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Matthew Lish

 
Birth Place:
New York City
Bio:
An Emmy Award Contributor Winner and formerly with Walt Disney Imagineering on the Magic Kingdom Design Services team coordinating design projects for the world's most visited theme park, Matthew is a production coordinator and prop & puppet fabricator/designer. He is currently the Lead Puppet ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: New York City

Bio:
An Emmy Award Contributor Winner and formerly with Walt Disney Imagineering on the Magic Kingdom Design Services team coordinating design projects for the world's most visited theme park, Matthew is a production coordinator and prop & puppet fabricator/designer. He is currently the Lead Puppet ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Puppet and Prop Coordinator[Replacement]

Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation (Rockefeller Productions & Disney Theatrical Productions, Puppet & Prop Coordinator, Lead Builder), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Operations Team), Hamilton-Eliza Tour (Jerard Studio, Props), Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical (Jerard Studio, Props), Diana: A True Musical Story (Jerard Studio, Props), Sesame Street (Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Puppets & Props), Princess Cruise Line's The Secret Silk (Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Puppets)



Matthew Lish Biography

An Emmy Award Contributor Winner and formerly with Walt Disney Imagineering on the Magic Kingdom Design Services team coordinating design projects for the world's most visited theme park, Matthew is a production coordinator and prop & puppet fabricator/designer. He is currently the Lead Puppet Builder and Coordinator for Disney Theatrical and Rockefeller Productions' Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation premiering off-Broadway in NYC in the fall of 2021. Matthew freelances with Jim Henson's Creature Shop and has worked on Sesame Street season 50, in addition to projects for the Coca Cola Company and Princess Cruise Line. Matthew also freelances as a set decorator and prop fabricator at Jerard Studio, working on Broadway shows such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Diana: A True Musical Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the national tour of Hamilton. Matthew works seasonally with the Operations Team for Macy's Branded Entertainment, helping to put on events such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. Additionally, as a former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown where he performed daily to tens of thousands of spectators and made hundreds of PR television appearances, Matthew understands both the behind the scenes and onstage aspects of creating memorable and unique experiences for audiences of all ages. Recently Matthew began working as a freelance technical director for Manhattan Youth, teaching middle school students about the fundamentals of technical theater. Matthew holds a high honors with distinction degree in mechanical engineering from Hofstra University, and has studied technical design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.





Matthew Lish News

DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION is Coming to Kings Theatre Photo DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION is Coming to Kings Theatre in March 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

The acclaimed, record-breaking run of Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, will be arriving in Brooklyn on March 19, 2023.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation Announces Three New Summer Photo Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation Announces Three New Summer Events
by Grace Cutler - Jul 7, 2022

The acclaimed, record-breaking run of Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, announced today three new summer events for audiences of all ages: a sensory friendly performance, nostalgia nights, and themed Hunny Hunt dessert partners throughout the city.

WINNIE THE POOH Musical Will Return Off-Broadway This Summer Photo WINNIE THE POOH Musical Will Return Off-Broadway This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

The acclaimed, record-breaking run of Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, will be returning for six weeks of summer fun beginning June 18th.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of WINNIE THE POOH Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of WINNIE THE POOH Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

In honor of Winnie the Pooh Day, the cast of Disney's Winnie the Pooh appeared on Good Morning America today for a special performance. The segment also included an interview with Jake Bazel, the puppeteer and voice actor who plays Pooh Bear in the current Off-Broadway production.

Celebrate National WINNIE THE POOH Day with A GMA Performance, January 18 Photo Celebrate National WINNIE THE POOH Day with A GMA Performance, January 18
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2022

The acclaimed, record-breaking run of Jonathan Rockefeller's Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation recently celebrated its 100th performance and will be celebrating National Winnie the Pooh Day on January 18, 2022, with a performance on ABC's GMA3 which begins at 1PM (12 PM Central and Pacific). 

DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION to Celebrate its 100th Per Photo DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION to Celebrate its 100th Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

The acclaimed, record-breaking run of Jonathan Rockefeller's Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation will celebrate its 100th Performance on Saturday, January 15, at 10 am; three days before National Winnie the Pooh Day on January 18, 2022. 

VIDEO: Check Out a New Clip of WINNIE THE POOH at the Hundred Acre Theatre Photo VIDEO: Check Out a New Clip of WINNIE THE POOH at the Hundred Acre Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, the new musical stage adaption opened to rave reviews including “Winnie the Pooh Is a Perfect Reintroduction to Live Theater. The show features the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with additional songs by A.A. Milne. 

BWW Review: WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION at The Hundred Acre Woo Photo BWW Review: WINNIE THE POOH: THE NEW MUSICAL STAGE ADAPTATION at The Hundred Acre Wood Theatre at Theatre Row
by Cindy Sibilsky - Nov 15, 2021

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation is magical, sweet as honey, and full of humor. It's a wholesome, delightful, enchanting piece of theatre for the young and young at heart to celebrate the seasons, friendships, adventures, and the wonders of the imagination.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of WINNIE THE POOH! Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of WINNIE THE POOH!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

Last night, November 4, at the Hundred Acre Theatre, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, the new musical stage adaption officially celebrated its opening. The show features the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with additional songs by A.A. Milne.

WINNIE THE POOH's Great Hunny Pot Hunt Begins Today Photo WINNIE THE POOH's Great Hunny Pot Hunt Begins Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

Beginning today, November 1, the Great Hunny Pot Hunt begins in celebration of the opening of Rockefeller Productions Disney’s Winnie the Pooh. Pooh’s Hunny Pots will be “hidden” throughout New York City until the end of the month.

Matthew Lish Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of WINNIE THE POOH Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of WINNIE THE POOH Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

In honor of Winnie the Pooh Day, the cast of Disney's Winnie the Pooh appeared on Good Morning America today for a special performance. The segment also included an interview with Jake Bazel, the puppeteer and voice actor who plays Pooh Bear in the current Off-Broadway production.

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu Performs Theme Song From WINNIE THE POOH Musical Videoplay
VIDEO: Corbin Bleu Performs Theme Song From WINNIE THE POOH Musical

by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2021

Corbin Bleu performed The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh theme song alongside a montage of puppets ahead of the upcoming off-Broadway run of Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation, coming to New York City this October.