On the Couch with Matt Lee

AAR On the Couch Matt LeeWho is Matt Lee?
Matt Lee is an entertainer who began performing at the age of five and has gone on to forge a career in the Australian entertainment industry for the past 30 years.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
If I couldn’t do what I do now, I wouldn’t know what to do! Performing and creating has been a part of my life for three decades and hopefully will continue to be for the next three! I love it.

Who inspires you and why?
Growing up, I was always inspired by my teachers who were doing what I aspired to do – which was perform and create TV, Film and Theatre. To name a few – Jacqui Howard, David Atkins and Kelley Abbey.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Performing and entertaining brings people joy. Without joy, the world would be a very dark and sad place. Whether it’s in a theatre or on television, entertainment gives people the escapism they sometimes seek to experience that joy.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
My favourite holiday destination is New York – the epicentre of musical theatre. I always love going to New York and seeing as many Broadway shows as I can. Some people lay on a beach, I live in the theatre.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why? 
I’d take them to Sydney Harbour, of course. We are so lucky to live in such a picturesque city as Sydney. You can’t look past the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Also, Bondi Beach is a must!

What are you currently reading?
I’m not much of a bookworm to be honest.

What are you currently listening to?
The soundtrack to Frozen the Musical! Who’s coming?

Happiness is?
For me, happiness is waking up every morning happy and healthy.

What does the future hold for you?
I will be spending the next year with Frozen the Musical – playing the role of the loveable snowman Olaf. So exciting!

Matt stars as Olaf in the Australian production of Disney’s Frozen The Musical – which is currently playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre through to 23 May 2021. For more information, visit: www.frozenthemusical.com.au for details.

Image: Matt Lee (supplied)