Shawn Mathews

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Edison, New Jersey
Alma materLebanon Valley College
  • Musician
  • Singer-songwriiter
  • Actor
  • Dancer

Shawn Mathews is an American musician, singer-songwriiter, actor and dancer. Currently playing the role of of Kevin G in the Mean Girls Musical National tour, he has released several musical tracks on Spotify,[1] Apple Music, and other streaming platforms. His single "Sunshine" was featured on several Spotify editorial playlists like Young and Free, Good Vibes, and many more. He was also the winner of the Zee TV reality show Dance India Dance North America in 2015.

Early Life

Mathews was born in Edison, New Jersey[2] to Indian American parents who immigrated to the United States in the 1990s. He was brought up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and got a bachelor degree in music from Lebanon Valley College.[3]


In 2015, Mathews won Zee TV's Dance India Dance North America from contestants across USA and Canada.[2]

In 2018, he won the Hershey Theatre Apollo Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a musical for his portrayal of Usnavi De La Vega in CD East's presentation of In the Heights|In The Heights.[4]

Between 2018 and 2023, Mathews released several of his singles and acted in various regional productions in the Central Pennsylvania area. In 2023, he joined the cast of The Mean Girls Musical national tour where is plays the role of Kevin G, the rapping mathlete.[5]


Date Show Role Ref.
September 2021 Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Allenberry Playhouse. Joseph [6]
June 2023 Grease at Fulton Theate Sonny Latierre [7]
September 2023 to Present Mean Girls Musical National Tour Kevin G [5]


Release Date Album/ Track Name Ref.
April 2020 Blue - EP
October 2020 Bored - Single [8][9]
November 2020 Wanna Be - Single [10][11]
December 2020 Next To Me - Single [12][13]
January 2021 Sunshine - Single [14][15][16]
March 2021 Honest - Single [17]
March 2022 Mic Check - Single [18][19]
September 2022 Stone Cold Killer - Single
September 2023 Good Time - Single


  1. "Shawn Mathews on Apple Music". Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Husaini, Zara (2016-01-08). "'Dance India Dance North America' Winner Shawn Mathews On Chasing His Dreams Through Dance". Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  3. Long, Bradon (October 12, 2023). "'It's such a surreal experience:' Central Pa. native back home as 'Mean Girls' national tour visits Hershey Theatre | Center Stage". Fox43. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  4. Adams, Sean (2018-05-21). "Apollo Award 2018 winners for central Pa. high school theater: Here's who won". PennLive. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gans, Andrew (2023-09-26). "North American Tour of Mean Girls Musical Opens September 26". Playbill. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  6. Rogers, Marakay (2021-09-08). "Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Allenberry Playhouse". Broadway World. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  7. "Grease Cast". Fulton Theatre. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  8. Pollak, Arno (2023-10-05). "The Meaning Behind The Song: Bored by Shawn Mathews". Old Time Music. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  9. Breedon, Jakk (2020-09-15). "Shawn Mathews – Bored". A1234. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  10. "Shawn Mathews releases new single, 'Wanna Be'". LDOI. 2020-10-17. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  11. McGowan, Kolby. "Shawn Mathews- Wanna Be". Banger Of The Day. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  12. "INDIE POP'S SHAWN MATHEWS RELEASES NEW SINGLE "NEXT TO ME". Get Some Magazine. 2020-12-23. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  13. Torres, Matt (2020-12-16). "Shawn Mathews Shares Cuffing Season Bop, "Next To Me"". Soundazed. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  14. Burr, Jessica (2021-02-08). "Shawn Mathews is feeling the "Sunshine" in latest single". EARMILK. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  15. Team, Unheard Gems (2021-02-12). ""Sunshine" - Shawn Mathews |Review". Unheard Gems. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  16. Arunarsirakul, Alissa (2021-02-03). "Positivity Is Contagious for Shawn Mathews in "Sunshine"". The Hidden Hits. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  17. "Songwriter Shawn Matthews Drops New Track "Honest"". Mundane. 2021-05-31. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  18. Hill, Daniel Warren (2022-04-11). "Shawn Mathews' "MIC CHECK!" Could Be A Wake Up Call". Alchemical Records. Retrieved 2023-11-04.
  19. Breedon, Jakk (2022-04-06). "Shawn Mathews – MIC CHECK!". A1234. Retrieved 2023-11-04.

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