"When, as the lead character Curly McLain, baritone Matthew Worth makes his entrance from behind the audience, singing the familiar strains of "Oh, what a beautiful morning!" with resonant power, it is already clear that the experience is going to be something special.
Throughout the production, Worth's vocals carry much of the argument, never more strongly than toward the very end, when he launches into the signature title song. Everybody knows the song and could sing it on cue, but Worth's performance of the first verse and chorus was so thrilling that it may as well have been a Verdi aria."
Kelly Dean Hansen, Daily Camera
“The clear star of Oklahoma!--and perhaps of the whole summer in Central City--was baritone Matthew Worth, the strapping embodiment of Curly’s bright-eyed optimism and wholesomeness. Lighting up the stage every time he appeared, Worth really got things rolling when he stepped into the rear of the opera house and serenaded the audience on the way to the stage with a vital, resounding version of ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Morning.’ His plush, honest baritone voice was perfectly suited to this song, and to the entire musical.”
Kyle MacMillan, Opera News
"Matthew Worth, as a handsome Curly, displayed the best pipes."
Marc Shulgold, Opera Magazine