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Matt Doyle & Ryan Steele

Matt Doyle (born May 13, 1987) is an stage and film actor living in New York City. He is perhaps best known for his works 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). Until their breakup in 2012, he dated Wesley Taylor (born August 13, 1986), an American stage actor and writer, probably best known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rock of Ages and The Addams Family.

He dated fellow Broadway dancer and actor Ryan Steele for two years. Ryan Steele (born August 3, 1990) is an American dancer and actor. He has performed on Broadway and in other performances, as well as in film and television. He is best known for the role of Specs in the 2012 musical Newsies. "The theater community is a very small one, so I knew who Matt was—we’d worked with the same director in movies (Private Romeo for Matt and Five Dances for me) about a year apart, so that was our one-degree of separation. I’d seen pictures and found him so darn cute—he looks like a Disney prince—that I was crushing from afar. We were at a mutual friend’s birthday party and I walked in and I saw him from the other side of the bar. I gave him an awkward smile and a wave and continued ordering my drink. And then I realized I was being stupid and needed to go over. I felt so fumbly the entire time, but I knew I wanted to keep the conversation going with anything that came into my head. We went for a date in Hell’s Kitchen a week later."


Photography by Rob Howard
Matt Doyle is an stage and film actor living in New York City. He is perhaps best known for his works 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. Ryan Steele is an American dancer and actor. He is best known for the role of Specs in the 2012 musical Newsies. Doyle and Steele dated for two years before amicably ending their romantic relationship.



Until their breakup in 2012, Matt Doyle dated Wesley Taylor (born August 13, 1986), an American stage actor and writer, probably best known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rock of Ages and The Addams Family.

After graduating from Redwood High School, Matt went on to study classical theatre for a year at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Following his studies, Matt moved to New York City. Matt 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. He also played Peter in a reading held in 2009. Following Spring Awakening, Matt 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, Matt made his first appearance as Jonathan Whitney, Eric van der Woodsen's boyfriend on the CW hit Gossip Girl. Additionally, Matt has a small singing role in the film Once More With Feeling, which made its premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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

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

Matt 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."

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. The show began previews on March 15, 2011, and officially opened on April 14, 2011. 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 on Broadway.

Effective November 27, 2012, Matt joined The Book of Mormon on Broadway in the role of Elder Price.

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

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

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Doyle_%28actor%29

Ryan Steele (born August 3, 1990) is an American dancer and actor. He has performed on Broadway and in other performances, as well as in film and television. He is best known for the role of Specs in the 2012 musical Newsies.

Steele was born and raised in Walled Lake, Michigan where he lived with his mother, his father and his brother and sister. The entire Steele family had taken dance classes; his mother in a 'moms dance class', his father in a 'dads dance class' along with both of his siblings. He started dancing at the age of five and instantly fell in love with it.

During elementary and high school he received training from of a number of dance programs, including The Juilliard School. In his last few years of high school, Steele was training intensively in Ballet, focusing on a career in concert dance. Steele did not attend university, opting to take a year off and try out for different dance companies. In that year he got a contract with a ballet company in Texas. That year Steele also attended an open call for the 2009 revival of West Side Story, thus was the beginning of his career.

Steele is openly gay and his family has always been supportive of his career and sexuality. He was in a relationship with fellow Broadway actor Matt Doyle. They dated for two years before amicably ending their romantic relationship.

After high school Steele opted to take the year off and try out for different dance companies. In that year he got a contract with a ballet company in Texas. That year Steele also attended an open call for the 2009 revival of West Side Story where he got the part, leading him to pursue the role of Baby John. Steele was with the cast from opening night on March 19, 2009 to closing night on January 2, 2011.

Following West Side Story, Steele joined the cast of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, where he originated the role of Specs. When Newsies moved to Broadway, Steele reprised the role of Specs. Along with the role Steele also was the original dance captain for the musical. Steele was with the cast of Newsies from opening on March 29, 2012 until February 3, 2013 when he left to be part of the original cast of Matilda the Musical, from opening on April 11, 2013 until October 6, 2013.

Steele was also a member of the Billy Elliot the Musical cast, joining as a replacement swing and understudy on and off between January 4, 2011 and January 8, 2012.

Steele's first film is Five Dances, written and directed by Alan Brown. Steele had the lead role, playing 18-year-old Chip, a young dancer who moved to New York City to pursue intensive ballet training.

Steele also appeared as an ensemble member in the TV series Smash as well as in the pilot episode of The Miraculous Year.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Steele_%28actor%29

Further Readings:

Private Romeo
Actors: Seth Numrich, Matt Doyle, Hale Appleman, Chris Bresky, Sean Hudock
Directors: Alan Brown
Studio: Wolfe Video
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012
Run Time: 98 minutes
Amazon: Private Romeo

Stars Seth Numrich, Matt Doyle, both from Tony Award-winning production of WAR HORSE. Based on William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet! When eight male cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives. Incorporating the original text of Romeo and Juliet, YouTube videos, and lip-synched indie rock music, PRIVATE ROMEO takes us to a mysterious and tender place that only Shakespeare could have inspired.

More LGBT Couples at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance


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