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Matt Berdahl

 

Biography

"I can say with confidence that Matt is not only one of the hardest working young actors I know, but is also one of the most enjoyable to work with.... I believe that Matt’s hard working nature, combined with his upbeat and likable personality will bring him a bright future. "

Shelly Gaza (- Denver Area Equity)

Résumé

EXPERIENCE
THEATRE EXPERIENCE:

CURRENT PROJECT:
SHE LOVES ME (JULY 2013)
Steven Kodaly, Paul Bunyan Playhouse

FUTURE PROJECTS:
STRIKING 12: REMOUNT (DECEMBER 2013)
The Man Who's Had Enough, Bloomington Civic Theatre
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THEATRE CREDITS:
ART (APRIL 2013)
Yvan, Bloomington Civic Theater

KINGDOM UNDONE v.2 (MARCH 2013)
Isaac, Theatre for The Thirsty (The Southern Theater)

BECKY'S NEW CAR (JAN 2013)
Chris Foster, Lyric Arts Co.

LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES (SEPT 2012)
Le Chevalier Danceny, Urban Samurai Productions

KINGDOM UNDONE (APRIL 2012)
Isaac, Theatre for The Thirsty (The Southern Theater)

EDITH STEIN (FEB. 2012)
Franzy, Open Window Theatre

INSPECTING CAROL (DEC. 2011)
Wayne Wellacre, Bloomington Civic Theatre

LEADING LADIES (SEPT. 2011)
Jack Gable, Lyric Arts Co.

ALMOST, MAINE
Pete/ Steve/ Lendall/ Daniel, Lyric Arts Co.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
Demetrius, Straw Hat Players

PRELUDE TO A KISS
Peter Hoskins, Straw Hat Players

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE
Gordon Gottieb, Theatre B

ALMOST, MAINE
East/ Lendall/ Chad, Theatre B

COMPLEATE FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY
Thomas Betterton, MSUM

TWELFTH NIGHT
Sea Captain, MSUM

LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
Sigmund Freud, MSUM

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MUSICAL- THEATRE/ OPERA CREDITS:
THE FANTASTICKS (JUNE 2013)
Matt, Skylark Opera Co.

STRIKING 12 (NOV 2012)
The Man Who's Had Enough, Bloomington Civic Theatre

WONDERFUL TOWN (JUNE 2012)
Speedy Valenti/ Dancer, Skylark Opera Co.

MADEMOISELLE MODISTE (JUNE 2012)
Chorus, Skylark Opera Co.

FOOTLOOSE
Ren McCormack, Lyric Arts Co.

ON THE TOWN
Ms. Turnstiles Announcer/ M.C. , Skylark Opera Co.

THE VAGABOND KING
Casin, Skylark Opera Co.

ON OUR OWN
Man #1, Bloomington Civic Theatre

THE PRODUCERS
Leo Bloom, The Crimson Creek Players

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Chip Tolentino, The Crimson Creek Players

GREASE!
Danny Zuko, Straw Hat Players

SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL
Horton The Elephant, Straw Hat Players

THE FULL MONTY
Dave Bukatinsky, Straw Hat Players

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Simon, Straw Hat Players

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CHILDRENS THEATRE:
BYE BYE BULLIES
Dr.Ivegotit/ Frank Fixit/ Igor, National Theatre For Children

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LOUIE THE LIGHTNING BUG
P.J. O’Snork, National Theatre For Children

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FILM
‘LAST SUMMER FOR BOYS'
Nick West, NoDak Films

‘PINCHIN PENNY'
Ensemble, Clever Lever Pictures

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COMMERCIALS/ INDUSTRIALS/ VOICE-OVERS/ PRINT
'BUFFALO WILD WINGS'
Regional Commercial,

'UNITED HEALTHCARE SERVICES'
In- House, MORSEKODE

'T.G.I. FRIDAY'S'
Training Industrial, ADM Productions

'CENEX'
Training Industrial, CHS Inc.

'BIG Lots'
Regional Commercial, Cutback Films

‘TARGET'
Industrial, Target Corporation

‘CLMB'
Safety Industrial, Bill Carson Productions Co.

‘BEST BUY'
In-Store/ Internet Industrial, Yellow Tag Productions

‘MEXICAN VILLAGE'
Regional Commericials, Cable One

‘STRAW HAT PLAYERS'
Promotional Print/ Video, MSUM

‘WORLD SUGAR BEAT FESTIVAL'
Voice Over, Media Productions

EDUCATION
*Minnesota State University Moorhead: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - Performance, Musical Theatre & Directing

Dance and Choreography Minor / Women’s Studies Minor

TRAINING *Voice (Vera Mariner - Private, Dr. Paul Nesheim – Choral, Kathie Brekke – Vocal Jazz Ensemble)

*Dialects/ Speech (Hardy Koenig – Southeastern Theatre Conference)

*Stanislavski (Shelly Gaza – Denver Area Equity)

*Dance (Matt Gasper – Ballet & Tap, Craig A. Ellingson – Basic Jazz & Modern)

*Stage Combat (David Wilhelmi – Sword/ Rapier, Pam Chabora – Hand to Hand)

*Improvisation (Joshua Stenseth - Bearded Men Improv Troupe)

*Auditioning Workshop (Cathy Reinking - Frasier/ Arrested Development)

*Viewpoints (Jon Leiseth)

AWARDS
*Minnesota State University Moorhead 2008 Excellence Scholarship Award.

*Dalmation Award Winner: Outstanding Musical Duo, Trio or Quartet (The Producers- 2011)

*Dalmation Award Winner: People's Choice- Outstanding Production of 2011 (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee- 2011)

*Silver Telly Award Winner: "FourEyes Creative" Industrial