Photo by Jody Christopherson

Photo by Jody Christopherson

Matthew Trumbull is an award-winning actor based in New York City.  Born and raised in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, he came to the Big Apple via the BFA Acting program at Boston's Emerson College, and his skillfully honed mixture of comedic, dry Midwestern charm and East Coast intensity has made him a highly sought-after veteran of the Indie Theatre scene.  He has been active with many of the city's most well-regarded Indie companies, including Flux Theatre Ensemble, Gideon Productions, Retro Productions, Metropolitan Playhouse, Brick Theater, Boomerang Theatre Company, Blue Coyote Theater Group, and Gorilla Repertory.  He was inducted into the Indie Theatre Hall of Fame in 2014.

Matthew's solo play The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children, which he wrote and starred in, won a FringeNYC Award during its extended run in 2012 for Overall Excellence-Solo Performance, and was an Audience Pick at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival.  

In 2015, Matthew won his first New York Innovative Theatre Award, for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role.  His nominated performance was Heinrich in 'The Temple, or Lebensraum,' written and directed by Nat Cassidy, and staged at the Brick Theater by Tin Drum Productions in association with Mozzlestead Productions.  

Matthew received his second NYIT nomination in 2017, for Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role, playing Guard #1 in 'Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood,' by Adam Szymkowicz.