Bridget Carpenter (Book). A playwright, television writer, and producer, Carpenter created the 2016 miniseries "11.22.63" for Bad Robot and Hulu from Stephen King's bestselling novel. "11.22.63" premiered at the Sundance Festival, was nominated for a Writers Guild Award, and won the Saturn Award for best limited series. Prior to "11.22.63," she wrote and co-executive-produced all five seasons of the Peabody Award-Winning series “Friday Night Lights.” She was a Consulting Producer for HBO's “Westworld” and a Co-Executive Producer for “Parenthood.” In 2013 she was the Executive Producer/Showrunner for the Sundance Channel drama series “The Red Road.” Carpenter's plays have been produced by Steppenwolf, the Public Theater, the Alley Theatre, La Jolla Rep, Berkeley Repertory Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and many other theaters across the country. She has written several songs for film (Basmati Blues; Dear Dumb Diary) and has adapted Freaky Friday as a movie and stage musical for the Disney Channel. Most recently, she was awarded the Princess Grace Statue. Awards: a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, a McKnight Grant, the Princess Grace Award, the Kesselring Prize, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. WGA and Emmy nominations for “Friday Night Lights.” Her plays Fall, Up and The Faculty Room are published by Samuel French. An alumnae of New Dramatists, Carpenter received her BA and MFA from Brown University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Chris Harrison, and their children, Rita and Henry.
Tom Kitt (Music/Co-Orchestrations/Co-Vocal Arrangements/Dance & Incidental Arrangements) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. Next to Normal also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony Nom., Outer Critics Nom.); High Fidelity (Broadway); Bring it On, The Musical (co-composer with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway); Superhero (2nd Stage); Disney's Freaky Friday (Stage Production and Original Disney Channel Movie Musical); Dave (Arena Stage); The Winter's Tale, All's Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline (The Public's NYSF); From Up Here and The Madrid (MTC); Orphans (Broadway) The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons) and As You Like It (Toho Co., Japan). As a music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator, credits include SpongeBob Squarepants, The Musical (Tony Nom., Outer Critics Nom, Drama Desk Nom.); Head Over Heels; Jagged Little Pill; “Grease Live!;” “Rise” (NBC); and American Idiot. His work with Green Day also includes additional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their album trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! Tom received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, “Bigger.” Other Television Songwriting credits include a musical episode of “Royal Pains,” and songs for “Penny Dreadful,” “Sesame Street,” and “Julie's Greenroom.” As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, credits include the Pitch Perfect films, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), The Kennedy Center Honors, 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), and These Paper Bullets. Upcoming projects include musical adaptations of the films Almost Famous, Magic Mike, and The Visitor.
Brian Yorkey (Lyrics) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2009 Tony Award for Best Score, for Next to Normal. Brian is currently the Executive Producer and Showrunner of 13 Reasons Why for Netflix, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Brian was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical for Next to Normal, and his work on the show earned him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Score. He partnered again with the Next to Normal team on If/Then (Tony Award Nominee for Best Score) starring Idina Menzel. Brian co-wrote the libretto for The Last Ship (Outer Critic's Nomination, with John Logan), with a score by Sting. His musical adaptation of Freaky Friday for Disney Theatricals enjoyed a National Tour before being adapted into a Disney Channel Original Movie. Current theatrical projects in development include the original musical Jesus in My Bedroom, with composer Tim Symons, as well as stage musical adaptation of Magic Mike. Additional theatre credits include Making Tracks, which has played off-Broadway and regionally, the musical adaptation of Ang Lee's The Wedding Banquet and the play, Book of Jobs with Alex Glover. Brian has directed off-Broadway and regionally and for seven years was associate artistic director at Village Theatre in Washington state, one of the nation's leading producers of new musicals. He's a graduate of Columbia University, where he was artistic director of the Varsity Show, an alum of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA.
Gabriel Barre (Director) directed the musical, Amazing Grace, on Broadway in New York, following the Chicago production, which he also directed for the National Tour last year and for it’s current sit-down production in Washington DC. He directed the US national tours of Pippin, which started at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, and the national tour of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Eartha Kitt, which also played at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey. His off-Broadway credits in NewYork, include the Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa, which was nominated for 13 Drama Desk Awards and 5 Outer Critics Circle awards, both including Best Director, and for which he won the Calloway Award. Other original off-Broadway productions include Son of a Gun, Summer of ’42, Stars in Your Eyes, Honky-Tonk Highway, john & jen, Almost, Maine and a recent production of the play Cyrano De Bergerac, in which he also played the title role. He has directed many regional productions throughout the US including the world premiere productions of Memphis, and Tom Jones, as well as a revival of Camelot at North Shore Music Theatre; Sweeney Todd, Finian’s Rainbow, Houdini and many other new musicals including the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s, Camille Claudel starring Linda Eder, at Goodspeed; Stand By Your Man at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; Hay Fever and Pericles at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Private Lives at Seattle Repertory Theatre. His extensive international credits include the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s, Tears of Heaven in Seoul, Korea, the Mexican premiere of Billy Elliot in Mexico City, the Japanese premiere of The Scarlet Pimpernel, and three new projects in China. He also directed the productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida, and Carmen (recently celebrating it’s 10th year anniversary) and the new Czech musical, Holmes the Legend at the Karlin Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. He also co-created and directed the world premiere of the new Stephen Schwartz musical, Magic to Do, currently playing on three Princess ships around the world. As an actor he has been nominated for a Tony Award and still appears occasionally in film and on TV.
Jennifer Paulson-Lee (Choreographer). Recent choreography credits include MCP’s 2019 concert production of The Scarlet Pimpernel at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall starring Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes and Norm Lewis; and RAGS with NYU’s Steinhardt School of Vocal Performance. Currently running on 3 vessels is Magic To Do under a special partnership with Princess Cruise Lines and Stephen Schwartz with director Gabriel Barre; A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream (World Premiere, CT); Susannah (St. Petersburg Opera); Camelot (Ft. Worth’s Casa Manana Theatre); City of Angels (Goodspeed Opera House); Enter Laughing, the musical (associate Dir./Choreographer – York Theatre NYC, Bay Street in Sag Harbor and Mark Taper in LA); and HMS Pinafore, The Consul (Opera NJ). As part of an initiative by NewArts, Ms. Lee choreographed Seussical, the musical, working with director Michael Unger starring John Tartaglia and a double cast of 84 local Newtown, CT residents from ages 5-18 as a way to bring immediate healing – to remember, honor and inspire through the performing arts. (visit NewArts.org) Other professional work includes choreography for the Broadway workshop of Little Women: the musical; Annie Get Your Gun (Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont with Patti LuPone); The Four Seasons Vivaldi Concert (Vancouver Symphony, Alice Tully Hall and Tsai Performing Arts Center in Boston). Off Broadway: Stars in Your Eyes, The Last Starfighter; Lola, the musical. Also, Fables in Slang and Tintypes (Melting Pot Theatre). R&H’s Cinderella (Paper Mill Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse); West Side Story (Pioneer Theatre – Utah). All About Us (Kander and Ebb with book by Joe Stein based on Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth). The Rink (Cape Playhouse); Mel Marvin’s The Book of Candy. Pericles and A Child’s Christmas in Wales for Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. At Goodspeed Opera House: Dear World; A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Finian’s Rainbow (nominated –Best Choreography – CT Critics Circle), Just So, Houdini, Sweeney Todd and others. Other regional: Zorro, Guys and Dolls, Jerry’s Girls; Jacques Brel is Alive and Well; NY Musical Theatre Festival: Behind the Limelight, Tim & Scrooge. Bookends, a Musical at NJ Rep. A Christmas Carol at The McCarter Theatre (re-staging and choreography supervisor since 2006); Princeton’s Triangle Club Heist Almightyand the Princeton University’s 250th Triangle Club Show, The Tiger Roars. Directing credits: Flyer, the musical; A Time To Be Born; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Amanda Green at the WestBank, Beyond Measure (2010) and 2Life. Ms. Lee has danced for and/or assisted many notable director/choreographers of our time, including Jerome Robbins and Susan Stroman (PBS’ “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” and 110 in the Shade NYC Opera – Principal Dancer). Ms. Lee holds a BFA in Dance from East Carolina University.
Jeffrey Saver (Music Director) is thrilled to be making his debut at North Shore Music Theatre. He composed the musicals Dodsworth (starring Hal Linden & Dee Hoty) and Time After Time with collaborator Stephen Cole. Composed music for the documentary film In My Hands (directed/produced by Ann Reinking). He has written and arranged special material for: Chita Rivera, Christine Baranski, Rosie O’Donnell, Dorothy Loudon, Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth and others. As a music director and pianist, his Broadway credits include Allegiance, (starring Lea Salonga and George Takei), End Of The Rainbow (Broadway and LA productions), Sister Act, Chicago, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, The Secret Garden, The Rink, and A Chorus Line. Off Broadway: Milk And Honey, A World To Win: the songs of Sheldon Harnick (both at the York Theatre), The Fantasticks, Lucky Stiff. Tours: Dancin’ (U.S. and Japan), A Chorus Line (Paris). Regional: Annie, Sweeney Todd (with George Hearn and Judy Kaye) and Can-Can at Paper Mill Playhouse; Merrily We Roll Along and A Wonderful Life at Arena Stage; Arthur at the Goodspeed Opera House. Also served as musical supervisor of a benefit concert for The Actor’s Fund of A Wonderful Life (starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Kuhn, and David Hyde-Pierce). Cast albums include: Time After Time/Dodsworth – New Songs from New Musicals (featuring Judy Blazer, Christian Borle, Liz Callaway and Walter Charles, available on Original Cast Records OC 6128); Chicago (both Broadway & Soundtrack); Kiss of the Spider Woman (with Vanessa Williams); Lucky Stiff. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he subsequently taught in the musical theatre department. Additionally, he taught at Point Park University as a music director and teaching artist-in-residence. Jeff is an honored to be a founding member of NewArts (formerly the 12/14 Foundation) in Newtown, CT where he music directed From Broadway With Love; A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook (broadcast on PBS), Seussical, the world premiere of A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream, Liberty Smith, School Of Rock, The Wizard Of Oz, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. This past spring included a production of Grand Hotel for Encores at City Center. Recently conducted a production of next to normal at UNCSA in Winston-Salem, NC., and a production of 42nd Street at Southern Utah University. He is so happy to be working with Jennifer Paulson Lee, and Gabriel Barre, two of his all-time favorite collaborators. Cheers!
Kyle Dixon (Scenic Design). Kyle’s scenic artwork may be seen across the United States, from NYC to Las Vegas. Recent scenic designs include: Hairspray! Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan, Mame, 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein, The Music Man, West Side Story (North Shore Music Theatre), Camelot (Westchester Broadway Theatre), The Broadway Classic Music Dance Review (Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, Beijing, China), Love and Other Fables, Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia! (BroadwayWorld Regional Award), Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Producers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, Beehive, Buddy, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act, and Young Frankenstein (Theatre By The Sea, BroadwayWorld Regional Award), Growing up 70’s starring Barry Williams (Off Broadway), Angelina Ballerina, The Musical (NYC, Toronto, National Tour), Fancy Nancy, the Musical (NYC, National Tour), StinkyKids (Off Broadway Alliance Award), It Shoulda Been You (starring Kim Zimmer) and The Wizard of Oz (Gretna Theatre, BroadwayWorld Regional Award), Xanadu, Doubt, The Secret Garden and The Merchant of Venice (Williams Center for the Arts), and many more. Kyle has designed concert events for Faith Prince, Tommy Tune, Pam Tillis, and the NC Gubernatorial Inauguration Gala (Telly Award). In addition to theatre, he is the designer of NC’s historic Elizabethan Gardens’ Winter Lights, a ten-acre holiday display. www.KyleDixonDesigns.com
Kelly Baker (Costume Design) is thrilled to be returning to NSMT for her second season coordinating costumes! A graduate of Bridgewater State College, Kelly has been involved with the costume and wardrobe department at NSMT since 2010. She has previously been the Wardrobe Manager at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (2015-2018), as well as working with New England Conservatory, Stoneham Theatre, Odyssey Opera, and OIV’s Ouroboros Trilogy. Special Thanks to Kevin for this opportunity, my family and Mark for their unwavering support, and to Kat, Joellen, and the wardrobe dream team for all of their amazing hard work! Hi Mama!
Jose Santiago (Lighting Design) is happy to return after lighting Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan, 42nd Street, Evita and Spamalot Past designs include: Love and Other Fables, Singin’ in the Rain, Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia!, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and the entire 2016 & 2017 seasons at Theatre By The Sea; Rent, Anything Goes, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Sister Act The Musical, Young Frankenstein, White Christmas (Gateway); Of Mice and Men (Bay Street Theatre); Man of La Mancha, La Cage aux Folles, Mame (The Wick Theatre), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Merry- Go-Round Playhouse). He received his Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Florida State University. jsantiagodesign.com
Daryl Bornstein (Sound Design) is an independent Audio Producer, Sound Designer, and Sound Engineer for Televised Special Events, Recordings, and Live Performances. While specializing in Classical Music, Jazz, and Theatre, he has worked on projects ranging from the first NFL HD broadcast to the infamous and ill-fated Michael Jackson TV Special, and the Rolling Stones Shine A Light film, both shot at New York’s legendary Beacon Theatre. And just because everyone needs to do it once, he spent four days babysitting MTV VJs in a delay tower twenty feet above the unwashed multitude at "Woodstock ‘94". Daryl earned a BA in Music from Dartmouth College, survived four years as Road Manager for Lou Reed, and was fortunate to have served as Personal Assistant to Leonard Bernstein.
Rachel Padula-Shufelt (Wig and Hair Design) is a graduate of Emerson College. Some of her recent costume design credits include Macbeth and Edward II (Actors' Shakespeare Project); Frankenstein (Central Square Theater); Charlotte's Web (American Repertory Theater); S.I.N.S.OFU.S and The Owl Answers (Harvard University); Once, Shakespeare in Love and Men on Boats (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Alice in War and Little Murders (Boston Conservatory at Berklee); Rosenbergs, Lost Tempo, The River Was Whiskey, Mortal Terror, Legally Dead, Absence, Windowmen, Chosen Child, and Reconsidering Hanna(h) (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Ezio (Odyssey Opera); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Doubt, and Uncanny Valley (Stoneham Theatre); and Trad and Crimes of the Heart (Gloucester Stage Company). Shufelt’s received the Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design on Edward II at the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and received a Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design nomination for her work on Windowmen at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
Natalie A. Lynch (Production Stage Manager). With NSMT: Oklahoma!, The 2010 - 2012, 2016 - 2018 Musical Seasons. Other Credits Include: Riverside Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, Reagle Music Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, STAGES St. Louis, Stoneham Theatre and Maples Repertory Theatre. National Tours: The Magic Tree House: The Musical and A Christmas Carol. Natalie began at NSMT as the SM Intern in 2005 and is thrilled to be back at her theatrical home. She is a graduate of University of New Hampshire and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Special thanks to her parents, her family and friends, and to her fiancé Rachel, for all of the endless love and support.
Dakotah Wiley Horan (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back for the 2019 Season having worked as the Assistant Stage Manager on Oklahoma!, A Christmas Carol ’16 – ’18, Hairspray, Jekyll & Hyde, Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan, Mame, 42nd Street, Evita, Young Frankenstein, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, West Side Story, Spamalot and Singin' In The Rain, and as the Production Assistant for Mary Poppins and Funny Girl. Some of her previous Stage Management credits include: Capital Repertory Theatre: Betrayal, Marvelous Wonderettes, Cactus Flower, 33 Variations, Leslie Uggams in Uptown Downtown, Man of La Mancha, and Single Girls Guide. Pendragon Theatre: Clean House, and Twelve Angry Men. She would like to thank her parents for instilling and encouraging her love of theatre, and to her friends and her North Shore family for always supporting her.
Nate Bertone (Assistant Director) is honored to return to NSMT having designed, directed, and produced on this stage. As a storyteller, Nate is a NYC based director/writer and designer. Recently, Nate has directed premieres of Polkadots (TCT), Entangled (STC), and his new musical, Letters From War (NSMT, MLT, STC). Selected designs include Shrek, Sister Act (NSMT), The Little Mermaid, Grease (TBTS), Grease (MGR Finger Lakes), Titanic, The Addams Family (Arizona Broadway Theatre) Singin' in the Rain, Disney's Newsies, Mamma Mia! (Broadway Sacramento at Music Circus) Once, Gentleman's Guide, Gypsy (Engeman) and many more. Nate has assisted On/Off-Broadway, including A Bronx Tale (Broadway), Crazy for You (Lincoln Center), Superhero (2ST), Lin-Manuel Miranda's upcoming Broadway run of Freestyle Love Supreme and more. Alumnus of Central Saint Martins and Carnegie Mellon University. Nate is a proud Musical Theatre Faculty member of Manhattan School of Music. Currently, Nate is designing for Google. natebertone.com @natebertone
Robert L. Rucinski (Assistant Music Director). Past NSMT credits include: Oklahoma!, A Christmas Carol '04-'07 & '10-'18, Hairspray, Jekyll & Hyde, Peter Pan, 42nd Street, School House Rock Live Jr., West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain '06 & '16, Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, The King and I, Forever Plaid, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Crazy for You, Cinderella '05-'06, Ain't Misbehavin', Damn Yankees, Camelot, Fame. Robert is thrilled to be returning to NSMT this season. In the past year, he was music director for shows such as The Music Man, Once on This Island, and an award-winning production of Les Misérables at the various high school and university theater programs at which he works. A native of Jersey City, NJ, he now lives in Arlington, MA.
Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer) is honored and proud to have been responsible for the re-opening of the nationally renowned North Shore Music Theatre in 2010. He began his career in show business at age 19, leasing and developing movie theaters, including his first multiplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Before long, he was booking rock shows (Jefferson Starship, Rush) and other types of live entertainment, which eventually led to the presenting and producing of Broadway productions. One such show was an appearance by the legendary mime artist, Marcel Marceau. As president of Broadway Productions, Bill presented national tours such as Annie, Amadeus, Dancin', Peter Pan, The Rocky Horror Show and Mark Twain starring Hal Holbrook, throughout New England including Worcester, Springfield, Portland, Maine and Boston. Aside from his work operating North Shore Music Theatre, one of Bill's crowning achievements was the 2007 purchase and re-opening of Theatre By The Sea, a landmark 500 seat professional summer theatre and restaurant, which is in its thirteenth year of operation in Wakefield, RI (theatrebythesea.com). Throughout his career, Bill has stayed focused on his movie theatre chain having bought, built, owned, operated and sold more than 30 cinemas. His company, Entertainment Cinemas, currently operates seven movie complexes in four states. In 2009, Bill was elected President of the Theatre Owners of New England. Bill's ongoing work with NSMT inspires him to consider acquiring additional performance venues at which he plans to someday share his productions between his theatres. Bill has been named to the North Shore Top 100 by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, he was recognized by both the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Salem Chamber of Commerce as Business Person of the Year. He is the recipient of the 2015 Leslie S. Ray Hall of Fame Award, presented by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. Bill is a member of the League of Broadway Producers and was involved with the recent revival of Pippin, as well as developing several new musicals and he has just launched Cape Live!, a new summer entertainment series at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis.
Kevin P. Hill (Producing Artistic Director). Born and raised in Waltham, Massachusetts, Kevin began his theatrical career as dancer and actor. He appeared in National Touring companies of Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams and Michele Lee, Anything Goes and the International Touring Company of A Chorus Line. New York audiences have seen him in the Off-Broadway production of Party. Regional credits as a performer include: West Side Story, Good News! A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady and Marvin in Falsettoland. Kevin has directed and choreographed over 100 productions across America. He has had the privilege of working with such stars as Marin Mazzie, Joanne Worley, Kathleen Turner, Josh Groban, Jonathan Groff and Tony Award winner, Cady Huffman. In New York, he was the assistant to the director of On the Twentieth Century at the New Amsterdam Theatre and assistant to the choreographer on the revival of Guys and Dolls. He directed and choreographed A Christmas Carol, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, and Mamma Mia! here at NSMT, and Mamma Mia!, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Sister Act, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, and Grease at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea in Rhode Island, where he is also Producing Artistic Director. Kevin has been nominated as Best Director/Choreographer for his work on Smokey Joe's Café, Rent, The Full Monty, Chicago, and Edwin Drood, and was awarded the NH Theatre Award for Best Choreography for West Side Story at the Papermill Theatre. Kevin has also been awarded Six Broadway World awards and two Motif awards for his productions of Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins and Young Frankenstein. Future projects include an original danced play called Standing Still. As a Professor of Dance, Kevin has been on faculty at Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State University and most recently The Boston Conservatory of Music. Kevin is a proud member of SDC, AEA and Dance Masters of New England, Chapter 5.
Matthew Chappell (Associate Producer/Casting Director) is honored to continue working with this remarkable creative team as resident Casting Director and Associate Producer for Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre and resident Casting Director for Theatre By The Sea. An accomplished performer, he is fortunate to have worked all over the world in more than 30 productions, including several shows at NSMT, as lead vocalist in Stephen Schwartz’s Magic To Do for Princess Cruise Lines, and appearances at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Duplex, Carnegie Hall, and The Metropolitan Room. For many years, Matthew worked as a talent agent, casting associate, and photographer for Heyman Talent Agency, specializing in TV/film, commercials, runway, print and voiceovers. He is a former Associate Producer for Encore International, casting and producing shows for theme parks, cruise ships, and corporate events.
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Actors' Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org
North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually. With a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Awards, IRNE Awards, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors' Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. NSMT produced the World Premiere of Memphis in 2003, the show went on to win four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Under the new ownership of Bill Hanney in 2010, NSMT continues to annually produce a musical subscription series and an annual production of A Christmas Carol along with celebrity concerts, children's programming, and year-round education programs for all ages.