Mateja Govich Shares about His Lyric Experiences

by Mar 1, 2016

Mateja-Govich

This month, we profiled Mateja Govich in our Meet Lyric campaign. You may have seen Mat on Lyric’s stage in OKLAHOMA! (Curly) or MANN… AND WIFE (Glenn). Hear what he has to say about working with us below!

“To say that I have enjoyed my time working with Lyric would be a huge understatement. Thanks to Lyric and their incredible administrative and artistic staff, I have had the opportunity, and great pleasure, to perform some of musical theatre’s most iconic roles in some of the most beautifully realized productions you’ll find anywhere in the US. Having performed on Broadway in CABARET at Studio 54, I can directly attest to the quality of work being produced right here in our home state. Each production I’ve been a part of since returning to Oklahoma, whether performing Tateh in RAGTIME or Curly in OKLAHOMA!, has been on equal footing with the best of Broadway.

I particularly enjoyed working on MANN…AND WIFE, which just closed Lyric’s Plaza Theatre. Performing on stage at the Civic Center is an incredible experience, but nothing quite compares to performing in a smaller, intimate hall. It creates an entirely new dynamic between actor and audience that is both scary and exhilarating. To have that experience while performing a completely new work is doubly exciting. As a performer, you watch these great classic works and fall in love with the characters and envision how you’d play the part. But to take a new work and participate in creating a brand new world for the audience is incredible. It’s an amazing, collaborative process that’s unique to live performance and I’m so fortunate to be able to do this type of work right here in Oklahoma.”

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