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:

2017/18  is a huge season for Sharron. In April she premiered GIRL CRUSH for a 25 show run at Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre (a huge hit with audiences of all ages and critics alike- 4 out of 4 stars from both the Calgary Sun and Calgary Stars). GIRL CRUSH will have it’s NYC premiere at 54 Below, one of the world’s premiere cabaret rooms, May 2017. Sharron will also have a WORLD PREMIERE of her show, UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME: SHARRON’S CABARET FOR KIDS which is opening the 17/18 season for Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre. Sharron has been developing this cabaret with YPT for three years. This show will also travel for a run at Storybook Theatre in Calgary in 2018.

For the last five years, Sharron has toured her headlining solo shows, SHARRON MATTHEWS SUPERSTAR  and SHARRON’S CHRISTMAS PARTY, across Canada and the U.S. to houses from 200 to 800 seats. From Saint John to Burnaby, from Sun Valley, Idaho to Walla Walla, Washington, Sharron has earned standing ovations, rave reviews and a huge social media following.

As well as performing and producing her solo cabarets, Sharron has toured extensively on a double bill with Canadian comedy icon Mary Walsh, collaborated on a hit show for World Pride Toronto with Gavin Crawford, opened for Kid’s in the Halls’ Bruce McCullough, and performed in front of  audiences of more than 4000 people at comedy festivals and international performance festivals.

In 2016 Sharron completed a three cabaret residency (the first of it’s kind in Canada) with Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The cabaret piece she developed during this residency, FULL DARK, was named “Best Cabaret Performance” by BroadwayWorld.

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:

Sharron just completed principal 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 is also featured on the final episode of the new NBC TV hit drama, 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 sang back ups on Jann Arden’s Christmas Album, “A Jann Arden Christmas”.

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 was the Cabaret-Artist-in-Residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto for three years 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.