Actor. Music Director.
What's Up and What's Coming Up
-Appearing in the world premiere musical August Rush directed by John Doyle at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL (April-June '19)
What's coming up:
-Music Directing & Conducting The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz at the Adirondack Theatre Festival (June-July '19)
-Music Directing & Orchestrating Into The Woods at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL (Aug-Sept. '19)
Ragtime (Griffin Theatre, May-July 2017)
"Music supervisor Matt Deitchman has artfully reduced Flaherty's score, re-imagining it for two pianists -- music directors Ellen Morris and Jermaine Hill (assistant theater professor at Naperville's North Central College) -- and clarinetist Dan Hickey. The result may be the raggiest "Ragtime" yet."
-Barbara Vitello, Chicago Daily Herald
Sweeney Todd (Paramount Theatre, February-March 2017)
"Matt Deitchman's gloriously sung and acted blackmailer, Adolfo Pirelli, is funny, despicable and spot-on. Mastering two dialects as the tonsorial scoundrel, as well as lending his considerable musical and comic talents to this villainous role, make Mr. Deitchman a standout in this production."
-Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
Tug Of War (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, May-October 2016)
"And throughout, the actors join their clarion voices with the onstage musicians in a surging score [...] with haunting arrangements (by music director and galvanic performer Matt Deitchman and sound designer Lindsay Jones)"
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Adding Machine: A Musical (The Hypocrites, March-May 2016)
"Matt Deitchman‘s musical direction is so crisp, the dynamics so in sync, that he may well be a puppeteer controlling his musical marionettes. Audiences will leave haunted by the words 'In numbers, the truth can be revealed.'
-Ian Rigg, ChicagolandMusicalTheatre.com