#SugarClubber of the Month – October: Matt Dengler

Dapper could very well be defined as Dengler – Matt Dengler that is.

dirty sugar knew we found us a kindred spirit in this #PortraitRebel, and his results did not disappoint.

Theatre going New Yorkers would be hard pressed to not find Matt’s names included in their Playbills over the past few years. He’s been busy blazing a name for himself with starring roles Off&On Broadway. He made his Great White Way debut understudying the role of Henrick in the star studded, A Little Night Music. Since singing Sondheim, he’s starred as Rod/Princeton in Avenue Q as well as The Mute in The Fantasticks. Last Fall he caught audience’s attention with his performance as Scott F. Fitzgerald in Prospect Theatre’s The Underclassman. Once again the boards called his talents, and he found himself understudying in the Chita Rivera led, The Visit, a Tony Award Nominee for Best New Musical. YAAAASSSSSSS!

Like a gentleman, he was gracious to answer some Q&As.


Q. What is your biggest phobia?

A. Trypophobia — it’s the fear of “irregular patterns of holes.” You know you have it if you freak out when those horrible photoshopped photos of lotus flowers on peoples’ skin pop up on your News Feed. Probably the cruelest litmus test for a disorder since the word “lisp.” I’m itchy even typing this.

Q. What is your dream destination for vay-cay (vacation)?

A. New Zealand

Q. What are 3 things you always carry in your bag?

A. Keys, Wallet, Mucinex.

Q. What was your best subject in school?

A. French or English.

Q. Which song would you most likely get caught dancing alone to?

A. The original mix of Sandstorm.

Q. What advice would you give yourself at age 13 and at age 22?

A. Age 13: Dance in PUBLIC to the Original Mix of Sandstorm. Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter also enjoy trance electronica.

Age 22: lean into the “awkward.” It won’t kill you.

Be sure to follow Matt on Instagram and check out his website here.

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