Kyle Dean Massey
|Kyle Dean Massey|
|Born||November 17, 1981|
|Alma mater||Missouri State University|
|Spouse(s)||Taylor Frey (m. 2016)|
Kyle Dean Massey (born November 17, 1981) is an American actor, known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Wicked, Pippin and Next to Normal. He currently plays the recurring role of openly gay country music songwriter Kevin Bicks on the ABC (now CMT) musical drama series Nashville.
Massey first joined the North American touring production of Wicked in 2007, as part of the ensemble and understudy for the lead role of Fiyero, before joining the Broadway production. He subsequently played Thalia in Broadway's Xanadu from April 2008 until its closing that September, and Matthew in Altar Boyz Off-Broadway from October 2006 - June 2007.
From June to September 2009, he temporarily played the role of Gabe in the Broadway musical Next to Normal, after which he remained as a cover for the role, before assuming the role permanently in January 2010. Massey stayed with the show until it closed in January 2011, when he then returned to Broadway's Wicked, this time in the lead role of Fiyero. He left in March of that year to star in Lucky Guy, which opened Off-Broadway in April 2011.
Following the closure of Lucky Guy, he returned to Wicked as Fiyero, covering for Richard H. Blake, who took a three-week absence to be with his newborn child. He later returned to the touring production of Wicked, playing Fiyero from November 2011 through February 2012. On July 31, 2012, he once again joined Broadway's Wicked as Fiyero until May 26, 2013. He played the role again in the Broadway production from December 2013 to February 2014. In August 2013, he played Tony in The Muny production of West Side Story.
Massey grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas where his father is Certified Public Accountant and his mother is a teacher. He is openly gay. He married fellow actor, Taylor Frey, on October 1, 2016. He supports the It Gets Better Project. He attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in elementary school.
|2010||Sex and the City 2||Wedding chorus|
|2009||Cupid||Mira's son||Episode: "Live and Let Spy"|
|2012||Up All Night||Singer #6||Episode: "The Proposals"|
|2012||Hart of Dixie||Bus driver||Episode: "Bachelorettes & Bullets"|
|2012||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife||Warren Nemec||Episode: "A Defense of Marriage"|
|2013||Inside Amy Schumer||Male co-star||Episode: "A Porn Star Is Born"|
|2015–2017||Nashville||Kevin Bicks||14 Episodes; Recurring role; Seasons 3-5|
|2007||42nd Street||Billy Lawlor||National Tour & Japan|
|2007-2008||Wicked||Fiyero Understudy / Ensemble||National Tour|
|2008||Xanadu||Thalia||Helen Hayes Theatre|
|2008-2009, 2010||Wicked||Fiyero Understudy / Ensemble||Gershwin Theatre|
|2009, 2010-2011||Next to Normal||Gabriel "Gabe" Goodman||Booth Theatre|
|2011||Lucky Guy||Billy Ray Jackson||Little Shubert Theatre|
|2013||West Side Story||Tony||The Muny|
|2014||Pippin||Pippin||Music Box Theatre|
|2016||The Pirates of Penzance||Frederic||Barrington Stage Company|
|2012||Pzazz 101||Himself||Episode: "My Vaseline Brings All the Boys to the Yard"|
|2013||It Could Be Worse||Predator||2 Episodes|
- "Hometown concert stage break for star". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. April 3, 2011.
- "Kyle Dean Massey: Broadway's 'Next' Big Thing". AfterElton.com. October 18, 2010.
- "Tuesday Morning Man: Kyle Dean Massey!". GregInHollywood.com. October 26, 2010.
- "Teal Wicks Will Be Broadway's New Elphaba; Kyle Dean Massey to Return". Playbill.com. December 20, 2010.
- "Kyle Dean Massey Is Lucky Guy in Musical About Nashville Dreamers; Merman, Collela, Jordan on Board". playbill.com. January 27, 2011.
- Katie Rose Clarke & Kyle Dean Massey Return to WICKED National Tour, 11/15
- Kyle Dean Massey to Return to WICKED as 'Fiyero' July 31; Richard Blake to Depart July 29
- Dogfight's Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena Join Cast of Broadway's Wicked May 28 Retrieved February 4, 2014
- Kyle Dean Massey Returns to Cast of Broadway's Wicked Dec. 17 Retrieved February 4, 2014
- Muny West Side Story Will Feature Ali Ewoldt, Kyle Dean Massey, Natalie Cortez, Curtis Holbrook, Ken Page and More Retrieved February 4, 2014
- Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée Will Assume Lead Roles in Broadway's Pippin Retrieved March 9, 2014
- "Class Notes". Missouri State Magazine. Missouri State University. Fall 2009.
- "Alumni Update: Kyle Dean Massey". Missouri State University. February 4, 2011.
- "Resume". Kyle Dean Massey.
- Kyle Dean Massey (October 9, 2010). It Gets Better - Kyle Dean Massey. YouTube. Retrieved October 19, 2010.