Logo

MATTHEW UZARRAGA

      SAG-Eligible  

Information

Contact

Stewart Talent Chicago (CHI)
(312) 943-3131

Attributes

Height
4'11"
Weight
86 lbs
Gender
Male
Hair
Black
Hair Length
Short
Eyes
Black

Sizes

Boy Size
12
Kid Shoe
4

Photo

Theater

Newsies the Musical Crutchie Alex Sanchez at Marriott Theatre
Trevor the Musical Walter Marc Bruni at Writers Theatre
Shakespeare In Love John Webster Rachel Rockwell at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
The King & I Prince Chulalongkorn Lee Blakely at Lyric Opera Chicago
A Christmas Story the Musical Schwartz Nick Bowling at Paramount Theatre
Little Mermaid Flounder Rachel Rockwell at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
The King & I Prince Chulalongkorn Nick Bowling at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre
Les Miserables Gavroche Rachel Rockwell at Drury Lane Theatre
Miss Saigon Tam U/S Jim Corti at Paramount Theatre
Shrek the Musical Young Shrek/Baby Bear Rachel Rockwell at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Oliver! Orphan/Fagin's Gang member Rachel Rockwell at Drury Lane Theatre
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Children's Chorus Stacey Flaster at Paramount Theatre

Commercial

Chrysler Middle Child Ben Flaherty
Wisconsin Dells Tourism Big Brother Craig Smith for Endless Productions
Shout Chili Dog Boy Brigg Bloomquist
US Cellular Background Boy/Extra Mullen Advertising Agency

Film

Moose Human Boy Jonah Ansell

Industrial

Accenture--The Power Map Matthew William Newman
enVision Math 2.0 Pearson K12 Featured Student Eric Kome
Cap Gun Collective/Teachers Presentation Student 4 Matt Miller
Toys R Us Boom Boom Balloon Kid Toy Tester The Escape Pod
Toys R Us Zoomer Kid Toy Tester The Escape Pod

Voice-Over

Dish Network Hopper--Tangerine Pillow Older brother/Announcer Havas Worldwide Chicago--Producer Bonnie Hamilton
Toys R Us--Holiday radio Boy The Escape Pod--Producer Mary Ann Holecek

Internet

Incredible Islands Boy Stephen Hullfish

Skills

General Sports
  • ARCHERY
  • ,
  • GYMNASTICS
  • ,
  • JUMP ROPE
  • ,
  • RAZOR SCOOTER
  • ,
  • ROLLERBLADE
Swimming
  • BACK STROKE
  • ,
  • BREAST STROKE
  • ,
  • BUTTERFLY
  • ,
  • FREESTYLE
  • ,
  • SWIMMING, GENERAL
Stage Combat Training
  • STAFF
Martial Arts
  • KUNG FU
Dance
  • BALLET
  • ,
  • CLUB/FREESTYLE
  • ,
  • HIP HOP
  • ,
  • POP LOCKING
  • ,
  • ROBOT
  • ,
  • TAP
Dialects
  • BRITISH
  • ,
  • COCKNEY
  • ,
  • NEW YORK / BRONX
  • ,
  • NEW YORK / BROOKLYN
Instruments
  • UKULELE
Miscellaneous Skills
  • SINGER
  • ,
  • VIDEO GAMES
Martial Arts Weapons Training
  • BO STAFFS
Cycling
  • CYCLING, GENERAL
Singing
  • MUSICAL THEATER
  • ,
  • POP
Vocal Range
  • BARITONE
Circus Skills
  • HULA HOOP

Other Experience

CRITIC REVIEWS/PRESS: Matthew was fortunate enough to catch the eye of theater critics as a member of the Children’s Chorus in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat November 2011, as a member of Fagin’s Gang in Oliver! April 2013, as Young Shrek/Baby Bear in Shrek the Musical July 2013, and as Gavroche in Les Miserables April 2014. He and his brother have also been subject of a feature story in Chicago Sun-Times for their work in Chicago area theatres.

Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune—“Verily, the place went nuts Friday night. Here's why. The skilled director Stacey Flaster is in charge of a fun, warm and eye-poppingly huge show — an Equity-dominated adult company of 26 and a children's choir of 12, featuring a diminutive but zestful young fellow named Matthew Uzarraga, whose cute moves nearly brought the house down on opening night.” http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-11-07/entertainment/ ct-ent-1108-joseph-review-20111107_1_chicago-theatre-david-c assidy-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat

Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune—“Matthew Uzarraga, kid extraordinaire, is the world’s most enthusiastic Gavroche.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-miser ables-review-drury-20140409,0,3196414.column

Hedy Weiss of Chicago Sun-Times—“The children’s chorus here is full of fabulous kids who contribute much charm from the moment they come down the aisles singing and setting the story in motion. For pure star quality, keep your eye on tiny Matthew Uzarraga.”
http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/8768505-421/jose ph-is-amazing-enough-at-paramount.html

Hedy Weiss of Chicago Sun-Times—“….19 boy wonders dazzle yet again, with tiny, gymnastics-trained Matthew Uzarraga, grabbing your eye and your heart at every moment. Irresistible.” http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/19403235-421/oli ver-dazzles-in-marvelous-drury-lane-staging.html

Hedy Weiss of Chicago Sun-Times—“Matthew Uzarraga (Baby Shrek) is a tiny, highly skilled force of nature you just can’t keep your eyes off.” http://voices.suntimes.com/arts-entertainment/the-daily-sizz le/chicago-shakespeare-theaters-shrek-big-bright-and-wonderf ully-demented/

Hedy Weiss of Chicago Sun-Times—“Matthew Uzarraga seizes the spotlight to irresistible effect as that indomitable street urchin, Gavroche.” http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/weiss/26716795-452/dru ry-lanes-les-miserables-a-timely-reflection.html

Anthony J. Mangini of Chicago Critic— “…Rockwell’s inventive stagings of “Pick a Pocket or Two” and “I’d Do Anything” make especially tremendous use of her pint-sized assets (keep a particularly keen eye on the delectable little scene-stealer, Matthew Uzarraga).” http://chicagocritic.com/oliver-drury-lane-oakbrook-theatre/

Alan Bresloff of Around the Town Chicago— “…I have to say that I was quite impressed by young Matthew Uzarraga as Gavroche…what stage presence from a young actor!” http://www.aroundthetownchicago.com/theatre-reviews/les-mise rables-3/

Hedy Weiss of Chicago Sun-Times——“Brothers Zachary and Matthew Uzarraga are heating up Chicago-area stages” http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/23730481-452/brothers- zachary-and-matthew-uzarraga-are-heating-up-chicago-area-sta ges.html