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Matthew Gardiner

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2020]
Choreographer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2017]
Director
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Director
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2014]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director

Photos

James Gardiner and Matthew Gardiner  Photo

James Gardiner and Matthew Gardiner

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Date:
03/21/2017
oe Calarco, Artistic  Eric Schaeffer and Associate Artistic  Matthew Gardiner  Photo

oe Calarco, Artistic Eric Schaeffer and Associate Artistic Matthew Gardiner

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Date:
04/11/2016
Director and Choreographer Matthew Gardiner and Associate Choreographer Kelly Crandal Photo

Director and Choreographer Matthew Gardiner and Associate Choreographer Kelly Crandall d√Ę‚ā¨Amboise & Company

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Date:
05/22/2015
Wesley Taylor (Emcee) and Barrett Wilbert Weed (Sally Bowles) with Director and Chore Photo

Wesley Taylor (Emcee) and Barrett Wilbert Weed (Sally Bowles) with Director and Choreographer Matthew Gardiner

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Date:
05/22/2015

 

Stage

Productions

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2020]
Choreographer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Director

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2017]
Director

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Director

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2014]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director


Matthew Gardiner Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Choreography in a Play, HAYES Production
Matthew GardinerTender Napalm
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical, HAYES Production Gold Star
Matthew GardinerSunday in the Park With George
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical, HAYES Production
Matthew GardinerThe Threepenny Opera
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Matthew GardinerThe Laramie Project
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Outstanding Movement, Resident Play
Matthew GardinerNever the Sinner
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Matthew GardinerDreamgirls
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production
Matthew GardinerReefer Madness: The Musical
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical Gold Star
Matthew GardinerReefer Madness: The Musical

Matthew Gardiner News

WATCH: THE SIGNATURE SHOW Season 3, Episode 2 Released Photo WATCH: THE SIGNATURE SHOW Season 3, Episode 2 Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

Signature Theatre has released Season 3, Episode 2 of¬†The Signature Show, streaming free on YouTube featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, and a peek behind the scenes at Signature Theatre.‚ÄĮWatch here!

Cast Announced for BOTH SIDES NOW: JONI MITCHELL AND LEONARD COHEN at Signature Theat Photo Cast Announced for BOTH SIDES NOW: JONI MITCHELL AND LEONARD COHEN at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Robbie Schaefer (Signature’s Light Years, Blowin’ in the Wind) and Danielle Wertz (The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley Jazz) will perform in Signature Theatre's Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, its upcoming cabaret dedicated to the music of longtime friends and one-time lovers Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. 

Review: NO PLACE TO GO at Signature Theatre Photo Review: NO PLACE TO GO at Signature Theatre
by Alexander C. Kafka - Sep 9, 2022

The cabaret act turned full-production evening is well executed, but the script and songs are thin and in the Covid era the premise seems like a historical artifact.

Photos: Get a First Look at NO PLACE TO GO at Signature Theatre Photo Photos: Get a First Look at NO PLACE TO GO at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

No Place to Go, written by Ethan Lipton with music composed by Ethan Lipton, Eben Levy, Ian M. Riggs, and Vito Dieterle is now playing at Signature Theatre through October 16, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!

Cast and Creative Team Announced For NO PLACE TO GO at Signature Theatre Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For NO PLACE TO GO at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the musical No Place to Go, written by Ethan Lipton with music composed by Ethan Lipton, Eben Levy, Ian M. Riggs, and Vito Dieterle. No Place to Go is directed by Signature's Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's She Loves Me, RENT) and will star Bobby Smith (Signature's She Loves Me, Grand Hotel).

Nova Y. Payton & More to Star in THE COLOR PURPLE at Signature Theatre Photo Nova Y. Payton & More to Star in THE COLOR PURPLE at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the musical The Color Purple. The cast features Nova Y. Payton (Signature‚Äôs After Midnight, Dreamgirls) starring as Celie. Performances run August 16 ‚Äď October 9, 2022.

REVIEW: HOTTER THAN JULY: STEVIE WONDER at Signature Theatre Photo REVIEW: HOTTER THAN JULY: STEVIE WONDER at Signature Theatre
by David Friscic - Jul 9, 2022

When a phenomenal talent like Stevie Wonder comes along, everyone takes notice ---for Wonder is a genius. Genius musicianship was on display as jazzy, hip, and relevant renditions of Stevie Wonder’s music were showcased in Hotter than July by Signature Theatre’s Cabaret series. It was an evening to remember.

Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap Photo Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 28, 2022

What did our critic think? This past weekend Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap teamed up for the second annual edition of Broadway in The Park which like last year featured some of Signature Theatre’s best performers, two Broadway headliners and a 25, yes, 25-piece orchestra. The result was a truly lovely evening of showtunes from multiple decades.

Signature Theatre Now Accepting New Play Submissions for SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW P Photo Signature Theatre Now Accepting New Play Submissions for SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Signature Theatre is accepting submissions for original and unpublished full-length plays (no musicals) from now through August 15, 2022. Playwrights must currently reside in Virginia, Maryland or DC. Only one submission per playwright.

Cast Announced for Concert of New Musical WE SHALL SOMEDAY at Signature Theatre Photo Cast Announced for Concert of New Musical WE SHALL SOMEDAY at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced the cast for the concert presentation of We Shall Someday, a timely new musical written by Harrison David Rivers and Ted Shen. The concert presentation will take place June 30 ‚Äď July 2, 2022.

Matthew Gardiner Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME VideoVIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2022

The production, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (RENT, A Chorus Line) features Ali Ewoldt (Broadway's Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) as Amalia Balash, and Deven Kolluri (Geva Theatre's A Christmas Carol, Bay Street Theater's Camelot) as Georg Nowack.

Exclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME VideoExclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

All new rehearsal footage has been released for Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2021

Go inside first day of rehearsal for Signature Theatre's production of RENT! The production will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside First Day Of Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT VideoVIDEO: Go Inside First Day Of Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2021

Go inside first day of rehearsal for Signature Theatre's production of RENT! The production will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM VideoVIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021

Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Being Alive' From COMPANY as Part of Signature Theatre's  VideoVIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Being Alive' From COMPANY as Part of Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDEHEIM
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2020

To kick off its 2021 season, Signature presents a new production of Simply Sondheim directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. Get a sneak peek at the concert with Norm Lewis performing 'Being Alive' from Company.

VIDEO: Parker Esse and Jared Grimes Join SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE! Choreography Episode VideoVIDEO: Parker Esse and Jared Grimes Join SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE! Choreography Episode
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2020

A new episode has been released for Signature Strong Live!, called The Choreography Episode.

VIDEO: Watch Alex Brightman, Solea Pfeiffer & Teal Wicks on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Watch Alex Brightman, Solea Pfeiffer & Teal Wicks on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2020

Alex Brightman, Solea Pfeiffer and Teal Wicks were the latest Broadway guests to appear on Signature Strong Live! Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner chatted with the stars about working on new musicals at Signature.  Watch the full video below!

VIDEO: Cast and Creatives of Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Reunite For SIGNATURE  VideoVIDEO: Cast and Creatives of Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Reunite For SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2020

It was a Chorus Line reunion on the most recent episode of Signature Strong Live!


Matthew Gardiner Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Matthew Gardiner been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography in a Play, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Tender Napalm , Outstanding Director of a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunday in the Park With George , Outstanding Director of a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Threepenny Opera , Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Laramie Project , Outstanding Outstanding Movement, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Never the Sinner , Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Dreamgirls Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Reefer Madness: The Musical and Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Reefer Madness: The Musical .

What awards has Matthew Gardiner won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunday in the Park With Georgeand Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Reefer Madness: The Musical.