Matthew M. Nielson

Based in the Washington, DC Area, Matthew M. Nielson is a producer, composer, songwriter, sound designer, recording engineer, audio post production engineer, and orchestrater for Film, TV, Theater, Radio, Web, and Music.

His music for film has been heard in film festivals across the US. He has composed and sound designed more than two dozen short films, feature-length documentaries and feature-length narratives, including A Sleepover Story, Fire’s Daughter, Death in Time, Londinium, Elbow Grease, Blue, and Netflix Behind the Scenes featurettes. His music and sound design for television have been featured in branding packages for Epix Drive-In and Spike TV, and his commercial clients include, NBA, UFC on FOX, Bounty Hunters, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, NBC Sports, v05, Hometrust Bank.

Theatrically, Nielson has designed, composed, orchestrated and written songs for hundreds of productions around the world. Off-Broadway credits include Shakespeare’s Villains and Lakawanna Blues (Public Theatre). Regional credits include Guthrie Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Portland Center Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Delaware Theatre Company, Barrington Stage, NC Stage, Triad Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Signature Theatre, Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Company, Library of Congress, Folger Theatre, the National Gallery of Art, and many others.

Matthew was a founding member of the audio theatre company The Audible Group (now Listenably), which produced holiday productions of A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Gift of the Magi for charity. With The Audible Group, Nielson wrote, directed, scored and designed the dramatic audio series Troublesome Gap. He co-founded Sound Lab Studios; a premier full-featured audio post-production house and The Curious Music Company; a production music library and custom music shop.

Nielson has won five Helen Hayes Awards has been nominated for several others, including the League of Cincinnati Theatre, Barrymore and nominations.