NEW YORK (KAIT) - A Region 8 man has taken his acting skills to the top and is demonstrating them on Broadway - in the lead role of West Side Story!
Matt Cavenaugh is the lead, Tony, but this is not his debut on Broadway. This is Cavenaugh's 4th Broadway show. He made his Broadway debut as the lead in the musical version of Urban Cowboy.
Thursday night was the opening night of the West Side Story.
"It's certainly very challenging material, musically, vocally and emotionally. It's thrilling. It's arguably the greatest musical ever written and some of the most beautiful music and choreography," said Matt Cavenaugh, talking to Region 8 News from his apartment.
Cavenaugh also says it has been great working with Arthur Laurents, the author of the original book.