New York-based musician Matt Aument feels very lucky. An orchestrator and arranger for live theatre, he's gotten to create charts for some truly incredible performers– Victoria Clark, Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lee Graham; he's gotten to hear them performed in some legendary spaces– Carnegie Hall, Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, and the Kennedy Center; and has been allowed to arrange for a wide variety of players and ensembles– symphony orchestra, chamber group, rock-band-with-a-harp.
Matt is particularly involved in the development of new works. Recent projects have included pieces by Sam Willmott, Dan Fishback, and most recently Shaina Taub's Twelfth Night at the Delacorte in Central Park. He recently teamed up with drag personality Martha Graham Cracker to create intimate micro-shows in Room 202 of the Washington Square Hotel. In the cabaret world, Matt has joined Molly Pope for shows at the Duplex and is concocting arrangements for Seth Sikes' Judy and Liza tribute shows at 54 Below.
Matt adapted and arranged the score for the 2015 Broadway revival of Lerner & Loewe's Gigi, also playing in the orchestra and sometimes conducting. Going for the hat trick, he recast the score of Camelot with a new take on the orchestrations for Drury Lane Theater in Chicago and will be music directing My Fair Lady this fall. This upcoming spring, he'll be joining the US music staff of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Toddat Barrow Street Theatre.
“It's so reassuring to know the specialized traditions of Broadway are in such capable hands.”