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Griffin Matthews BIO

Griffin Matthews graduated with a B.F.A. in musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University, in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. He is a writer, director, actor, and philanthropist splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles. Griffin co-wrote and directed numerous staged readings of Witness Uganda (Richard Rodgers Award, Harold Adamson Award, and Dean Kay Award) and directed several readings of the new musical Lempicka for Yale Rep and New Dramatists. As a writer, Griffin has been commissioned by Center Theatre Group to write a new musical (The Family Project) about the ever-changing face of the American family. Acting credits include Off-Broadway: Best of Both Worlds. New York/Regional: 1776, Paper Mill Playhouse; Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, Ford’s Theatre; Once On This Island, Round House Theatre. Television: “Happy Valley” (NBC Pilot), “The Carrie Diaries,” “The Mentalist,” “Suburgatory,” “Weeds,” “90210,” “Law and Order: LA,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Numb3rs.” He founded UgandaProject in 2005.

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Griffin Matthews STAGE CREDITS

2econd Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Reading, 2005



Griffin Matthews Movies

[ 2016 ] Griffin
Your Place or Mine
[ 2023 ] John Golden

Griffin Matthews TV Shows

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Leslie Connolly
The Flight Attendant
Shane Evans

Griffin Matthews Awards and Nominations

Richard Rodgers Award - 2015 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award

Griffin Matthews

Griffin Matthews News

LEMPICKA Will Open On Broadway Spring 2024

Lempicka, the sweeping new musical portrait celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka, will open on Broadway this spring at the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St). Eden Espinosa, who originated the titular role in critically acclaimed performances at Williamstown Theatre Festival and La Jolla Playhouse, will star in the production.
Photos: Inside You Gotta Believe 'Voices: Stars for Foster Kids' Benefit Concert, With Norm Lewis, Donna Murphy, Adam Pascal, and More!

You Gotta Believe (YGB), a New York City-based, national organization that focuses exclusively on finding permanent parents and families for older kids in foster care, hosted its 9th annual Voices: Stars for Foster Kids benefit concert at Town Hall in NYC, on Monday, September 18th. Check out photos from the event here!
Norm Lewis, Krysta Rodriguez, Patina Miller & More to Join 9th Annual VOICES: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS

Get all the details about the star-studded 9th Annual VOICES: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS event, including the latest lineup additions and information on the date and location. Don't miss out on this amazing event in support of foster kids.
Video: VINCINT Drops 'Romance' Visual

The music video, directed by Jake Wilson (Saucy Santa feat. Latto, Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Cher, Ariana Grande), is a glossy visual that perfectly captures the mood of the independent singer’s first official single since 2021. The music video features Johnny Sibilly, Kerri Colby, Taylor Vasek, and more.
YOUR PLACE OR MINE Starring Reese Witherspoon & Ashton Kutcher Now Streaming on Netflix

Debbie (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter (Ashton Kutcher) have been best friends for 20 years even though they are total opposites. Practical, risk-averse accountant Debbie craves routine and stability with her son Jack (Wesley Kimmel) in LA; Stylish brand consultant Peter thrives on change in New York City.
Photos: Jesse Williams, Reese Witherspoon & More Attend YOUR PLACE OR MINE New York City Screening

Netflix hosted a special screening of YOUR PLACE OR MINE at the  Paris Theater in New York. Written, directed and produced by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses), the film also stars Jesse Williams, Zoë Chao, Steve Zahn, Tig Notaro, Griffin Matthews, Rachel Bloom, Shiri Appleby, and Vella Lovell. Check out photos now!
VIDEO: Watch Reese Witherspoon & Ashton Kutcher in the New Trailer for YOUR PLACE OR MINE on Netflix

Netflix has released the trailer video for Your Place or Mine. Written, directed and produced by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses), the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams, Zoë Chao, Wesley Kimmel, Griffin Matthews, Rachel Bloom, Shiri Appleby, Vella Lovell, with Tig Notaro and Steve Zahn.
Andre De Shields, Michael R. Jackson, & More Among Honorees on Emil Wilbekin's NATIVE SON 101

Native Son - the leading organization championing Black gay and queer men – has unveiled its illustrious, annual year-end Native Son 101 List highlighting Black gay and queer men who made an impact in 2022. Created by Native Son Founder Emil Wilbekin, the 101 List recognizes leaders in the Black gay and queer community who have made significant contributions, achieved culture-making milestones, and those who are using their platforms to break through glass ceilings in their respective roles, professions, and areas of expertise.
Robert Bannon to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's With REWIND in November

SNL Performer, Recording Artist, and host of 'The Roundtable,' Robert Bannon will return to Feinstein's At Vitello's in Studio City, CA. to perform his 'Rewind' concert on November 10th, 2002. The show comes direct from NYC where it was performed to sold out crowds and recorded for a live album.
Robert Bannon Will Return With REWIND At The Green Room 42 October 22nd

Robert Bannon prepares an encore of his show REWIND for a live recording on October 22nd at Manhattan nightclub The Green Room 42.
Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON

Tony/Grammy Winning Superstar Jennifer Holliday joins 'The Roundtable with Robert Bannon' Thursday May 12th at 7pm EST on 'The Roundtable' YouTube Channel. Holliday, famous for her portrayal of Effie in 'Dreamgirls' recently released a brand new single 'So In Love' now streaming on all streaming platforms.
Alexander Sage Oyen and Nora Brigid Monahan Come to Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Alexander Sage Oyen and Nora Brigid Monahan with Stockton University Theatre students in “Maximilien Robespierre Did Nothing Wrong” on Thursday May 12th at 9:30pm. A brand-new musical based on the French Revolutionary's “Jacobin Club” and their leader, Maximilien Robespierre. Is “Max” truly only a villain as the history books have made him out to be? And how revolutionary is he willing to be in order to make a revolution?
VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Stars in ROAR Apple TV+ Series Trailer

Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, the series is the first to be released under “Roar” creators and co-showrunners Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive’s (“GLOW”) overall deal with Apple TV+. The series includes Cynthia Erivo, Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart, and Kara Hayward.
VIDEO: HBO Max Reveals THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT Season Two Trailer

Returning series regulars Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Griffin Matthews, Deniz Akdeniz and Rosie Perez. Returning recurring guest stars T.R. Knight, Yasha Jackson and Audrey Grace Marshall. The season also stars new series regulars Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez and JJ Soria, and recurring guest stars Alanna Ubach, Margaret Cho, Sharon Stone and more.
Full Cast Announced For A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at the Catalina Jazz Club

After a two year intermission due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A Little New Music is back at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club with a fresh look at new musical theatre material. Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series will once again discover a distinguished variety of artists and a diverse assortment of songs intent on becoming future classics of the American musical theatre.
Watch: See Ledisi, Griffin Matthews & Emma Hunton in the 'Be The Light' Music Video From WITNESS UGANDA

Sony Masterworks Broadway today released the official music video for “Be The Light” from the Studio Cast Recording of WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL). The emotionally-charged ballad features vocals by GRAMMY Award-winning R&B songstress Ledisi alongside Griffin Matthews, Emma Hunton, and the Witness Uganda ensemble.
BWW Album Review: WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL) Features Beautiful Vocals and Accessible Lyrics

As presented by Sony Masterworks Broadway on WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL), the musical surprised me with its catchy musical hooks and rhythms, gorgeous vocal performances, and the universality of its story despite its Biblical references.
Cynthia Erivo, Nicolette Robinson, and More Featured On WITNESS UGANDA Cast Album Out Today

Sony Masterworks Broadway today releases the Studio Cast Recording of WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL), an album of music from the powerful musical envisioned by the creative duo of Matt Gouldand Griffin Matthews. 

Sony Masterworks Broadway today released the Studio Cast Recording of WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL), an album of music from the powerful musical envisioned by the creative duo of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews. 


How many shows has Griffin Matthews written?

Griffin Matthews has written 1 shows including Invisible Thread (Author).

What awards has Griffin Matthews been nominated for?

Griffin Matthews has been nominated for the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).

What awards has Griffin Matthews won?

Griffin Matthews has won the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).

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