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Matthew received his masters at New York University in musical theatre writing. His works have been accepted into the Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Scouts: A New Musical), Irvington Theater Short Play Festival (The Story of a Daughter) and have been performed through Footlighters Inc. Theater on tour to small theaters in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area (Precipice: What Took Us Over The Edge). He has served on Footlighter Inc.’s play selection committee, received the 2021 ASCAP Fredrick Loewe award, and is a member of both the Dramatist Guild and the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers.

Poetry Instagram: @ATwinkOfNoImportance

If you would like to purchase sheet music or to licence any of the following shows, please contact Matthew here.


Large Cast Size, Family Musical
What Took Us Over the Edge
Song Cycle, Medium cast size, One Act
Story of a Daughter
20 Minute Musical, Drama, Small Cast, Folk Fairytale
Cookie Cutters:
A Tasty New Musical
Medium Cast size, Full Length Musical, Dark Dramady


Recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Frederick Loewe Scholarship

"Story of a Daughter" Selected for Irvington Theater  3rd Annual Arts Incubator Short Play Fest


In Development

In Articulo Mortis
One Act Musical, Dark Dramady, Small Cast
Book, Lyrics, & Music by: Matthew Nassida & Chris Gierymski

Nights in Fairyland
90 Minute Musical, 1920s Gay Fantasia, Large Cast
Book, Music, & Lyrics by:
Matthew Nassida

Miss Pretty
90 Minute Musical, Large Female Cast, Dramady
Music by: Matthew Nassida
Book & Lyrics by: Caroline Game

90 Minute Musical, Heavy Folk Fantasia,
Medium sized cast

Music by: Matthew Nassida
Book & Lyrics by: Christian Jimenez 

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