HMS Co-founder and Executive Producer
Matt is a graduate of The Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University where he studied television management and production.
He supervises and directs HMS' major multicamera shoots for broadcast specials, including A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE CONCERT that aired to great acclaim on PBS during the 2013 holiday season. 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 in 2011 and their follow-up special LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL in 2014. He also directed the concert film CELTIC WOMAN: EMERALD which was released on DVD, Blu-ray and on iTunes after it’s PBS airing in 2014 along with HMS' newest special GENTLEMAN’S RULE LIVE IN CONCERT.
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: 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.