Matthew Shepard Smith
Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Adjunct Professor of Voice and Acting
Bio: Matthew Shepard Smith has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, The Scarlet Pimpernel and, playing opposite Donna Murphy, and later Brooke Shields, in Wonderful Town. He has toured the United States and Canada in Les Miserables as Enjolras and The Scarlet Pimpernel as Farleigh, and has performed throughout Europe in the title role of Maury Yeston's Phantom. He starred as Dr. Peterson in the original Off Broadway production of Sessions by Alan Tapper. Matthew has multiple New York area and Regional credits, but a major highlight was when he appeared in the highly successful Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as The Soldier/Alex in Sunday In The Park With George, starring Raul Esparza and Melissa Errico. He has also been seen numerous times on "The Guiding Light" on CBS and has soloed with many orchestras throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. Matthew received his Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University and his Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. He is an Adjunct Professor of Voice and Acting at NYU Steinhardt School of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Montclair State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program