Matt Musgrove was born in Eugene, Oregon, is an
Equity Member and holds a BFA Degree in Musical Theatre from the prestigious
Ithaca College in New York. The son of Mark Musgrove, the past President
of The National Funeral Directors Association, Musgrove grew up "six feet
under" working for his family's business while pursuing his dream to become
a professional actor.
Most recently, Musgrove portrayed the villain Black Scar in the fantasy
"The Zodiac Fighters" (2017) in Bejing, China as well as the soldier Sullivan
in the widely
anticipated adventure/thriller "The Prey" (2017) with Danny Trejo, Nick
Chinlund and Kevin Grevioux.
Musgrove was seen on stage as Alexander in the powerful drama “The Pliant
Girls”, which received eight Ovation nominations and won two Ovation awards
in 2014 for Best Playwright (Megan Brown) and Best Director (Amanda McRaven).
The production was revived at The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles in affiliation
with Grate Artists Productions.
He received glowing reviews in BroadwayWorld and StageSceneLA for his multiple
characters in the west coast premiere of “The Burnt Part Boys” at Hollywood’s
Third Street Theatre. Additionally, the LA Times observed that Musgrove’s
performance was "particularly choice". Furthermore, he returned from
the Endicott theatre in New York after "leaving the audience in stitches"
for his performance as Richard Hannay in "The 39 Steps"
Musgrove delivered a riveting performance as Lord Edward Gelson, the Viscount
of Wesbury, in the world's first transmedia romance series "The Elements Club",
produced by KYS Realm. The series includes video games, interactive ebooks
and online episodes.
In television, Musgrove was seen working on Parks and Recreation, ABC’s
Grimm, TruTV, Five Hour Energy, KIA, Harrah's Casino, TESLA, eBay as well
as many more commercials and ads.
Musgrove is well respected in the upstate New York and Eugene, Oregon theatre
community. An accomplished dancer and stage actor in his own right, Musgrove
has played numerous leading roles. He has received rave reviews in his
many performances for the acclaimed Oregon Festival of American Music where
he has portrayed Josephus Gage in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, Slick Fothergill
in the Gershwin musical, "Girl Crazy", Tommy Albright in "Brigadoon", and
Will Parker in "Oklahoma".
He recently played the butler Lurch in "The Real Housekeepers of Studio
City" musical at The Asylum Theater, winner of Hollywood Fringe Festival
2013 for Best of Fringe Extension and Footlights Award; Nominee
for Best Musical and Best World Premiere.
Musgrove performed in the national tour of "We the People", a musical about
the founding fathers; nominated for the Lucille Lortel 2011 Award, best Off-Broadway
musical. He played the role of Benjamin Franklin.
Musgrove has been featured in the NY Times as part of the Family Opera Initiative's
original libretto, CAT the Opera and the LA Weekly as a comedic host to the
TheOneRing.net. He also was a soloist in the original cast recording of Ian
Strasfogel's Opera, "Il Musico". He also worked with Peter Flynn (Artistic
Director of the Hangar Theatre) on Kenny Finkle's new play "Penelope of Ithaca".
At Ithaca, Musgrove worked with the founder of the Playwright Horizon's
Robert Moss, in the title role of Cashel in "Cashel Byron's Profession",
an original production. He has performed numerous roles including King Midas/Vertumnus
in "Metamorphoses", Faria in "The Count of Monte Cristo" , and First Reporter/Floyd
Collin 's US in "Floyd Collins".
He has also performed in numerous theaters and venues around Oregon playing
featured roles, such as Cinderella's Prince in "Into the Woods"; Leon Czolgosz
in "Assassins"; and Richard Henry Lee in 1776.