Bio

Most recently, Matt co-wrote My Bonnie Lass (book, music, lyrics) in collaboration with acclaimed recording artist Johnny Reid.  In winter, 2019, My Bonnie Lass received a workshop production at Theatre Sheridan where it was first developed as part of the 2017 Canadian Music Theatre Project. 

Matt is currently writing his third Ross Petty Panto – Lil’ Red Robin Hood – which will play the 2019 holiday season at Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre.  Previous Ross Petty Pantos were The Wizard of Oz – The Toto-ly Twistered Family Musical and A Christmas Carol – The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose both at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre. A Christmas Carol was recorded for broadcast by CBC/Family Channel.

He is also the book writer for Grow (previously known as Rumspringa Break) in collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-SegalGrow will have its world premiere, spring 2020 at London’s Grand Theatre. Leading up to that, Grow will be workshopped as part of Sheridan’s 2019 CMTP, where it was first developed in 2016. Rumspringa Break! (Grow) was presented in 2018 at Factory Theatre as part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival where it was an audience and critical hit. Matt is also the book writer for Going Underanother collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal. Going Under will be produced by Yellow Door Theatre Project in Fall of 2019.

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Matt Murray’s script is both brilliantly structured and hilariously written. Too bad the last show is sold out—and no wonder—because Myth of the Ostrich is one not to miss.

Thea Fitz-James, My Entertainment World (Award Nomination for Best New Work)

Myth of the Ostrich is so well written, and has become such a popular hit that I wouldn’t be surprised if a smart producer picked it up for a commercial run. A smart comedy like this deserves the widest audience possible.

Christopher Hoile, Stage Door