Matthew Smedal



Music Director
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Music Direction / Conducting, National Tours

The Bodyguard: The Musical
Thea Sharrock, director
Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
w/ Deborah Cox
Frank Thompson, associate director
Richard Beadle, music supervisor
Matilda: The Musical
Matthew Warchus, director
Royal Shakespeare Company
First National Tour
Thomas Caruso, associate director
Christopher Nightingale, music supervisor
David Holcenberg, associate music supervisor
& Dodger Entertainment
Ghost: The Musical
Thomas Caruso, associate director
Troika Entertainment
David Holcenberg, music supervisor
Catch Me If You Can
Matt Lenz, associate director
Troika Entertainment
Larry Blank, music supervisor

Music Direction / Conducting, Toronto

Matilda: The Musical
Matthew Warchus, director
Nik Ashton, associate director
Christopher Nightingale, music supervisor
David Holcenberg, associate music supervisor
Mirvish Entertainment, Dodger Entertainment & Royal Shakespeare Company

Music Direction / Conducting, Regional

The Bodyguard (US Premier)
Thea Sharrock, director
Papermill Playhouse &
w/ Deborah Cox
Frank Thompson, associate director
Richard Beadle, music supervisor
Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
Big Fish (Regional Premier)
Larry Carpenter, director
Musical Theatre West
Mary Poppins
Anthony C. Daniel, associate director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Man of La Mancha
Nick DeGruccio, director
Musical Theatre West
w/ Davis Gaines & Lesli Margherita
LA Times, Critic’s Choice
Backstage West, Critic’s Choice
Forbidden Broadway, Vol. 2
William Selby, director
Musical Theatre West
Ovation Nomination, Best Music Director
Ovation Nomination, Best Musical
1776
Nick DeGruccio, director
Musical Theatre West
Backstage West, Critic’s Choice
Broadway World, Best Regional Prod.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Robert Johanson, director
North Shore Music Theatre
IRNE Nomination, Best Music Director
IRNE Nomination, Best Musical
Little Shop of Horrors
Lewis Wilkenfeld, director
Cabrillo Music Theater
Singin’ In The Rain
Jayme McDaniel, director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Hello Again
Michele Spears, director
Musical Theatre Guild
Bat Boy
Joel Bishoff, director
Musical Theatre Guild
Jingle Bell Rock
Andy Ferrara, director
Plan B Entertainment
Gypsy
Scott Burkell, director
Augusta Barn Theatre
w/ Kim Zimmer
1776
Jayme McDaniel, director
Augusta Barn Theatre
Oklahoma
Scott Burkell, director
Augusta Barn Teatre
The Wizard of Oz
Brendan Ragotzy, director
Augusta Barn Teatre
Scrooge
Michael Licata, director
West Virginia Public Theatre
The Wizard of Oz
Michael Licata, director
West Virginia Public Theatre

Music Direction / Special Events

An Evening At Sardi’s: The 20th
Sheryl Kaller, director
Suzi Dietz, producer
Annual Los Angeles Alzheimer’s Benefit
w/ David Hyde Pierce, Kristen Bell, Marilu Henner, Joey McIntyre, Jon Lovitz, Steven Weber, Wayne Brady, Zach Levi, Peter Gallagher & Scott Porter

Associate Music Supervision / Casting

Peony Pavillion (Beijing Company)
John Rando, director
Broadway in Asia
Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Jeffrey Hatcher
Marc Routh, producer

Music Direction / Commercial

Barnes & Noble, “Jane Spots”
Sam Cadman, director
Station Film
w/ Jane Lynch

Associate Music Direction / Conducting

How To Succeed in Business...
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ John O’Hurley & Vicki Lewis
Man of La Mancha
Michael Michetti, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Brent Spiner & Julia Migenes
The King and I
Lewis Wilkenfeld, director
Cabrillo Music Theatre
w/ Debbie Gibson
Backwards In High Heels
Caryn Desai, director
International City Theatre

Associate Music Direction

They're Playing Our Song
Lonny Price, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Jason Alexander & Stephanie J. Block
The Fantasticks
Jason Alexander, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Eric McCormack, Harry Groener,
Lucas Grabeel & Barry Dennen
Two by Two
David Lee, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Jason Alexander, Faith Prince,
Megan Hilty & Vicki Lewis

Kiss Me Kate
Michael Michetti, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Tom Hewitt & Lesli Margherita
Ovation Award, Best Musical
Flora the Red Menace
Philip Himberg, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Eden Espinosa
Lil’ Abner
Michael Michetti, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Cathy Rigby & Fred Willard
Damn Yankees
Jason Alexander, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Ken Page, Lillias White & Lesli Margherita
Once on This Island
Billy Porter, director
Reprise Theatre Company
w/ Ledisi
The Witches Of Eastwick
w/ Sally Struthers
Shaun Kerrison, director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Carousel
Guys and Dolls
Michael Michetti, director
Nick DeGruccio, director
Reprise Theatre Company
Cabrillo Music Theatre
South Street
Roger Castellano, director
Kathleen Johnson
& Pasadena Playhouse

Assistant Music Direction

Dangerous Beauty
Sheryl Kaller, director
Suzi Dietz, Playing Pretend Productions & Pasadena Playhouse

Orchestrations, Original

Dakota Sky
Crunchy Notes
Lyrics by Kathleen Cahill
Music by Deborah Wicks Lapuma

Orchestrations, Additional

Silk Stockings
Stuart Ross, director
Musical Theatre West
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
New Book by Stuart Ross
Jingle Bell Rock
Andy Ferrara, director
Plan B Entertainment

Music Preparation

Serrano: Poet, Lover... Hitman
Joel Zwick, director
Serrano The Musical, LLC
Book & Lyrics by Madeline Sunshine
Music by Robert Tepper
I Hate Holmes!
Joel Zwick, director
Book & Lyrics by Madeline Sunshine
Music by Adam Gorgoni
Dangerous Beauty (Additional Music Prep)
Sheryl Kaller, director
Suzi Dietz, Playing Pretend
Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Music by Michele Brourman
Productions & Pasadena Playhouse

Theatre For Young Adults

The Wizard of Oz
Jon Engstrom, director
Norris Center For The Performing Arts
The Jungle Book, Kids!
Jim Critchfield, director
Pittsburgh Music Theater

Synthesizer Programming

Tommy
Brian Purcell, director
Flicker House Productions
w/ Alice Ripley

Keys Credits / Special Events

Cole Porter's La Revue Des Ambassadeurs
Larry Blank, orchestrations
and musical direction
Christophe Mirambeau,
conception
Opéra de Rennes

Keys Credits / Regional

I Do! I Do!
Alan Souza, director
Laguna Beach Playhouse
w/ Davis Gaines & Vicki Lewis
Tommy
Brian Purcell, director
Flicker House Productions
w/ Alice Ripley
Chess
Brian Purcell, director
Flicker House Productions
w/ Matthew Morrison & Susan Egan
The Producers
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Violet
Brain from Planet X (World Premier)
Steven Glaudini, director
Randy Brenner, director
Richard Israel, director
Bruce Kimmel, director
Cabrillo Music Theatre
Musical Theatre Guild
Musical Theatre Guild
LA City College

Rehearsal Piano / Regional

Beauty And The Beast
West Virginia Public Theatre
Oklahoma!
Michael Licata, director
West Virginia Public Theatre
The King And I
West Virginia Public Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar
West Virginia Public Theatre
Joseph & The... Dreamcoat
West Virginia Public Theatre
42nd Street
West Virginia Public Theatre
Annie Get Your Gun
West Virginia Public Theatre
Godspell
West Virginia Public Theatre
My Fair Lady
Michael Licata, director
West Virginia Public Theatre
The Music Man
West Virginia Public Theatre
Annie Get Your Gun
West Virginia Public Theatre
Smokey Joe's Cafe
West Virginia Public Theatre
Annie Get Your Gun
Bob Durkin, director
West Virginia Public Theatre
Jekyll & Hyde
West Virginia Public Theatre
Footloose
Michael Licata, director
West Virginia Public Theatre
Chicago
West Virginia Public Theatre
Forever Plaid
Bob Durkin, director
West Virginia Public Theatre

Academia

Theatre Of The Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Faculty, Musical Theatre
UCLA: Theatre, Film & Television
Los Angeles, CA
Guest Faculty, Summer Arts
AMDA, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Faculty, Musical Theatre
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Grad. Teaching Assistant

Education

Master of Music
Bachelor of Arts
Morgantown, West Virginia
Buckhannon, West Virginia
West Virginia University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
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