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MATTHEW

SMEDAL

MUSIC DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR, PIANIST

COMPOSER & LYRICST

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HEY, THERE!

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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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Or, if you prefer, you can contact my agent, Penny. All of her information is further down.

The band, conducted by Matthew Smedal, smokes.

THE RECORD

on THE BODYGUARD at PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE

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My writing partner, Liz Rossi, and I are adapting Shannon Hale's stunning 2003 novel "The Goose Girl" into a stage show.  It's a Grimm fairy tale that's a *little* more HBO-than-Disney. So buckle up.
Check out our show's website to see all that we're up to.
THE GOOSE GIRL

THANKS FOR REACHING OUT!

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.

"Helloooooo,

Poppets!"

I'm the Associate Music Supervisor of the First National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire directed by the incomparable Jerry Zaks. Come check us out!

"WHEN I'M STUCK WITH A DAY THAT'S GRAY AND LONELY..." 

I'm the Music Supervisor of the new tour of Annie directed by the wonderful, lovely, and talented Jenn Thompson. Come check us out in a city near you!

And [the] full... musical ensemble directed by Matthew Smedal delivers the incomparable Gershwin legacy.

THE CAPE COD TIMES

on AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at 

THE CAPE PLAYHOUSE

The house band rocks.

VARIETY

on CLUELESS THE MUSICAL at THE ALICE GRIFFIN JEWEL BOX THEATRE

As A Pianist

US Open Women's Singles Final | 2018

with Deborah Cox

opening ceremony for the closing match

between Serene Williams & Naomi Osaka

La revue des Ambassadeurs | 2014

L’Opéra de Rennes, Renes France

Larry Blank, conductor 

CV

Matthew Smedal

Representation: Penny Luedke

email: luedtke@luedtkeagency.com

phone: +1 (212) 765-9564

Matthew is the music supervisor of the National Tour of Annie and the associate music supervisor of the First National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire. He was the music director of the out-of-town production of Anne of Green Gables at Goodspeed Opera House (Eric Cornell, producer), and appeared on Broadway as the music director of Jerry Zaks' 25th Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire, which played at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (Kevin McCollum, producer). Matthew also conducted Mrs. Doubtfire's Original Broadway Cast Recording which was released by Ghostlight Records. 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 music directed An American In Paris (dir. Al Blackstone) at The Cape Playhouse, Oliver! (dir. Denis Jones) at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Damn Yankees, Big Fish, Man Of La Mancha, and 1776 for Musical Theatre West, Singing In The Rain (two times!) for Ogunquit Playhouse, and Jesus Christ Superstar at North Shore Music Theatre. He was the music director of the 21st Annual Say Gala with Kelli O'Hara, and the 20th Annual Los Angeles Alzheimer’s Benefit featuring David Hyde Pierce, Kristen Bell, Marilu Henner, and Joey McIntyre. Matthew served six seasons 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 MD

Everywhere Else MD

Mrs. Doubtfire (+ OBC Recording) | 2021 - 22

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Kevin McCollum, producer

Jerry Zaks, director

Ethan Popp, music supervisor

An American In Paris | 2023

The Cape Playhouse

Al Blackstone, director/choreographer

 

Singin’ In The rain | 2023

Ogunquit Playhouse 

Jayme McDaniel, director

 

Oliver! | 2023

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Denis Jones, director/choreographer

 

Damn Yankees | 2022

Musical Theatre West

Starring Lesli Margherita

Cynthia Ferrar, director

 

Anne Of Green Gables | 2022

World Premiere

Goodspeed Opera House

Eric Cornell & Justin Nichols, commercial producers

Jenn Thompson, director

 

Matilda: Toronto Company | 2016

Ed Mirvish Theatre

Mirvish Entertainment & Royal Shakespeare Co.

Nik Ashton, associate director

David Holcenberg, assoc. music super.

 

Big Fish | 2014

Musical Theatre West

Larry Carpenter, director 

Peggy Hickey, choreographer 

Backstage West, Critic’s Choice 

 

Man Of La Mancha | 2011

Musical Theatre West

starring Davis Gaines & Lesli Margherita 

Nick DeGruccio, director 

LA Times, Critic’s Choice

Backstage West, Critic’s Choice 

 

1776 | 2011

Musical Theatre West

starring Davis Gaines 

Nick DeGruccio, director 

LA Times, Critic’s Choice

Backstage West, Critic’s Choice 

 

Jesus Christ Superstar | 2006

North Shore Music Theatre

Robert Johanson, director

IRNE Nomination, Best Music Director

IRNE Nomination, Best Musical

Music Supervision

Annie National Tour | 2022-24

Crossroads Live! North America

Jenn Thompson, director

Patti Wilcox, choreographer

Assoc. Music Supervision

Mrs. Doubtfire (First National Tour) | 2023-24

Work Light Productions

Jerry Zaks, director

Off-Broadway MD

Clueless  (starring Dove Cameron) | 2018 - 19

Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

The New Group & Dodger Entertainment

Amy Heckerling, playwright

Kristen Hanggi, director

Ethan Popp, music supervisor

National Tours MD

The Bodyguard (starring Deborah Cox) 2017 - 18

Nederlander Presentations, Inc. 

Thea Sharrock, director

Frank Thompson, associate director 

Richard Beadle, music supervisor

Matilda (first national) | 2015 - 16

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: The Musical | 2013 - 14

Troika Entertainment

Thomas Caruso, associate director 

David Holcenberg, music supervisor

Catch Me If You Can | 2012 - 13

Troika Entertainment

Matt Lenz, associate director 

Larry Blank, music supervisor

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: luedtke@luedtkeagency.com

phone: +1 (212) 765-9564

Matthew is the music supervisor of the National Tour of Annie and the associate music supervisor of the First National Tour of Mrs. Doubtfire. He was the music director of the out-of-town production of Anne of Green Gables at Goodspeed Opera House (Eric Cornell, producer), and appeared on Broadway as the music director of Jerry Zaks' 25th Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire, which played at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (Kevin McCollum, producer). Matthew also conducted Mrs. Doubtfire's Original Broadway Cast Recording which was released by Ghostlight Records. 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 music directed An American In Paris (dir. Al Blackstone) at The Cape Playhouse, Oliver! (dir. Denis Jones) at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Damn Yankees, Big Fish, Man Of La Mancha, and 1776 for Musical Theatre West, Singing In The Rain (two times!) for Ogunquit Playhouse, and Jesus Christ Superstar at North Shore Music Theatre. He was the music director of the 21st Annual Say Gala with Kelli O'Hara, and the 20th Annual Los Angeles Alzheimer’s Benefit featuring David Hyde Pierce, Kristen Bell, Marilu Henner, and Joey McIntyre. Matthew served six seasons 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

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