Albion native, star on the stage, sings many show-stopping numbers

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Matthew Mooney gave the premier performance of a musical review, “Buffalo to Broadway,” featuring popular songs from many of the musicals he has performed in over the past two decades.

Mooney, a member of Albion’s Class of 1993, debuted his new show on Saturday at The Cabaret at Studio B in Albion.
Mooney, a tenor, sang show-stopping numbers from Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Carousel, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Into the Woods, Pippin, Wicked, Spring Awakening, The Sound of Music and other shows.

After graduating from Albion, Mooney earned a degree in theater and liberal arts from Nazareth College in Rochester. Then he followed his dream to New York City and worked in theater for four years in The Big Apple.

He has been a star in the Buffalo theater scene for several years has helped start a new theater company, Buffalo Chrysalis Theater Company, a year ago.

Mooney said he was fortunate to grow up in Albion, which has a strong theater program in the school district.