Currently Playing Frankenstein: A New Musical produced by John Lant New York, New York May 2017-present Scenic Design
Coming Soon Don Giovanni produced by Opera Naples Naples, Florida directed by Dan Wallace Miller April 2020 Scenic Design and Technical Direction
Shrek produced by the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts directed by Joe Barros New York, New York April 2020 Scenic Design
She Loves Me produced by Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute directed by John Simpkins Hilton Head, South Carolina June 2020 Scenic Design
Crazy For You produced by Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute directed by Joe Barros Hilton Head, South Carolina July 2020 Scenic Design
Macbeth produced by Nuance Theatre Company New York, New York October 2020 Scenic Design
Biography Matthew Imhoff, a New York based designer and director holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Production Design from Michigan State University and degrees in Theatre and Music at Luther College. His work has been described by the New York Times as “beautifully designed [and] dreamily evocative.”
Selected Off-Broadway: A Modest Proposal (world premiere, Cherry Lane Theatre); soot and spit (New York Times Critics’ Pick); A Little Princess (US Premiere, Signature Theatre Company); Love and Yogurt;Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical; Disney’s High School Musical; Frankenstein; Five Flights; Dark Play or Stories for Boys.
Additional New York: West Side Story (Carnegie Hall revival, assistant to Edward Pierce); Hamlet (Nuance Theatre Company); Proof (Nuance Theatre Company, Scenic and Lighting Design); The Happy Garden of Life; Shoes and Baggage (The Cell, directed by Joe Barros); Primary (world premiere, Sanguine Theatre Company).
Selected Regional: 42nd Street (Scenic and Lighting Design, New London Barn Playhouse); The Ghost Train (Centenary Stage Company); Carrie The Musical directed by Joe Barros; Cyrano de Bergerac with collaborator Edward Daranyi of the Stratford Festival; Sirens directed by Tony Caselli (Williamston Theatre); U.P. (world premiere).
Matthew designed the 2016 KOTA Sustainable Fashion Awards and collaborated as the lead designer on Hippos, Inc., an immersive avant-garde performance art installation for the Panorama Music Festival and featured in the New Yorker Magazine.
Matthew served as the director/designer for the musicals Sidd (regional premiere at Luther College, 2010), Into the Woods (2017 Best of Madison, Capital Times), Our Town, Pippin, Newsies, Jekyll & Hyde, Into the Woods, and The Wedding Singer.
Matthew was the resident scenic designer and technical director for the College Light Opera Company’s 45th through 47th seasons, designing twenty seven productions including: Iolanthe; 42nd Street; Fiddler on the Roof; The Most Happy Fella; The Pajama Game; Carousel; Oklahoma!; Titanic; West Side Story; Into the Woods; Les Misérables; and H.M.S. Pinafore.
Selected Educational: Spring Awakening: A New Musical (collegiate premiere, Luther College Theatre);Cosi Fan Tutte (Luther College Music Department Opera); Hairspray; Rent; Grease; Street Scene (Luther College Music Department Opera); The Producers, and All Shook Up.
Matthew is the 2019 recipient of the New Hampshire Theatre Alliance’s award for Best Professional Lighting Design for 42nd Street, for which he was also nominated in the Best Professional Scenic Design category. He is the 2015 recipient of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival Regional Scenic Design Award for his design of Pericles, the 2014 recipient of The Lansing State Journal Thespie Award for his design of Cyrano de Bergerac, the 2012 recipient of the Bodensteiner Excellence in Theatre Award, and a national finalist in the 2013 Rose Brand Scenic Design Competition.
He served as the adjunct faculty scenic designer for CUNY Queensborough (2017-2018) and has worked with such notable institutions as the Laguardia High School for the Performing Arts, Manhattan School of Music, Opera Naples, and Carnegie Hall.
Matthew freelances full time and is available to design, assist, and teach.