Matt Gottleib

Matt GottleibMatt Gottleib appeared on the Colony state as Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias.

Regional theatre performances include Gus Michaels in Odets' Paradise Lost at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle; the title role in Julius Caesar for Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Mazzini in Shaw’s Heartbreak House at Berkeley Rep and Aaronow in Glengarry Glen Ross at A.C.T. (both directed by Les Waters); the title role in The Puppetmaster of Lodz and Reverend Morrell in Candida (both for Marin Theater Co.); and Merv Kant in The Sisters Rosensweig for San Jose Rep. 

He lived in NYC for many years, and worked with The NY Shakespeare Festival (Delacorte Theater), The Long Wharf, Circle Rep, Soho Rep, and on Broadway in The Musical-Comedy Murders of 1940. 

In Los Angeles, he received a 2009 Ovation Award nomination as Best Leading Actor for Who Lives? (Pico Playhouse) and has also performed in Nine Armenians at The Mark Taper Forum; Awake & Sing! and Fedunn (LADCC Best Supporting Actor nominations for both) along with Sit and Shiver and Scapin! at The Odyssey Theatre; Indiscretions (Garland Award for Best Supporting Actor) and Happy End (LADCC Award for Best Revival) at Pacific Resident Theatre; and Sonia Flew at The Laguna Playhouse. 

L.A. directing credits include the L.A. premiere of Rabe’s A Question of Mercy at Pacific Resident Theatre, and Pinter’s The Caretaker at the Zephyr Theatre (LA Weekly Award nomination and Ovation Award nomination for Best Director). 

His favorite film role is Philip Bosco’s son in Frank D. Gilroy’s The Luckiest Man in the World, and his television credits include guest-starring roles on Without A Trace, Still Standing, Boston Public, The Practice, JAG, Nash Bridges, and Wings. 

April, 2010