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Bio

Sharron is one of the stars of CBC’s hit period crime drama, Frankie Drake Mysteries, which just wrapped up its fourth and final season, still airing all around the world.

In both 2021 and 2019, she was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA, for playing the role of FLO CHAKOWITZ on Frankie.

Also a diverse writer, Sharron has been nominated for both Dora and Betty Mitchell Awards for her stage work, in 2020 had three TV scripts go to camera. Her essays, interviews, and articles have been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world, and Sharron has just completed her first book.

The last season of Frankie Drake Mysteries, Sharron co-wrote the episode, “LIFE IS A CABARET”.

Sharron is currently in production on Mary and Flo on the Go!, on which she is a co-creator, executive producer, screenwriter, and voice actor. Mary and Flo on the Go! is an animated series based on her and Rebecca Liddiard’s characters from Frankie Drake Mysteries. Sharron has two more TV projects currently in development.

Also known for her portrayal of “Joan The Secretary” in Tina Fey’s iconic Mean Girls, Sharron Matthews is an excitingly diverse, award-winning Canadian artist, actress, singer, comedienne, writer, and producer. Sharron has worked on stage and screen with artists like John Travolta, Andrea Martin, and Ron Howard as well as toured her award-winning one woman shows around the world from Africa to New York, Scotland, and beyond.

Sharron was also featured in the films Cinderella ManTake the LeadThe Music Man movie for Disney and Hairspray: The Movie. Sharron can also be seen on NBC’s Taken, played Daphne for two seasons on She’s The Mayor, Chef Sylvia on the multi-Emmy Award winning children’s TV show, Odd Squad, was part of the international award winning ensemble of Tokens, and can also be seen on Murdoch MysteriesHudson and RexThe Newsroom, and Kojak. Sharron co-wrote, hosted, and consulted on SLICE TV’s MEME gURL.

Sharron’s solo cabaret work has taken her across Canada numerous times (where she was named BEST CABARET PERFORMER by NOW Magazine and Broadway World) and around the world, selling out at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe for three years in a row (where, out of 3,000 productions, her show was awarded BEST OF THE FEST).

Sharron has toured on a double bill with Canadian comedy icon, Mary Walsh, collaborated with Gavin Crawford of CBC’s Because News on a sell out World Pride show, premiered at Just For Laughs in Montreal, and one week later packed Toronto’s High Park Amphitheatre for one night only with her acclaimed, award-winning show, Girl Crush, for which Broadway World awarded her BEST CABARET PERFORMANCE.

She has toured North America in Les Misérables and Harold Prince’s Showboat, recorded her own album, Party Girl, can be heard on the Showboat cast album, The Music Man (for Disney) soundtrack, and sang backup on Jann Arden’s award-winning Christmas album.

One of the projects Sharron is most passionate about, is her Cabaret for Kids, which she spent three years developing with Canada’s largest theatre for young audiences company, Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre. Sharron’s Cabaret for Kids explores the issues of body positivity, childhood anxiety, bullying, loving yourself the way you are, targeting 9–12 year olds, and has played across Canada. Sharron’s Cabaret for Kids was nominated for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Production at the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

Sharron’s new live cabaret show, INVINCIBLE (SUMMER) is currently in development.

Sharron is a proud member of ACTRA, Canadian Actor’s Equity, the Writer’s Guild of Canada, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

"Matthews is known as the Canadian Goddess of Cabaret and has been named best cabaret performer by critics and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic."

Louis B. Hobson

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Awards, Accolades & Nominations

2021

  • ACTRESS – Canadian Screen Award Nomination – Best Supporting Actress in a Drama – Frankie Drake Mysteries 

2019

  • ACTRESS – Canadian Screen Award Nomination – Best Supporting Actress in a Drama – Frankie Drake Mysteries 
  • ACTRESS – ACTRA Award Nomination – Best Ensemble – Tokens

2018

  • PRODUCER – Betty Mitchell Award Nomination – Best Cabaret Production Girl Crush at Lunchbox Theatre (Calgary)
  • PERFORMER/WRITER – Betty Mitchell Award Nomination – Best Cabaret Performance – Girl Crush at Lunchbox Theatre (Calgary)
  • WRITER – Unapologetically Me – Dora Award Nomination – Best New Play – Young People’s Theatre – (Toronto)
  • PRODUCER – Unapologetically Me – Dora Award Nomination – Best Production – Young People’s Theatre – (Toronto)
  • PERFORMER – Unapologetically Me – Dora Award Nomination – Best Performance – Young People’s Theatre – (Toronto)

2017

  • PERFORMER/WRITER – Broadway World Award Winner – Best Cabaret Performance – Girl Crush in High Park – (Toronto)
  • PERFORMER/WRITER – Time Out New York – Critic’s Pick – Girl Crush – 54 Below – (New York City)

2015

  • PERFORMER/WRITER – Broadway World Award Winner – Best Cabaret Performance – Full Dark – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto)

2012

  • PERFORMER/WRITER/PRODUCER – ‘Woman of the Year’ – The New Current – (UK)

2011

  • PERFORMER/WRITER/PRODUCER – The Scotsman’s ‘Best of the Fest’ – Jesus Thinks I’m Funny – Edinburgh Fringe – (Scotland, UK)

2010

  • PERFORMER/WRITER/PRODUCER – Harold Award for Excellence in Independent Theatre – (Toronto) 
  • PERFORMER/WRITER – #1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010 – WPAT RADIO

2009

  • Performer/Writer – Best Cabaret Performer – Now Magazine – (Toronto)