Herrick, Matthew
Associate Professor of Musical Theatre
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(801) 863-5508
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Matthew is multi-faceted theatre artist and educator with equal understanding of techniques and pedagogy in singing, acting, directing, speech, history, and dance. Matthew believes in developing Musical Theatre artists with comprehensive abilities in all areas, through continual inter-disciplinary correlative training.

 Matthew is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the National Association for Teachers of Singing.

 He received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin and his BFA in Musical Dance Theatre performance from Brigham Young University. Beyond his performance studies, his other artistic interests include Directing, Vocal Pedagogy, Speech/Dialects, Feminist and Multi-cultural theatre, and Theatre History.

 Matthew has taught singing, acting, and voice/speech throughout NYC and beyond. As a former Teaching Associate to Liz Caplan in NYC, he maintained a private voice studio within NYC, Texas, Colorado, and Utah for over 15 yrs. His students can be seen in leading roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, Disney parks, and major regional theatres throughout the country. He was an Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado, and has been an instructor of singing, acting, and speech at NYU Tisch School of the Arts at CAP21, The University of Texas at Austin, and various private studios throughout NYC. He also served as the resident voice/speech coach for Theatre East and Handcart Ensemble in NYC.

 As a singer, Matthew made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in The Gift of Music, and premiered his solo-cabaret act, Only Heaven Knows, at the world famous Don't Tell Mama in Midtown Manhattan. He also appeared as a soloist alongside Tommy Tune and Linda Eder in the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the U.T. Performing Arts Center in Austin, TX.

 As an actor, his recent regional theatre credits include the roles of Dan in Next to Normal, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Alan in The God of Carnage, and Victor in Private Lives for. He has worked throughout the industry, from musical theatre to Greek drama, to soap operas, commercials, concerts and beyond.

 Select NYC acting credits include: The pre-Broadway readings of Children of Eden with Stephen & Scott Schwartz; Apollo/Prometheus in the NY premiere of Euripides' Alcestis, adapted by Ted Hughes, Haemon in Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Antigone; and readings for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Theatre East, Museum of Jewish Heritage, As The World Turns, multiple National commercials. Select Regional/University theatre credits include: Alan in Baby, Jamie in The Last 5 Years, Moliere/Harpagon in Suzan Zeder's adaptation of The Miser, Marius in Les Miserables, Adam in Children of Eden, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jed in The Fifth of July, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Kulygin in The Three Sisters, Richard III, Joseph in Joseph...Dreamcoat, and many more.