Matthew Bonaccorso has proudly called Route 66 his home since his serendipitous encounter with the Company in 2009 and is humbled to be surrounded by such amazingly talented, dedicated, and inspiring individuals. In addition to serving as the Company Manager of Route 66 Theatre, Matthew is a Collective Member with Dead Writers Theatre and a resident stage manager and performer with Chicago Kids Company, where he has spent the past six years introducing children to the magic of live theatre. In 2010, Matthew concluded a seven year run with Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding where he performed as Tony, served as the male swing, stage managed the production, coordinated off-site tours, and did just about everything else imaginable to keep the show running smoothly and maintain his sanity. Matthew has had the honor of working with numerous theatre companies throughout Chicago and hopes to continue to be a part of the theatrical landscape that he loves so dearly. Matthew has also had the pleasure of working with Dog & Pony Theatre, Immediate Theatre, Lincoln Square Theatre (where he also performed in Chicago’s first annual Fringe Fest), Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, and Simple Theatre. Matthew thanks God everyday for blessing him with his incredible family, his wonderful friends, his love for theatre, Matthew has enjoyed this wild ride and eagerly await what the future holds for Route 66 knowing that he wouldn’t change a thing about it.