Matt Doyle (actor)

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Matt Doyle
Born Matthew Finnen Doyle[1]
(1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 29)[2]
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter
Years active 2006–present

Matthew Finnen "Matt" Doyle (born May 13, 1987) is an American actor and singer-songwriter living in New Jersey. He is perhaps best known for his work in Spring Awakening, War Horse and The Book of Mormon on Broadway and as Glenn Mangan / Juliet in 2011 Shakespeare film adaptation Private Romeo directed by Alan Brown. He has also been developing a singing career with live shows and two EPs Daylight (2011) and Constant (2012). He released his first full-length album, Uncontrolled, on February 26, 2016.

Life and career[edit]

After graduating from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, Doyle went on to study classical theatre for a year at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[3] Following his studies, Doyle moved to New York City. He was soon added into the original company of Spring Awakening.

Doyle sang the role of Peter on the recording of the musical Bare: a pop opera, in 2007.[4] He also played Peter in a reading held in 2009. Following Spring Awakening, he 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, Doyle made his first appearance as Jonathan Whitney, Eric van der Woodsen's boyfriend on the CW hit Gossip Girl.[5] Additionally, Doyle has a small singing role in the film Once More With Feeling, which made its premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.[6]

Doyle went on to play Hugo Peabody in the first Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie in 2009.[7] The show closed in January 2010.

He was cast in the 2011 movie Private Romeo (previously known as "McKinley" and "The Shakespeare Project"),[8] which hit the film festival circuit in the spring of 2011.[9]

Doyle 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."[10]

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.[11] The show began previews on March 15, 2011, and officially opened on April 14, 2011.[needs update] 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 when it was produced in New York.[12]

Effective November 27, 2012, Doyle joined The Book of Mormon on Broadway in the role of Elder Price.[13] Doyle ended his run on January 5, 2014.

On August 17, 2009 Doyle made his solo debut at Joe's Pub in New York City, with a reprise on August 27.[14]

Doyle's debut EP, entitled Daylight, was released on 24 May 2011.[15] Its sequel, Constant, was released on June 12, 2012.[16]

Doyle starred in the off-Broadway premiere production of Jasper in Deadland [17] by Ryan Scott Oliver from March 16 to April 13, 2014.

Doyle starred in the off-Broadway premiere production of Brooklynite at the Vineyard Theatre from January 30 to March 22, 2015.[18]

Doyle starred in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Jasper in Deadland by Ryan Scott Oliver from April 30 to May 24, 2015.[19]

Doyle starred as Tony in the Papermill Playhouse production of West Side Story from June 1 to June 26, 2016.


Solo album
  • 2016: Uncontrolled
With The Whiskey 5
  • 2014: Make the Season Bright[20]
Extended plays
  • 2012: Constant (EP)
  • 2011: Daylight (EP)
Cast albums
  • 2016: Jasper in Deadland
  • 2007: bare: A Pop Opera [21]


  • 2008–2011: Gossip Girl (TV series, 8 episodes as Jonathan Whitney)
  • 2009: Once More with Feeling as Young Nonno
  • 2011: Private Romeo as Glenn Mangan/Juliet
  • 2007: Navigate this Maze as himself


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  2. ^ "Matt Doyle". 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Press Office" (PDF). LAMDA. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  4. ^ "bare: The Album - Performers". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  5. ^ Jonathan Henry (Character)
  6. ^ Once More with Feeling (2009) - IMDb
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  8. ^ Private Romeo (2011) - IMDb
  9. ^ "Krysten Ritter, Ari Graynor, and Brian Geraghty in AUDREY HEPBURN'S NECK". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  10. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Album "Our First Mistake," With Kelli O'Hara, Michael Arden, Hits Stores Jan. 18", January 18, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  11. ^ Crook, Phillip B.. "Need To Know: Matt Doyle & Seth Numrich", April 4, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
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  13. ^ The Book of Mormon - Broadway (2012-11-08). "Matt Doyle to Play Elder Price on Broadway in The Book of Mormon | Broadway Buzz". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  14. ^ Birdie's Matt Doyle to Play Joe's Pub in August -
  15. ^ "Daylight release on". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
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