MATTHEW

SMEDAL

MUSIC DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR, PIANIST

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Hello! I'm Matthew. I conduct the orchestra for musicals; I play the piano; I work with singers. I grew up listening to Bach organ fugues on cassette tape, Judy Garland on vinyl, and Queen on my walkman. I opted for a music degree over a degree in computer science. I've never looked back.

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"I'M SO GLAD I LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE OCTOBERS."

I'm the Music Director of the brand new adaptation of Anne Of Green Gables playing at the Goodspeed Opera House this summer. Come check us out!

The band, conducted by Matthew Smedal, smokes.

THE RECORD

on THE BODYGUARD at PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE

The house band rocks.

VARIETY

on CLUELESS THE MUSICAL at THE ALICE GRIFFIN JEWEL BOX THEATRE

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Matthew Smedal

Representation: Penny Luedke

email: pennyagent@gmail.com

phone: +1 (212) 765-9564

Matthew is a NYC-based music director, conductor, and pianist. He is the music director and conductor of Jerry Zak’s new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for which he also conducted the soon-to-be-released Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2018 Matthew music directed the off-Broadway adaptation of Clueless: The Musical at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, starring Dove Cameron. Matthew has conducted orchestras across America as the music director of the touring productions of The Bodgyuard (starring Grammy-nominated Deborah Cox), Matilda, Ghost: The Musical, and Catch Me If You Can. Matthew served as music director and conductor of the 2016 installation of Matilda at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Regionally, he has served as music director for Big Fish, Man Of La Mancha, and 1776 for Musical Theatre West, Singing In The Rain for the Ogunquit Playhouse, and Jesus Christ Superstar at North Shore Music Theatre. He was the music director of the 20th Annual Los Angeles Alzheimer’s Benefit featuring David Hyde Pierce, Kristen Bell, Marilu Henner, and Joey McIntyre. Matthew served six season as the Associate Music Director for LA’s Reprise Theatre Company where he conducted for Julia Migenes, Brent Spiner, John O’Hurley, Vickie Lewis and Jason Alexander. 

Broadway

Mrs. Doubtfire (+ Original Cast Recording)

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Kevin McCollum, producer

Jerry Jaks, director

Ethan Popp, music supervisor

Off-Broadway

Clueless (starring Dove Cameron)

Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

The New Group & Dodger Entertainment

Amy Heckerling, playwright

Kristen Hanggi, director

Ethan Popp, music supervisor

National Tours

The Bodyguard (starring Deborah Cox)

Nederlander Presentations, Inc. 

Thea Sharrock, director

Frank Thompson, associate director 

Richard Beadle, music supervisor

Matilda

Dodger Entertainment & Royal Shakespeare Co. 

Matthew Warchus, director

Thomas Caruso, associate director

Nik Ashton, associate director



Christopher Nightingale, music supervisor

David Holcenberg, associate music supervisor

Ghost

Troika Entertainment

Thomas Caruso, associate director 

David Holcenberg, music supervisor

Catch Me If You Can

Troika Entertainment

Matt Lenz, associate director 

Larry Blank, music supervisor

Everywhere Else

Matilda: Toronto Company

Ed Mirvish Theatre

Mirvish Entertainment & Royal Shakespeare Co.

Nik Ashton, associate director



David Holcenberg, associate music supervisor

Big Fish

Musical Theatre Wrest

Larry Carpenter, director

Peggy Hickey, choreographer

Backstage West, Critic’s Choice

Man Of La Mancha

Musical Theatre West

starring Davis Gaines & Lesli Margherita

Nick DeGruccio, director
LA Times, Critic’s Choice
Backstage West, Critic’s Choice

1776

Musical Theatre West

starring Davis Gaines
Nick DeGruccio, director
Backstage West, Critic’s Choice
Broadway World, Best Regional Production

Jesus Christ Superstar

North Shore Music Theatre

Robert Johanson, director

IRNE Nomination, Best Music Director

IRNE Nomination, Best Musical

Deborah Cox & Matthew Smedal at the US Open
Deborah Cox and Matthew Smedal performing "America The Beautiful" at the US Open Women's Singles Final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

This was a great day. Also... that dress.

Matthew Smedal leads one of the finest-sounding orchestras to play at North Shore Music Theatre in recent memory.

THE BOSTON GLOBE

on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE

👋 In case you were wondering, 🤔

Smedal = SMAY-dahl.

🌈 And now you know! ✨

Matthew Smedal

Representation: Penny Luedke

email: pennyagent@gmail.com

phone: +1 (212) 765-9564

Matthew is a NYC-based music director, conductor, and pianist. He is the music director and conductor of Jerry Zak’s new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for which he also conducted the soon-to-be-released Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2018 Matthew music directed the off-Broadway adaptation of Clueless: The Musical at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, starring Dove Cameron. Matthew has conducted orchestras across America as the music director of the touring productions of The Bodgyuard (starring Grammy-nominated Deborah Cox), Matilda, Ghost: The Musical, and Catch Me If You Can. Matthew served as music director and conductor of the 2016 installation of Matilda at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Regionally, he has served as music director for Big Fish, Man Of La Mancha, and 1776 for Musical Theatre West, Singing In The Rain for the Ogunquit Playhouse, and Jesus Christ Superstar at North Shore Music Theatre. He was the music director of the 20th Annual Los Angeles Alzheimer’s Benefit featuring David Hyde Pierce, Kristen Bell, Marilu Henner, and Joey McIntyre. Matthew served six season as the Associate Music Director for LA’s Reprise Theatre Company where he conducted for Julia Migenes, Brent Spiner, John O’Hurley, Vickie Lewis and Jason Alexander. 

Matthew Smedal conducting

"Big Fish" @ Musical Theatre West