Matthew Robinson - Magnormos Contributing Artist Matthew Robinson


A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Matthew shares his time as an actor and composer/lyricist.

Matthew's most recent acting credits are three successive lead roles for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House: Freddy Eynsford-Hill in MY FAIR LADY, Henrik Egerman in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and Frederic in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. His other roles include PIPPIN (Peter Cousens' Kookaburra), Chris Barnes in METRO STREET (Arts Asia Pacific/Power Arts/DIMF), Hortensio in KISS ME KATE (The Production Company), UK and Sweden in EUROBEAT - ALMOST EUROVISION (Glynn Nicholas), the narrator and musician in TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN (Windmill Performing Arts), Teague in the World Premiere of Australian play GOD'S LAST ACRE (Playbox) and the original Australian cast of MAMMA MIA!

On television, Matthew’s credits include the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks teleseries THE PACIFIC, the Fox 8 reality series THE SINGING OFFICE, guest roles on STINGERS and BLUE HEELERS, appearing opposite Mary Tyler Moore in the telemovie A MOST DEADLY FAMILY (Village Roadshow) and performances on GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA and MORNING'S WITH KERRI-ANNE.

As an award-winning composer/lyricist, Matthew is the youngest ever recipient of Australia’s richest theatre-writing award, the Pratt Prize for Music Theatre. His winning musical, METRO STREET, received its Australian and Asian Premieres in 2009 produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Arts Asia Pacific and Power Arts. METRO STREET went on to be nominated for five Helpmann Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, three South Korean DIMF Awards, and won the South Australian ATG Award for Best Musical. This success led to Matthew securing a commission from the State Theatre Company of South Australia for his second musical, HAPPY PEOPLE, which he has developed with mentorship from multi Grammy and Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, through the assistance of a 2011 Churchill Fellowship. Matthew's musical revue SING ON THROUGH TOMORROW had its 2011 World Premiere in Sydney produced by Neil Gooding Productions and the original cast recording is now available on iTunes. In the corporate song-writing sphere, Matthew’s clients have included Coca-Cola, Nintendo, Bosch, Peoplebank, NESA, UECOMM, Nokia Siemens Networks and Tennis Australia (Australian Open).

With the assistance from the Australia Council and Power Arts, Matthew is currently in NYC researching musical theatre composition through developmental readings of his latest musical ATLANTIS.