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Or Matias is an award-winning composer, lyricist, pianist, conductor, and music director. Since his studies at Juilliard, Or has been featuring cross-genre fusions of various styles, including: classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and pop. Or consistently attempts to break the barriers between his ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Or Matias is an award-winning composer, lyricist, pianist, conductor, and music director. Since his studies at Juilliard, Or has been featuring cross-genre fusions of various styles, including: classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and pop. Or consistently attempts to break the barriers between his ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center World Premiere Production, 2015
Rachmaninoff

Productions

 
[Boston, 2019]
Music Director & Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Music Supervision, Music Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Musical Director
Conductor
Piano
Keyboard

Photos

Music Director and Supervisor Or Matias and Associate Music Director J. Oconer Navarr Photo

Music Director and Supervisor Or Matias and Associate Music Director J. Oconer Navarro

From: 
Date:
11/13/2019
Paige Evans, Or Matias, Annie Tippe, Dave Malloy, Harold Wolpert Photo

Paige Evans, Or Matias, Annie Tippe, Dave Malloy, Harold Wolpert

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Date:
05/20/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center World Premiere Production, 2015
Rachmaninoff

Productions

[Boston, 2019]
Music Director & Supervisor

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Music Supervision, Music Director

[Broadway, 2016]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Musical Director

Conductor

Piano

Keyboard

Or Matias Biography

Or Matias is an award-winning composer, lyricist, pianist, conductor, and music director. Since his studies at Juilliard, Or has been featuring cross-genre fusions of various styles, including: classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and pop. Or consistently attempts to break the barriers between his musical passions.

Or is the 2019 Composer-in-Residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm’s “Working Farm”. He is currently writing a musical adaptation of The Wave- the 1967 experiment which turned an entire high school into a proto-fascist movement in just five days. The piece has received development through Ars Nova, The Mercer Colony at Goodspeed, Ucross Artist Residency, and Indiana University. His musical Wall Between Us, about a relationship between two Israeli and Palestinian men, was performed across the United States to wide acclaim. He is currently writing scores for tap-ballet Rising to the Tap featuring tap dancer Andrew Nemr, a song-cycle
titled The Things That Shape Us, reflecting on inherited geo-political trauma, as well as three albums to be released in the spring of 2020.

Or recently served as music director and conductor for Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway, starring Josh Groban. This season, he is the Music Supervisor for Moby Dick, which will premiere at A.R.T (Cambridge) in the winter of 2019. Most recently, Or was Music Supervisor for OCTET (Signature Theatre) - an a cappella chamber musical. (NYT Critic’s Pick). Additional recent collaborations include: The Trans Siberian Orchestra, Ingrid Michaelson, violin virtuoso Amadeus Leopold, songstress Rachael Yamagata, and tap dancer
Andrew Nemr, alongside countless others. Or’s touring as a classical and jazz pianist has taken him to New Zealand, Australia (Melbourne Festival), Germany, Kosovo, and all over the US, where he performed to sold-out crowds and wide acclaim. Or produced a single for Josh Groban titled ‘Dust and Ashes’, released in the summer of 2016. Or played the role of Sergei Rachmaninoff in Lincoln Center's production of Preludes, for which he was nominated for the Lucille Lortel award for Outstanding Supporting Actor. His performance was described as “marvelous” by the New York Times and “ravishing” by Variety. He also music directed and conducted the world premiere production of Michael John LaChiusa’s First Daughter Suite at the Public Theater. Or has served as music director for the
NY branch of Playing for Change – an organization which raises money through concerts to build music facilities for underprivileged kids worldwide.

Growing up, Or worked closely with violin legend Itzhak Perlman at The Perlman Program in Shelter Island. Other festivals include Musica Mundi in Belgium, The Banff Festival in Canada, Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain and the Music Academy of the West in California. While at Juilliard, Or studied piano with Prof. Julian Martin. Previously he studied with Dr. Sharon Mann and Ms. Hadassah Gonen. He also holds an MFA from Tisch, where he received a Dean's Fellowship, and full scholarship for his studies. He is endorsed by Yamaha.

Or believes that all music is universal, and his biggest passion is collaboration.

Or Matias Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Or Matias, Preludes

Or Matias News

ACTIONPLAY Slated To Perform At Arts For Autism Broadway Concert Photo ACTIONPLAY Slated To Perform At Arts For Autism Broadway Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

Actionplay, a neurodivergent theatre company, is proud to announce they will be performing alongside Broadway talent at 6th Annual Arts for Autism Concert at the Gershwin Theatre on Monday, June 20th at 7:30pm.

Kate Rockwell & Maya Days to Star in Reading of New Musical FOUNTAIN OF YOU at The Gr Photo Kate Rockwell & Maya Days to Star in Reading of New Musical FOUNTAIN OF YOU at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday May 23 at 9:30 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring it On The Musical) and Maya Days (Rent, Aida).

Actionplay To Present A New Musical THE SURFACE (OR, THAT ONE TIME ATLANTIS WASHED UP Photo Actionplay To Present A New Musical THE SURFACE (OR, THAT ONE TIME ATLANTIS WASHED UP ON THE BEACH)
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022

Actionplay, a theatre company dedicated to providing autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled teens and young adults equal access to the theatre-making process, is pleased to announce their next production, the new musical comedy The Surface (or, That One Time Atlantis Washed Up On the Beach).

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May Photo Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere Of OCTET at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at the West Coast Premiere Of OCTET at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is presenting the west coast premiere chamber choir musical, Octet written by three- time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and directed by Annie Tippe, produced by special arrangement with Diana DiMenna and Plate Spinner Productions.

VIDEO: Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe Talk West Coast Premiere of OCTET Photo VIDEO: Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe Talk West Coast Premiere of OCTET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Writer composer Dave Malloy and director Annie Tippe came together to discuss the West Coast premiere of OCTET, running April 20-May 29, 2022 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Berkeley Rep Presents the West Coast Premiere Of OCTET Photo Berkeley Rep Presents the West Coast Premiere Of OCTET
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today the full cast for the upcoming west coast premiere chamber choir musical, Octet written by three- time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and directed by Annie Tippe, produced by special arrangement with Diana DiMenna and Plate Spinner Productions.

Shoba Narayan, Tyce Green, Lee Roy Reams & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Shoba Narayan, Tyce Green, Lee Roy Reams & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

ALADDIN Star Shoba Narayan Comes to Feinstein 54 Below, March 7 Photo ALADDIN Star Shoba Narayan Comes to Feinstein 54 Below, March 7
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2022

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Aladdin star Shoba Narayan on March 7 at 7:00pm.

Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At  Photo Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Or Matias Videos

VIDEO: Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe Talk West Coast Premiere of OCTET VideoVIDEO: Dave Malloy and Annie Tippe Talk West Coast Premiere of OCTET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Writer composer Dave Malloy and director Annie Tippe came together to discuss the West Coast premiere of OCTET, running April 20-May 29, 2022 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART! VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For MOBY-DICK at ART!
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2019

Moby-Dick begins previews tonight, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. It opens Wednesday, December 11, and plays through Sunday, January 12, 2020. Tickets on sale now: online at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge).

VIDEO: Choreographer Chanel DaSilva Discusses the Choreography of MOBY-DICK at A.R.T. VideoVIDEO: Choreographer Chanel DaSilva Discusses the Choreography of MOBY-DICK at A.R.T.
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Moby-Dick is coming soon to American Repertory Theater. Choreographer Chanel DaSilva shares the how the choreography of Moby-Dick comes to life in an all new video.

VIDEO: Charmante! See the New Music Video for GREAT COMET's 'Charming'
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

See the brand-new music video from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Amber Gray, who plays Helene in the show, the video features the show's most villainous anthem, 'Charming.'

VIDEO: Lucas Steele Gets Personal with BC/EFA Speech After 'GREAT COMET'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Lucas Steele took a moment after a performance of Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to give a touching speech encouraging donations to BC/EFA. See what he had to say below! 

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Releases Music Video for 'Sonya Alone'
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2017

See the brand-new music video for 'Sonya Alone' from the immersive Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Starring actress Brittain Ashford, who plays Sonya in the show, the video features one of the show's most tender moments as the actress sings the moving, act two ballad.

'GREAT COMET' to Welcome HAMILTON Star as Josh Groban's Summer Successor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning July 3, 2017, starring alongside Denée Benton as 'Natasha.' Click below to watch a fun video introducing the new star!

VIDEO: Josh Groban Talks Immersive Audience Interaction in 'GREAT COMET OF 1812'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Josh Groban spoke to Stephen Colbert about making his Broadway debut in the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.

BWW TV Exclusive: HAMILTON Star Phillipa Soo Channels Aretha Franklin & More at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2015

Phillipa Soo, leading lady of the hit musical Hamilton, just her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut last night, October 19 and she's set to return later this week, on October 22. Musical Direction is by Or Matias. BroadwayWorld was in the room where it happens last night to catch her performance, and you can check out highlights from the big night, which included everything from Aretha Franklin to Dar Williams, below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's PRELUDES, Starring Nikki M. James & Gabriel Ebert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 17, 2015

Check out highlights from the new musical below!


Or Matias Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Or Matias been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (The Lortels) for Preludes .