the way they’re portrayed onstage, it’d definitely be DeVito.  Still, if that were the case, seeing Bailey’s charismatic performance, warts and all, might still set him at ease.”

- THE POST CRECENT


“DeVito ...a role that Matt bailey tackles with terrific swagger and great timing.”

- THE BALTIMORE SUN


“Bailey convincingly captured the essence of founding Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito as his brawny, rebellious spirit dominated the stage.”

- DETROIT SPLASH


“Bailey is a standout”

- PALM BEACH POST


“Tommy, played to perfection by Matt Bailey”

- FAIRFAX TIMES


“Show-stealing.”

        - NEWSPRESS.COM


“Matt Bailey dominates the stage from the beginning as Tommy DeVito...he draws all eyes when he’s on stage.”

- THE DETROIT NEWS


“Bailey, who plays the quintessential sexy bad boy, Tommy DeVito, is a delight to watch.”

-  THE PHILLYIST “


Bailey is an incredible Tommy DeVito.  He creates a character out of a caricature of a man.  From his excessively foul mouth, swagger, and rude-boy-isms, there is nothing to compare.  To say he delivers is an understatement.

  - LITTLE PINK BOOK