Matthew Finnen Doyle
May 13, 1987
Matthew Finnen Doyle (born May 13, 1987) is an American actor and singer known for his work in musical theater. He made his Broadway debut in 2007 in Spring Awakening as replacement for the role of Hanschen, and later had supporting roles in the Broadway productions of Bye Bye Birdie in 2009 and War Horse in 2011. He joined The Book of Mormon in 2012, replacing Nic Rouleau as Elder Price.
Following a period of performing Off-Broadway and regionally, he joined the Broadway transfer of the gender-swapped production of Company in 2021 playing the role originated by Jonathan Bailey in the West End. For his performance, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
As singer-songwriter, Doyle performs in live shows and has released two EPs, namely, Daylight (2011) and Constant (2012). He released his first full-length album, Uncontrolled in 2016.
Doyle grew up in Weston, Connecticut, before moving to Southern California in his adolescence. After graduating from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, Doyle went on to train in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for a year.
Doyle made his Broadway debut in 2007, at age twenty, as a stand-by in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening. Following original cast member Jonathan B. Wright's departure, he was promoted to the role of Hanschen until the show closed in January 2009.
In 2009, he portrayed Hugo Peabody in the revival of Bye Bye Birdie. In 2011, he appeared as Billy Naracott (understudying Albert) in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of War Horse. Following War Horse, he starred as Elder Price in the Broadway production of Book of Mormon from November 2012 to January 2014.
On screen, Doyle played Jonathan, Eric van der Woodsen's boyfriend, on CW show Gossip Girl. He also starred in Alan Brown’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, Private Romeo, and had a small singing role in the 2009 film, Once More with Feeling.
In addition to his roles on Broadway and on screen, Doyle has starred in numerous off-Broadway and regional productions. He starred as Anthony in Barrow Street Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd, in West Side Story at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Ryan Scott Oliver's Jasper in Deadland at the West End Theatre in New York and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Brooklynite at the Vineyard Theatre, the musical Giant in Dallas, and the 2017 stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange at New World Stages. He also appeared as Peter on a recording of Bare: A Pop Opera.
Doyle is also a singer-songwriter. He released his first EP, Daylight, in 2011, with a follow-up EP in 2012, Constant. He released his first full-length album, Uncontrolled, in 2016. Doyle's writing partner is musical theatre composer, Will Van Dyke. Doyle created a web comic, Dents, with childhood friend, Beth Behrs in 2017.
In 2020, Doyle was cast in the gender-bent Broadway revival of Company as Jamie, a role originated and first performed as a man by Jonathan Bailey in the West End. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance.
Doyle frequently performs solo shows and alongside other Broadway performers at New York venues such as 54 Below and Joe's Pub. He streams on Twitch.
Doyle is gay. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his boyfriend Max Clayton.
|2022||Tony Award||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||Company||Won|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Won|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Won|
|2009||Once More with Feeling||Young Nonno|
|2011||Private Romeo||Glenn Mangan / Juliet|
|2008–2011||Gossip Girl||Jonathan Whitney||8 episodes|
|2015||For Real||Alex Merrick||Television film|
|2016||Truth Slash Fiction||Tommy||Television film|
|2019||The Code||Lt. Goodacre||Episode: "Above the Knee"|
|2006||The Butcherhouse Chronicles||The Public Theater: July – August 2006||Summer Play Festival|
|2007–09||Spring Awakening||Swing (u/s: Melchior, Hanschen, Otto, Georg, Ernst)||Eugene O'Neill Theatre: July 2007 – April 2008||Broadway replacement|
|Hanschen||Eugene O'Neill Theatre: April 2008 – January 2009||Broadway replacement|
|Melchior (alternate)||Eugene O'Neill Theatre: August 2008||Broadway replacement|
|Melchior||Ed Mirvish Theatre: March – April 2009||Tour replacement|
|2009||Picnic at Hanging Rock||Eugene O'Neill Theater Center: June – July 2009||Regional|
|2009–10||Bye Bye Birdie||Hugo Peabody, TV Quartet||Henry Miller's Theatre: September 2009 – January 2010||Broadway revival|
|2011–12||War Horse||Billy Narracott (u/s: Albert Narracott)||Vivian Beaumont Theater: March 2011 – January 2012||Broadway transfer|
|2012||Giant||Jordy Jr.||Dallas Theater Center: January – February 2012||Regional|
|2012–14||The Book of Mormon||Elder Price||Eugene O'Neill Theatre: November 2012 – January 2014||Broadway replacement|
|2014–15||Jasper in Deadland||Jasper||West End Theatre: March – April 2014||Off-off-Broadway|
|5th Avenue Theatre: April – May 2015||Regional|
|2015||Brooklynite||Trey Swieskowski||Vineyard Theatre: January – March 2015||Off-Broadway|
|2015||Grey Gardens||Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., Jerry||Bay Street Theatre: August 2015||Regional|
|2016||West Side Story||Tony||Paper Mill Playhouse: June 2016||Regional|
|2017||Sweeney Todd||Anthony Hope||Barrow Street Theatre: February – August 2017||Off-Broadway|
|2017||A Clockwork Orange||Georgie||New World Stages: September – December 2017||Off-Broadway|
|2018||The Heart of Rock & Roll||Bobby||Old Globe Theatre: September – October 2018||Regional|
|2020–22||Company||Jamie||Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: March 2020, November 2021–||Broadway transfer|