Originally from New York City, Matthew Puckett is an award-winning songwriter and composer based in Los Angeles. Matthew has worked with bands and artists such as: Rogue Wave, The Mowgli's, Jillea, Marsha Ambrosius, Jeremy Jordan, Shawn Hook, Kris Allen, The 3AM, Clementine and The Galaxy, Royal Tongues, Glenn Phillips, Beginners, Valen and Garrison Starr.
Matthew won a Peabody Award for his songs and score for the seven-part documentary ABC Series Hopkins and was the recipient of an ASCAP Film/TV Award for his song ʻSkylineʻ, the theme to the critically acclaimed ABC series NY Med. His new musical REBEL GENIUS was a finalist for the Jonathan Larson Grant presented by The American Theater Wing.
Matthew's unique TV and Film scores include Caught (Anna Camp), Guidance (Dreamworks/AwesomenessTV), Best Friends Forever (Brea Grant, Selection SLAMDANCE), Dial A Prayer (Brittany Snow, William H. Macy), Some Boys Don't Leave (Jesse Eisenberg, Winner TriBeCa Film Fest), Gravity (STARZ), Still Single (Showtime) and Before I Go (Starring Annabella Sciorra); currently in post-production.
Other film and television music credits include: Southpaw (dir. Antoine Fuqua / Weinstein Company), Katy Keene (THE CW), Eye Candy (MTV), NCIS: LA (CBS), Being Human (SyFy), Hooking Up (ABC), Held Up starring The Sklar Brothers (Feature/Sony), 'Never Again' (Focus Features), and Make It Or Break It (Disney), Finding Carter (MTV). Matthew co-wrote and produced the song “Cold Blood” by Valen featured in the latest version of the videogame The Sims from Electronic Arts.
Matthew is the recipient of the 2019-2020 New Works commission from IAMA Theater Company in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild and is published by Kobalt Music.
ART - THE MOVIE MUSICAL
ART The Movie Musical tells the true story of Elaine de Kooning and her journey to become a brilliant Abstract Expressionist painter in the legendary New York School of the 1950’s.
Topliner tells the story of T, an ambitious songwriter with crippling stage fright who, with the help of her best friends/music producers Sam and Ella and her socially awkward manager, Warren, struggles to realize her dream of becoming a working songwriter. But, after the death of her father, T is self-medicating the panic attacks that threaten her ability to write songs when the pressure is on. And the pressure is always on. We will watch, over the seasons, as T goes from a broke UBER-driver to becoming something she never dreamed she could be: a star.