Sharron Matthews gets around...and in the interest of clarity...without being tongue in cheek or chatty...here are the facts.
- Grew up in Hamilton, ON.
- Moved to Toronto when she was 20.
- Always wanted to be Cher, Marie Osmond, Carol Burnett and Dawn...from Tony Orlando and Dawn...and if you are too young to know who Dawn is...sigh.
- So she set out...to be all of those people...as well as Tim Curry from Rocky Horror and Dame Edna.
Chew on that, huh?
Here are some other things that might help:
Solo Performer and Cabaret Artist:
In anticipation of her hit 2012 cabaret tour “Sharron Matthews Superstar: GOLD”, Sharron was named “Woman of the Year 2012” by the New Current, the largest online student magazine in the UK. “GOLD” travelled from Toronto, to Scotland, London to New York City and then on to Cape Town, South Africa, for their inaugural cabaret festival and Sharron sold out houses and received rave reviews on her biggest tour ever. “Hot Show! One of the top cabarets of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe.”- The Scotsman. “Sharron is pure gold!”- Broadyway Baby. “Sharron Matthews truly is the Superstar!"- The Curtain Up Show
Sharron Matthews took the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm, garnering amazing reviews for her one woman show, “Jesus Thinks I’m Funny”, which was named one of the “Best of the Fest” by The Scotsman newspaper, out of 2800 shows. Following the Edfringe, Sharron toured the show to London’s Leicester Square theatre to sold out audiences.
Her New York cabaret debut, “Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010”, was named “#1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010” by Andrew Martin of NiteLifeExchange and WPAT Radio.
In 2009, Sharron was named “Best Cabaret Performer” by Toronto’s NOW Magazine.
TV and Film:
For two seasons, Sharron has been one of the stars of Global’s hit TV show, Canada Sings, which was nominated in 2012 for a prestigious Reel Screen Award and in 2013 for two Canadian Screen Awards. Sharron was named “Queen of the Mash Ups” for CS by the Toronto Star’s Debra Yeo. In 2011, she played Daphne of VisionTV’s, She’s the Mayor. In the hit movie Mean Girls, she played Joan the Secretary alongside Tina Fey. Sharron was also featured in the films Cinderella Man, Take the Lead, The Music Man movie for Disney and Hairspray: The Movie.
Sharron played Madame Thenardier in Les Miserable on a North American tour with Colm Wilkinson, Lottie in original cast of the Harold Prince revival of Showboat, Babette in Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales and the Narrator in two sold out runs of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She played the Wicked Witch of the West in the acclaimed LKTYP production of Wizard of Oz for which she was nominated for a Dora Award the same year. Sharron had the honour of hosting the Doras Awards (Toronto’s theatre awards) at the Winter Garden Theatre. In 2011, she returned to YPT (formerly LKTYP) play Maisie in Seussical to critical acclaim.
Sharron is featured on the soundtrack for Harold Prince’s Showboat, Disney’s The Music Man, and her own cd, Party Girl.
Sharron’s has written articles that have appeared in publications across the globe. Recently, Sharron has written for The National Post, NOW Magazine, The Scotsman and The List Magazine. Her blog was named “Brutally honest and funny” by CTV’s Glenn Sumi.
OTHER FANCY THINGS:
Sharron is the Cabaret-Artist-in-Residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto and an Associate Artist with Acting Up Stage in Toronto.