It’s no secret that trends in music, fashion, art, and technology are often influenced by real-world events. There have been countless studies on the ways in which major events and discoveries such as the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and even Watergate have influenced broader cultural trends. That’s why it pays to be able to spot developments that have the potential to spark the next big “thing” in popular culture.
Although only 19 years old, Matt Gumley is no stranger to showbiz, having first worked on Broadway as Chip in the ‘Beauty And The Beast’ musical at age 7. He continued on this path for the next decade, with roles in three more Broadway shows – ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Elf The Musical’, and ‘The Addams Family’. He followed this up with several regional theatre productions, movies, TV (including ‘Drake & Josh’, ‘Law and Order’, and ‘Modern Family’ – he’s also the voice of Benny the Bull on ‘Dora The Explorer’), as well as two video games.