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Kyle Dean Massey

Kyle Dean Massey

American actor
Kyle Dean Massey
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Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Is Actor Television actor Stage actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 17 November 1981, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Age 39 years
Star sign Scorpio
Family
Spouse: Taylor Frey
Education
Missouri State University Bachelor of Fine Arts (-2004)
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Kyle Dean Massey (born November 17, 1981) is an American actor and singer, known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Wicked, Pippin and Next to Normal. He played the recurring role of openly gay country music songwriter Kevin Bicks on the ABC (now CMT) musical drama series Nashville.

Career

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. He appeared in 2012 Broadway Bares with Miriam Shor. In August 2013, he played Tony in The Muny production of West Side Story.

On April 1, Massey assumed the title role in the Broadway revival of Pippin. 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.

Education

Massey received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) in 2004.

Personal life

Massey grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas where his father is a 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.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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