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Matthew Sklar

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Music
 
[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
Keyboards
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Rehearsal Pianist
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Rehearsal Pianist
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Keyboard
Associate Conductor
 
[Broadway, 1991] [Replacement]
Assistant Conductor[Replacement]
Assistant Conductor[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 1987] [Replacement]
Associate Conductor[Replacement]

Writing

Composer
Music
Music
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Music

[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

Keyboards

[Broadway, 1999]
Rehearsal Pianist

[Broadway, 1998]
Rehearsal Pianist

[Broadway, 1997]
Keyboard

Associate Conductor

[Broadway, 1991] [Replacement]
Assistant Conductor[Replacement]

Assistant Conductor[Replacement]

[Broadway, 1987] [Replacement]
Associate Conductor[Replacement]

Writing
Composer
Music
Music
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer

Matthew Sklar Biography

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.

Matthew Sklar Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding New Score
Matthew Sklar, The Prom
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Matthew Sklar, The Prom
 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2010 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Matthew Sklar
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Matthew Sklar, The Wedding Singer

Matthew Sklar News

THE PROM National Tour is Coming to Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in August Photo THE PROM National Tour is Coming to Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

The national tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical “The Prom” will play at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre from August 9 through September 11, 2022 and will open August 10, 2022.

PHX Theatre Adds New Show, Single Tickets For 2022-23 Line Up On Sale Now Photo PHX Theatre Adds New Show, Single Tickets For 2022-23 Line Up On Sale Now
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Theatre and live performance lovers across the Valley will be thrilled by The Phoenix Theatre Company's 103rd season that kicks off Aug. 31. Tickets are on sale now for a line-up that includes nine shows ranging from classic musicals like A Chorus Line, family favorites like Cinderella and exciting new productions like The Prom.

Storybrook Theatre Announces 46th Season Of Inspiration Photo Storybrook Theatre Announces 46th Season Of Inspiration
by Grace Cutler - Jul 25, 2022

StoryBook Theatre is back for another magical season full of inspiration with productions that are fun, dynamic and enchanted!

Simon Lipkin and Georgia Castle Will Lead ELF at The Dominion Theatre Photo Simon Lipkin and Georgia Castle Will Lead ELF at The Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle will be playing the much loved characters Buddy and Jovie in ELF, the smash hit musical, which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 

DPAC Will Present ELF The Musical This Holiday Season Photo DPAC Will Present ELF The Musical This Holiday Season
by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

NETworks Presentations, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and Unique Features, bring the hit Broadway musical ELF to DPAC November 29 – December 4, 2022, as part of WRAL’s Greatest Hits of Broadway. 

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by Grace Cutler - Jul 11, 2022

Previews: THE WEDDING SINGER at Crown Arts Collaborative At The Crown Uptown in Wichi Photo Previews: THE WEDDING SINGER at Crown Arts Collaborative At The Crown Uptown in Wichita, KS
by Paula Makar - Jul 5, 2022

The Crown Arts Collaborative (CAC), a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission of returning theatre and art to the historic Crown Uptown Theatre, continues their inaugural theatrical season with The Wedding Singer, the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the 1998 Adam Sandler film of the same name. Performances run weekends July 15 - August 7 at the Crown Uptown, with Friday and Saturday showtimes at 8:00 PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. This will be the regional premier of The Wedding Singer, the first time the show has been produced by a professional company in Wichita or surrounding markets.

Review: Party Hearty Like It's 1985 with THE WEDDING SINGER at the Carrollwood Player Photo Review: Party Hearty Like It's 1985 with THE WEDDING SINGER at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Jun 27, 2022

It's a feel-good retro-musical set in the era of Miami Vice jackets and Flock of Seagulls haircuts, parachute pants and Rubik's Cubes.

Review: THE PROM at Golden Gate Theatre Photo Review: THE PROM at Golden Gate Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Jun 26, 2022

What did our critic think of THE PROM at Golden Gate Theatre?

THE PROM Comes to Dallas Next Month Photo THE PROM Comes to Dallas Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee announced today that the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play the Winspear Opera House from July 26-31.

Matthew Sklar Videos

VIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico VideoVIDEO: Watch an All New Clip From THE PROM in Mexico
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

An all new clip has been released from the Spanish-language production of the hit musical The Prom currently playing at Centro Cultural Teatro II in México City.

VIDEO: Jo Ellen Pellman Talks to James Corden About THE PROM VideoVIDEO: Jo Ellen Pellman Talks to James Corden About THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2021

James Corden connects with his co-star from 'The Prom' Jo Ellen Pellman who has been quarantined with loved ones since the start of the pandemic, causing her to miss the fanfare of her first film being released. James asks Jo Ellen about her nerves working with stars like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman in her first film, and Jo Ellen tells James about her work creating the Unruly Hearts Initiative to help connect LGBTQ+ with resources to help.

Broadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF! VideoBroadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2020

Today we rewind to 2010, when Elf opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it played for 57 performances.

VIDEO: James Corden Reconnects With THE PROM Co-Stars Nicole Kidman & Kerry Washingto VideoVIDEO: James Corden Reconnects With THE PROM Co-Stars Nicole Kidman & Kerry Washington
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2020

James Corden connects with his co-stars of 'The Prom,' Nicole Kidman and Kerry Washington, and James asks them about making the most out of 2020, with Kerry being named one of EW's entertainers of the year and Nicole sweeping the globe with her hit show 'The Undoing.' After Kerry talks about her family's obsession with the show, including having a pool to predict who was the killer, James asks Nicole about her first role as a child in 'Bush Christmas.'

VIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key Says He Wooed Meryl Streep on the Set of THE PROM VideoVIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key Says He Wooed Meryl Streep on the Set of THE PROM
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2020

James Corden connects with friend and 'The Prom' co-star Keegan-Michael Key who tells James about he and his wife's holiday bush/tree complete with COVID-themed ornaments. And James asks Keegan-Michael about his days in rock bands before wooing Meryl Streep on the set of 'The Prom' channeling his wife for his character, Principal Hawkins.

VIDEO: Kerry Washington Talks About Playing the Villain in THE PROM on LIVE WITH KELL VideoVIDEO: Kerry Washington Talks About Playing the Villain in THE PROM on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

Kerry Washington talks about her role in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical 'The Prom.'

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells & James Corden Talk About Their THE PROM Co-Stars on THE LATE  VideoVIDEO: Andrew Rannells & James Corden Talk About Their THE PROM Co-Stars on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

'The Prom' co-stars recall keeping it blue on set with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. After Andrew tells James about his first meeting with director Ryan Murphy long ago.

VIDEO: James Corden Talks THE PROM, a 'Butthole Cut' of CATS on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: James Corden Talks THE PROM, a 'Butthole Cut' of CATS on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

Host of 'The Late Late Show' and star of 'The Prom,' James Corden, doesn't know if there is an anatomically correct cut of the movie 'Cats,' but even if it did exist, he doesn't think it would save that movie.

VIDEO: Quentin Garzon and Alyssa Fox Perform 'A Christmas Song' From ELF THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Quentin Garzon and Alyssa Fox Perform 'A Christmas Song' From ELF THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

Quentin Garzon is back without another cover, this time taking on 'A Christmas Song' from Elf: The Musical with special guest Alyssa Fox.

VIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key Talks THE PROM & JINGLE JANGLE on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key Talks THE PROM & JINGLE JANGLE on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2020

Keegan talks about growing up in Detroit, making his on screen debut, working with Meryl Streep in 'The Prom,' singing in a bunch of recent projects, being intimidated by Eddie Murphy, and his most obscure impressions.


Matthew Sklar Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Matthew Sklar written?
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).

What awards has Matthew Sklar been nominated for?
Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Prom , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Prom Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Wedding Singer .

What awards has Matthew Sklar won?
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).