Russian Full length course
July 15 - August 5
July 15th – August 5th
MATTHEW FLOYD MILLER was born and raised in California and got most of his acting education in New York City. His first role was as the Candyman, in the play of the same name, written by a 5th Grade teacher, Mr. McMullen at Wolter’s Elementary. (He still has the candy stripped cane he used while dancing a soft shoe across the stage. A talisman of sorts). On opening night he discovered he wanted to act for the rest of his life. The rest is…well, the rest of his life.
Since graduating from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theatre Wing and Graduate Acting Program he has spent more than two decades acting in theatre, film, T.V., and on radio.
He has played many roles requiring various dialects: Standard British (RP), Cockney, Scottish, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Norweigan, Israeli, German, Alabaman, New England, and New York to name a few.
His Broadway credits include the Tony award winning, world premiere production of Not About Nightingales, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Trevor Nunn, that was co-produced by the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and played at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. He also appeared in Lincoln Center Theatre’s Tony award winning production of Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love, directed by Jack O’Brien. Off-Broadway he played Benjamin Hubbard in the critically acclaimed, sold out run of Lillian Hellman’s Another Part of the Forest at Peccadillo Theatre Co.
Some of his favorite L.A. and regional theatre credits include: Stupid Fucking Bird at The Theatre @ Boston Court (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award – Best Ensemble; Ovation nomination – Best Ensemble); Yes, Prime Minister at The Geffen Playhouse; The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Falcon; It’s a Wonderful Life, Fallen Angels and The 39 Steps at Ensemble Theatre Co. of Santa Barbara; a critically acclaimed production of Private Lives, by Noel Coward at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Macbeth at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Aaron Posner and Teller of Penn and Teller; Noises Off at La Mirada Theatre; Tom Stoppard’s Rock‘n Roll and The Pillowman at ACT in Seattle; Around the World In Eighty Days at San Jose Rep. and Laguna Playhouse; Desire Under The Elms at San Jose Rep. (Dean Goodman Choice Bay Area Theatre Award for Principal Performance); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Old Globe).
His film and T.V. credits include ‘Hand of God’ (Amazon. Opposite Ron Perlman); ‘Colony’ (USA); ‘Major Crimes’ (TNT); Criminal Minds (CBS); ‘Law & Order’ (NBC); ‘Stan the Man’ (streaming on Amazon. He plays a Russian mobster…it’s a hoot.), ‘Gun Woman’ (streaming on Netflix); ‘All Good Things’ (as young Frank Langella. The film stars Ryan Gosling.).
His radio credits include: Oslo, The Goodbye Girl, The Tug of War, Behind The Sheet, Hold These Truths, and the national tour of Judgment at Nuremberg all with L.A. Theatre Works. Also Lucy Loves Desi (I Love Lucy): A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom for L.A. Theatreworks and then again for Jarvis & Ayres Productions and the BBC.
He acts and teaches (take that George Bernard Shaw!) He has been an adjunct instructor of acting at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts – Experimental Theatre Wing where he has taught courses in Grotowski based physical acting training as he learned it from Master Teachers Stephen Wangh (author of ‘An Acrobat of the Heart’ and ‘The Heart of Teaching’) and Kevin Kulkhe. He has also taught this work for East Los Angeles College Theatre Arts Department, where he has been a guest director and adjunct faculty member, California State University Los Angeles, and Cal State Long Beach where he has been a guest lecturer in advanced movement, Stella Adler’s Art of Acting Studio in Hollywood, Chekhov Studio International in Los Angeles, where he has also taught dialect work, and The Grotowski Workshop L.A., which he founded.
He also likes Yoga (he holds a 300 hour teacher certification from Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts), reading classic novels (who doesn’t like an 800 page doorstopper?), hiking, archaeology, listening to interview shows, dogs (probably was one in another life) and dark chocolate (life is bittersweet…).