Matthew Van Colton

Improv, Music, Kids & Teen

Matthew Van Colton is a veteran performer, instructor, writer & director. Partial credits include Second City Theatricals, the Musical Improv House Ensemble at Second City, Best Musical, One Night Only, Chicago Dramatists, Northlight, Porchlight, UP Comedy Club, Victory Gardens, iO, and TUTA. He is a founding member of Mansical and the Improvised Sondheim Project and a cast member of Blank! The Musical, the first improvised musical to appear Off-Broadway, at New World Stages in New York. In addition to Second City, he is a faculty member at the Annoyance New York and has taught or coached for the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Family Haircut (NYC), Evanston Township High School, NYU, Acting Studio Chicago, North Coast (NYC), MCL Chicago and many workshops for businesses and learning institutions. Matt is the “man” in the one-man improvised musical, The Answer is Yes, and a member of Actor’s Equity.