Arizona Broadway Theatre, 2017

Exceptional. As Arthur, Matthew Charles Thompson immediately draws the audience in ... [his] introspective portrayal does well to show us Arthur’s thought process and understanding of the obstacles he faces.
— Gil Benbrook
That boyish charm of a young man ... who finds himself suddenly a king at such an early age is nicely captured by Thompson’s appearance and enthusiastic manner; he’s just as you would imagine Arthur would be.
— David Appelford
Thompson draws from his wide cup of talent and delivers a stirring and highly relatable performance. Thompson is remarkable as he manages Arthur’s transformation from the mindless young royal hiding in a tree ... to the husband betrayed by wife and friend and conflicted about his own ethics when fidelity and honor collide.
— Herbert Paine

The Secret Garden

Arizona Broadway Theatre, 2014

  • 99.9 KEZ, David Appleford (April 28th, 2014)

Matthew Charles Thompson is appropriately sullen and haunted as Archibald Craven. He brings a deep sense of anguish to the part along with a perfect sensitive connection and clear understanding of his songs. His rendition of “A Bit of Earth” is stirring with an emotional resonance. ... “Lily’s Eyes” is thrilling.
— Gil Benbrook (Talkin' Broadway, April 11th, 2014)
The megamusical bombast allows the stars — particularly tenor Matthew Charles Thompson as Mary’s uncle, the grieving widower Archibald Craven — to earn applause with sterling high notes.
— Kerry Lengel (Arizona Republic, April 18th, 2014)

Gilbert and Sullivan in Brief(s)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2012

  • Scotsman - Kate Copstick (August 14th, 2012)

Queens Theater, 2012

  • Examiner - James Cooper (June 22nd, 2012)

A tenor of sublime quality, freshness and clarity, he’s able to use this piece to demonstrate an astonishing range...Tenor Thompson was worth the admission money on his own.
— Tim Wilcock (Fringe Review, August 9th, 2012)
Strong and rich, [a] stand out performance from Matthew Thompson.
— Susanna Mulvihill (Edinburgh Spotlight, August 4th, 2012)
Both Sanita and Thompson have tremendous singing voices when the show gives them a chance to show them off.
— James Cooper (Examiner, June 22nd, 2012)

Things As They Are


NYMF, 2010

  • Backstage - Marc Miller (September 29th, 2010)


The other actors are mostly stuck playing types, though strong impressions are made by ... Matthew C. Thompson, as a Depression drifter.
— Marc Miller (Backstage, Sept. 29th, 2010)