Matt is a Toronto-based musical theatre book writer, playwright and lyricist.
Musical credits include: Co-book, music and lyric writer of Maggie (collaboration with acclaimed recording artist Johnny Reid). Maggie received a workshop production at Theatre Sheridan where it was first developed as part of the 2017 Canadian Music Theatre Project. Grow (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal) will receive its world premiere at London’s Grand Theatre in April 2022. Grow was workshopped as part of Sheridan’s 2019 Canadian Music Theatre Project, where it was first developed in 2016. The show was also part of Goodspeed’s 2020 Festival of New Musicals. Matt also worked as book writer on Going Under (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal).
He has written five Ross Petty Pantos – Lil’ Red Robin Hood, The Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol – all at Toronto’s Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, as well as two digital productions, There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays and Alice in Winterland. A Christmas Carol was recorded for broadcast by CBC/Family Channel.
Plays include: Myth Of The Ostrich which was first presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival, followed by the Next Stage Theatre Festival and then received its world premiere in 2016 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Remember, Maggy? (collaboration with Carol Anne Murray).