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Matt Gould

 
Bio:
Matt Gould is working on new musical commissions for Yale Rep (Lempicka), Center Theatre Group (The Family Project), and the Japanese nonprofit, Ashinaga (A Cantata) with Tony Award-winning director, John Caird. Matt’s additional credits include Twilight in Manchego, the Jonathan Larson ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Matt Gould is working on new musical commissions for Yale Rep (Lempicka), Center Theatre Group (The Family Project), and the Japanese nonprofit, Ashinaga (A Cantata) with Tony Award-winning director, John Caird. Matt’s additional credits include Twilight in Manchego, the Jonathan Larson ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Los Angeles, 2016]
Musical Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music Director, Orchestrator, Vocal Arranger

Writing

Author
Composer

Matt Gould Biography

Matt Gould is working on new musical commissions for Yale Rep (Lempicka), Center Theatre Group (The Family Project), and the Japanese nonprofit, Ashinaga (A Cantata) with Tony Award-winning director, John Caird. Matt’s additional credits include Twilight in Manchego, the Jonathan Larson Award-winning musical directed by Tony Award-winner Billy Porter; writing and directing Free Style for LA’s Reprise Theatre Company; and translating, adapting and directing Romeo and Juliet in Pulaar in Mauritania, West Africa. He has also composed and arranged music for Grammy winner Desmond Child, Terrence McNally, Vanessa Williams, and for Playwrights Horizons, Denison University, and Boston University. Matt is the winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and ASCAP’s Dean Kay and Harold Adamson Awards. His music has been performed at venues around the world including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Summit Series, TEDx Wall Street, and at Highland Oaks Elementary School where he lived his dream as a music teacher for seven years. Matt holds a degree in acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and dedicates this show “to all my students here and abroad who continue to teach me so much.” Matt is the co-director of UgandaProject. www.witnessuganda.com

Matt Gould Awards and Nominations

 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2015 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Matt Gould

Matt Gould News

HADESTOWN Single Tickets On-Sale Tomorrow At Proctors Photo HADESTOWN Single Tickets On-Sale Tomorrow At Proctors
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022

Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will come to Schenectady in 2023. The show will play Proctors from Tuesday, February 28 – Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Robert Bannon to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's With REWIND in November Photo Robert Bannon to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's With REWIND in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2022

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.

AMADEUS Comes To Central London Next Month Photo AMADEUS Comes To Central London Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

Amadeus, Peter Shaffer's award-winning fictionalised account of the relationship between two real life composers, plays at the Bridewell Theatre from 23 November to 3 December in a new production staged by leading amateur theatre company Sedos.

Review: EDEN ESPINOSA LIVE AT THE ORINDA! at Orinda Theatre Photo Review: EDEN ESPINOSA LIVE AT THE ORINDA! at Orinda Theatre
by Steve Murray - Oct 17, 2022

What did our critic think of EDEN ESPINOSA LIVE AT THE ORINDA! at Orinda Theatre?

Robert Bannon Will Return With REWIND At The Green Room 42 October 22nd Photo Robert Bannon Will Return With REWIND At The Green Room 42 October 22nd
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 15, 2022

Robert Bannon prepares an encore of his show REWIND for a live recording on October 22nd at Manhattan nightclub The Green Room 42.

Review: WITNESSES at CCAE Theatricals is inspiring, heartbreaking, and not to be miss Photo Review: WITNESSES at CCAE Theatricals is inspiring, heartbreaking, and not to be missed
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 19, 2022

CCAE Theatricals brings the world premiere of WITNESSES to stage through July 30th and this inspiring, heartbreaking, and ambitious work is not one you want to miss.

Photos: First Look At The World Premiere Musical WITNESSES At CCAE Theatricals Photo Photos: First Look At The World Premiere Musical WITNESSES At CCAE Theatricals
by Grace Cutler - Jul 17, 2022

Get a first look at newly released production photos from the World Premiere Musical, WITNESSES, making its World Premiere in the Center Theater at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE), from July 15 - 30.

Interview: Jordan Beck & J. Scott Lapp talk about the world premiere of WITNESSES at  Photo Interview: Jordan Beck & J. Scott Lapp talk about the world premiere of WITNESSES at CCAE Theatricals
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 14, 2022

Interview with Jordan Beck, who conceived of WITNESSES, & is also the Managing Producer of Theatrical Productions for CCAE, along with the show Director and CCAE’s Artistic Director J. Scott Lapp about the process of bringing this piece to the stage, and what they hope audiences take away from it.

VIDEO: First Look at Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More in the Pre-Broadway Production  Photo VIDEO: First Look at Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More in the Pre-Broadway Production of LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2022

Get a first look at the pre-Broadway production of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka. Watch all new video highlights from the production at La Jolla Playhouse!

Photos: Get A First Look Inside The Rehearsal Room For the World Premiere of WITNESSE Photo Photos: Get A First Look Inside The Rehearsal Room For the World Premiere of WITNESSES At CCAE Theatricals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

WITNESSES, making its World Premiere in the Center Theater at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, from July 15 - 30, is a riveting, heartfelt and incredibly powerful theatrical event based on the diaries of five Jewish teenagers during the Holocaust. Get a first look inside rehearsals here.

Matt Gould Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More in the Pre-Broadway Production  Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman & More in the Pre-Broadway Production of LEMPICKA at La Jolla Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2022

Get a first look at the pre-Broadway production of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka. Watch all new video highlights from the production at La Jolla Playhouse!

LISTEN: Eden Espinosa Sings 'Woman Is' From the Original Cast Recording of LEMPICKA Videoplay
LISTEN: Eden Espinosa Sings 'Woman Is' From the Original Cast Recording of LEMPICKA

by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

The first song from the upcoming Original Cast Recording of the musical Lempicka has been released. Listen as Eden Espinosa sings 'Woman Is'!

VIDEO: Watch Emma Hunton & Griffin Matthews Perform 'Fall' From WITNESS UGANDA Videoplay
VIDEO: 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: Behind the Scenes with WITNESS UGANDA Co-Creators Matt Gould and Griffin Matth Videoplay
VIDEO: 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!


Matt Gould Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Matt Gould written?
Matt Gould has written 2 shows including Lempicka (Composer), Invisible Thread (Author).

What awards has Matt Gould been nominated for?
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) .

What awards has Matt Gould won?
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).