Actor, Producer, Artist
Matthew thomas burda
Actor, Producer, Model
is an American artist, actor, producer and veteran. Matthew was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, where his parents were stationed. He was raised across the United States, and following high school in Tampa, Florida, he enlisted into the Air Force Security Forces, served 6 years which included combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
After separating from the Air Force, Matthew moved to NYC to study acting at BMCC & City College of New York. On stage, he's played leading roles in SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO (Bernie) & RACE (Jack), AWAKE AND SING! (Moe) Claude in HAIR: THE MUSICAL and the title role in ANATOL. He has performed at 54 Below, Bay Street Theater and across NYC. Matt recently played 'Doc Maddy' in WAR STORIES, written by Vinnie Lyman (2018 Arts in the Armed Forces Bridge Award Winner) at American Theater of Actors (Nov '19, Produced by Society of Artistic Veterans).
Matthew paints with oil & acrylic on canvas. Recent showings include NY Art Gallery, Van Der Plas Gallery, Brooklyn Bazaar, 17 Frost, Legendary Republic, Park Ave Armory & Melrose Ballroom. His work is shown at SAVIDA in Tribeca and a large print of "Quiet Night" was recently installed in the new conference room at 3333 Broadway.
As Managing Director of the Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, Matthew has produced the Off Broadway productions; Interview: A New Musical ('17), Green Card: A New Musical ('16) & Comfort Women: A New Musical ('15 &'18). He co-produced and starred in the horror comedy 'The Devil's Restaurant' by Hayride films.
Matthew wrote and starred as Vincent Van Gogh in SUNFLOWER. (SAG short film). Directed & Edited by Ryan Metcalf. Produced by Rob Alicea. Executive Producer Saima Huq. Casting by/Co Executive Producer Sig De Miguel. Original Score by Bryan Michaels. SUNFLOWER co-stars Helene Kuhn, Edward Akrout & Justin Miskin. Featuring Gwendolyn Ellis, Janina Salorio, Danielle Guldin, Ryan Metcalf & Matt Fitzgerald. MTB Productions, REM Static Media, Leaving Normal Productions. (currently in post-production)
BLACK (SAG short film) will film Spring '21 and will star Mario Brown as Jean-Michel Basquiat. Written by Matthew Thomas Burda and Mario Brown. Directed by Ryan Metcalf. Set Design Bria Josephs. Costume Design Stef Papadoupoulos. Casting by/Co Executive Producer Sig De Miguel. Co Producer Jean Perez. MTB Productions, REM Static Media, Green Reel Pictures.