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“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, all of them spinning around the dizzyingly busy reservations desk of a hot-spot New York restaurant. 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, through August 15, and directed by sitcom legend and Aspen resident Jay Sandrich. Bailey plays a restaurant reservation jockey in New York; he also manages to play the voice of every customer on the phone and character in the kitchen.  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 he (Bailey) gets

   a moment in the spotlight, you want to hear more.

- THE WASHINGTON POST



from JERSEY BOYS:

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


“Matt Bailey is wonderful... He commands the stage with such charisma -

his stage presence is unmatched.

- BROADWAY WORLD


“Matt Bailey as Four Seasons bad boy

Tommy DeVito is pitch perfect”

- THEBOSTONCHANNEL.COM


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

- MINNEAPOLIS CITYPAGES


"(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 does himself proud in his L.A. theatre debut as Harry Frommerman.”  - 947 TheWave

“Harmony’s current trump card is the superb sextet portraying the Harmonists...their vocal chemistry and physical comedy are superb, not to be outdone by the palpable respect they have for the men the are representing.” - RAGEMONTHLY.COM

“To play (The Comedian Harmonists), the production has assembled an extraordinary set of young kids who own that stage with vivacity, panache and pipes.  There’s no difficulty believing the troupe's legend.”  - Variety

“(The Harmonists) blanket their audience in tonal warmth & texture while delivering blazingly energized performances.  Each triple-threat member sings beautifully & acts brightly, while fostering a tight-knit chemistry that reinforces the bonds shared by the men they portray.                 - StageandCinema


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

“Bailey ... gave one of the best all around

performances I have seen in St. Louis.”  

- THE VITAL VOICE


“Bailey plays Joseph a little light on the outset, But watch out!  That’s designed to knock you socks off when he lets loose his considerable vocal power and overall command of the stage.  A breathtaking solo here and there prove that Joseph is after all, born for higher things.”

- THE ADVOCATE

“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


“(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 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.”

        - CHERRYANDSPOON.com


“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

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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