Bio

Matt is a Toronto-based musical theatre librettist and playwright.  Musical Credits include: Co-writer of My Bonnie Lass (collaboration with acclaimed recording artist Johnny Reid).  My Bonnie Lass received a workshop production at Theatre Sheridan where it was first developed as part of the 2017 Canadian Music Theatre Project. My Bonnie Lass is slated for presentation at the Savoy Theatre in Cape Breton. Grow (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal) will receive its world premiere at London’s Grand Theatre and was workshopped as part of Sheridan’s 2019 Canadian Music Theatre Project, where it was first developed in 2016. Most recently, Grow was also part of Goodspeed’s 2020 Festival of New Musicals. Going Under (collaboration with Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal).

He has written four Ross Petty Pantos – Lil’ Red Robin Hood, The Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol – all at Toronto’s Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, with the fourth being this year’s digital show, There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays. A Christmas Carol was recorded for broadcast by CBC/Family Channel.

Plays Include: Myth Of The Ostrich which was first presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival, followed by the Next Stage Theatre Festival and then received its world premiere in 2016 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Remember, Maggy? (collaboration with Carol Anne Murray).

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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