Lecturer in Theatre Design/Technology
MATTHEW AARON STERN has extensive credits on both Broadway and in corporate events. Broadway stage management credits on 20+ productions, including: Finding Neverland, On The Town, Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Hands On A Hardbody, Death Of A Salesman, The Little Mermaid, Wicked, The Phantom Of The Opera, and The Full Monty. Matt has toured with: Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, John Lithgow, Billy Crystal, and spent two years on the road with Les Miserables. Other theatre credits include: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Blue Man Group at the Hollywood Bowl, and The Lord Of The Rings Symphony Concerts around the world. He spent a year as the resident stage manager at Ballet Iowa, and has stage managed many readings and workshops in NYC. Matthew has been a show caller or deck manager for numerous corporate event clients in a wide variety of industries from technology (Google, Facebook, Samsung, AOL, Intel...), travel (Volkswagen, Toyota, Boating Industry Magazine, Caterpillar…), Pharma (Abbvie, GSK, Novartis, DSI…), financial (Mastercard, FC Stone, Bank of China, New Mountain Capital…) and non-profits (American Theatre Wing, Endeavor, amFAR, GLAAD Awards...). Matt is a board member of the Stage Managers’ Association USA, as well as a member of AEA & AGVA. Matt is the founder of the Broadway Stage Management Symposium, an annual conference for stage managers, where Broadway pros share their insights and experience about the art and craft of stage management. www.broadwaysymposium.com.
Matt is thrilled to be part of the great faculty at SUNY Purchase and help develop the next generation of stage managers.