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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Original Director[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2002] [Replacement]
Assistant Director[Replacement]
Associate Director


Matt Lenz Awards and Nominations

 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Matt LenzHairspray
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Matt LenzAida

Matt Lenz News

HAIRSPRAY is Coming to Proctors Next Month Photo HAIRSPRAY is Coming to Proctors Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022

Hairspray will bring its tour to Proctors next month. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play Tuesday, December 6 - Sunday, December 11 in Schenectady at Proctors.

Review: HAIRSPRAY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center Photo Review: HAIRSPRAY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 17, 2022

Based on John Waters' 1988 cult film of the same name, Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962. The story centers on a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Corny Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she launches a campaign to integrate the show.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour Launches in Singapore This Month Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour Launches in Singapore This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Broadway International Group is launching a multi-year international tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC this fall. This lavish and popular production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals of all time will begin in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre this November in partnership with Base Entertainment Asia. 

HAIRSPRAY Tour to Play The Eccles Theater in April 2023 Photo HAIRSPRAY Tour to Play The Eccles Theater in April 2023
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10am. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play April 11 - 16, 2023 in Salt Lake City at the Eccles Theater. 

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by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 9, 2022

National Tour Of HAIRSPRAY Returns To Wilmington Next Month Photo National Tour Of HAIRSPRAY Returns To Wilmington Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

You Can't Stop the Beat! The Grand is proud to present the Wilmington engagement of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon HAIRSPRAY at the historic Playhouse on Rodney Square from December 1 to December 4.

Bobby Fox Will Join the Cast of HAIRSPRAY in Adelaide and Sydney Photo Bobby Fox Will Join the Cast of HAIRSPRAY in Adelaide and Sydney
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

One of Australia's favourite musical theatre performers, Bobby Fox, will be joining Shane Jacobson, Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore and the rest of the cast of the hit musical Hairspray, in the role of the loveable Corny Collins.

Melbourne Season of HAIRSPRAY Will Close October 30 Photo Melbourne Season of HAIRSPRAY Will Close October 30
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

After 6,596 wig changes, close to 60,000 wig pins fitted, 1,210 costume wash loads and 30 cans of prop hairspray, the Melbourne season of the 20th Anniversary Broadway production of Hairspray is set to close on October 30, with no further extension possible.

HAIRSPRAY On Sale At The Orpheum Theatre This Friday Photo HAIRSPRAY On Sale At The Orpheum Theatre This Friday
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, returns to Minneapolis next year as part of the 2022-2023 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season.

Jessica Hendy To Present Industry Reading of New Bio-Musical, WALKING WITH BUBBLES Th Photo Jessica Hendy To Present Industry Reading of New Bio-Musical, WALKING WITH BUBBLES This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

Broadway actress Jessica Hendy, (Cats, Aida, Amour) is bringing her own story to the stage in Walking with Bubbles, a new musical about the journey of a mother navigating her life after a shocking health crisis leaves her family in a vulnerable storm of chaos. The reading will be presented on October 24th and 25th at the AMT Theatre. 

Matt Lenz Videos

Photos/Video: First Look at the New Cast of HAIRSPRAY on Tour, Featuring Andrew Levit Videoplay
Photos/Video: First Look at the New Cast of HAIRSPRAY on Tour, Featuring Andrew Levitt aka Nina West

by Sneak Peek - Sep 29, 2022

All new photos and video have been released of the new cast of the North American tour of Hairspray, helmed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell. Check out the clips and photos here!

VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new non-Equity national tour of  HAIRSPRAY is visiting more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

VIDEO: Get a Peek at La Mirada's GRUMPY OLD MEN Starring Hal Linden & Cathy Rigby Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Peek at La Mirada's GRUMPY OLD MEN Starring Hal Linden & Cathy Rigby

by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit Playhouse

by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage through September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz.

STAGE TUBE: The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Slow Motion
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2015

Below, check out Josh Walden's latest video from The Muny's summer 2015 season, featuring the cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST -- in slow motion!

STAGE TUBE: Kate Rockwell Talks The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Kate Rockwell (Belle) is proud to be The William & Kerry Holekamp Star Performer. Kate is so thrilled to return to The Muny after playing Jane in last year's Tarzan! Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2015

Just in! BroadwayWorld and The Muny present a first look at highlights of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which is running through August 7, 2015. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved family classic is directed by Matt Lenz, choreographed by Vince Pesce and music directed by Ben Whiteley. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Lisa Brescia, George Dvorsky and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy, June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim.  Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: PAGEANT Musical Cast Covers 'Creep' in New Music Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2014

PAGEANT is a hit revival of the popular Off-Broadway musical billed as an 'all-male musical comedy beauty contest.' Cast member Seth Tucker recently made a humorous music video featuring backstage life, with the song 'Creep.'

STAGE TUBE: PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Record Original Cast Album
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2014

PAGEANT has taken to Indiegogo to raise funds to record an Original Cast Album of the off-Broadway revival. This will be the first-ever cast recording of PAGEANT in its 23-year history. Watch their campaign video below!


Matt Lenz Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Matt Lenz been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Hairspray and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Aida .

What awards has Matt Lenz won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Hairspray.