Matt Doyle to Star in ‘Sinatra the Musical’ UK Premiere


Will it turn an audience of 2023 theatergoers into screaming bobbysoxxers? This remains to be seen, but a bio-musical about his life Frank Sinatramusical Sinatra” found an actor to play the late superstar on the set of a premiere production set to open in the UK a little over two months later. Tony winner Matt Doyle takes on the award-winning role of Ol’ Blue Eyes at the show, which opened on September 1 in Birmingham, England. 23 for a trial run of just over a month.

The musical is presented by the Birmingham Representative with Universal Media Group Theatrical and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, clearly with an eye towards life far beyond England. Michele Anthony, Vice President of Universal Music Group) and Bruce Resnikoff, president-CEO of Universal Music Enterprise, produce for Universal Music Group Theatrical.

Doyle received the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, as well as the 2022 Tony Award for best actor in a musical for his performance in Stephen Sondheim’s adaptation of “Company.” Doyle’s other Broadway credits include revivals of “The Book of Mormon” (starring), “Spring Awakening”, “War Horse” and “Bye Bye Birdie.” He also performs at pop concerts with symphonies and has a recurring solo show in New York.

“‘Sinatra’ is the first book musical that gives an honest look at my father’s life,” Tina Sinatra said in a statement, “so the question people keep asking – who can play him? From the moment Matt Doyle burst into the audition room, he got the part. Matt, naturally Frank’ Not only did he have the warmth and charm of his father, but he understood my father’s complexities. And when he started to sing, we knew we had found our Frank. In addition to his extraordinary talent, Matt also has an intuitive sensibility about life that will help uncover the man behind the legend. “I can’t wait to see him in Rep. I know my dad will be proud of him.”

The musical is described as featuring more than 25 signature songs of Sinatra performed by 20 actors and 17 musicians. It begins in 1942 and covers his marriage to his wife, Nancy, as well as his mistress Ava Gardner and various family relationships.

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