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MICHAEL MATTHEWS
DIRECTOR, SDC

BROADWAY

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

REGIONAL

THE SEAFARER
Laguna Playhouse

END OF THE RAINBOW
Laguna Playhouse

CABARET
(2019 Ovation Nominations: Director/Musical, Production/Musical)
Celebration Theatre 

THE GRADUATE
Laguna Playhouse

END OF THE RAINBOW
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

12 ANGRY MEN
Laguna Playhouse

FAILURE; A LOVE STORY
CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
(2017 Remount)

HANSEL & GRETEL: A WICKEDLY DELICIOUS MUSICAL TREAT
VPAC/Theatre Planners
1st National Tour

BILLY AND RAY
Laguna Playhouse

DREAM BOY
(LA Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

BOOTYCANDY
(LADCC Nomination: Production/Play)
(LA Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

HOME FREE
(World Premiere)
The Road Theatre

FAILURE; A LOVE STORY
(2015 Ovation Award: Director/Play, Ovation Nomination: Production/Play)
(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: Director/Musical)
3D Theatricals

PETER PAN: THE BOY WHO HATED MOTHERS
(2014 LA Weekly Nominations: Director/Play and Production/Play)
(West Coast Premiere)
The Blank Theatre Company

WOLVES
(Rolling World Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

JUSTIN LOVE
(World Premiere)
(LADCC Award: Production/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: Director/Play, Production/Play)
The Production Company

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

NERVE
(Los Angeles Premiere)
6TH Avenue Theatre Company

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

THE TEMPERAMENTALS
(West Coast Premiere)
The Blank

TAKE ME OUT
(2011 Ovation Nomination: Director/Play; 2011 NAACP Award: Director/Play; 2011 LA Weekly Nomination: Revival/Play)
Celebration Theatre

THE BACCHAE
Edinburgh Theatre Festival, Scotland

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

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

THREE TALL WOMEN
West Coast Ensemble

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

THE JAZZ AGE
(West Coast Premiere)
The Blank

THE PRODIGAL FATHER
(World Premiere)
Playwrights 6

PORCELAIN
Celebration Theatre

STUPID KIDS
(West Coast Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

BEAUTIFUL THING
(2007 Ovation Nominations: Director/Play, Production/Play)
Celebration Theatre

THE BACCHAE
(2007 Ovation Nominations: Director/Play, Production/Play)
Celebration Theatre

FOUR
(West Coast Premiere)
Celebration Theatre

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Assistant Director
(Directed by Sean Mathias)
Mark Taper Forum, CTG

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

WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY?
(2006 Jeff Nominations: Director/Play, Production/Play)
(Mid-West Premiere)
Circle Theatre, Chicago

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

IN THE BLOOD
(2004 Jeff Nominations: Director/Play, Production/Play)
Circle Theatre, Chicago

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

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

FOR COLORED GIRLS
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