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Matthew Hardy

 
Bio:
Matthew Hardy is a Bookwriter, Lyricist and Composer whose musicals include Virtuoso (Musical Theater in Poznan 2020), The C-Word (Hamilton Grounds for Sculpture 2017), Twinkle Tames a Dragon (Off Broadway 2016-17, Tour 2017), Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas (Off Broadway 2014-16, National Tour ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Matthew Hardy is a Bookwriter, Lyricist and Composer whose musicals include Virtuoso (Musical Theater in Poznan 2020), The C-Word (Hamilton Grounds for Sculpture 2017), Twinkle Tames a Dragon (Off Broadway 2016-17, Tour 2017), Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas (Off Broadway 2014-16, National Tour ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [New York]
New York International Fringe Festival Production, 2006
Performer

As an actor Matthew has toured nationally with the Broadway production of Fosse and Jane Comfort’s Faith Healing. Regional credits include Barnum (Barnum), Swing (Everett), A Few Good Men (Dawson), Cats (Skimbleshanks), Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Bud) and a lead vocalist in the world premiere of Disney's When You Wish at TUTS. Matthew was honored to be included among twenty other New York actors in Backstage East's "2007 Performances to Remember" for his performance as Froyim in Fritz & Froyim at the Times Square Arts Center.



Photos

Diane Grillo, Matthew Hardy, Richard Freeman, Mark Roxey Photo

Diane Grillo, Matthew Hardy, Richard Freeman, Mark Roxey

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Date:
06/09/2017
Elizabeth Frances Casalini-Brockwell and Matthew Hardy Photo

Elizabeth Frances Casalini-Brockwell and Matthew Hardy

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Date:
12/22/2014
Matthew Hardy, Larry Pressgrove and Randy Klein Photo

Matthew Hardy, Larry Pressgrove and Randy Klein

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07/03/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [New York]
New York International Fringe Festival Production, 2006
Performer

As an actor Matthew has toured nationally with the Broadway production of Fosse and Jane Comfort’s Faith Healing. Regional credits include Barnum (Barnum), Swing (Everett), A Few Good Men (Dawson), Cats (Skimbleshanks), Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Bud) and a lead vocalist in the world premiere of Disney's When You Wish at TUTS. Matthew was honored to be included among twenty other New York actors in Backstage East's "2007 Performances to Remember" for his performance as Froyim in Fritz & Froyim at the Times Square Arts Center.


Matthew Hardy Biography

Matthew Hardy is a Bookwriter, Lyricist and Composer whose musicals include Virtuoso (Musical Theater in Poznan 2020), The C-Word (Hamilton Grounds for Sculpture 2017), Twinkle Tames a Dragon (Off Broadway 2016-17, Tour 2017), Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas (Off Broadway 2014-16, National Tour 2015-16), Flambé Dreams (NYMF 2012 Excellence in Lyric Writing), Bonnets & Bling (West Chester University 2016), Ever Happily After (NYMF 2013, Center Stage Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), and The Rubberers (Delaware New Works Festival 2008, West Chester University 2014).

Originally from Houston, Texas, Matthew is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BFA), University of Utah (MA) and the William Esper Studio. Matthew is the winner of the Paderewski Musical Competition (2019), a New Music USA Grant Recipient (2016), Anna Sosenko Trust Recipient (2012), and a Jerry Boch Award Finalist (2011). He is a member of Actor's Equity, The Dramatist Guild and an alum of The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. www.matthewhardy.org 




Matthew Hardy News

Roxey Ballet Announces Spring Season Of Dance Photo Roxey Ballet Announces Spring Season Of Dance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

Despite the loss of revenue from the pandemic and the black box theater from Hurricane Ida, The Roxey Ballet Company prevails with an adventurous spring season of productions presenting Carmen, Frida, Mowgli (The Jungle Book Story), Graduation Ball, and The C-Word: Stories of Triumph Over Breast Cancer.

TWINKLE'S FAIRY PET DAY Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording in Now Available to Down Photo TWINKLE'S FAIRY PET DAY Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording in Now Available to Download and Stream
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021

Recorded April 2016,Twinkle's Fairy Pet Day features the vocal talents of original cast members Rachel Peterson, Michelle ZurSchmiede, Trysten Reynolds, Cynthia Nesbit with Matthew Hardy providing the voice of Scruffy the Dragon.

New Musical VIRTUOSO Has World Premiere in Poland Photo New Musical VIRTUOSO Has World Premiere in Poland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

On September 12th, the world premiere of the new musical Virtuoso took place at the Musical Theater in PoznaŇĄ. Virtuoso is inspired but the life of world famous pianist, composer, and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

Roxey Ballet Presents WE VS. C: STORIES OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS Photo Roxey Ballet Presents WE VS. C: STORIES OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2019

On June 1,2,3 , Roxey Ballet  will perform the groundbreaking performance of Mark Roxey's We vs. C: - (THE C WORD) Personal Stories of Triumph.

BWW REVIEW: FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS at Adventure Theatre Photo BWW REVIEW: FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 28, 2018

We all know how stressful the holidays can be, especially finding the perfect gift for friends and family. But what about the perfect accoutrement, - that's a fancy word now isn't it - for the top of your Christmas tree? Yes, the tree topper can make or break any holiday celebration and you won't find a better illustration of this fact than Adventure Theatre's super splendid (that's a fancy word for really excellent) production of Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas. The show boasts a score by Randy Klein (music), Matthew Hardy (lyrics) and Cara Lustik and Matthew Hardy (book).

Adventure Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Professional Season Photo Adventure Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Professional Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2018

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), recipient of 8 Helen Hayes awards, including its most recent win for Outstanding Original Play or Musical Adaptation, 2018, brings to the stage familiar friends, new and old, as they learn to navigate the world in its action-packed 67th season. A season of classic and beloved stories featuring the wonderful imaginations of children, this season promises to be one of Adventure Theatre MTC's biggest adventures yet.

Photo Flash: Star Center Theatre Kids Learn The Broadway Life Photo Photo Flash: Star Center Theatre Kids Learn The Broadway Life
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2018

The award winning Star Center Children's Theatre of Gainesville, Florida will take on the Big Apple in a big way.  The students will workshop an original musical, EVER HAPPILY AFTER with multi-award winning composers and writer, Randy Klein, Matthew Hardy and Jill Jaysen.  

Youth Performance & Theater Tech Training Group Come To NYC Photo Youth Performance & Theater Tech Training Group Come To NYC
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

On March 30th, more than 35 talented youth will travel to New York City to work on the original musical, Ever Happily After, with multi award-winning writers Randy Klein (Music), Jill Jaysen (Book), and Matthew Hardy (Book and Lyrics). The young cast and crew will present the musical fairytale in Gainesville, Florida in June. The workshop will be held at Pearl Studios.

Paderewski Cycle, Kyle Riabko, Bernard Purdie and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's P Photo Paderewski Cycle, Kyle Riabko, Bernard Purdie and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 1-12, 2017. Scroll down for details!

Nellie McKay, Kyle Riabko and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub Photo Nellie McKay, Kyle Riabko and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup for October 25 - November 5, 2017. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows!