Hi! I'm Matthew Carlsen, a recent graduate from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, with a BFA in Musical Theatre with a concentration in Costume Design. While attending Oakland, I had the opportunity to design for The School of Music, Theatre,
and Dance's mainstage productions
of Seagull, Urinetown, and Cabaret along with student directed works (Clybourne Park and Southern Promises) and pieces in Oakland Dance Theatre concerts. I began my design career at a young age with my first piece being Crayola washable markers on the canvas of my younger brother's face. After discovering the world of theatre in high school, I fell in love with the idea of pursuing acting as a career. Within the first year in Oakland's Musical Theatre program, I found a new passion in Costume Designing. Through the collaboration of my professors and the flexibility of my degree program, I was able to build upon my skills as a designer and create a solid foundation for a career in Costumes.