Matthew Sklar

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Matthew Sklar is a Tony®, Emmy®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated composer. He was recently represented on Broadway with the critically-acclaimed original musical comedy, The Prom, nominated for seven Tony® Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It was recently announced that Ryan Murphy will be adapting The Prom into a feature film for Netflix starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden. Other works include the Broadway musicals Elf, based on the beloved holiday classic; and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award Nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Music).

Matthew received a Primetime Emmy® Award Nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for NBC’s stop-motion animated TV special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas", starring Jim Parsons. He adapted and arranged the music of Marvin Hamlisch for the Emmy Award-winning documentary film Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, seen on PBS/American Masters. Matthew has contributed original songs/music to Sesame Street, Wonder Pets!, and the NBC Broadcast of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. His music has been performed by major orchestras, including the Atlanta, Baltimore, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras.

As an 18-year-old freshman at New York University, Matthew began playing keyboards for the Broadway production of Les Miserables, eventually conducting the show at 21. He has also been a keyboardist, conductor, and/or arranger for many Broadway productions including ShrekCaroline, or ChangeNineOklahoma42nd StreetPutting It TogetherAnnie Get Your GunOn the TownTitanicGuys and DollsSunset Boulevard, and Miss Saigon. Matthew also appeared onstage as “Oscar” in the Broadway revival of 42nd Street.

Matthew is the recipient of some of the highest honors in the industry, including the Dramatists Guild Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition, the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award and the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Award.

Matthew is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. His music is published by Warner/Chappell Music. He was educated at The Juilliard School of Music (Pre-College Division), the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and New York University.

 

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Work

 

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CONTACT

Agent:
John Buzzetti
William Morris Endeavor (WME)
212-903-1166
JBuzzetti_asst@wmeentertainment.com


Music Publisher:
Kurt Deutsch
Warner/Chappell Music
Kurt.Deutsch@wmg.com


Press:
Scott Braun/Kate Rosenbaum
ID Public Relations
646-647-2567
sbraun@id-pr.com
krosenbaum@id-pr.com

Music Publisher for THE WEDDING SINGER:
Dan Rosenbaum
BMG Chrysalis
dan.rosenbaum@bmgchrysalis.com


To license ELF or THE WEDDING SINGER:
Music Theatre International
421 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-541-4684
Licensing@mtishows.com