Campbell, Matthew

Associate Professor/Chair
FAC 410

Matthew Scott Campbell (Matt) is an AEA actor, director, educator, and fight director. He currently holds the appointment of chair and an associate professor of theatre and music theatre at Viterbo University. He also serves as the Artistic Director for the VU New Works Festival and the Musical Theatre Intensive Coordinator for KCACTF Region III. His theatrical work has been seen off-Broadway, on national tours, and regionally with such companies as Goodspeed Opera House, Peninsula Players Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Hartford Theatre Works, Vital Theatre Company, Surflight Theatre, Tent Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, The John Engeman Theatre, among many others. Matt served for five seasons as the Associate Artistic Director of the Missouri Shakespeare Festival where he directed their productions of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and played the titular role in Macbeth and Caliban in The Tempest. His body of work as a director includes: 9 to 5, Avenue Q, Oklahoma!, Altar Boyz, and Pippin at Viterbo, elsewhere he has directed The Music Man, [title of show], Spring Awakening, the musical , J.B., The Glory of Living, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, How I Learned to Drive, 9 Parts of Desire, among others. As an educator he has taught workshops and camps across the country including NATS, SETC, IHSTF, META, WIHTF, ISF and in numerous university and college programs. Matt has been a cohort member of the ATHE Leadership Institute and does career coaching for the NYC based company The Biz of Show, helping artists navigate the business of theatre and achieve their fullest potential.  A native of West Virginia, he holds a MFA in directing from Illinois State University, a B.A. in Theatre from Missouri Southern State University, and a conservatory degree in Musical Theatre from Circle in the Square Theatre School-NYC. Visit his website at

Courses Taught: Musical Theatre Lab, Musical Theatre Scene Study I & II, Musical Theatre History and Literature, Audition/Business of Theatre, Stage Combat Styles, Directing, Acting for Singers, Senior Capstone Project, Acting IV: Movement