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Peter Matz

 
Peter Matz Headshot
Date of Birth: November 06, 1928
Date of Death: August 09, 2002 (73)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Regional (US), 1997]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 1992]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Composer
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 1963]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1963]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1963]
Dance Music
 
[Broadway, 1962]
Dance Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Musical Director
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Dance Music Arranger
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Rehearsal Pianist
Vocal Music Arranger
Dance Music Arranger

Writing

Music
Music

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Dance Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1999]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Dance Music Arranger

[Regional (US), 1997]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1994]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1992]
Orchestrator

[West End, 1992]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1989]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1984]
Composer

Musical Director

[Broadway, 1978]
Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1968]
Composer

[Broadway, 1967]
Orchestrator

[West End, 1963]
Dance Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 1963]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 1963]
Dance Music

[Broadway, 1962]
Dance Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Broadway, 1961]
Musical Director

Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1960]
Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1960]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1958]
Dance Music Arranger

Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1954]
Rehearsal Pianist

Vocal Music Arranger

Dance Music Arranger

Writing
Music
Music

Peter Matz Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Orchestration
Peter Matz, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Orchestration
Peter Matz, Grand Hotel
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Conductor and Musical Director
Peter Matz, No Strings

Peter Matz News

BWW CD Review: Nicolas King Reigns With ACT ONE Photo BWW CD Review: Nicolas King Reigns With ACT ONE
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 13, 2020

With his twenty-five year CD retrospective, Nicolas King gives music lovers a glimpse of the greatness due to come with his next quarter of a century.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sam Harris Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sam Harris
by Nicholas Adler - Nov 22, 2020

Sam Harris is known for his amazing vocal ability. He has now added author to his many talents and what a great time to catch up with his work, including a new show which is set to debut on December 3!

BWW Feature: Chick Singer - My Memories of Nancy LaMott Photo BWW Feature: Chick Singer - My Memories of Nancy LaMott
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 16, 2020

With so many gifted cabaret artists to populate today's nightclubs, Stephen Mosher takes some time out to remember Nancy LaMott, one of the talented artists from the past.

BWW CD Review: AN EVENING WITH JENNIFER ROBERTS Should Be A Daily Indulgence Photo BWW CD Review: AN EVENING WITH JENNIFER ROBERTS Should Be A Daily Indulgence
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 15, 2020

With her MAC Award-nominated debut CD, Jennifer Roberts makes the bold statement that she is here. Here's hoping she stays.

BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 11, 2019

There are certain things that really bother me in theater.¬† One of the biggest is when a theater company that is capable of brilliance presents a show that should be a perfect fit ‚Äď and unfortunately ultimately delivers a final product that does not meet my expectations.

VIDEO: Elaine Paige Reflects on Being A Part of a 'Renaissance' of British Theatre Photo VIDEO: Elaine Paige Reflects on Being A Part of a 'Renaissance' of British Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2019

Britain's first lady of musical theatre Elaine Paige is downunder this winter, with three more concerts coming up in Australia. Below, watch as she stops by Studio 10 to chat about creating some of theatres most iconic roles, and reflects on being back in Sydney!

Elaine Paige Announces Australian Concert Series Photo Elaine Paige Announces Australian Concert Series
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2018

Britain's first lady of musical theatre Elaine Paige has announced an 8-date series of concerts downunder this October, which will see her perform songs from her illustrious career alongside an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters.

BWW Interview: Marcia Seligson Responsibly Reviving REPRISE Photo BWW Interview: Marcia Seligson Responsibly Reviving REPRISE
by Gil Kaan - Jun 12, 2018

Los Angeles theatre lovers will see the welcomed return of the singularly entertaining Reprise productions, rebooted appropriately as REPRISE 2.0. Headed, as before, by producing artistic director Marcia Seligson, REPRISE 2.0 has already announced their first season, beginning June 20, 2018 with SWEET CHARITY, VICTOR, VICTORIA and GRAND HOTEL. Marcia availed herself from her multi-tasking REPRISE 2.0 duties to chat with me.

Carmen Cusack and Laura Bell Bundy Announced for REPRISE 2.0's Summer Season Photo Carmen Cusack and Laura Bell Bundy Announced for REPRISE 2.0's Summer Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2018

Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.

BWW Review:  In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Photo BWW Review: In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Horrors Ahead
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2018

Though the songwriting team of Robert Wright and George Forrest is best remembered by Broadway enthusiasts for adapting the music of Edvard Grieg into SONG OF NORWAY and similarly using the melodies of Alexander Borodin to create their score for KISMET, their greatest success came when director/choreographer Tommy Tune took interest in a musical of theirs that fizzled into obscurity on its way to Broadway, then known as AT THE GRAND.

Peter Matz Videos

VIDEO: Elaine Paige Reflects on Being A Part of a 'Renaissance' of British Theatre VideoVIDEO: Elaine Paige Reflects on Being A Part of a 'Renaissance' of British Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2019

Britain's first lady of musical theatre Elaine Paige is downunder this winter, with three more concerts coming up in Australia. Below, watch as she stops by Studio 10 to chat about creating some of theatres most iconic roles, and reflects on being back in Sydney!

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 19, 2014

For Day 7 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video finds,' we present Carol Burnett and Alan Alda. They both boast Broadway pedigrees.


Peter Matz Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Peter Matz written?
Peter Matz has written 2 shows including If Memory Serves (Music), The Gorey Details (Music).

What awards has Peter Matz been nominated for?
Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Grand Hotel and Best Conductor and Musical Director (Tony Awards) for No Strings .