HMS Co-founder and Executive Producer
Matt is a multiple Emmy Award winner who studied television management and production at The Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.
He supervises and directs HMS' major multicamera shoots for broadcast specials, including HMS' latest PBS primetime special FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB which will air as part of the 2015 Fall Arts Festival. He directed A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE CONCERT, which aired to great acclaim on PBS during the 2013 holiday season. In 2011, Matt directed the hugely popular national PBS pledge special UNDER THE STREETLAMP, featuring recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning smash hit JERSEY BOYS and the 2014 STREETLAMP follow-up special LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. He also directed the a capella special GENTLEMAN'S RULE LIVE IN CONCERT, and the concert film CELTIC WOMAN: EMERALD, which was released on DVD, Blu-ray and on iTunes after its PBS airing in 2014.
In 1990, Matt was awarded his first Emmy for directing WHY AM I HIDING, a groundbreaking documentary on rape and sexual assault hosted by L.A. Law's Susan Ruttan. In 2012 he won for directing the electrifying performance documentary DANCE FOR LIFE which critics called "nothing short of stunning." In 2007 Matt won two Emmy Awards for directing and editing GETTING THERE, a dance performance documentary featuring Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. Matt also has Emmy nominations for directing and/or editing HANDEL'S MESSIAH ROCKS in 2009, REALITY OF A DREAMER: THE RIVER NORTH DANCE COMPANY in 1994 and JUST PASSING THROUGH in 1996, and for his videography in RIVER NORTH RISING in 2000.
Matt's Broadway and national tour press-footage directorial credits include: FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, THE LAST SHIP, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, A Gentlemans' Guide to Love and Murder, KINKY BOOTS, PORGY AND BESS, AMERICAN IDIOT, FENCES, HAIR, and many others.
Matt serves on the advisory board of Lucky Plush Productions.