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NEWS & UPDATES

March 2014

Matthew is returning to Goodspeed this spring to be the assistant choreographer for Damn Yankees. He is also proud to announce his candidacy for an Eastern Region Chorus Seat on Actors' Equity Association's National Council. Kilgore4Council.

May 2013

Matthew will return to Goodspeed this summer for their production of Hello, Dolly! He will again be assisting Kelli Barclay, the choreographer. He will also be dancing at the Astaire Awards on June 3rd in NYC.

December 2012

Back to White Christmas for my seventh year. My ankle is holding up quite nicely. Thankful to be dancing again and to be able to return to this beautiful show! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

August 2012

Tore my peroneal brevis tendon during White Christmas last year. After surgery and tons of physical therapy, I've made a complete recovery, and I'm back to dancing and auditioning!!!

July 2011

Midway thru the season at the Music Circus here in Sacramento. Having a great time! I'll be heading to St. Louis when I'm done here to begin rehearsal for Victor/Victoria!

April 2011

My One and Only at the Goodspeed is a huge hit! Audiences are having the time of their lives!!

February 2011

Go see Broadway Backwards on the 7th at the Longacre Theater! I assisted the costumer on the show and specifically built the costumes for the back-up boys in Alan Cumming's number.

January 2011

Wishing everyone a very happy new year. Heading back up to Goodspeed in March to begin My One and Only.

Matthew hails from southern Indiana where he started piano and dance lessons at the age of four. In grade school, he showed a growing interest in all things theatrical; singing in school and church choirs, and performing in school musicals. He attended Millikin University, Butler University and worked for Royal Caribbean International before making the move to New York CIty.

Upon arrival in NYC, Matthew immediately jumped into the audition pool. After only nine auditions, he landed his first job and received his Equity card as a cut dancer and male swing in A Chorus Line. He spent 2002 in Europe on tour with Jesus Christ Superstar and then lived in Russia while performing in 42nd Street, the first English language musical to be presented in an open-ended engagement in Moscow. He has worked in regional and stock theaters all over the United States.

He first danced on a Broadway stage wearing high-heels as a 'Bonnet Beauty' in the opening number for Easter Bonnet 2005 at the New Amsterdam Theatre and has since appeared in seven productions for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, an organization close to his heart. In the summer of 2007 Matthew produced a one night only cabaret entitled We Are What We Are, featuring the cast of the Ogunquit Playhouse production of La Cage aux Folles, that raised $3000 for BC/EFA. As the BC/EFA fundraising coordinator on various tours throughout his career, Matthew has helped in raising close to $100,000 for Broadway Cares and various charities. In November 2007, Matthew was honored to be named the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Volunteer of the Month.

On December 5, 2009 he realized his childhood dream, making his Broadway debut in Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Marriott Marquis.

Matthew feels fortunate to have worked with such noteable directors and choreographers as Walter Bobbie, Baayork Lee, Randy Skinner, Jerry Mitchell, Denis Jones, BT McNicholl, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Marc Robin, Shea Sullivan and Chase Brock, to name a few. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage with Rosie O'Donnell, Sandy Duncan, Topol, Patrick Cassidy, Vicki Lewis, Jon Secada, Doris Eaton Travis, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Eden Espinosa.

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BROADWAY
White Christmas Swing Dir. Walter Bobbie
OFF-BROADWAY
No, No, Nanette Ensemble City Center Encores
INTERNATIONAL & TOURS
White Christmas Asst. Dance Captain Dir. Walter Bobbie
  Swing  
Fiddler on the Roof Bottle Dancer/Ensemble Dir. Sammy Dallas Bayes
Evita Ensemble Dir. Larry Fuller, Hal Prince
Beauty and the Beast Young Prince/Whisk Dir. Drew Scott Harris
Joseph...Dreamcoat Napthali Dir. Norb Joerder
42nd Street Dance Captain Dir. Randy Skinner
Jesus Christ Superstar Apostle Dir. Baayork Lee
REGIONAL
My One and Only Assistant Choreographer Goodspeed Opera House
  Dance Captain/Ensemble  
How to Succeed... Dance Captain/Ensemble Goodspeed Opera House
White Christmas Ensemble Paper Mill Playhouse
It's...Superman Kazam Dallas Theater Center
The Producers Kevin/Ensemble Sacramento Music Circus
Anything Goes Ensemble Sacramento Music Circus
Annie Get Your Gun Ensemble Sacramento Music Circus
Gypsy Yonkers Sacramento Music Circus
Hairspray Fender Sacramento Music Circus
42nd Street Assistant Choreographer Riverside Theatre
  Ensemble  
A Chorus Line u/s Mark, Larry Helen Hayes PAC
La Cage aux Folles Phaedra/Dance Captain Ogunquit Playhouse
Annie Get Your Gun u/s Tommy Keeler Marriott Lincolnshire
Sweet Charity u/s Oscar Media Theatre
The Music Man Tommy Djilas Carousel Dinner Theatre
FILM & TELEVISION
Smash Dance Stand-In for Tom NBC
The Big Gay Musical Dancer Dir. Casper Andreas
Fat Guy Stuck in Internet Sweety Boy Adult Swim
Clear Blue Tuesday Dancer Dir. Elizabeth Lucas
     
SHOWS

Superman
Gypsy
La Cage aux Folles
White Christmas
Beauty and the Beast
Evita
Joseph...Dreamcoat
42nd Street

BENEFITS

On Broadway: Career Transitions for Dancers
We Are What We Are
Broadway Bares 17: Myth Behavior
Broadway Bares 16: New York Strip
Broadway Bares 15: Rxxx
Easter Bonnet 2010
Easter Bonnet 2007
Easter Bonnet 2006
Easter Bonnet 2005

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