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Tony, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of the Broadway musicals Elf and The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for the critically acclaimed NBC stop-motion animated TV special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas." Additional TV/film credits include "Sesame Street," "Wonder Pets!" and PBS's "American Masters." Awards include the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Award and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.

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Matthew Sklar Productions

[West End, 2022]
[US Tour, 2021]
Music, Vocal Arrangements
[US Tour, 2011]
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 2004]
Associate Conductor
[Broadway, 2003]
Rehearsal Pianist
Associate Conductor[Replacement]
[Broadway, 2002]
Rehearsal Pianist
[Broadway, 2001] [Replacement]
Associate Conductor[Replacement]
[Broadway, 1999]
Assistant Conductor
[Broadway, 1999]
Rehearsal Pianist
[Broadway, 1998]
Rehearsal Pianist
[Broadway, 1997]
Associate Conductor
[Broadway, 1991] [Replacement]
Assistant Conductor[Replacement]
Assistant Conductor[Replacement]
[Broadway, 1987] [Replacement]
Associate Conductor[Replacement]



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ELF THE MUSICAL Comes to City Theatre Biddeford This Holiday Season

Elf The Musical comes to City Theatre Biddeford this holiday season. Performances will run December 1st - December 17th. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Review: THE PROM at Titusville Playhouse

Titusville Playhouse has once again brought Broadway magic to life with their latest production of THE PROM. This heartfelt and exuberant musical, which has built a following due to its popular Broadway run and the Netflix film is a touching and joyous celebration of love, acceptance and the transformative power of self-discovery. It is fresh and fantastic on the Titusville stage, allowing the audience to connect with the frenetic and fun story and have a blast at the same time.

Photos: Brooke Shields Debuts New Show PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY BROOKE SHIELDS at Broadway and Vine

Check out photos of Brooke Shields performing her new show Previously Owned by Brooke Shields at Broadway and Vine. Lear how to purchase tickets to upcoming shows at Broadway and Vin.

Matthew Wolfenden and Tom Chambers Will Star in ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre; Full Cast Revealed

Matthew Wolfenden will return to the stage by starring as Buddy in the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF at London's Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024. He will be joined by Tom Chambers, who reprises the role of Walter Hobbs. Learn more about the cast of ELF here!

Review: THE PROM at Playhouse On The Square

What did our critic think of THE PROM at Playhouse On The Square? Trying to find a vehicle to infuse comic relief into a story about bigotry and homophobia is no small task, so the creators chose to bring in the least self-aware thespians to save the day for the most self-aware lesbian.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center to Present THE PROM Beginning Next Month

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Drama Desk Award-winning and Tony-Nominated Musical THE PROM from September 2 – October 1, 2023 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 East Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley.

The New London Barn Playhouse Opens Its MainStage Production Of THE WEDDING SINGER

The Wedding Singer is now at the New London Barn Playhouse, running from August 9th - August 20th at 7:30 pm with matinee performances on August 10th, 16th, and 18th at 2:00 pm and Sunday performances at 5:00 pm.


What did our critic think of THEATRE RALEIGH’S THE PROM?

Review: THE PROM at Porthouse Theatre/Kent State University

What did our critic think of THE PROM at Porthouse Theatre/Kent State University?

Musical Theatre Guild Reveals The 2023-2024 Season Featuring FOLLIES and THE WEDDING SINGER

Musical Theatre Guild, a Southern California theatre institution for over a quarter century, proudly announces the season of mainstage one-night-only shows for the 2023-2024 season, and a new home as well.

Cast And Creative Team Announced For Surging's THE WEDDING SINGER Opening In August

The full cast and creative team has been announced for Surging Films & Theatrics 2023 production of The Wedding Singer at The Edge Off Broadway (a charming storefront space at 1133. W Catalpa in Chicago) August 18th - Sept 3rd.

Review: Tampa Bay Regional Premiere of THE PROM Takes Center Stage at Mad Theatre of Tampa

The Prom a new musical with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.

Review: Lyric Theatre Goes to THE PROM

Based on real events, THE PROM tells the story of a high schooler who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. When the school board, PTA, and homophobic parents say no, a group of Broadway stars step in to give Emma and her date the prom of their dreams. Lyric's summer production runs through July 16th at the Civic Center Music Hall.

Now Hiring: Scenic Artist, Actor and Teaching Artist, & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/13/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

THE PROM Comes to Playhouse on the Square

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Circuit Playhouse, Inc. Super Sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff and Playhouse on the Square Season Sponsor Dorothy O. Kirsch, presents The Prom.

THE PROM Comes to Pantochino Teen Theatre

Pantochino Teen Theatre will present the wildly funny and incredibly moving broadway musical comedy, “The Prom' at the SHU Community Theatre in Downtown Fairfield. Co-producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer have announced three performances, August 11 and 12.

THE PROM Comes to MAD Theatre Of Tampa

MAD Theatre of Tampa will be opening 'The Prom,' a musical that celebrates acceptance and authenticity even in challenging times. With its powerful message and energetic performances, 'The Prom' promises to be the summer's biggest hit.

Now Hiring: Master Technician, Stage Manager & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/6/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Georgina Castle, Rebecca Lock, Nicholas Pound, Kim Ismay & Dermot Canavan to Return to ELF THE MUSICAL

Marking the 20th anniversary of the original release of the motion picture featuring Will Ferrell, a worldwide success that has since become a holiday perennial, the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF returns to London’s Dominion Theatre for a second consecutive year for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024.

Uptown Players Unveils Thrilling 2023-2024 Season With THE BOYS IN THE BAND, THE PROM, And More

Uptown Players, a professional theater located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has unveiled its highly anticipated 2023-2024 season.


Matthew Sklar has written 6 shows including Half Time (Composer), The Rhythm Club (Composer), The Wedding Singer (Composer), Elf - The Musical (Composer), Gotta Dance (Music), The Prom (Music).

Matthew Sklar has been nominated for several prestigious awards in the Broadway industry. He received nominations for Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the show "The Prom". He was also nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for both "The Prom" and "The Wedding Singer". In addition, he was honored with the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award.

Matthew Sklar has won the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (also known as the Richard Rodgers Award).

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