12/2015 "Seussical", NextStop Theatre Company
"As Horton, Matthew “Moose” Thompson has a quiet tenderness that might be surprising to those who at first glance see this big man with a beard, and expect more of a feral portrayal of the celebrated elephant. But it’s soon revealed that his heart is just as large as his body. From his very first notes on “Horton Hears a Who,” Thompson connects to the audience and as his story unfolds, we are cheering for him to succeed and rooting for his cause of protecting the Whos."
"Matthew “Moose" Thompson is as good as it gets when it comes to singing and having emotionally charged songs. With Thompson playing Horton you simply can’t go wrong."
"Thompson is fantastic as gentle Horton, and his vocals were especially lovely. Perhaps my favorite thing about him, however, had nothing to do with the show at all– intermission comes at the point in the plot when Horton is sorting through a heaping pile of clovers, and Thompson maintained his character throughout the entire intermission, sorting through the clovers with children from the audience as they laughed and joked." (DC MTA)
8/2014 "The Elden Street Musical Experience", NextStop Theatre Company's Summer Cabaret Series
"Matt Thompson’s “Poisoning the Pigeons in the Park” was a perfect example of acting through the music. He drew the audience into a (seemingly normal) conversation and then playfully twisted it which led to smiles and laughter."
"Jerry Herman’s beloved and defiant gay anthem “I Am What I Am” from La Cage Aux Folles was sung beautifully by soloist Matthew Thompson"
"Thompson reveals a gorgeous voice and nimble comic versatility, ranging from hilariously understated delivery in “My Home Town,” to appropriate Harvard grad twittery in “When You Are Old And Gray.” His interpretation of “The Hunting Song” is, I dare say, even funnier than Mr. Lehrer’s original performance"
"The standout in the ESP production, directed by Adriana Hardy, is Matthew “Moose” Thompson, a tenor possessing a killer voice."
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