Matthew Herrick

Matthew Herrick

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

Phone
(970) 351-2520
Office
Frasier 24

Education

He received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin and his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Brigham Young University.

Professional/Academic Experience

Matthew is multi-faceted theatre artist and educator, transplanted from NYC to beautiful Greeley, CO. He is currently Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Musical Theatre Program at the University of Northern Colorado.

Matthew has taught singing, acting, and voice/speech throughout NYC and beyond. He has maintained a private voice studio in NYC , Texas, and Utah for 15 yrs.  His students can be seen in leading roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, Disney parks, and major regional theatres throughout the country.  He has been an instructor of singing, acting, and speech at NYU Tisch School of the Arts at CAP21, The University of Texas at Austin, and various private studios throughout NYC. He also served as the resident voice/speech coach for Theatre East and Handcart Ensemble in NYC.

Other Experience

As an actor, he was most recently scene at the Little Theatre of the Rockies, in roles such as, Dan in Next to Normal, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Alan in The God of Carnage, and Victor in Private Lives. He has worked throughout the industry, from musical theatre to Greek drama, to soap operas, commercials, concerts and beyond.

Select NYC acting credits include: The pre-Broadway readings of Children of Eden with Stephen & Scott Schwartz; Apollo/Prometheus in the NY premiere of Euripides' Alcestis, adapted by Ted Hughes, Haemon in Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Antigone; and readings for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Theatre East, Museum of Jewish Heritage, As The World Turns, multiple National commercials.  Select Regional/University theatre credits include: Jamie in The Last 5 Years, Moliere/Harpagon in Suzan Zeder's adaptation of The Miser, Marius in Les Miserables, Adam in Children of Eden, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jed in The Fifth of July, Frederic in ThePirates of Penzance, Kulygin in The Three Sisters, Richard III, Joseph in Joseph...Dreamcoat, and many more.

Matthew is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the National Association for Teachers of Singing.

Research/Areas of Interest

With his equal understanding of singing, acting, speech, and dance, Matthew believes in developing the musical theatre actors' "whole" self, through continual inter-discipline correlative training.

Honors and Awards

As a singer, Matthew made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in The Gift of Music, and premiered his solo-cabaret act, Only Heaven Knows, at the world famous Don't Tell Mama in Midtown Manhattan. He also appeared as a soloist alongside Tommy Tune and Linda Eder in the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the U.T. Performing Arts Center in Austin, TX.