Matt Hetherington is a multi-award-winning actor/singer. His extraordinary voice and vitality on stage has earned him exceptional reviews both from his live band appearances and his
numerous award-winning theatrical performances.
Matt has won two Australian Green Room Awards and the prestigious Helpmann Award (Australia's Tony Award) as lead actor in a Musical
in productions such as; The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Next to Normal and Hair. He was also a live finalist in season one of The Voice - Australia.
In 2022 he performed a season of ‘The Who’s - Tommy’ at the Palais in St Kilda playing Captain Walker and then followed it up with a critically acclaimed reprisal of Dan Goodman in the Broadway hit ‘Next to Normal’. Matt recently played impresario Harry M Miller in ‘Judy
Australia - 1964’ as a part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival. Whilst in the US, Matt guest starred in the critically acclaimed TV comedy ‘The Detour’ on the TBS network.
He is one of the most sought-after live acts in Australia, both as a feature solo artist and fronting his own band, The Matt Hetherington Band ‘MHB’. He spent many years regularly performing with various acts in and around New York City. Including the highly acclaimed life
show ‘Shaken Not Stirred’ featuring the music of James Bond.
Matt has starred in over 15 major theatre productions in Australia such as The Who’s -Tommy, North by Northwest, Next to Normal, South Pacific, Hair, Rocky Horror, Flowerchildren (The Story of the Mamas and Papas), The Last 5 Years, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, Sugar.
Matt also played a principal role ‘Eddie Starr’ in the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta) world premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical ‘Becoming Nancy’.
In addition to his theatre credits, Matt has guest starred in numerous TV programs such as; The Detour (US - TBS) City Homicide, The Dr Blake Murder Mysteries, Stingers, Marshall Law and Sea Change.
Matt has also been featured singing at some of the biggest sporting events in Australia such as the AFL Grand Final (Australia's Super Bowl), the Cox Plate (Australia's Kentucky Derby), the 2012 National Rugby League State of Origin and the John Newcombe Medal for Tennis Australia.
Matt Hetherington: Acclaimed vocalist, actor and MCA professional singer for over 20 years, Matt Hetherington has performed as a feature vocalist throughout Australia and around the world as both a soloist and with his band. An award-winning musical theatre actor, Matt has won three Green Room Awards and a prestigious Helpmann award. As a vocalist Matt is regarded as one of the best live acts in Australia. He has a powerhouse rock voice and is an electrifying showman. A much sought after live performer, he has made many appearances as a guest vocalist on programs such as GMA, IMT and Hey Hey It's Saturday. A hard working and talented artist who has spent many years crafting his skills as a vocalist and performer, Matt is a much respected and proud member of the Australian music scene. Matt is not just a talented musician but also a dynamic event MC.