Matthew Broderick was born in Manhattan, New York City in 1962. Broderick has enjoyed a glittering career across film, television and the stage, later inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for services to the film industry.
Broderick made his professional theatre debut in 1981, starring as David in Torch Song Trilogy, where he was nominated for two Drama Desk awards for his performance. Two years after, he played Eugene Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs, earning a Tony Award for best featured actor in a play. At the age of 21, Broderick was the youngest recipient of this award since the ceremonies began in 1947, currently holding the record to this day.
In 1995, Broderick took to the stage once more in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1995, later awarded the Tony Award for best actor in a musical. He has also worked alongside Nathan Lane in the 2001 Broadway premiere of The Producers, playing the role of Leo Bloom, for which he received a Tony nomination for best actor.
Away from the stage, Broderick is perhaps best known for his performance in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). Playing a high schooler who spends a day off from school, his performance was loved by many, with Broderick winning a Golden Globe Award for best lead actor in a comedy or musical motion picture. Starring in multiple films throughout his career, his notable credits include Adult Simba in the The Lion King (1994), Leo Bloom in the film revival of The Producers (2005), the voice for Adam Flayman in The Bee Movie (2007) and Jeffrey in Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Matthew Broderick will make his West End debut in The Starry Messenger at the Wyndham’s Theatre.