Matthew Loren Cohen

MATTHEW LOREN COHEN (musical director / pianist) is a classically trained pianist with a BA in music from Florida State University. His original musical, Jason & Ben, recently played to sold-out houses as one of 24 shows selected to be part of the 2008 New York Musical Theater Festival. He is co-creator of and music director for New York City's original, award-winning improvised musical, The Next Big Broadway Musical!, and he is music director for The Nuclear Family, an improvised musical that enjoyed an eight-month run Off-Broadway. He composed the music for the award-nominated original revue, Hello, Boys!, and he has improvised on piano everywhere from a Disney cruise ship to cable television. Matthew is also a published author and columnist whose stories and essays have appeared online and in print.