MATTE O'BRIEN is a playwright/lyricist based in New York City. His plays and musicals include: The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary, Peter & I, White Noise, As Flies to Wanton Boys, Morning Has Broken, Becoming David, THE MEANING OF LIFE… and other useless pieces of information, and The Worst Was This. Current projects include a folk rock musical re-imagination of Anne of Green Gables with composer Matt Vinson, scheduled for a production in the summer of 2018 at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival; the musical How We Do with Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys; and a new play entitled The Night Elaine Stritch Died. He received a Jeff Nomination for his musical White Noise, produced by Whoopi Goldberg, and his play The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary, featuring, Tony Award winner, Alice Ripley, was developed at The Actors Company Theatre and was a 2017 finalist for The National Playwright’s Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and a Masters in Classic and Contemporary Text from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.