Song Premiere - The Sorting Room at The Wallis
Matthew debuts "Holy Man" from his new musical, The God Machine, at The Sorting Room's Summer Sessions at The Wallis on Thursday, July 19th. Performed by Broadway and Film's Tracie Thoms (RENT, Falsettos, UnREAL). For more details, click here.
A Little New Music at Catalina Jazz Club
Matthew will showcase "Words, Words, Words!" from Songs For The Dead at A Little New Music on March 3rd at the Catalina Jazz club. For more details and tickets, click here.
New York City Center's Lobby Project
I'm honored to have been selected as a Semifinalist for New York City Center's "Lobby Project" series. This year's prompt was to write a song inspired by "Gun Song" from Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins. Listen to the submission here.
Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below!
Matthew will make his Feinstein's/54 Below debut this fall with Songs For The Dead, an evening of original songs focusing on the Halloween season. For details and tickets: click here
ASCAP DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop
The Ballad of Brightwater was selected to present at the 2017 ASCAP DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop here in Los Angeles. Matthew will present the first 45 minutes of the musical to Stephen Schwartz and a panel of industry leaders for critique. The event is free and open to the public!
The Ballad of Brightwater
The Ballad of Brightwater, the first of my three-part anthology spanning the 20th century in America, had its first reading earlier this year. A parable about a preacher's daughter in 1890s West Virginia, The Ballad of Brightwater explores the virtues and vices that have shaped America, inspired by the true events of the Hatfield McCoy feud and the Spanish American War. Stay tuned for more updates, songs, and stories.
Matt recently starred in the industry reading of NC-17, a new play by Rodney Hicks (Broadway: Rent, The Scottsboro Boys, Come From Away). For more info, click here.
Masters of Sex Ep. 310
Be sure to catch me Sunday, September 13, on Showtime's Masters of Sex!
I've recently wrapped recording on my first audiobook, Outrider by Steven John.
For more info, visit Audible.com.
Yale School of Drama 2014 Showcase
I couldn't have spent three years with a more wonderful and gifted group of people.
To learn more about the showcase, and my colleagues, click the picture!