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Fire Island’s Tomás Matos on Embracing Authenticity Through Glam

"To be able to step out in this world as your authentic self, that do take nerve."


Get to know ‘Fire Island’ breakout star Tomás Matos, the “Staten Island Fairy”

You simply can’t nail a Marisa Tomei-in-My Cousin Vinny impression like that and not become an instant queer icon.

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Drag Haus

Interview w/ Matt Rogers and Tomás Matos

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“The universe honors authenticity.” Actor and performer, Tomás Matos, talks “Fire Island,” embracing their femininity and what it’s taken to live a life full of “bad b energy.”


“Something Special and Unique and Gay”: Your First Look at Fire Island

Someone asks Matos—an ensemble member in Broadway’s Diana the Musical and the non-binary baby of the group—what type of car they would be, if they were a car. “I would be a Ferrari because I’m an expensive bitch,” they clap back. Every individual in the principal cast is queer, and that energy—that inherent kinship—pervades the set. “It’s a heist film—all bottoms,” Cho quips to me. “Bottoms Eleven.”


‘Fire Island’: Andrew Ahn’s Searchlight Pic Adds 11 To Cast

EXCLUSIVE: Conrad Ricamora (The Resident), James Scully (You), Matt Rogers (I Love This For You), Tomas Matos (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Torian Miller (Goliath), and Nick Adams (The Other Two) have joined the cast of Fire Island, the Searchlight Pictures title from director Andrew Ahn (Spa Night, Driveways), which has now entered production.


Built For The Stage Podcast

Tomàs had the pleasure of chatting with Joe Rosco, the founder of Built for the Stage, Broadways #1 fitness platform.


Interview with "Front Mezz Junkies"

Tomás Matos Talks Tough About Disney’s Newsies and Feeling Empowered.


Interview with "Mixed Mag"

An Online Multimedia Publication dedicated to promoting creatives of color and celebrating our multiethnic/ multicultural voices.


What Tomás Matos Can’t Live Without

We asked actor Tomás Matos about their everyday pumping shoes, the eye glitter that level-upped their makeup game, and their “high-class” instant coffee.


“Kunt, Soft & Pussy, Like Me” (w/ Tomás Matos)

Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE.

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Good Morning America | 2022 Pride Kick Off

"It's a story about queer joy."


Exclusive: Fire Island star Tomás Matos is finally ‘stepping into their spotlight’

Tomás Matos speaks with GAY TIMES about their beloved role in Joel Kim Booster’s lauded gaycation comedy Fire Island.


'Amazing': Broadway Latinos are back after Covid shutdown

“Dancing on a Broadway stage is magical, and dancing alongside people you love is indescribable,” Matos said. “New York needs live theater again, and I feel blessed to be part of the community that can do that for the city.”


Diana The Musical on Netflix 

Tomás Matos made their Broadway debut in Diana, a new musical making its way to Netflix soon!


Broadway Bares Finale

Tomás was the lead strip in the Finale of Broadway Bares, an annual event raising money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids.


In Yo Mouth Podcast

Tomàs (and his famous Empanadas) were featured on IN YO MOUTH Podcast, the biggest, gayest, and first Queer food podcast to hit the airwaves with Michael Muñoz. 


The Headlines are in: Newsies is a Must

Seize the day and go see “Newsies” at Pioneer Theatre.


'Fire Island' actor Tomás Matos ties success to being 'unapologetically authentic'

Matos — who identifies as nonbinary and Afro Latiné, is stealing scenes in the movie "Fire Island," now streaming on Hulu.

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Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Pride Campaign Features So Many LGBTQ+ Celebs

This new “Savage X Pride” campaign features the likes of Drag Race star Plastique TiaraFire Island's Tomás Matos, Honey Balenciaga, Nikki Garza, Shaheem Anderson, Xoài Phan, Lilli Johnson, and Armiel Chandler.


ERK chats with FIRE ISLAND breakout star Tomás Matos

They cover filming one of this summer's biggest hits, growing up in Staten Island, how their family learned to not only respect, but affirm their non-binary identity, their life as a member of the House of Miyake-Mugler, experiencing gender euphoria, plus their thoughts on Demi Lovato, THEY/THEM, Bad Bunny and more. 


Fire Island’ Trailer: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Goes Gay With Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang

Pack your Bags, Dolls! Searchlight Pictures’ Fire Island Movie streaming June 3rd only on Hulu.


They Finally Get to Dance on Broadway

These young dancers have Broadway debuts in store when the industry reopens. Some of them have been waiting more than a year to show their stuff.

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Boi Band

Queer diverse reimagining of the 90s Boy Band! Choreographed and Imagined by Mikey Graceffa


House of Milan

After being locked away with the rest of the world for much of 2020, the New York chapter of the House of Milan decided to celebrate health, family, fashion, and 33 years of ballroom excellence.


30 Seconds to Shine with The Rockettes

Tomás Matos was featured during the audition process for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Throwback Interview

A portrait documentary about Tomas Matos from 2015.

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