Matthew Imhoff, a native of Janesville, Wisconsin, holds degrees in Theatre (Design) and Music (Performance) at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and is a M.F.A. Candidate in Production Design (expected May 2015) at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Most recently, his scenic designs include Carrie The Musical directed by Joe Barros; Cyrano de Bergerac with collaborator Edward Daranyi of the Stratford Festival (Michigan State University); U.P. (world premiere, Michigan State Univeristy); 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 was the resident scenic designer and technical director for the College Light Opera Company’s 45th and 46th seasons, designing eighteen productions including: Iolanthe; 42nd Street; Fiddler on the Roof; The Most Happy Fella; The Pajama Game; Carousel; Into the Woods; Les Misérables; and H.M.S. Pinafore.
He also served as the director/designer for the musicals Sidd (regional premiere at Luther College, 2010) and The Wedding Singer.
Matthew 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, a national finalist in the 2013 Rose Brand Scenic Design Competition, and a proud member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians.