Sharron Matthews – Queen of the Songologue!

Sharron Matthews
Sharron Matthews is performing at St John’s Church for The Elora Music Festival Sat July 26.

 

In 2013, after touring her one woman shows around the world to critical acclaim, Sharron was named the first cabaret-artist-in residence in Canada right here at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. In anticipation of her hit 2012 cabaret tour Sharron Matthews Superstar: GOLD, Sharron was named “Woman of the Year 2012” by the New Current, the largest online student magazine in the UK.  

GOLD  travelled from Toronto, to Scotland, London to New York City and then on to Cape Town, South Africa, for their inaugural cabaret festival and Sharron sold out houses and received rave reviews on her biggest tour ever.


Her New York cabaret debut, Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010, was named “#1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010” by Andrew Martin of NiteLifeExchange and WPAT Radio.
In 2009, Sharron was named “Best Cabaret Performer” by Toronto’s Now Magazine. Sharron ended 2013 back at her alma mater working on and premiering her latest show, Full Dark, which was workshopped at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre where she is the Cabaret-Artist-in Residence. In 2014, Sharron’s performance calendar will see her traveling all across Canada and back to the UK.

TV and Film:
For two seasons, Sharron was one of the stars of Global’s hit TV show, Canada Sings, which was nominated in 2012 for a prestigious Reel Screen Award and in 2013 for two Canadian Screen Awards. Sharron was named “Queen of the Mash Ups” for CS by the Toronto Star’s Debra Yeo. In 2011, she played Daphne of VisionTV’s, She’s the Mayor. In the hit movie Mean Girls, she played Joan the Secretary alongside Tina Fey. Sharron was also featured in the films Cinderella Man, Take the Lead, The Music Man movie for Disney and Hairspray: The Movie.

Solo Performer and Cabaret Artist:
In 2013, after touring her one woman shows around the world to critical acclaim, Sharron was named the first cabaret-artist-in residence in Canada.
In anticipation of her hit 2012 cabaret tour “Sharron Matthews Superstar: GOLD”, Sharron was named “Woman of the Year 2012” by the New Current, the largest online student magazine in the UK. “GOLD” travelled from Toronto, to Scotland, London to New York City and then on to Cape Town, South Africa, for their inaugural cabaret festival and Sharron sold out houses and received rave reviews on her biggest tour ever. “Hot Show! One of the top cabarets of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe.”- The Scotsman. “Sharron is pure gold!”- Broadyway Baby. “Sharron Matthews truly is the Superstar!”- The Curtain Up Show.
Sharron Matthews took the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm, garnering amazing reviews for her one woman show, “Jesus Thinks I’m Funny”, which was named one of the “Best of the Fest” by the Scotsman newspaper, out of 2800 shows. Following the Edfringe, Sharron toured the show to London’s Leicester Square theatre to sold out audiences.
Her New York cabaret debut, “Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010”, was named “#1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010” by Andrew Martin of NiteLifeExchange and WPAT Radio.In 2009, Sharron was named “Best Cabaret Performer” by Toronto’s Now Magazine.
Sharron ended 2013 back at her alma mater working on and premiering her latest show, “Full Dark”, which was workshopped at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre where she is the Cabaret-Artist-in Residence. 
In 2014, Sharron’s performance calendar will see her traveling all across Canada and back to the UK.

Stage Actress:
Sharron played Madame Thenardier in Les Miserable on a North American tour with Colm Wilkinson, Lottie in original cast of the Harold Prince revival of Showboat, Babette in Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales and the Narrator in two sold out runs of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She played the Wicked Witch of the West in the acclaimed LKTYP production of Wizard of Oz for which she was nominated for a Dora Award the same year Sharron had the honour of hosting the Doras Awards (Toronto’s theatre awards) at the Winter Garden Theatre. In 2011, she returned to YPT (formerly LKTYP) play Maisie in the Seussical to critical acclaim.

Recording Artist:
Sharron is featured on the soundtrack for Harold Prince’s Showboat, Disney’s The Music Man, and her own cd, Party Girl. 
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/par…

Writer:
Sharron’s has written articles that have appeared in publications across the globe. Recently, Sharron has written for The National Post, Now Magazine, The Scotsman and The List Magazine. Her blog was named “Brutally honest and funny” by CTV’s Glenn Sumi.http://sharrmatthews.blogspot.ca/

Sharron Matthews and I had a wide ranging chin wag which runs from her tumultous childhood, to portraying both sides of the theatre nasks through her work, her family tree and The Bard, in addition to singing in New York at Joe’s Pub, Vicious Bitches in Toronto with Gavin Crawford, Film roles in Mean Girls with Tina Fey, and Hairspray with John Travolta, her latest one woman show about stage fright (in creative progress) Full Dark, and of course …. 
Sharron’s Big Broadway Show. For me meeting Sharron Matthews was like meeting a kindred spirit. Sharron is smart and sassy and so down to earth. She with her scotch and diet cola, and I with my shiraz, waxed songs, Sharron’s Mash Ups, theatre, her pal Jann Arden, Canada Sings, George! her Dora award winning husband (London Road!) Prince, and Grey’s Anatomy (**Spoiler Alerts**)! 
I can hardly wait to experience this one of a kind performance July 26 at St John’s Church for The Elora Festival.  Cheers to a Lady who Soars on Her Own Terms! – Coral FM. 

Listen HERE for my chat with Sharron Matthews! Sharron

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