MATTHEW WILKAS is a New York City-based actor and writer who most recently appeared in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on Broadway where he played the role of “Flash Thompson” and understudied “Peter Parker/Spider-man”. He is also the star of the award-winning indie film hit “Gayby”, which debuted at the SXSW festival in the spring of 2012, and went on to play several other festivals across the country and globe. “Gayby” has won sixteen festival awards, has been named one of the top ten Independent films of 2012 by IndieWire, and has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. For his performance in the film, Matthew was named one of Out Magazine’s “Out100” and one of The Los Angeles Outfest Film Festival’s “Five in Focus”.
Matthew has acted at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Huntington Theatre Company, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and The Sundance Theatre Institute, under the direction of Michael Greif, Anna D. Shapiro, Will Frears, Carolyn Cantor, Mark Brokaw, Nicholas Martin, and Trip Cullman.
His television credits include guest appearances on “Ugly Betty”, “Hope and Faith”, “All My Children”, ” As the World Turns” and “Law and Order.”
As a writer, his play “Pageant Play”, co-written with Mark Setlock, was produced at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and has been published by Dramatist Play Services.