I think the way I approach everything is with a lot of passion, pathos, and humanity. You have to do that as an artist. You have to view the world a bit differently. You have to have an opinion but also be accepting of other opinions. You need to create characters from different backgrounds. Being an artist is about openness and humanity.
With Broadway Dreams, I’m employed full-time through the year. I’m still working for them. We started giving free classes Monday through Friday for two hours a day. We have had upwards of 400 kids join us on Zoom every day from all over the world. They log in and take class. I do interviews with Broadway people. We have agents and casting people. We still provide content free of charge during this time. Broadway Dreams operates during the summer, from June to September. We do over 10 intensives in the US and in Germany. We have to wait and see if we can even do that. I’m supposed to be in Russia next week. We were supposed to do a program there. Obviously, we’re not doing that. That’s cancelled. We’ll have to see how it plays out for the summer. We have a meeting to discuss that tomorrow, to figure out possible alternative plans. Nobody knows how this will play out.
Matthew Scott: Broadway credits include Adam Hochberg in An American In Paris, Sondheim On Sondheim, Grand Horizons, A Catered Affair, and Jersey Boys. Regional highlights include The Light In The Piazza (Philadelphia Theatre Company: Barrymore Award); Saturday Night (The York Theater Co.); Beaches, Company, ACE and Side By Side… (Signature Theatre); Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse); First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb (The Kennedy Center); A Wonderful Life (Goodspeed Opera House); Eden and Unknown Soldier (O'Neill Theatre Center); Ragtime, My Fair Lady and Carousel (Paper Mill Playhouse); West Side Story (The Muny); Legally Blonde, Swing!, Les Miserables and Sunset Boulevardopposite Liz Callaway (all Pittsburgh CLO). Matthew has performed with symphonies across the U.S. and in Canada. Television credits include First You Dream: The Music Of Kander & Ebb (PBS), All My Children and the 2006 and 2009 Tony Awards. Recordings: Sondheim On Sondheim; Jerome Kern: The Land Where The Good Songs Go; and Noel And Cole (all on PS classics). Matthew currently serves as Creative Education Director for Broadway Dreams. He is a proud graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Twitter @thematt_scott. Instagram @fattymattyfresh