Matthew McKenna is from Glasgow where he trained at the Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts (GAMTA) before moving to London and receiving a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational School. Whilst at Arts Ed he played Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street; The Tinman in The Wiz and Vlad Vladikoff in Seussical the Musical.
Theatre includes: Rod / Production Tenor in Singin’ In the Rain (Theatre Du Chatelet); Mickey in An Evening of Dirty Dancing (UK tour); Mick Jagger/Understudy Galileo and Brit in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Electra cover Greaseball in Starlight Express (Starlight Halle, Bochum); Riff Raff/Understudy Frank ‘n’ Furter in Rocky Horror show (European tour); Bicarat in The Three Musketeers (The Rose Theatre, Kingston); Aaron Schaultz/Understudy Emmett and UPS guy in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Mick Jagger/Understudy Galileo and Brit in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Jeweller/Understudy Raoul in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre); Swing in We Will Rock You (Theatre 11, Zurich); Billy in Angels and Kings (Now – Soul Traders) at the Arundel Festival and Featured Artist in the Side By Side by Sondheim 30th Anniversary Concert.
Television includes: Children in Need (Legally Blonde); Alan Titchmarsh (Legally Blonde); Wetten Dass (Rocky Horror Picture Show); Benissimo (We Will Rock You); WWII 60th anniversary concert (Dancer).
Other includes: Legally Blonde Original Live UK Cast Recording: Just So (cast recording); Fast Eddie – Pack up Your Troubles (Royal National Theatre Connections) and numerous demo recordings.