A veteran of professional musical theater, Matt Kizer puts his singing chops to work along with his cool ukulele playing. His resonant baritone vocals soar in a variety of styles. Matt is at home playing solo, or with his band that has included Robert Rangel on congas, Eileen Grady on guitar, Jack Caperton on guitar, and Dylan Gradl on bass.
Matt is a proud member of the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and grew up in Nevada, Oregan and Idaho. At the age of 7, he began singing in a boys choir, and as a teenager, he studied voice under Nevada Opera’s founder, Ted Puffer. He sang in choruses of Nevada Opera’s Carmen and Aida, which starred legendary mezzo-soprano, Delora Zadjick. He also studied dance and toured Europe performing, much like the kids on Glee!, with his high school show choir from Sparks, Nevada.
Matt went on to work in leading and ensemble roles in musicals at various companies, including: American Musical Theater of San Jose, Marin Theater Company, Mountain Play Association, and Golden Gate Opera. He has performed with and choreographed for the Andrea Fulton Chorale at the esteemed The Bracebridge Dinner at the Awahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. He can be heard on original musical cast recordings and has shared the staged with three Tony Award winners, Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, and James Monroe Iglehart. He has performed as a soloist for local composers, churches, and fundraisers.
Matt is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and is, along with his wife, Karen, the producer and director of a trio of beautiful young daughters: Lotte, Lavinia and Louisa.