Matthew Lopez is the author of The Whipping Man, one of the most widely produced new American plays of the last several years. The play premiered at Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ and debuted in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club. That production was directed by Doug Hughes and starred Andre Braugher. The sold-out production extended four times, ultimately running 101 performances off-Broadway and garnering Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards. Lopez was awarded the John Gassner New Play Award from the New York Outer Critics Circle for the play. Since then, it has been received over 40 productions worldwide. Lopez's play, Somewhere, has been produced at the Old Globe, TheatreWorks in Palo Alto and most recently at Hartford Stage Company, where his play Reverberation also received its world premiere in 2015.
Lopez's play, The Legend of Georgia McBride, premiered in 2015 at the Denver Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. His latest play, the two-part epic The Inheritance, premiered at the Young Vic Theatre in London 2018 and is based on E.M. Forster's novel, Howards End. This production earned eight nominations at the 2019 Olivier Awards.
Lopez currently holds new play commissions from Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Hartford Stage, and South Coast Rep. Lopez was a staff writer on HBO’s “The Newsroom” and is currently adapting Javier Marias’ trilogy “Your Face Tomorrow” for the screen.