Matthew Lombardo is a New York based playwright whose work has earned him national recognition. Broadway credits include High starring Academy and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner at the Booth Theatre and Looped starring Valerie Harper in a Tony nominated performance as Tallulah Bankhead at The Lyceum Theatre. He is also the author of the Off-Broadway hit Tea at Five, the one-woman Katharine Hepburn play which starred Kate Mulgrew at the Promenade Theatre. Mr. Lombardo received an IRNE Award for Best Solo Play for that production which had a highly successful national tour and continues to be performed internationally. Other Off-Broadway credits include directing Chuck Ranberg’s comedy End of the World Party at The 47th Street Theatre, Mother and Child (starring Tony Award winning actress Ann Wedgeworth) at Second Stage and Guilty Innocence at The Actors’ Playhouse, serving the latter two productions as both playwright and director. From 1991-1995, Mr. Lombardo literally spent time in Another World, having written for the daytime drama which earned him a Writer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement. His plays have broken box office records at several regional theatres across the country, and his work has been produced at such prestigious venues as Seattle Rep, The Shubert Theatre in Boston, Hartford Stage, The Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Arena Stage, The Broward Center for Performing Arts, The Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, The Curran Theatre in San Francisco, American Repertory Theatre and others.