In 2016, Sharron’s cabaret “FULL DARK”  was named Best Cabaret Performance of 2015 by BROADWAYWORLD.COM.

In 2015, Sharron was nominated by the BC Touring Council as the Touring Artist of the Year

In 2012, Sharron was named “Woman of the Year” by the New Current in the UK.

In 2011,  Sharron’s cabaret “GOLD” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was named “BEST OF THE FEST” out of 3000 shows by the prestigious Scotsman Newspaper.

In 2010, Sharron’s cabaret “Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010” was named “#1 Cabaret in New York City” by the NitelifeExchange and WPAT Radio.

In 2009, Sharron was named “Best Cabaret Performer” by Toronto’s NOW Magazine.

 

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…as well as the most excellent version of herself!!!  Chew on that, huh? Here are some other things that might help:

Solo Performer and Cabaret Artist:

2016 took Sharron far and wide, in development and performance! She began the year in  Ottawa featured in a show with Mary Walsh, Susan Kent and Cathy Jones, at the Cracking Up For Comedy Festival. Next she did a workshop of the  exciting cabaret she created for the Young People’s Theatre in Toronto…for KIDS, you guys!  In March, Sharron was brought back to the wonderful Oakland University to perform and teach cabaret performance in Rochester, Michigan.  In April and May she completed her three year cabaret residency (the first residency of it’s kind in Canada) at Buddies in Bad Times, with a final exploration of her award winning cabaret piece, Full Dark. Sharron also continued work at Lunch Box Theatre in Alberta on “Girl Crush”, a piece she previewed in Stratford in 2015, and will premiere at Lunch Box Theatre in the spring of 2017. The fall and winter found Sharron touring “Sharron Matthews SUPERSTAR” across the North West United States around Idaho and Washington states to great acclaim and full houses, she then filmed her touring show “Sharron Matthews SUPERSTAR” at Buddies in Bad Times, and after that toured her show Sharron Matthews NAKED from 54 Below in New York City, to Toronto, and British Columbia.  To round out the year she did an east coast headlining tour of “Sharron’s Christmas Party” to Saint John, Fredericton and Yarmouth as well as dates in Ontario in Collingwood and Mississauga. In December, the 5th Annual Sharron and George’s SUPERFUN Christmas Sing A-Long  SOLD OUT again and the 3rd Comedy, Music and Cabaret Night at Richmond Hill Centre for the Arts  on New Years EVE closed out the year!

2015 was a huge year for Sharron…she began the year touring Alberta and the East Coast with Canadian Comedy Icon, Mary Walsh with the SOLD OUT, “Evening with Mary Walsh Featuring Sharron Matthews”, she also worked on two new cabaret projects, cabaret, “Sharron Matthews: FULL DARK”, as a part Residency at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto (shown at the 35th Annual Rhubarb Festival to rave reviews), and an exciting new cabaret project for the Young People’s Theatre in Toronto. For a fourth year in a row the hit “Sharron and George’s Super Fun Christmas ( with Sharron’s husband, actor, singer, producer, George Masswohl)  was SOLD OUT AGAIN in Toronto and Stratford. And for the second year in a row Sharron rang in the new year with an amazing night of comedy, music and cabaret at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Arts…a show she produced, performed in and curated…starring artists Miranda Mulholland, Matt Baram and Naomi Sniekus, Micah Barnes, Billy Newton Davis, Jeremiah Sparks, and George Masswohl.

In 2014, Sharron premiered a new cabaret, “Sharron Matthews: Prince and Me” at the 7th Annual Global Cabaret Festival, and collaborated with multi-award winning comedian, Gavin Crawford, on a new show, “Vicious Bitches” which played to capacity audiences at the World Pride Festival in Toronto at both Buddies in Bad Times and the Second City. Sharron also opened for Bruce McCulloch from Kids In The Hall for his live show, “Young Drunk Punk”. During 2014, Sharron still found the time to tour extensively, from northern Ontario on her, “Freezing and Fabulous Tour”, then to southern Ontario with both her “Sharron’s Big Broadway Show” and “Sharron Matthews SUPERSTAR” shows, while continuing work on her of her three year Cabaret Residency at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.

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!” – Broadway 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:

In 2016,  Sharron completed filming on the feature film, BUCKOUT ROAD, in which she played the principal role of  Officer Cheryl Kellog, alongside Danny Glover and Henry Czerny. She also will be featured on the final episode of the new NBC TV drama, premiering in February 2017, Taken.  For two seasons, Sharron was 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. 2015 also found Sharron shooting TWO pilots for a NEW TV show for SLICE TV called “MEME gURL” on which she was a writer, consultant and the host.  Watch the pilots by clicking HERE>>>> MEME gURL !

Stage Actress:

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. The 2014-15 season finds Sharron back on the musical theatre stage in Maltby and Shire’s revue, “Closer Than Ever” at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, BC and then at the 1000 Island Playhouse in Gananoque, On.

Recording Artist:

Sharron is featured on the soundtrack for Harold Prince’s broadway revival of “Showboat”, Disney’s and ABC’s, “The Music Man” with Matthew Broderick and Kristen Chenoweth, and her own CD, “Party Girl“, which features songs and mash ups from her hit cabarets, “Sharron’s Party” and “Sharron Matthews Superstar”. Sharron on also recently sang back ups on Jann Arden’s Christmas Album which is due out in the fall of 2015.

Writer:

Sharron’s has written articles that have appeared in publications across the globe. Recently, Sharron has written for The National Post, NOW Magazine, Fab 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 for four years was an Associate Artist with Acting Up Stage in Toronto.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 after eleven years of grant writing and steady work on legitimizing cabaret as an fundable art form in Canada, Sharron received the very first grants for cabaret projects from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Eight grants in total for performance, development and touring.