Matthew J. Keenan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He is a graduate from the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and a proud company member of both The Keegan Theatre Company (Washington, DC) and the Classical Theatre Company (Houston, TX).
Previous Keegan credits include: The Woman in Black (Kipps), Dancing At Lughnasa (Gerry), Gdirl from Gdansk (Rich), Love, Peace, and Robbery (Darren), Stones in His Pockets (Jake) andTranslations (Doalty). The Classical Theatre Co: The Cherry Orchard (Peter), The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), Hamlet (Hamlet), The Merchant of Venice: an adaptation (Nazi Soldier), The Tempest (Ferdinand), Ghosts (Osvald) and Antigone (Haimon); Rough Magic Theatre:Don Carlos (Gabriel De La Cueva/Prince of Parma); Bewleys Theatre: The Shawl (Charles); The Gate Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins); TEAM Theatre: Fusion (Jayo); The Project Theatre: Blue (Des); The Civic Theatre: The B.F.G. (Danny/Bonecruncher); Bedrock Theatre Co:Massacre @ Paris (Various). Film and television credits include On Our Way, Henry and Sunny,The Tudors, The Clinic, The Big Bow Wow, Camera Cafe, Bachelors Walk, and Bouncing Boy.
Previous set design credits include: Hair (Keegan Theatre), Alice In Wonderland, (The Mount Olivet Players), and The Cat In The Hat/The Seussification Of Romeo and Juliet (The Mount Olivet Players).
Matthew made his directorial debut at Keegan Theatre with Peter Coy’s A Shadow Of Honor and is the playwright of Keegan Theatre’s An Irish Carol.