​MATTHEW HENDERSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Matthew has worked extensively within the Australian entertainment industry over the last twenty years, establishing himself as a highly sought after industry professional.

 

He has had the privilege of working on the Australian and International  tours of The Boy From Oz, Fame, Shout!, We Will Rock You (Australia & Japan), Disney’s The Lion King  (Australia & China), Miss Saigon (Australia), Disney’s High School Musical (Australia) and was Assistant to John Bell on OzOpera’s tour of Madame Butterfly. 

 

Matthew was Production Stage Manager on the Australian premiere of Jerry Springer The Opera for the Sydney Opera House and Production Stage Manager on Cameron Macintosh and Disney’s smash hit, Mary Poppins in Australia and New Zealand and the 2013 revival of The Lion King. 

 

In 2002 Matthew established Blackbird Productions with Suzie Franke and held Producer credits on the Australian tours of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, The Debutante Diaries and  BPM beatsperminute, the Melbourne seasons of Falsettos, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the Australasian premieres of Jonathan Larson’s Tick Tick ... Boom!, A New Brain and Dance Through Me.

 

Matthew was Executive Producer on the Young Australian Broadway Chorus' acclaimed production of Spring Awakening

in Melbourne. and Natalie' Gamsu's cabaret Misfit in Perth.

 

Matthew was the Production and Company Manager for the Australian and New Zealand tours of Yes, Prime Minister and Action to the Words' acclaimed UK production of A Clockwork Orange and in 2013 returned as Production Stage Manager for Disney's  

The Lion King's revival Australian tour.

During 2014 Matthew produced multiple seasons of Thank You For Being A Friend and YouTube sensations Cole Escola and Jeffery Self live for the first time in Australia in Desperate Houseboys playing during The Sydney Mardi Gras. In March 2020 Matthew produced the Australasian premiere of The Bridges of Madison County at The Hayes Theatre, Sydney.

Matthew is the Producer of Out From Under, an Australian Entertainment Industry response to the mental health of entertainment workers. The event, held at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre bought together some of the biggest names from Australian showbiz.

 

In 2010 Matthew co produced Holding The Man in London, marking his debut as a West End Producer.  In 2016, XANADU - the musical was the first production from Matthew Management at The Hayes Theatre

 

Matthew recently completed four years with Disney Theatrical Productions' Aladdin and is shortly finishing the Australian tour of Disney's Frozen.

Matthew will be joining La Cage aux Folles as Company & Stage Manager this November in Sydney.