Born and raised in Perth Western Australia, Matthew Marshall is a graduate from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2001. Matt spends his time as an International Man of Mystery with no fixed address, working on productions throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA.
Matt has been nominated for his work twice by The Helpmann Awards for Best Lighting Design (2012, 2017) and has received nominations for Best Lighting Design from the Australian Production Design Guild. With 20 years of design experience Matt has worked for all the major performing arts companies and festivals in Australia.
Recent designs include MARY STUART (Perth Festival), DARK MOFO for Dark Lab Hobart, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (State Opera of South Australia), THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (New Zealand Opera), WHALE FALL (Perth Festival), CHILDREN OF THE SEA (Perth Festival), JAMES GALEA’S BEST TRICK EVER (Sydney Opera House), AS ONE – BALLET AT THE QUARRY (West Australian Ballet), THE OTHER PLACE starring Kate Walsh (Fremantle Theatre Company), Tim Minchin’s THE ABSENCE OF YOU music video, CINDERELLA (Seattle Opera), TURN OF THE SCREW (New Zealand Opera), TCHAIKOVSKY (Tulsa Ballet), LA BOHÉME (Opera Australia), AMERICAN IDIOT (Shake & Stir/QPAC), ATHALIA (Pinchgut Opera), ASKUNGEN (Royal Swedish Opera), THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Seattle Opera), CARMEN (Oper Leipzig), CLUB SWIZZLE (Roundhouse London), LA CENERENTOLA (Oper Leipzig, San Diego Opera).