Need a COORDINATOR?

Need a PUPPET? Need a PROP? Something else?

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 coordinating design projects for the world's most visited theme park, Matthew is a production coordinator and prop & puppet fabricator/designer. He is currently the Lead Puppet Builder and Coordinator for Disney Theatrical and Rockefeller Productions' Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation premiering off-Broadway in NYC in the fall of 2021. 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 works seasonally with the Operations Team for Macy's Branded Entertainment, helping to put on events such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. Additionally, as a former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown where he performed daily to tens of thousands of spectators and made hundreds of PR television appearances, 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 molding and casting at Reynolds Advanced Materials, and animatronic design with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.

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Sesame Street season 50 credits
Sesame Street season 50 credits

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Emmy Award Contributor Plaque
Emmy Award Contributor Plaque

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Big Bird's Nest

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Sesame Street season 50 credits
Sesame Street season 50 credits

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