Biography

Matt SanGiovanni is a versatile guitarist/multi-instrumentalist whose interests span across many different genres including rock, pop, blues, country, jazz, funk, hip-hop, Latin, metal, classical, and musical theater. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance and a minor in Recording and Production. He also received his master's degree in Music Production from Berklee's online programs. 
 
While at Berklee, he performed with various groups and ensembles including the Musical Theater Orchestra and Club, the Studio Recording Rhythm Section Ensemble, the Music of the Beatles Ensemble, and the Advanced Progressive Rock Ensemble. He also worked as an accompanist for Berklee’s Voice Department, as a sound engineer for the Berklee Stage Crew, and was selected to perform in Berklee’s Guitar Night Rock/Pop 2013 at the Berklee Performance Center.

Currently living in New York City, Matt is active across the city's music and theatre scenes. He has played for dozens of theatrical productions from regional theater to Broadway and has performed in some of New York's most well-known venues including Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub at The Public, and Le Poisson Rouge. He has also shared the stage with many notable stars such as Todrick Hall, Mel B, John O'Hurley, Aaron Lazar, John Tartaglia, and Jay Armstrong Johnson. As a music producer, Matt has developed, mixed, and performed on 4 singles, an 8-song album, and a 4-song EP for singer-songwriter and Broadway performer, Maria Wirries.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was seen touring the world with the Broadway musicals Kinky Boots and Dear Evan Hansen, bringing him all across the United States, Canada, and China.

Instruments

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, 5-String Banjo, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass Guitar

Broadway/Tours

Paradise Square (Broadway Sub) - April 2022 - Present)

Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway Sub) - (December 2021 - Present)

Dear Evan Hansen (1st National Tour) - (Sept. 2018 - Sept. 2021)

Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway Sub) - (June 2018 - Present)

Kinky Boots (National Tour) - (Sept. 2017 - Sept. 2018)

Chicago (Broadway Sub) (Aug. 2016 - Present)

Wicked (Broadway Sub) (Apr. 2016 - Present)

Aladdin (Broadway Sub) (Mar. 2016 - Present)

Regional Theatre

Masquerade - White Plains Performing Arts Center

The Bikinis - Westchester Broadway Theatre

Sister Act - White Plains Performing Arts Center

Once Upon a Pastime- White Plains Performing Arts Center

Jesus Christ Superstar - Winnipesaukee Playhouse

Jesus Christ Superstar - Fiddlehead Theatre Company

Aida - Fiddlehead Theatre Company

The Wiz - Fiddlehead Theatre Company

Avenue Q - American Repertory Theatre

Carousel- American Repertory Theatre​​

Recording Credits

 Maria Wirries - Summer Ends EP (Producer/Guitarist)

Sarah Anne Fernandez - "deja vu - the pop punk remix" (Guitarist)

Sam Sultan - "Howl at the Moon" (Guitarist)

Maria Wirries & Joseph Frederick Allen - "O, Holy Night"

(Guitarist/Mixer)

Broadway Records - I Put a Spell on You (Guitarist)

Maria Wirries - Just Keep Singing (Producer/Mixer/Guitarist/Bassist)

Maria Wirries - "Don't Love Her Anymore" (Producer/Guitarist)

Maria Wirries - "Navy & White" (Producer/Guitarist)

Maria Wirries - "Falling Down" (Producer/Guitarist)

Rock-it Science Records - Carols for a Cure Vol. 18 (Chicago) (Guitarist)

Broadway Records - Jay Armstrong Johnson Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below (Guitarist)

Ryan Amador – Seattle Songs EP (Guitarist)

The Northside - "My Anybody" (Guitarist) 

Off-Broadway

Notes from Now (59e59) (March 2022)

The Cadaver Synod: A Pope Musical (NYMF) (July 2017)

Tick, Tick...Boom! (Off-Broadway Sub) (Oct. - Dec. 2016)

Trip of Love (Off-Broadway Sub) (June - August 2016)

New York City

54 Sings Lizzo - Feinstein's/54 Below

Broadway Rewind: Queen of the Night - Green Room 42

Maria Wirries: Gives You Hell - Feinstein's/54 Below

Sarah Anne Fernandez - Feinstein's/54 Below

Noah Kieserman - Feinstein's/54 Below

John Tartaglia: Better Get to Livin' - Feinstein's/54 Below

Natalie Walker: Mad Scenes - Feinstein's/54 Below

Maria Wirries - Feinstein's/54 Below

Jay Armstrong Johnson: Return of the Sanderson Sisters - LPR

Dos Divas - Feinstein's/54 Below

Heavyweights: Three-man Little Shop of Horrors - Feinstein's/54 Below

Jay Armstrong Johnson - Huntington Summer Arts Festival

​The Road to Oz: A Tribute to Harold Arlen - Molloy College

Actor Therapy:  Erin Rice - Don't Tell Mama

A Man of No Importance (Concert) - Signature Theatre Company

Days of Rage (Reading) - The Cell

Michael R. Jackson - Joe's Pub

Jay Armstrong Johnson Halloween Show - Feinstein's/54 Below

Young Dr. Jekyll - Feinstein's/54 Below

Xanadu - Pace University

Sam Rohloff is:  Preoccupied - Feinstein's/54 Below

Maggie and Jake Glassman - Feinstein's/54 Below

Jay Armstrong Johnson - Feinstein's/54 Below

Hatched:  Pace University - Feinstein's/54 Below

New Musicals at 54:  A Strange Loop - Feinstein's/54 Below

Young Lions of Broadway - Symphony Space

Hair - Pace University

Teeth the Musical (Reading) - Musical Theatre Factory

54 Sings Scrubs - Feinstein's/54 Below

Let's Hear it for the Boys! - The Duplex

An Evening with Padgett and Cole - Feinstein's/54 Below

#LoveStory (NYC Fringe Festival) - St. Mark's Theatre

Other Theatre Credits

13 the Musical, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Assassins, Bernarda Alba, BPC Screams! (Revue), Big Fish, Brooklyn, Demolishing Everything

with Amazing Speed (Dan Hurlin), Disaster!, Dreamgirls, Fiddler on the Roof, Footloose, Godspell, Grease, Heathers, Hello, Dolly!, High School Musical, The Last Five Years, Legally Blonde, Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Next Thing You Know, Once Upon a Mattress, Pippin, Rent, The Robber Bridegroom, Rock of Ages, Shrek, Side Show, Spring Awakening, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Wedding Singer, Tommy, West Side Story, The Wild Party, Working, Zombie Prom

Kinky Boots National Tour

Kinky Boots National Tour