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MATT GURNIAK

Actor w Singer w Dancer

 

RECENT

 

current

 

Matt recently performed as Tom in 

Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts' production of A Chorus Line. He had the pleasure of working with talented director Jim Raposa and choreographer Claudia Shell-Raposa.

Matt is beyond excited to be joining the national tour of PAW Patrol Live! as Ryder. Performances begin in January 2019 and run through January 2020. Check to see if the PAW Patrol is coming to a city near you!

about 

 

Matt is a recent graduate from James Madison University where he earned his B.A. in Theatre and B.S. in Chemistry. 

 

Originally from Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, Matt discovered his love of theatre when he was cast in his eighth grade play at St. Joseph the Worker School. After eighth grade, he continued to act and sing throughout high school, performing in theatrical productions and choral concerts.  During his senior year, he was fortunate enough to travel to New York City and participate in the The Jimmy Awards for his role as the Cat in the Hat in Seussical the Musical.  During his time at the Jimmy Awards, Matt worked with director Van Kaplan, choreographer Kiesha Lalama, and 59 other amazingly talented actors and actresses. PBS filmed the entire event and aired a three-part documentary series entitled "Broadway or Bust" in September 2012. In April 2017, Matt reunited with fellow Jimmy Award alumni to perform at a tribute event to celebrate the life of producer Jimmy Nederlander. The event took place at the Minksoff Theatre and included performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Tommy Tune, Harry Connick Jr., Tony Bennett, and the cast of the Lion King.

 

In his free time, Matt also enjoys swimming, boating, horseback riding, composing, and playwriting. Recently, for his Senior Honors Project, he wrote and directed a one-act chemical comedy called Bonded: The Musical. The play was later adapted into a short, 20-minute film and premiered at JMU's student film festival, SMADFest, in May 2016. In August, it was selected to be presented at the Global Impact Film Festival in Washington D.C.

 

Links for Bonded can be found below: 

 

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