MATT VINSON is a New York City based composer, pianist, and arranger. His songs and compositions have been performed at numerous classical, theatrical, and cabaret venues across the US and Europe. Musical works for theatre include Peter & I, CAKE, and Anne of Green Gables with librettist Matte O'Brien; Exiles in Paradise, Doing Nothing All Day, Willie, Mickey, & the Duke, and Elfriede’s Story, written for California Repertory Company; and vocal arrangements and music coordination for Political Subversities, conceived by Elizabeth Swados. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music & Humanities from the University of Southern California, completed advanced studies in composition and conducting at New York University, and is a composing alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
MATTE O'BRIEN is a playwright/lyricist based in New York City. His plays and musicals include: The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary, Peter & I, White Noise, As Flies to Wanton Boys, Morning Has Broken, Becoming David, THE MEANING OF LIFE… and other useless pieces of information, and The Worst Was This. Current projects include a folk rock musical re-imagination of Anne of Green Gables with composer Matt Vinson, scheduled for a production in the summer of 2018 at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival; the musical How We Do with Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys; and a new play entitled The Night Elaine Stritch Died. He received a Jeff Nomination for his musical White Noise, produced by Whoopi Goldberg, and his play The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary, featuring, Tony Award winner, Alice Ripley, was developed at The Actors Company Theatre and was a 2017 finalist for The National Playwright’s Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and a Masters in Classic and Contemporary Text from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.