Monday, January 16, 2023

At This Performance: Matt Raffy in & Juliet

 At This Performance:
Matt Raffy as May in & Juliet

This past weekend, we finally got to see & Juliet (review coming soon), and the Playbill included a little square of white paper: "At This Performance the role of May will be played by Matt Raffy." For some, a misplaced disappointment. For us, and exciting opportunity! And let me just say, if you see their name pop up on the cast board or on a Playbill slip, you are in for some real excellence! 
I won't give any spoilers, other to say that May goes on an emotional journey that requires all the skills - comedy, drama, song and dance - and Matt is amazing at all four. 

Needless to say, I immediately looked up everything I could find on this great new (to me, anyway) talent. I found out that Raffy was born in France, and was raised in Canada. A graduate of both the Vancouver Film School and the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, they've amassed in impressive international resume of film, television and theatrical productions. Audiences have seen Matt in pantos like Cinderella, and shows like Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

I can't wait to see them in lots of things in the future! Find out more:

Answers to Last Week's Broadway Game
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