Dakin Matthews: About the Artist


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Broadway: The Best Man, Man for All Seasons, Henry IV (Bayfield, Drama Desk Awards). Other NY: All’s Well, Measure for Measure (Shakespeare in the Park); Winter’s Tale, Cherry Orchard (Bridge Project at BAM and World Tour); Freedomland (Playwrights Horizons); Where’s Charley? (Encores); The Hostage, School for Scandal, Women Beware Women (The Acting Company). Center Theatre Group: 15 productions including The Nether, History Boys, Stuff Happens, Water & Power, The Real Thing and Hedda Gabler. Other L.A.: Misalliance, Major Barbara, Shadowlands (SCR); Much Ado, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Center); King Lear, Mercadet (Antaeus); Prince of L.A., The Liar, San Fran Scapin (Andak). Regional: 250 productions. Film: 25 films including Lincoln, True Grit, Zero Charisma, White Mile, And the Band Played On, Nuts, Clean and Sober. TV: 250 episodes, regular and recurring roles in 13 series, including recently King of Queens, Gilmore Girls, and Desperate Housewives.

He attended graduate school at New York University.  He acted and taught at the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Juliiard where his students included Patti LuPone and Kevin Kline.  He is an Emeritus Professor of English at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California.

He is the author of “Shakespeare Spoken Here – A Handbook for Students, Actors and Lovers”.