Matt Doyle (actor)

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Matt Doyle
BornMatthew Finnen Doyle
(1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 25)
OccupationBroadway actor
Years active2006-Present
Website
http://www.mattdoylemusic.com/
 
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Matt Doyle
BornMatthew Finnen Doyle
(1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 25)
OccupationBroadway actor
Years active2006-Present
Website
http://www.mattdoylemusic.com/

Matt Doyle (born May 13, 1987) is an actor living in New York City. He is perhaps best known for his work in Spring Awakening on Broadway and "War Horse" on Broadway.

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Biography

Early life and performing

After graduating from Redwood High School, Matt went on to study classical theatre for a year at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[1] Also he attended University of California - Davis. Matt then moved to New York City. There, he was cast as the leads in productions of The Butcherhouse Chronicles and Lunch. Matt was soon added into the original company of Spring Awakening .

Career

Doyle sang the role of Peter on the recording of the musical Bare: a pop opera, in 2007.[2] He also played Peter in a reading held in 2009. Following Spring Awakening, Matt participated in a workshop of a musical version of Picnic at Hanging Rock, as well as several other readings and concerts showcasing the work of new composers.

In fall 2008, Matt made his first appearance as Jonathan Whitney, Eric van der Woodsen's boyfriend on the CW hit Gossip Girl.[3] Additionally, Matt has a small singing role in the film Once More With Feeling, which made its premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.[4]

Matt went on to play Hugo Peabody in the first Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie in 2009.[5] The show closed in January 2010.

On August 17, 2009 Doyle made his solo debut at Joe's Pub in New York City, with a reprisal on August 27.[6]

Doyle was cast in the 2011 movie Private Romeo (previously known as "McKinley" and "The Shakespeare Project"),[7] which hit the film festival circuit in the spring of 2011.[8]

Matt recently appeared on Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan's album titled Our First Mistake. He sings on the tracks "Last Week's Alcohol" and "Two Strangers."[9]

In 2011, he appeared as Billy Narracott (u/s Albert) in War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater. The role of Albert was played by Doyle's Private Romeo co-star, Seth Numrich.[10] The show began previews on March 15, 2011, and officially opened on April 14, 2011.[dated info] He left in January, 2012 for a Dallas production of the new musical Giant, which he has since completed, electing not to join the company on Broadway.[11] He has intimated on Twitter that he has secured a leading role in a forthcoming musical, presumably to premiere Fall, 2012.

Doyle's debut EP, entitled Daylight, was released on 24 May 2011.[12] Its sequel, Constant, was released on June 12, 2012.[13]

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