February 13, 2019

Final 2 performances for Dancing Lessons 

We have just 2 more performances of Dancing Lessons, closing this weekend. Fri and Sat 8pm, Feb 15 and 16 at ARC Stages – Next Stage in Pleasantville, NY. “Ever” has easily been a favorite theatre role for me and there’s so much gold to mine in this play. It’s going to be tough to let this one go..

* photos by Liza Margulies (  –  click to enlarge



January 27, 2019


Dancing Lessons article in BroadwayWorld  –

January 15, 2019

“Ever” in Dancing Lessons, Feb 1 – 16 

Currently in rehearsals for Dancing Lessons, by Mark St. Germain, at ARC Stages – Next Stage. I play “Ever Montgomery” in this heartfelt, funny, edgy and poignant 2 person play. It’s an exciting challenge and we open Feb 1 and run through Feb 16. More info here –

May 17, 2018

A Year In The Trenches – encore run 

I am back in Cape May revisiting my 8 different roles in A Year In The Trenches by James Rana, directed by Gayle Stahlhuth at East Lynne Theater Co. It is a rare opportunity to get to come back to the same play 7 months later for a run with almost the entire original cast and a lovely new addition. The production feels fresh and new and everyone has made new discoveries in their roles, listening to each other well and playing off each other in the moment. It’s fun to see and experience the incredible growth in this production through coming back to it with fresh eyes and ears. We opened last night and run through May 26th.

More info here –

November 15, 2017

2017 BroadwayWorld NJ Awards – Best Actor Nomination 

I am honored to have been nominated for “Best Actor in a Play” in the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards for my roles in A Year In The Trenches.

October 23, 2017

Review for A Year In The Trenches 

“Matt Baxter Luceno goes from the gung-ho pilot to the sensitive Joyce Kilmer. As Kilmer, his scene with (Osborn) Focht’s priest will make you cry.”  –  Dottie Knapp, Exit Zero

You can read the full review here –

October 3, 2017


Here are a few photos from A Year In The Trenches (click to enlarge). We run for 2 more weeks.


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September 21, 2017

A Year In The Trenches 

Last night we opened A Year In The Trenches, a world premiere play by James Rana about U.S. involvement in World War 1, directed by Gayle Stahlhuth. I’m honored to be playing 8 different roles in this production including poet/soldier “Joyce Kilmer” and ace pilot “Kenneth “Russell Unger”. A cast of 6 bring thirty five roles to life. We run for 4 weeks. More info here —

March 25, 2017

The Actor’s Studio, March 29th 

I’ve been cast in the lead role for a reading of Vauthor, a comedy by Richard Curtis, directed by Stephan Morrow at The Actor’s Studio, March 29th at 6pm. This is an invited industry reading with The Actor’s Studio Playwrights / Directors Unit. The talk back afterward will be moderated by Chazz Palminteri.

March 20, 2017

A Year In The Trenches (staged reading) 

I’m happy to be a part of the staged reading of James Rana’s new play, A Year In The Trenches, at Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ on March 21st 7pm, directed by Eric Hafen. This is a new play about U.S. involvement in WW1.

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