Kyle Dean Massey

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Kyle Dean Massey
Born (1981-11-17) November 17, 1981 (age 35)
Alma mater Missouri State University
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Taylor Frey (m. 2016)
Website www.kyledeanmassey.com

Kyle Dean Massey (born November 17, 1981)[1][2][3] 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.

Career[edit]

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.[4] He left in March of that year to star in Lucky Guy, which opened Off-Broadway in April 2011.[5]

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.[6] On July 31, 2012, he once again joined Broadway's Wicked as Fiyero until May 26, 2013.[7][8] He played the role again in the Broadway production from December 2013 to February 2014.[9] In August 2013, he played Tony in The Muny production of West Side Story.[10]

On April 1, Massey assumed the title role in the Broadway revival of Pippin.[11] He finished his run on October 29.

On January 23, 2015, it was reported that Massey was cast in a recurring role as openly gay country music songwriter Kevin Bicks in the ABC television musical drama series Nashville.[12]

Education[edit]

Massey received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) in 2004.[13][14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Massey grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas where his father is Certified Public Accountant and his mother is a teacher.[16] He is openly gay. He married fellow actor, Taylor Frey, on October 1, 2016. He supports the It Gets Better Project.[17] He attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in elementary school.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Sex and the City 2 Wedding chorus
2013 Contest Kyle Prylek

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Altar Boyz Matthew Off-Broadway
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
2011-2012 Wicked Fiyero National Tour
2012-2013 Wicked Fiyero Gershwin Theatre
2013 West Side Story Tony The Muny
2013-2014 Wicked Fiyero Gershwin Theatre
2014 Pippin Pippin Music Box Theatre
2014-2015 Pippin Pippin National Tour
2016 The Pirates of Penzance Frederic Barrington Stage Company

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Pzazz 101 Himself Episode: "My Vaseline Brings All the Boys to the Yard"
2013 It Could Be Worse Predator 2 Episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hometown concert stage break for star". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. April 3, 2011. Massey, 29 
  2. ^ "Kyle Dean Massey: Broadway's 'Next' Big Thing". AfterElton.com. October 18, 2010. Massey, 28 
  3. ^ "Tuesday Morning Man: Kyle Dean Massey!". GregInHollywood.com. October 26, 2010. Kyle, 28 
  4. ^ "Teal Wicks Will Be Broadway's New Elphaba; Kyle Dean Massey to Return". Playbill.com. December 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kyle Dean Massey Is Lucky Guy in Musical About Nashville Dreamers; Merman, Collela, Jordan on Board". playbill.com. January 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ Katie Rose Clarke & Kyle Dean Massey Return to WICKED National Tour, 11/15
  7. ^ Kyle Dean Massey to Return to WICKED as 'Fiyero' July 31; Richard Blake to Depart July 29
  8. ^ Dogfight's Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena Join Cast of Broadway's Wicked May 28 Retrieved February 4, 2014
  9. ^ Kyle Dean Massey Returns to Cast of Broadway's Wicked Dec. 17 Retrieved February 4, 2014
  10. ^ Muny West Side Story Will Feature Ali Ewoldt, Kyle Dean Massey, Natalie Cortez, Curtis Holbrook, Ken Page and More Retrieved February 4, 2014
  11. ^ Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renée Will Assume Lead Roles in Broadway's Pippin Retrieved March 9, 2014
  12. ^ http://tvline.com/2015/01/23/nashville-season-3-cast-kyle-dean-massey-gay-singer
  13. ^ "Class Notes". Missouri State Magazine. Missouri State University. Fall 2009. 
  14. ^ "Alumni Update: Kyle Dean Massey". Missouri State University. February 4, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Resume". Kyle Dean Massey. 
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Kyle Dean Massey (October 9, 2010). It Gets Better - Kyle Dean Massey. YouTube. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 

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