WRITING 

Matt's plays, musicals, arrangements, and original songs have been seen all over the world. In addition to singing in the concert, Matt contributed original arrangements for the Broadway concert of DGF Toasts Stephen Schwartz. In 2019, Matt portrayed the role of Derek in the award-winning, world premiere of his new play BACK at the Teatro SEA in NYC. In addition to BACK, Matt’s plays and musicals include: Kingdom Come (winner Best Musical at the NYC Downtown Urban Theatre Festival) and Jay and the Contest. With his frequent collaborator Taylor Ferrera, Matt has co-written: Cinderella; Democracy, Day 1; County Fair – A Country Hits Musical (now available for licensing through Broadway Licensing); Propaganda! The Musical (winner Best Featured Actress and Best Choreography at NYMF). Propaganda! The Musical made its international debut at the Gaetnerplatz Theatre in Munich, Germany in July of 2018. In 2020, it was released as a one of a kind, fully produced, podcast musical.  Along with his co-writer, Propaganda! The Podcast Musical won the 2021 Webby Award for Best Podcast Writing. He received his BFA in Acting from West Virginia University where he was named the outstanding graduate from the College of Creative Arts. He currently teaches acting and is a resident playwright at The New York Film Academy. Matt is a founding member of the Magic Forest Theatre Company – a traveling children’s theatre that performs at pre-schools and daycares across the NY Metro area. Along with a diverse group of alumni, Matt co-created WVU Artists Aligned to help enhance the Department of Theatre and Dance's equity and inclusion for all people. Matt won the Johnny Mercer Award for Songwriting and currently works as assistant to Broadway’s Andrew Lippa.  www.TheOtherMattWebster.com

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