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Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams, Assistant Professor Practice

Performance/Movement

Matthew C. Williams choreographed Will Ferrell’s Broadway debut, You’re Welcome America. Off-Broadway credits include Rooms and the revival of Carrie, the musical. Matthew went on to direct Carrie, the musical at Montclair State University. Matthew was the assistant director to Casey Nicholaw on the Broadway production All About Me.

Regionally, his work has appeared at The Alley Theater, St. Louis Repertory Theater, PCPA Theaterfest, Rubicon Theater Company, Geva Theater, Surfight Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre, and La MaMa Etc. Matthew is currently collaborating as book-writer with lead singer and songwriter, Gordon Gano, on a new musical using the songs of the platinum-selling rock band Violent Femmes. Matthew is a 2019 Harvey Fellows Scholar and recipient of the 2019 Joel Zwick Award for Directing at Brooklyn College where he received his MFA in Theater Directing in 2020. He is thrilled to be joining SIU's School of Theater and Dance as an Assistant Professor of Practice. matthewcwilliamdirector.com

Matthew Williams Email: matthew.williams@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-5741
Office: Comm 1003

Education

Brooklyn College, 2020. Acting, Movement, Dance

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