Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.

Asst. Professor
Director/Choreographer, Theatre Generalist

(305) 371-8350
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Julio Agustin Matos, Jr., has performed on Broadway in the original companies of Fosse, Steel Pier, Never Gonna Dance, Bells Are Ringing revival (“Carl”), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (“Ambite”), and was featured opposite Bebe Neuwirth in Chicago, the musical. Regional credits include “Che” in Evita opposite Felicia Finley, and “Jose” in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  He recently released his book, The Professional Actor’s Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).  Award recognitions include an Audelco nomination for Best Director (La Dulce Caridad, a Latina adaptation of Sweet Charity @ New Haarlem Arts Theatre, NYC) where he served as Associate Artistic Director; a Best Choreographer nomination by the Syracuse Area Live Theatre (In the Heights @ Hangar Theatre); and the Shelfer Eminent Scholar Chair from the Florida State University where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree.  

Julio has traveled from Minakami, Japan to Athens, Greece performing in shows or presenting at conferences.  He serves on the faculty of the Broadway Theatre Connection, is an NATS adjudicator for the National Music Theatre Competition, and is a Certified Practitioner with the One Voice Centre for Integrative Studies.  Julio runs The Transition Workshop, LLC, a monthly audition studio in New York City (www.JulioAgustin.com).  His research interests include diversity in casting for today's stage and media, and health in the integrative arts of voice and movement.  Member:  SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, VASTA, and ATHE.



MFA Directing Pennsylvania State University
BM Musical Theatre Florida State University


Julio Agustin - With Kathleen Potts The Professional Actor's Handbook From Casting Call to Curtain Call (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. February 2017). [Link]

SUMMARY: Pursuing an acting career is not easy. It takes hard work, dedication, and the ability to shrug off rejection. It also requires an ability to navigate the pitfalls of an often precarious profession. While there are many books that attempt to teach people how to act, there are few books that show individuals what it takes to succeed as a working professional.

The Professional Actor’s Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call provides individuals with strategies that will help them successfully negotiate every stage of their careers. From recent college graduates to seasoned professionals looking to transition their careers to the next level, this book is a much needed guide. Among the many topics covered in this book, the authors demonstrate how to:

  • Create a Captivating Resume
  • Take a “Perfect” Headshot
  • Compile a Complete Rep Book
  • Conquer Audition Nerves
  • Establish an Online Presence
  • Finance a Developing Career

Other strategies address how to network, how to survive while building a performing arts career, and even how to organize your home office. Featuring sample resumes and business cards, insights from industry experts—including agents and casting directors—and a list of resources, this book offers invaluable guidance—including advice on how to negotiate a contract. Along with audition manuals and repertoire binders, The Professional Actor’s Handbook is a vital reference that belongs on every aspiring performer’s bookshelf.