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Matthew Smedal

 
Bio:
Music Direction & Conducting: Off-Broadway: "Clueless The Musical" starring Dove Cameron. National Tours: "The Bodyguard," starring Grammy-award nominee Deborah Cox, "Matilda" (First National), "Ghost" and "Catch Me If You Can." Toronto: "Matilda." Elsewhere: Big Fish, Man of La Mancha, and 1776 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Music Direction & Conducting: Off-Broadway: "Clueless The Musical" starring Dove Cameron. National Tours: "The Bodyguard," starring Grammy-award nominee Deborah Cox, "Matilda" (First National), "Ghost" and "Catch Me If You Can." Toronto: "Matilda." Elsewhere: Big Fish, Man of La Mancha, and 1776 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Musical Director
 
[Beverly, MA (Regional), 2006]
Musical Director

Photos

Matthew Smedal, Paul Garman, Stephen Schwartz, Damon Kirsche and Justin Squigs Robert Photo

Matthew Smedal, Paul Garman, Stephen Schwartz, Damon Kirsche and Justin Squigs Robertson

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Date:
02/19/2012
Nick DeGruccio and Matthew Smedal Photo

Nick DeGruccio and Matthew Smedal

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Date:
02/12/2012

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Musical Director

[Beverly, MA (Regional), 2006]
Musical Director

Matthew Smedal Biography

Music Direction & Conducting: Off-Broadway: "Clueless The Musical" starring Dove Cameron. National Tours: "The Bodyguard," starring Grammy-award nominee Deborah Cox, "Matilda" (First National), "Ghost" and "Catch Me If You Can." Toronto: "Matilda." Elsewhere: Big Fish, Man of La Mancha, and 1776 (all for Musical Theatre West). Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins (for Ogunquit Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (for North Shore Music Theatre). Accompanied Grammy-award nominee Deborah Cox at the piano at the 2018 US Open Women's Singles Final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.




Matthew Smedal News

Musical Theatre West to Present DAMN YANKEES in October Photo Musical Theatre West to Present DAMN YANKEES in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Batter up! Baseball is back, and so is the latest production from Musical Theatre West. Long Beach’s premier theatre company has announced the return of the seven-time Tony award-winning musical Damn Yankees to its stage for select nights October 14th- 30th.

Musical Theatre West Celebrates The Great American Pastime With Presentation Of DAMN  Photo Musical Theatre West Celebrates The Great American Pastime With Presentation Of DAMN YANKEES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Long Beach's premier theatre company has announced the return of the seven-time Tony award-winning musical Damn Yankees to its stage for select nights October 14th- 30th.

Review: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW MUSICAL at The Goodspeed Photo Review: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW MUSICAL at The Goodspeed
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - Aug 17, 2022

Brand new musical Anne of Green Gables is at the Goodspeed now through September 4, 2022. The classic story is brought to life in a heartfelt and clever folk-rock musical with beautifully developed and charming characters. he cast is absolute perfection and I would fight anyone who dares to change it. The writing and music is more than promising and I wish I could get my hands on this exact soundtrack. Anne of Green Gables is charming, well-written, and the performances are phenomenal. Don’t miss this bold and vibrant new musical.

Complete Cast Announced for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES World Premiere Musical at Goodspeed  Photo Complete Cast Announced for ANNE OF GREEN GABLES World Premiere Musical at Goodspeed Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast for the world premiere of Anne of Green Gables: A New Musical. Find out who is in the cast and how to get tickets.

MRS. DOUBTFIRE Original Broadway Cast Recording to be Released This Month Photo MRS. DOUBTFIRE Original Broadway Cast Recording to be Released This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of Mrs. Doubtfire (Original Broadway Cast Recording) in digital and streaming formats on June 22 and is available to pre-save now.

DPAC Announces Digital Rush Lottery For ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Photo DPAC Announces Digital Rush Lottery For ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

A limited number of $20 seats will be available via an online lottery.  The lottery will happen online only the day prior to each designated performance. 

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021

State Theatre New Jersey presents Jimmy Buffett's Escape To Margaritaville for five performances on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8pm; Saturday, October 9 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, October 10 at 2pm. Escape to Margaritaville is the State Theatre's first scheduled live performance in the newly renovated theater.

Jimmy Buffet's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Returns To Sarasota's Van Wezel Photo Jimmy Buffet's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Returns To Sarasota's Van Wezel
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021

Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville returns to the Van Wezel on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Comes to Starlight Photo ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Comes to Starlight
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021

Experience Escape to Margaritaville, a comedic musical journey that encourages audiences to sit back, relax and remember ‚ÄúIt's Five O'Clock Somewhere.‚ÄĚ A love story, Broadway musical and island party all in one, Escape to Margaritaville comes to Starlight as part of the 2021 AdventHealth Broadway Series and is presented by Missouri Lottery.

The Bushnell to Present Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE This October Photo The Bushnell to Present Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE This October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021

JIMMY BUFFETT‚ÄôS¬†ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE¬†drops anchor at¬†The Bushnell (166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT) from October 12 ‚Äď 17, 2021, as part of a 12-week tour that will visit more than 20 cities this fall including Phoenix, Kansas City, New Orleans, Durham and Buffalo, to name a few.

Matthew Smedal Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Deborah Cox & More in THE BODYGUARD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce and music direction by Matthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron with Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger) as Frank Farmer, the bodyguard. 

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Show Choir Welcomes THE BODYGUARD's Deborah Cox to Paper Mill with Whitney Houston Medley
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse just announced the addition of two Friday matinee performances to its run of THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL due to the show's popularity among ticket buyers. Below, watch Paper Mill's Broadway Show Choir welcome Deborah Cox and the company to Millburn, NJ, with a Whitney Houston medley!

BWW TV: Davis Gaines, Lesli Margherita & Company Reflect on MAN OF LA MANCHA at Musical Theatre West
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Feb 24, 2012

For the past several weeks, Broadway's Davis Gaines has took to the stage as Don Quixote in the Musical Theatre West production of Man of La Mancha at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts. Having received rave notices since its February 10 opening of a fourteen performance run, BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans visited Gaines and company to reflect on the run as it prepares for closing on Sunday, February 26. Click below to check out the video!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Musical Theatre West's MAN OF LA MANCHA!
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2012

Musical Theatre West's MAN OF LA MANCHA opened on February 10 and will run for fourteen performances through February 26. Watch a sneak peak of the production below!