Artist Bio

Renee Matthews

Renee Matthews

(Bio as of November 2001)

Renee Matthews most recently appeared at the Goodman in A Christmas Carol during the 2001/2002 Season. She was also seen as Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace and Miss Lynch in Grease at Drury Lane Oakbrook and Bea in The Food Chain at Organic Theatre Company. Other cred­its include Stonewall Jackson's House at the Next Theatre and Pauline in Queen of the Stardust Ballroom at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. At Northlight Theatre, Ms. Matthews appeared as Sophie Gluck in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer and Bubbe Annie in Bubbe Meises. Also at the Marriott Theatre, she appeared as Miss Soames in the world premiere of Grover's Corners, Fritzie in 70 Girls 70 and Mrs. Brown in Me and My Girl. She was also seen as Lita Encore in Ruthless!, Emily Whitman in Follies, and Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, all at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. Other Chicago credits include Mother Superior in Nunsense at Drury Lane Evergreen Park and Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Regional credits include Over the River and Through the Woods at the Peninsula Players. Ms. Matthews is touring the country with her partner, Gerald Bailey, in Molly Picon 's Return Engagement, based on the life of the late Yiddish actress. She is a graduate of DePaul University and the recipient of the 2000 After Dark Award for Outstanding Season of Work.

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