THE BOYS FROM OZ
Immerse yourself in the charm of New York City’s own Australians, Matthew Lee Robinson and Scott Anderson Morris, as this dynamic married duo delivers a one-night-only, one-act concert experience filled with beloved musical theatre melodies from their illustrious careers spanning the United States and Australia, including Hairspray, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line and more. These classic show tunes will appear alongside Robinson’s own original songs that have been performed on stages ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. To add to the occasion, featured guest performers from the vibrant Delaware performing arts community will make a special appearance.
MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON and SCOTT ANDERSON MORRIS are performers, educators and part of the creative team for the new original musical ATLANTIS.
MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON
Matthew Lee Robinson is a New York City-based Australian composer/lyricist, performer, vocal coach, and Co-Founder of performing arts training company, EQ Endeavours. On stage, he has performed three roles for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House: Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady, Henrik in A Little Night Music and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance. Matthew also appeared as the title role in Pippin, and in the original Australian cast of MAMMA MIA!
As a composer/lyricist, he has written ATLANTIS (Virginia Repertory Theatre), The Magic School Bus (TheaterWorksUSA national tour), the five-time Helpmann-nominated Metro Street, and the Emmy-nominated television series Dance Academy. He most recently sold an original animated musical feature film to DreamWorks Animation, and has collaborated with Big Serious Studios, led by Happy Feet cinematographer David Peers, creating music and lyrics for an animated TV series in development. Matthew’s music has also been heard in concert at Carnegie Hall, Broadway’s Future Songbook Series, and at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
As an educator, Matthew has led vocal workshops for the Arthur Miller Foundation Fellows Program, Broadway Dreams, Voice Academy NYC, FOX 8 TV’s The Singing Office, and Musical Theatre programs throughout the world. He has won the UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award, the Pratt Prize for Music Theatre, and the Australia Council Music Fellowship.
SCOTT ANDERSON MORRIS
Scott Anderson Morris is a New York City-based Australian performer and director/choreographer who began his career performing in Australian theatre as Ernst in Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company), Mark in A Chorus Line (TML Enterprises), Frank Lippencott in Wonderful Town (Sydney Opera House), and the ensembles of Hairspray (David Atkins) and My Fair Lady (Opera Australia, directed by Julie Andrews), amongst others.
Across Australia and the United States, Scott moved into leadership positions as Assistant Dance Captain of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard Of Oz Australian Tour, Dance Captain of ATLANTIS (Virginia Repertory Theatre), Dance Captain of BLISS (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle) and Director of the New York reading of Black Box (Broadway Dreams), before being brought on as choreographer for Sister Act Jr., Madagascar Jr. and Aladdin Jr. across three annual engagements at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta. After being appointed director for the Australian Pilot workshop of Something Rotten Jr., Scott went on to serve as Faculty Choreographer for Broadway Dreams across the United States, Choreography Consultant for The Wizard of Oz in Taiwan (AMCreative) and most recently assisted Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi for the New York City industry reading of ATLANTIS.
Scott is an active musical theatre educator and Co-Founder of New York City-based performing arts training company EQ Endeavours.