Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2econd Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Griffin
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Reading, 2005
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

Writing

Author

Photos

Matt Gould, Diane Paulus, and Griffin Matthews Photo

Matt Gould, Diane Paulus, and Griffin Matthews

From: 
Date:
11/12/2018
Eric B. Anthony, Krystle Rose Simmons, Antonio Leroy King, Rachael Ferrera and Griffi Photo

Eric B. Anthony, Krystle Rose Simmons, Antonio Leroy King, Rachael Ferrera and Griffin Matthews

From: 
Date:
09/12/2017
Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould Photo

Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould

From: 
Date:
09/12/2017
Griffin Matthews and Emma Hunton Photo

Griffin Matthews and Emma Hunton

From: 
Date:
09/12/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2econd Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Griffin

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Reading, 2005
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

Writing
Author

Griffin Matthews Biography

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.

Griffin Matthews Awards and Nominations

 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2015 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Griffin Matthews

Griffin Matthews News

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON Photo Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

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 Photo Alexander Sage Oyen and Nora Brigid Monahan Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Stars in ROAR Apple TV+ Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Mar 25, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: HBO Max Reveals THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Mar 17, 2022

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 Photo Full Cast Announced For A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at the Catalina Jazz Club
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

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 F Photo Watch: See Ledisi, Griffin Matthews & Emma Hunton in the 'Be The Light' Music Video From WITNESS UGANDA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

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  Photo BWW Album Review: WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL) Features Beautiful Vocals and Accessible Lyrics
by David Clarke - Feb 26, 2022

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 Photo Cynthia Erivo, Nicolette Robinson, and More Featured On WITNESS UGANDA Cast Album Out Today
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2022

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. 

WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL) Studio Cast Recording Out Now Photo WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL) Studio Cast Recording Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

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. 

Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & M Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Feb 6, 2022

Check out what's coming to streaming this month, including new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, Flying Over Sunset, the SIX alternates' concert at 54 Below, Sweet Magnolias season two and the highly-anticipated fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!

Griffin Matthews Videos

VIDEO: Watch Emma Hunton & Griffin Matthews Perform 'Fall' From WITNESS UGANDA VideoVIDEO: Watch Emma Hunton & Griffin Matthews Perform 'Fall' From WITNESS UGANDA
by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

The track is from the upcoming Studio Cast Recording of Witness Uganda (An American Musical). The new album will also feature the voices of Cynthia Erivo, GRAMMY-winning recording artist Ledisi, and stage-and-screen stars Nicolette Robinson, Emma Hunton, and Kristolyn Lloyd, as well as Tyrone Davis Jr., Jai’Len Josey, Amber Iman, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT on HBO Max VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT on HBO Max
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2020

HBO MAX’s eight-episode limited series THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT takes flight with three episodes on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with WITNESS UGANDA Co-Creators Matt Gould and Griffin Matth VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes with WITNESS UGANDA Co-Creators Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews
by Alan Henry - Feb 12, 2019

The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts presents the West Coast premiere of The Wallis' production of WITNESS UGANDA, a groundbreaking documentary musical by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews starring twelve-time Grammy nominee Ledisi, Jamar Williams (Wild Goose Dreams), Amber Iman (Hamilton) and Emma Hunton (Wicked), directed by Matthews with music direction by Gould, from Tuesday, February 5 - Sunday, February 24, 2019, in The Wallis's Lovelace Studio Theater. After a successful Off-Broadway run, this new and revised production documents the story of a man battling to find his place in a world full of injustice and inhumanity.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Diane Paulus' Latest Project- INVISIBLE THREAD!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 24, 2015

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere production of INVISIBLE THREAD, a new musical by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin). INVISIBLE THREAD will begin previews on Saturday, October 31st at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). Opening night is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Check out interviews with Paulus and the cast, as well as a performance sneak peek!

STAGE TUBE: Second Stage's INVISIBLE THREAD Unveils 'Beautiful' Music Video, Filmed in Uganda
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2015

The cast of Second Stage's upcoming world premiere production of INVISIBLE THREAD, a new musical by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin), visited Uganda to meet the people who inspired the story. While they were there, they shot a music video for the song 'Beautiful' from the show. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of Off-Broadway-Bound INVISIBLE THREAD Will Travel to Uganda
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' INVISIBLE THREAD, formerly titled WITNESS UGANDA, is headed on the trip of a lifetime before it lands back in the States for its off-Broadway premiere at Second Stage this fall. The cast has surpassed its $45,000 crowdfunding goal and will be traveling to Uganda to connect with the students that inspired the show. Click below to see what the creators had to say about the trip!

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Directs INVISIBLE THREAD Music Video for Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) has released a new music video by composers Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews (Witness Uganda). Gould and Matthews received the Richard Rodgers Award in 2012 and 2014 for their Broadway bound musical, Witness Uganda. The video, Invisible Thread, is part of a fundraising effort for the educational organization, UgandaProject. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Inside Broadway's Star-Studded UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit with Sting, Jane Lynch, Stephen Schwartz & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) just presented an all-star lineup for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality night, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the special event, catching up with performers including Sting, Lena Hall, Stephanie J. Block, and the evening's host, Jane Lynch!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of A.R.T.'s Diane Paulus-Helmed WITNESS UGANDA
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has released a sneak peek at the world premiere of Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie and Music Director, Remy Kurs. The production begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge on February 4, and will run through March 16. Below, check out a very first look at the cast, including Matthews and Emma Hunton, in rehearsal!

BWW Listening Exclusive! Powers and Cavenaugh's I WANNA BE WITH YOU
by Craig Brockman - Apr 25, 2011

Set to be released this week, BroadwayWorld.com has this exclusive track 'I Wanna Be With You' from Husband and wife team, Jenny POwers and Matt Cavenaugh's debut album, 'GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME.' Click below to listen and buy the CD this week!


Griffin Matthews Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) .

What awards has Griffin Matthews won?
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).