Need a PUPPET? Need a PROP? Something else?
Need a rental item for a musical theater production?
Working in theater? Television? Film? Live event? Something else?
Matthew can help!
An Emmy Award Contributor Winner and formerly with Walt Disney Imagineering on the Magic Kingdom Design Services team, Matthew is a production coordinator and prop & puppet fabricator/designer. Matthew freelances with Jim Henson's Creature Shop and has worked on Sesame Street season 50, in addition to projects for the Coca Cola Company and Princess Cruise Line. Matthew also freelances as a set decorator and prop fabricator at Jerard Studio, working on Broadway shows such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Diana: A True Musical Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the national tour of Hamilton. Matthew spent two years as part of the Operations Team for Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group, helping to put on events such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. As a magician and former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, Matthew understands both the behind the scenes and onstage aspects of creating memorable and unique experiences for audiences of all ages. Recently Matthew began working as a freelance technical director for Manhattan Youth, teaching middle school students about the fundamentals of technical theater. Matthew holds a high honors with distinction degree in mechanical engineering from Hofstra University, and has studied technical design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Matthew has also studied epoxy use at Reynolds Advanced Materials, and animatronic design with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.