Resume

MICHAEL MATTHEWS
DIRECTOR, SDC

BROADWAY

BUTLEY
Assistant Director (Directed by Nicholas Martin)
Booth Theatre, NY

REGIONAL

DREAM BOY
(LA Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

BOOTYCANDY
(LADCC Nomination, Production)
(LA Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

HOME FREE
(World Premiere)
The Road Theatre

FAILURE; A LOVE STORY
(2015 Ovation Award: Best Director, Ovation Nomination, Production)
(LA Premiere)
Coeurage Theatre

SONS OF THE PROPHET
(LA Premiere)
The Blank Theatre

PSYCHE; A MODERN ROCK OPERA
(World Premiere)
PSYCHE Productions LLC

RABBIT HOLE
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

THE HOMOSEXUALS
(LA Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

FUNNY GIRL
(2013 Ovation Nomination: Best Director)
3D Theatricals

PETER PAN: THE BOY WHO HATED MOTHERS
(2014 LA WEEKLY NOMINATIONS: BEST PRODUCTION AND BEST DIRECTOR)
(West Coast Premiere)
The Blank Theatre Company

WOLVES
(Rolling World Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

JUSTIN LOVE
(WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL)
(LADCC AWARD: BEST MUSICAL)
Celebration Theatre

ALL YOUR HARD WORK
(WORLD PREMIERE)
Brimmer Street Theatre Company

VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE
(World Premiere)
(2012 La Weekly Nominations: Best Director and Best Production)
The Production Company

THE COLOR PURPLE: A MUSICAL
(2012 Ovation Awards:  Best Director and Best Musical; 2012 LA Weekly Awards: Best Director and Best Musical)
Celebration Theatre

NERVE
(Los Angeles Premiere)
6TH Avenue Theatre Company

WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY?
(2012 Ovation Nominations: Best Director and Best Production)
Celebration Theatre

THE TEMPERAMENTALS
(West Coast Premiere)
The Blank, Los Angeles

TAKE ME OUT, Director
(2011 Ovation Nomination, Best Director; 2011 NAACP Award, Best Director; 2011 LA Weekly Nomination, Best Revival of a Play)
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

THE BACCHAE, Director
Edinburgh Theatre Festival, Scotland

THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE: THE MUSICAL, Director
(West Coast Premiere)
(2011 NAACP Award, Best Director; 2010 Ovation Nomination Best Director, Ovation Award Best Production, Musical)
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

HARAM! IRAN!, Director
(West Coast Premiere)
(2011 GLAAD Nomination, Best Production of a Play, Los Angeles)
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

THREE TALL WOMEN, Director
West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles

THE SANTA LAND DIARIES, Director
(2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
The Blank, Los Angeles

THE JAZZ AGE, Director
(West Coast Premiere)
The Blank, Los Angeles

THE PRODIGAL FATHER, Director
(World Premiere)
Playwrights 6, Los Angeles

PORCELAIN, Director
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

STUPID KIDS, Director  (West Coast Premiere)
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

BEAUTIFUL THING, Director
(2007 Ovation Nominations: Best Director and Best Production)
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

THE BACCHAE, Director
(2007 Ovation Nominations: Best Director and Best Production)
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

FOUR, Director  (West Coast Premiere)
Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Assistant Director (Directed by Sean Mathias)
Mark Taper, Los Angeles

DEAD END, Assistant Director (Directed by Nicholas Martin)
Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY?,  Director
(2006 Jeff Nominations: Best Director and Best Production)
Circle Theatre, Chicago

THE JUDAS KISS, Director
(Mid-West Premiere)
Circle Theatre, Chicago

IN THE BLOOD, Director
(2004 Jeff Nominations: Best Director and Best Production)
Circle Theatre, Chicago

BEING 11, Director
(World Premiere)
Serendipity at Victory Gardens, Chicago

PORCELAIN, Director
(2001 Jeff Nomination: Best Director)
Trap Door Theatre, Chicago

FOR COLORED GIRLS, Director
Journeymen Theatre Company, Chicago

TRAINING
B.A. Directing, Columbia College – Chicago
Pasadena Playhouse Directors Lab 2008
National Shakespeare Conservatory – New York
La Jolla Playhouse Conservatory – La Jolla, California
*Artistic Director, Celebration Theatre, Los Angeles Feb. 2005 – August 2008