Morning star shine, the earth says "Hello!"


Welcome! My name is Matthew Weidenbener; I am an actor, artist, and educator living and working in Chicago!


I received my BFA in Musical Theatre from Indiana University in 2018 and moved to the Windy City shortly after.


I have been involved in the arts since I was 10 years old. Nothing can make you feel more present than being onstage. Not only do I have a passion for performing onstage, but I am a strong believer in the power of Theatre for Young Audiences and I have a passion for youth theatre education. For many years, I have been a part of TYA productions, and now I find myself teaching and choreographing todays youth throughout Chicagoland.


Outside of performing, I enjoy hiking, a nice craft beer, and a great thrift find! Feel free to browse the site for production images, media, resume and contact information. 


Thanks for visiting!



After just closing LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starring RuPaul's DragRace star, Ginger Minj at Music Theatre Works...Matthew will be switching hats as Co-Choreographer for their upcoming production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, with dir./chor. Stacey Flaster and Deaf West End's Joshua Castille!


Matthew will be returning to STAGES St. Louis for their highly anticipated production of A CHORUS LINE fall of 2022!

Catch Matthew on PBS Kids' The FridayZone here!

"..vaudevillian tunes like "I Can Do That" (performed with zest by Matthew Weidenbener)" -The Fourth Walsh