Welcome to our fourth Sunday Spotlight, a weekly post during the 30 Day Challenge that introduces you to one of the many special volunteers or staff who keep the Flat Rock Playhouse humming along and shining brightly. This time, we’re turning our attention, and our spotlight, towards a truly bright shining star among our group.
Matt Lutz can be found playing Sheriff Joe, on stage in The Spitfire Grill, but first arrived to the Rock as a part of the ABBA concert at the Downtown Playhouse. Raised in Arizona and North Carolina, Matt has numerous television and film credits, as well as leading roles on stage. He made his Broadway debut in 2011 with Bonnie and Clyde . Matt and his wife, actress and writer, Christy Hall, live in New York.
We are thrilled to have him here with us! Make sure you ‘catch’ him in The Spitfire Grill before it’s over!
1. When did you first come to Flat Rock Playhouse?
I arrived on May 3, 2012 – the very 1st day of rehearsal for the ABBA concert at the Downtown Playhouse.
2. What brought you here?
I was cast in THE SPITFIRE GRILL and in the ABBA concert.
3. First memories?
My first memories are of driving into the parking lot of the YouTheatre to start rehearsals for ABBA; meeting Will Moss, our musical director; and marveling at the beautiful surroundings and facilities!
4. Most astounding moment of your career/time at Flat Rock Playhouse?
I would have to say it was teaching a 3 hour film acting class to the 14 apprentices. I was so impressed by their talent, their intelligence, and their professionalism!
5. Who has influenced you most at Flat Rock Playhouse?
Many people. Everyone in the SPITFIRE cast. Probably too many people to name…everyone here is amazing. And I can’t WAIT to come back!!!