Matt Wilson Featured on New Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
In Episode 213, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Matt Wilson, a musical theatre performer, clown, and "Fitness Ninja" for Mark Fisher Fitness (www.markfisherfitness.com).
James Lapine told Matt Wilson he was "suis generis". It sounds like a hog call, but it's Latin and means "of its own kind or class; not like anything else". Matt applied to med school and clown college. He wanted to be a doctor. Or a clown, and he chronicles his inner clown-flict in his neo-vaudevillian live solo theatrical spectacle CLOWN BAGGAGE (www.clownbaggage.com), where med school and clown college collide in a hilarious and virtuosic display of sideshow stunts, burlesque, circus feats, comedy and pathos. From his Emmy award-winning turn on the PBS Kids television favorite "Cyberchase", to gallivanting the globe with the Britney Spears "Circus", to leading ninjas on the path towards health and hotness as a trainer at Mark Fisher Fitness in Hell's Kitchen, Matt inadvertently defies categorization.
Song Presentation: "Sense of You" from Joel B. New's TO HELL AND BACK. Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, TO HELL AND BACK is an indie-rock album musical that follows a broken songwriter on a madcap cab ride into a soundless world to save his muse from the hands of a lonely fangirl. Mr. New is currently prepping for a summer workshop of the piece.
This episode of "Something New" was recorded at TruVoice Studios in Columbus Circle (www.truvoicestudiosnyc.com).
"Something New" is a popular musical theatre podcast that dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America, always concluding with a song from one of Joel B. New's latest projects. "Something New" is available on iTunes and Stitcher. For more info, please visit joelbnew.com.