Bonnie Meath-Lang, Artistic Director of NTIDs Performing Arts Program, sent Matthew this appreciative letter two weeks after NTIDs successful production of Peter Pan was staged. Matthews company, MSM Productions, Ltd., co-sponsored the production, which scored several historic firsts. It was the first production to feature a professional-quality slick-paper playbill featuring photos of the near-complete cast and a full-color cover, for example, and full-color tie-in posters. Both were Matthews innovations. He also provided specially inscribed T-shirts as a bonus for all cast and crew members (green for the cast, black for the crew). The dedicated Website for this production was beautiful, too.
Dr. Meath Langs letter also notes Matthews hilarious dual performance as Mr. Darling and Captain Hookanother triumph by a gifted performerand his typically painstaking and generous work with the other members of the cast.