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Tuesday Morning Man: Kyle Dean Massey!

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lLsdaCVk3Kk/Svcvt-c6Z7I/AAAAAAABTeM/7D3dWm_Q9-w/s400/KyleDeanMassey07.jpgKyle Dean Massey is a bright new star on Broadway who is best known for playing Gabe in the musical Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about a bipolar mom and her family.

He also happens to be openly gay which makes me an even bigger fan of his.

Kyle has appeared in Wicked, Alter Boyz and Xanadu on Broadway and in national tours of Wicked and 42nd Street.

He grew up in Arkansas and attended college at Missouri State University where he graduated with a degree in musical theater.

This is a man who knew what he wanted to do and he is doing it! He’s doing more than performing these days: Recently, Kyle began teaching master classes at New York City’s Broadway Artist Alliance, a prestigious musical theater training program for young talent.

Kyle, 28, recently shared some thoughts for the It Gets Better anti-bully campaign and his words carry a lot of weight because he’s been there growing up gay and bullied in Arkansas: “I felt compelled to make my video because I’m proof that it gets better, a whole lot better. I took dance lessons and I was endlessly made fun of. … Don’t let anybody ever talk you out of doing something you love because it makes you feel different. …All that bullying takes a toll … but if you give it time, it’ll get better … and it’ll make you a stronger person in the end.”

Watch his video here followed by footage of Kyle singing at an outdoor concert. He is just heaven.

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  1. He’s spot on about the high school years. I know several people who’s high school years were their best. It’s really sad. Anyway, great PSA on doing what you believe in and not letting people talk you out of something you enjoy.

  2. is Kyle Massey any kin to Chandler Massey, the hottie who plays “Will” on Days of our Lives”?

  3. I was wondering the same thing, David. Especially now that Chandler Massey has matured so much and they look so much like kin even more than 3 years ago. Seems no one is willing and/or able to answer the question so far. I have not found anything online to say yes or no at all.

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