Theatre Arts Faculty
Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.
[Performance Techniques/Voice and Diction/ Head of Musical Theatre Program]
Julio Matos (stage name Julio Agustin) is currently an assistant professor of theatre and coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree at Western Connecticut State University. He has directed, choreographed, and taught throughout the United States, and was most recently nominated for an Audelco Award for his work as director of the New Haarlem Arts Theatre’s Latina-inspired production of Sweet Charity. His performing credits include featured roles in the Broadway musicals Chicago and Bells Are Ringing (revival), in addition to appearing in the original companies of Fosse, Never Gonna Dance, Steel Pier, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Teaching honors include the Shelfer Scholar of the College of Music at Florida State University and as Artist-in-Residence for the Department of Dance at James Madison University. In addition to coaching voice and acting, Julio runs a monthly audition studio in New York City (www.TheTransitionWorkshop.com) teaching his Transition Strategies to students and early-career professionals transitioning to the next level of their performing careers. Member: SDC, AEA, SAG, AFTRA, and VASTA.