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Matt Sax

 
Bio:
Matt Sax is a writer, actor and musician. His one man hip-hop musical, Clay, was presented by Lincoln Center (Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations), Lookingglass Theatre/About Face Theatre (Jeff Award), Center Theatre Group (Ovation Award Nomination), Kansas City Rep and the Edinburgh Fringe ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Matt Sax is a writer, actor and musician. His one man hip-hop musical, Clay, was presented by Lincoln Center (Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations), Lookingglass Theatre/About Face Theatre (Jeff Award), Center Theatre Group (Ovation Award Nomination), Kansas City Rep and the Edinburgh Fringe ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2013
Clown

Writing

Co-Lyricist
Composer

Matt Sax Biography

Matt Sax is a writer, actor and musician. His one man hip-hop musical, Clay, was presented by Lincoln Center (Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations), Lookingglass Theatre/About Face Theatre (Jeff Award), Center Theatre Group (Ovation Award Nomination), Kansas City Rep and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Prior to The Public, Venice has been presented by Center Theatre Group and Kansas City Rep. He also writes and performs in the comedy group, Sax & Dixon, whose work has been presented by Ars Nova, The Montreal Comedy Festival and The NY Fringe Festival. He is also one half of the music collective, Fellow Rebel.


Matt Sax Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Matt Sax, Clay
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Matt Sax, Clay

Matt Sax News

Student Blog: Hip Hop and Theatre Belong Together Photo Student Blog: Hip Hop and Theatre Belong Together
by Student Blogger: Cris Blak - Mar 10, 2021

In a world of ballads and dance breaks, beats and bars and breakdancing also has a place.

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe Photo Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22. 

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages.

KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen Named Finalist for 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

KC Rep artistic director Eric Rosen was named one of three finalists for the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award which honors accomplished directors whose visionary work is impacting theatre communities outside of New York.

Megan McGinnis Stars in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015.

Megan McGinnis-Led SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015.

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015.

KC Rep Sets New Dates for Origin KC New Works Festival
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 16, 2015

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play program, Origin KC. Featuring the Monday Night Playwright Series, Playwright Slams, the Origin KC New Works Festival and the Mainstage, Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond.

Broadway's Chase Brock Joins Artistic Team of KC Rep's 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK'
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Chase Brock has boarded the artistic team of Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George as the production's Musical Stager.

Photo Flash: EMOJILAND: THE MUSICAL Plays Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

On Monday, August 3, the Festival of New American Musicals presented five songs from Emojiland: The Musical as part of their Musi-Cal series at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles. Scroll down for shots from the showcase, plus click here for footage!

Matt Sax Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from EMOJILAND: THE MUSICAL at Rockwell
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

On Monday, August 3, the Festival of New American Musicals presented five songs from Emojiland: The Musical as part of their Musi-Cal series at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles. Click below to watch highlights from the showcase!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Claybourne Elder Talks VENICE at the Public Theater- Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2013

The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Claybourne Elder, who plays 'Michael Victor', below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Haaz Sleiman Talks VENICE at the Public Theater- Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2013

The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Haaz Sleiman, who plays 'Venice Monroe', below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Damiano Talks VENICE at the Public Theater- Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2013

The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Jennifer Damiano, who plays 'Willow Turner', below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Leslie Odom, Jr. Talks VENICE at the Public Theater- Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2013

The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Leslie Odom, Jr., who plays 'Markos Monroe', below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: VENICE's Creative Team Chats the 'Fascinating and Fun' Process - Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2013

The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and interviews with the creative team below!

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of VENICE's Photo Shoot With Jennifer Damiano, Leslie Odom Jr. and More!
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2013

Eric Rosen (book and lyrics) and Matt Sax (music and lyrics) discuss the meaning of VENICE, the music, and the love story behind this New York Premiere Musical.

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Telly Leung, Barrett Foa, and More Sing Kerrigan and Lowdermilk at LA's Upright Cabaret!
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2013

Chris Isaacson PRESENTS and UPRIGHT CABARET just presented the West Coast debut of up-and-coming Broadway songwriting duo of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk featuring performances by Sarah Hyland ('Modern Family'), Melissa Benoist ('Glee'), Barrett Foa ('NCIS-LA'), Max Ehrich ('Young and The Restless,' Broadway: Newsies), Dezmond Meeks ('America's Got Talent'), Meghann Fahy ('One Life To Live,' Broadway: Next To Normal), Matt Sax ('Clay'), Morgan Karr (Spring Awakening), Arielle Jacobs (In The Heights), Colleen Ballinger ('Miranda Sings'), Laura Dickinson ('Disney's Phineas & Ferb') and more.

STAGE TUBE: Promo - Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's VENICE THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2012

The Public Theater presents VENICE, a new musical with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore, for its 2013 spring season at the newly revitalized Public Theater at Astor Place. Directed by Eric Rosen, VENICE will run in The Public's Anspacher Theater beginning on Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. VENICE is a next generation Broadway musical that uses the vocabulary of hip-hop while sampling Othello and Brecht to spin an epic tale of struggle and redemption. Watch a promo for the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Scenes from VENICE at KDT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2010

The world premiere production of 'Venice', which opened October 17, is a new musical with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax and lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore, is presented by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as a co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 'Venice' continues through November 14.


Matt Sax Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Matt Sax written?
Matt Sax has written 1 shows including Venice (Co-Lyricist).

What awards has Matt Sax been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Clay and Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Clay .