September 12, 2012
Matt recently completed a busy summer of performances which took him from The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA
to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA, to the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia PA.
FIRST YOU DREAM:
Peter Marks, Head Critic for the Washington Post says, "It's a pinnacle moment of the evening...the tunefully irresistible platter served up by Matthew Scott, singing a compilation of the title song from "Cabaret" and, from the 2007 "Curtains," an impassioned "I Miss the Music." (Scott, a returnee from the original with Blickenstaff and gifted baritone James Clow, has suaveness to spare.)"
Matthew & Kirsten Scott at SIZZLIN' SUMMER CABARETS
Here's a link to the five star review of Kirsten and Matt's debut show. http://www.dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2012/07/12/matthew-scott-and-kirsten-scott-at-sizzlin-summer-cabarets-at-signature-theatre-by-eric-denver3/
In July Matt returned to the Pittsburgh CLO where he previously performed in Les Miserables, Swing!, and 1776. This time he took on the challenging role of Joe Gillis in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD. He was cast opposite the wonderful Liz Callaway and Walter Charles, Broadway Veterans of such shows as Merrily We Roll Along, Miss Saigon, and Sweeney Todd.
BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION
In August Kirsten and Matthew were on faculty at an organization near and dear to their hearts. Broadway Dreams Foundation holds theatre intensives in Omaha, Atlanta and Philly. Kirsten and Matt came on board for the Philly intensive and work side by side some of Broadway's hottest performers as well as 185 talented students. The week long training program culminated in two live performances at the world renowned Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. He is a video of Matt performing "Reached For The Gun" from CHICAGO with the students of Broadway Dreams.
Kirsten and Matt are happy to announce that they will be performing together again on December 3rd at the Kaufman Center in NYC. The concert is entitled: "Broadway Close Up: Lyricists Who Changed The World...Of Musical Theatre."
A description on the the venues website describes the evening as such:
Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Lorenz Hart were born in New York City within two years of each other at the turning of the twentieth century. Their careers and lives repeatedly intersected as each became one of America's greatest lyricists - their careers tell the story of the American musical, as it evolved from operetta to musical comedy to serious musical play. Co-hosts Sean Hartley and Ted Chapin, Executive Director of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, and Musical Director David Loud (Ragtime, Porgy and Bess) will lead a brilliant cast of some of Broadway's best singers, including Matthew Scott (Jersey Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim), Kirsten Bracken (Follies, Hairspray), Joshua Henry (Tony nominee for The Scottsboro Boys) and Liz Callaway (Cats, Tony nominee for Baby).
Below, Matt performs with Euan Morton, Leslie Kritzer, and Erin Mackey
in Sondheim on Sondheim. The Original Cast Recording, Matt's first, has just been released.