Two-time Tony award-winning stage actor and instantly recognizable film presence, Matthew Broderick, will next be seen on screen in Manchester by the Sea directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Fox’s Rules Don’t Apply, directed by Warren Beatty, and Look Away alongside Chloe Sevigny and Aidan Turner.
On stage, Broderick was last seen in the off-Broadway production of Shining City at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Prior to that, he starred in A. R. Gurney’s comedy Sylvia alongside Annaleigh Ashford. Other theater credits include the smash Broadway hit It’s Only a Play opposite his frequent co-star Nathan Lane; the award-winning Broadway run of Nice Work If You Can Get It; the Broadway production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple and The Foreigner at the Roundabout Theatre. In 2005, he starred in the feature film version of The Producers, reprising his Tony-nominated performance he gave during the record-breaking production on Broadway.
A New York native, he made his professional stage debut opposite his father, James Broderick, at age 17 in the production of On Valentine’s Day. His performance in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, won him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Broderick won his first Tony Award for Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, and starred in the play’s sequel, Biloxi Blues. He won his second Tony for his role as J. Pierrepont Finch, in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Additional theater credits include Night Must Fall and Taller Than a Dwarf.
On screen, Broderick starred in the critically acclaimed You Can Count on Me opposite Laura Linney. He also earned considerable acclaim starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Independent Spirit Award winning political satire Election, directed by Alexander Payne.
Broderick has also starred in such blockbuster movies as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Glory, War Games, and Disney’s The Lion King, as the adult voice of Simba. Additional credits include The American Side, Dirty Weekend, Tower Heist, Margaret, Bee Movie, Then She Found Me, Deck the Halls, The Last Shot, The Stepford Wives, Inspector Gadget, Godzilla, Addicted to Love, The Cable Guy, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Night We Never Met, The Freshman, Family Business and Max Dugan Returns.
In addition to his stage, screen and Broadway credits, he has also appeared on television in Modern Family, 30 Rock, the Showtime film Master Harold…and the Boys and received an Emmy nomination for the TNT production of David Mamet’s A Life in the Theater in which he starred opposite Jack Lemmon.
Matthew Broderick resides in New York with his wife Sarah Jessica Parker and their three children, and is a dedicated philanthropist who remains loyal and active in his community. Over the years, he has hosted numerous fundraising events for Caring Community, a nonprofit agency that provides a wide variety of social services to the elderly of Greenwich Village. In 2011, he and his wife hosted a treasure hunt fundraiser benefitting Friends in Deed, a foundation whose goal it is to provide pragmatic emotional and spiritual support for those affected by life threatening illness, caregiving and grief. He is also an avid supporter of multiple charities and organizations, including AIDS Walk New York, Signature Theatre, The New Group, The Robin Hood Foundation, Roundabout Theatre, Film Forum, as well as numerous community theater events.
This video was taking at the induction lunch, October 18, 2016 (moderated by Lamb Lee Pfeiffer):