Matt Lang is an American writer, director and one of the four founding members of Team StarKid. Alongside his brother Nick Lang, Matt is one of the primary writers for StarKid shows.
Early Life and Education
Matt was born on October 24, 1987. He has an older brother, Nick. The two grew up together, often creating stories together. Matt later attended University of Michigan where he graduated in 2009.
Matt met the members of StarKid while collaborating, the university's student-run theatre organization. Their first play was based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The show succeeded in developing a working relationship among the StarKids-to-be. At that point, there was no concept that they were in some sort of troupe — they were just friends with each other in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. In 2007, Matt and his brother wrote the web series Little White Lie.
In his senior year at the University of Michigan, Matt co-wrote, A Very Potter Musical (then known as Harry Potter the Musical) with his brother Nick. The production sold out all four of it's performances at UMich. A recorded version of the show that was posted on YouTube for family members to watch went viral and StarKid Productions was founded by Matt, Darren Criss, Nick Lang and Brian Holden.
Since then, Matt has collaborated in the writing of twelve StarKid shows.
Matt and his brother Nick have a cat named Valentine. Matt also has a dog named Nemo. Matt currently lives in Wichita, Kansas with his girlfriend Rusty whom he has bought a house with.
|2007||Little White Lie||Starkid Productions||Writer|
|2009||A Very Potter Musical||Starkid Productions||Writer
|2009||Me and My Dick||Starkid Productions||Writer
|2010||A Very Potter Sequel||Starkid Productions||Writer
|2012||Holy Musical B@man!||Starkid Productions||Writer
|2013||A Very Potter Senior Year||Starkid Productions||Writer
|2013||Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier||Starkid Productions||Writer|
|2014||Ani: A Parody||Starkid Productions||Writer
|2014||The Trail to Oregon!||Starkid Productions||Writer|
|2018||The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals||Starkid Productions||Writer|
|2019||Black Friday||Starkid Productions||Writer
|2020||Nightmare Time||Starkid Productions||Writer|
- Matt sang the original recording of the song "Liam's Got a Phone Call."
- Matt is fond of horror films and includes nods to several of his favorite films in his shows, most notably his nod to Misery in Black Friday: "Morris, give me that cocksucking, motherfucking, Cock-a-Doodle Doll!""