DIRECTOR • STAGE MANAGER
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.
— DR. SEUSS
photo by: Matthew Murphy
Matt is a Director and Stage Manager based in New York City. Before the COVID shutdown, he was busy as the Production Stage Manager for Sing Street, which is on hiatus before it begins performances at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. He directed the recent US National Tour and current Off-Broadway productions of The Play That Goes Wrong.
As a Production Stage Manager, Matt also helmed the Broadway productions of Beetlejuice, The Play That Goes Wrong, the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Rock of Ages, in addition to the the world premieres of A Walk on the Moon (A.C.T.), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), and Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story (Off-Broadway). Other credits include Broadway Bares 2017, Broadway Backwards 6, 7 & 8, and over 12 production at Paper Mill Playhouse, including The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, Steel Magnolias, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Full Monty.
Matt was John Doyle’s Associate Director for the first national tour of The Color Purple and has served as the Production Supervisor for events with Target, David Stark Design, the Webby Awards, and for the AMC Upfronts. He is on the faculty at SUNY Purchase and Columbia University and holds a BFA from Mason Gross School for the Arts at Rutgers University.
Since the time he was a kid and was mounting full-scale productions full of neighborhood kids in his backyard, Matt has been enchanted by and infatuated with live theatre. He is a self-proclaimed musical theatre geek and his star turn as Seymour in the Hillsborough Middle School production of Little Shop of Horrors is still talked about! Favorite color is blue, favorite food is macaroni and cheese, favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz, and favorite vacation is one to Disney World! Matt currently lives in Manhattan with his boyfriend, Joey, and his cute little morkie, Max!