Matthew Shepard played Bella Zangler in Music Theatre of Wichita’s production of Crazy for You.
Broadway: WONDERFUL TOWN (u/s and performed Bob Baker, Wreck, and Lonigan) starring Donna Murphy and Brooke Shields, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Farleigh, u/s and performed Chauvelin and Percy), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (u/s and performed the Beast).
New York: SESSIONS (Dr. Peterson) at the Peter Jay Sharp theatre; MATTHEW PASSION (Jim Keenan) at St. John the Divine; Carnegie Hall’s SOUTH PACIFIC starring Reba McIntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell,The Actor’s Fund presentation of A WONDERFUL LIFE (Bert the cop) starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, staged reading of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN starring Sutton Foster, workshop of 110 IN THE SHADE starring Audra McDonald, plus multiple readings.
Tours: LES MISERABLES (Enjolras) Third National, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Farleigh and u/s and performed Chauvelin and Percy), DAS PHANTOM (Eric) the European Premiere Tour.
Regional: STRUCK (Bertrande), SOUND OF MUSIC (Baron Von Trapp), LES MISERABLES (Javert), SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Soldier/Alex) starring Raul Esparza at the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration; WHITE CHRISTMAS (Sheldrake) starring David Ogden Stires; Leslie Eberhard, David Levy, and Phil Hall version of JEKYLL AND HYDE (Jekyll and Hyde) in Ohio; world premiere of Grant Robbin’s GAUGUIN, THE MUSICAL (Gaugin) in Chicago; LES MISERABLES (Javert) Music Theatre of Wichita’s; MAN OF LA MANCHA (Duke/Dr. Carrasco); COMPANY (Peter), Gaston Lachaille in GIGI, Crosby in SWINGING ON A STAR, The Narrator in BLOOD BROTHERS, Baron von Gaigern in GRAND HOTEL, Mike Bailey in SAYONARA and Jim Dillingham in GIFTS OF THE MAGI; Julian Marsh in 42ND STREET.
He has also been seen numerous times on THE GUIDING LIGHT on CBS.
Matthew has soloed with many orchestras throughout the USA, Canada and Europe.
He is an active participant in the development of numerous new works at their most infant stages in New York City, in readings and workshops.
Matthew received his Master of Music from Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music and his Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University. He is in his seventh year as an Adjunct Professor of Voice at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music and Performing Arts Professions.