Honoured Artist of Russia
Graduated from the vocals department of the Rimsky-Korsakov School of Music and, as a soloist with the Zazerkalye theatre from 1995, received his higher education at the St Petersburg Academy of Theatre Art as a musical theatre performer (2003).
Andrei Matveyev is involved in most productions of the Zazerkalye theatre and appears as Sporting Life in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Sid Carnage in Douglas Pashley’s Falling Stars, Finist in Igor Roglev’s Finist the Bright Falcon, the Magician in Vladimir Baskin’s The Adventures of Know-Nothing and tenor roles in other productions.
Following the 2010-2011 season the singer was nominated for the Golden Sofit and Golden Mask theatre prizes for his performance as Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin in Ilya Kuznetsov’s opera The Overcoat (directed by A. Petrov). In 2006 for the roles of Robinson (Robinson Crusoe), Tom Canty (The Prince and the Pauper) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (The Tale of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi) he received a prize at the festival Theatres of St Petersburg for Children (St Petersburg branch of the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation).
The role of Professor Abronsius performed in Vampires’ Ball at the Theatre of Musical Comedy in 2012 brought the singer a nomination for the “Musical Heart of Theatre” prize. As well as appearing in that production, at the Theatre of Musical Comedy Andrei Matveyev performs in the productions Jekyll and Hyde (Sir Danvers Carew) and Hollywood Diva (Judge Irving Apfelbaum, Elderly Extra).