As an actor Matthew has appeared onstage in a variety of theatrical, musical and operatic productions for companies including the SUNY Fredonia Theatre and Music Departments, Hillman Opera, Binghamton Savoyards and various community theater groups. Credits include- A Flea in Her Ear, Die Fledermaus, The Gondoliers, Il Matrimonio Segreto, Barnum, Der Schauspieldirektor, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore and Ruddigore, Elsewhere - And Then There Were None, The Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie Get Your Gun, Bye Bye Birdie, among others. As an asst. director- Urinetown (SUNY Fredonia Dept. Theatre & Dance), A Christmas Story (Ti-ahwaga Players). As a director- Crazy Sunday, A Little Night Music, Les Contes D'Hoffmann (scenes) all for the SUNY Fredonia School of Music.