Matt Heyward Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre)

Graduation year


Current position

Cast of My Fair Lady


Opera Australia / GFO

What are some of your career highlights?

Mamma Mia! Original Australian Cast, The Producers original Australian cast, Spamalot, Eurobeat, Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mame, Damn Yankees, The Boyfriend, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job

The most challenging is maintaining your mental and physical strength for 8 shows a week.

The most enjoyable is being a part of something that gives people a lasting impression of live theatre for years to come.

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at Federation University Australia?

I remember the camaraderie between my cast mates, I remember thriving on daily dance and vocal and acting classes, really working hard to hone my craft.

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

Work hard, stay humble, believe in yourself and be happy being who you are.

In one sentence what words of wisdom would you pass on to students

Just be yourself.