Matthew Henerson (Burgess, Candida) has appeared locally at the Ahmanson (Romeo and Juliet, directed by Peter Hall), A Noise Within, Antaeus, East West Players (M. Butterfly), Furious Theatre Company (Playboy of the Western World), the Independent Shakespeare Company (Henry V and Macbeth), International City Theatre (Scrooge in A Christmas Carol), Kingsmen Shakespeare, Main Street Theatre Company (Dreams of Anne Frank), P.L.A.Y., and South Coast Repertory (Hamlet, directed by Daniel Sullivan).
He has appeared regionally at the American Citizens Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre (U.S. premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink), American Musical Theatre of San Jose (Music Man and South Pacific), La Jolla Playhouse (Good Person of Szechwan adapted by Tony Kushner), Northern Stage, San Diego Repertory (Hamlet, King Lear, Romance, and Brooklyn Boy), San Jose Repertory, Sledgehammer (Three Sisters), and Women in Time, as well as at Shakespeare festivals in Arizona, Colorado, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.
He was in the west coast premiere of Howard Korder's The Lights at San Francisco's Intersection for the Arts, and last summer played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof and Ragueneau in Cyrano de Bergerac for the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Favorite roles include Macbeth, Leontes, Shylock, Caliban, Sir Toby, Horatio, Lear's Fool, the title role in Brecht's Life of Galileo, Pseudolus, Nathan Detroit, and Schmitz in Firebugs for which he won a Bay Area Drama-Logue Award.
Film and television work includes The
Bernie Mac Show, Torn Apart (Lifetime), America 101, and Robert Zemeckis's Christmas Carol.