Matthew Patrick MorrisActor, Baritone

As a performing artist, artistic director, administrator, producer, and teacher working in the mediums of film, television, physical theater, musical theater, and opera, Baltimoron Matthew Patrick Morris believes that truthful and dynamic storytelling is essential and possible in any medium. As Le Monde in Paris declared, “you really want to hear him in either an opera or a musical. He has a big presence, a warm baritone voice, immense humanity, and the gift of an actor.” In recent seasons, he has performed at and with the American Repertory Theater, Barbican Theatre on The West End, Les Bouffes du Nord in Paris, Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Gotham Chamber Opera, New York City Opera, The Kennedy Center, Santa Fe Opera, El Paso Opera, Aldeburgh Music Festival, Tanglewood, Théâtre de Caen, Amarillo Opera, Savannah Voice Festival, Fire Island Opera Festival, Summer Opera Tel Aviv, Scrag Mountain Music, Bay Chamber Concerts, Boston Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra, the National Tour of Scrooge: The Musical, on television in Law & Order, and in the feature film The Producers! From 2012-2017 he was the associate artistic director of SongFest, the premier art song training program and festival in the United States, where he also directed the vocal performance programs and created a new curriculum, innovating tailor-made courses for complete singing-actors from undergraduate through professional levels. As an avid activist for equal rights Matthew has produced and performed in the concert series You Are Not Alone alongside Betty Buckley, Lea DeLaria, Aaron Lazar, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Tartaglia, Jeanine Tesori, and many more. The concerts have raised tens of thousands of dollars for The Trevor Project, a national suicide prevention hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Matthew received his BM in voice from the Juilliard School, MM in vocal arts from Bard College Conservatory under the direction of world-renown soprano Dawn Upshaw, and completed further studies in Lecoq with Marcello Magni and with Peter Brook as Papageno in Brook’s adaptation of The Magic Flute, Une Flüte Enchantée. He is currently training to be an Alexander Teacher at the Balance Arts Center, director of the Opera Workshop at Brooklyn College, and lives in NYC with his partner Edwin Cahill and dog Thisbe.