MICHAEL MATTHEWS

DIRECTOR, SDC

 
 


BROADWAY


BUTLEY, Assistant Director (Directed by Nicholas Martin)

Booth Theatre, NY



REGIONAL


VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE

(World Premiere)

The Production Company


THE COLOR PURPLE: A MUSICAL

Celebration Theatre


NERVE

(Los Angeles Premiere)

6TH Avenue Theatre Company


WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY?

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 and 2010)

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