Best known for her portrayal of “Joan The Secretary” in Tina Fey’s iconic Mean Girls, Sharron Matthews is an excitingly diverse, award-winning Canadian artist, actress, singer, comedienne, writer and producer. Sharron has worked on stage and screen with artists like John Travolta, Andrea Martin, and Ron Howard, as well as toured her award-winning one woman shows around the world from Africa to New York, Scotland and beyond.

For two seasons, Sharron was one of the stars of Global’s hit TV show Canada Sings, a project for which she was named “Queen of the Mash Ups” by the Toronto Star. Sharron was also featured in the films Mean Girls, Cinderella Man, Take the Lead, The Music Man movie for Disney and Hairspray: The Movie. She had a guest role in last season’s finale episode of NBC’s newest hit Taken, played “Daphne” for two seasons on She’s The Mayor, is currently “Chef Sylvia” on the multi Emmy Award winning children’s TV show Odd Squad, and can also be seen on Murdoch Mysteries, The Newsroom and Kojak. Sharron co-wrote, hosted and consulted on Slice TV’s Meme gURL. Upcoming roles include “Officer Cheryl Kellogg” in the feature horror film Buckout Road with Danny Glover.

Sharron’s solo cabaret work has taken her across Canada numerous times (where she was named Best Cabaret Performer by Now Magazine and Broadway World) and around the world, selling out at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe for three years in a row (where, out of 3,000 productions, her show was awarded Best of the Fest). Sharron has toured all across Canada on a double bill with Canadian comedy icon Mary Walsh, collaborated with Gavin Crawford of CBC’s Because News on a sell-out World Pride show, and this past July performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal for the second year in a row. This year Sharron was nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Unapologetically Me, her ground-breaking cabaret for kids, in three different categories; best new play, best performance, and best production.

She has toured North America in Les Miserables and Harold Prince’s Showboat, recorded her own album “Party Girl,” can be heard on the Showboat cast album “The Music Man” (for Disney) soundtrack and sang back-ups on Jann Arden’s award winning Christmas album.

Sharron has also written essays and articles for publications around the world.

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