Matt is a native New Yorker who grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He has acted in the theater throughout his life, from small community theaters in Virginia to Broadway, where he played the lead role of Mark in the musical RENT. An accomplished guitar player, Matt has been composing and performing songs for almost 10 years, and has toured the country playing in over 25 states and independently building a nationwide fanbase through concerts and record sales. Both of Matt's records - a self-titled demo (no longer in production) and Overtones (still available through mattcaplan.com or cdbaby.com) - are acoustic albums, and range in influence from folk to rock to classical. He is currently working on his first full-band record release.