Sharron’s New York City cabaret debut was named: #1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010” by Nite Life Exchange. Not only was this show a complete and utter triumph on all counts, but serves as testament to the fact that a chanteuse as riveting and brilliant as Matthews proved on this night should wholeheartedly be welcomed to New York and elsewhere with unabashedly open arms.....”
Sharron Matthews is what you might call a “multi
tasker”. She can be seen in films, on TV, the stage, in musical
theatre, in plays and in her greatest passion, cabaret. She performs
and she produces. 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. On TV, Sharron can currently be seen playing
Daphne on Vision TVʼs newest series, "She's the Mayor" and this
summer she will be one of the stars of Globalʼs newest reality TV
show “ Canada Sings”. Theatrical performances include Madame
Thenardier in Les Miserable, 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 Technicolour 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 at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Sharron was named "Best Cabaret Performer" in 2009 by the Now Magazine and her singular creations have traveled the country to great acclaim including the hit "Sharron's Party" which ran in Toronto for 5 years, "Sharron's Big Broadway Show" which is booked all over Ontario during the 2010/11 season and "Sharron Matthews and the Panik Attack" which played to a sold out crowd at the Canwest Cabaret Festival in 2009. Before appearing in front of another sold out crowd at the Global Cabaret Festival in 2010, she was named one of “The Great Artists Taking The Fall” by Now Magazine. In 2010 Sharron was honoured toto receive a Harold Award for her “outstanding contribution to Torontoʼs independant performing arts scene.”.
As for musical recordings Sharron can be heard of the Broadway revival CD of Harold Princeʼs “Showboat”, and the “ The Music Man” movie soundtrack for Disne. This past year she released her first solo CD “Party Girl” which features her own unique interpretations of pop tunes you know and love...with a twist.
In June of 2010, "Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010" debuted in New York as the “Criticʼs Pick” in Time Out New York at the legendary Joe's Pub in the Public Theatre. She received rave reviews. Her New York show was recently named the “#1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010” by Nite Life Exchange.
“Not only was this show a complete and utter triumph on all
counts, but serves as testament to the fact that a chanteuse as
riveting and brilliant as Matthews proved on this night should
wholeheartedly be welcomed to New York and elsewhere with
unabashedly open arms.....If this gal isn't at the very least in the
running for Outstanding Female Vocalist, or Outstanding Female Debut
(because she could indeed find herself eligible for both), one can
only wonder precisely what both the nominating committee and the
voting board were thinking. Rarely in the last forty years of the
art form, has someone blown into town as a virtual unknown, been
booked into one of the most prestigious rooms the city has to offer
and then proceed to put forth an evening comparable only to the work
of a very young Bette Midler at the Continental Baths. And whether
or not a nomination is in the cards for her this season, she needs
no help from anyone to
emerge at all turns as simply dazzling.” Nite Life Exchange
In August of 2010 Sharron took her “World Domination Tour 2010” to the largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She garnered four shining 5 Star reviews and the comedy reviewer, Kate Costick, of the much hailed Scotsman walked up to Sharron after a performance and simply proclaimed “How f**king good are you?!” Sharron is returning to New York and Edinburgh and making her London debut later this year.
Follow her on Twitter @sharronmatthews