May 30th, 2016

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Matt Doyle Revels in Shakespeare and Show Tunes in Paper Mill's West Side Story
This veteran of three original Broadway musicals talks loving the Bard, singing Sondheim, and branching out.

Bethany Rickwald

Matt Doyle is known to Broadway audiences for having appeared in the original production of Spring Awakening, playing Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, and starring in War Horse. This spring, he's expanding his horizons with a starring role in Paper Mill Playhouse's revival of the classic musical West Side Story — not to mention a solo album and a comic book series, Dents (cowritten with Two Broke Girls star' Beth Behrs).

As Tony, Doyle is looking forward to tapping into yet another of his interests: Shakespeare, whose Romeo and Juliet serves as the groundwork for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim's beloved musical. "Romeo and Juliet had a huge influence on me, growing up," he told TheaterMania, "I've got a Juliet quote tattooed on my arm, I love Romeo and Juliet so much." Specifically, the line, "My bounty is as boundless as the sea, / My love as deep; the more I give to thee, / The more I have, for both are infinite ."

Hear the cast singing "The Quintet"
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