Longaville in Love’s Labour’s Lost |Understudy for Cymbeline/Philario in Cymbeline | Understudy for Macbeth in Macbeth 

Matthew Benenson Cruz is delighted to be spending his first summer at the Great River Shakespeare Festival. A native of Nashville TN, Matthew is a proud graduate of the Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He has performed with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Nashville Repertory Theatre, and Actor’s Bridge Ensemble. Previous credits also include Exit 11 Productions. He would like thank his family and Natalie for their continuous love and support.