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Sibling Team Matt and Nick Lang are the co-writers and co-directors behind many of the Team Starkid productions.

Nick has had a greater on-stage presence as an actor. He also handles much of the puppet work. He worked on and was a part of the Gossip Girl finger puppets, which have reached Memetic Mutation in that fandom.

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  • Creator In-Joke: Matt is the source of one of the most obscure and bizarre Starkid in-jokes, the song "Liam's Got a Phone Call". (The story is that when Matt and Darren Criss lived together with a third roommate, Liam White, Liam frequently received phone calls, leading Darren and Matt to one day improvise a song on the spot about this fact while Liam was on the phone. This got included as a "bonus track" on the SPACE Tour song list and picked up by the Starkid fandom, who largely repeated it without knowing anything about where it came from.)
  • The Ghost: Because he is not an actor, Matt has gained this status to fans
  • Silent Partner: Aside from not appearing as an actor (save for one brief appearance as an extra in Little White Lie) Matt is also a generally shy and private person, who has rarely appeared at fan events or in livestreams. Nick almost always speaks on his behalf when relaying information about "Team Starkid" as a whole, especially after Matt and his girlfriend moved to Wichita, Kansas and can't be physically involved with the shows.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: He looks very similar to Nick and is often mistaken for him in his rare public appearances.


Works (all of the below are written by both brothers)

  • Little White Lie (2007) - producers/cinematographers/art directors (both); assistant director (Nick)
  • The Very Potter trilogy (2009 - 2012) - directors (Matt directs Musical and Sequel with assistant director Nick, both brothers direct Senior Year), producers (both in Sequel), puppet designer (Nick in Sequel)
  • Me and My Dick (2009) - director (Matt), assistant director (Nick), costume designers (both)
  • Starship (2011) - director (Matt), assistant director/puppet designer (Nick)
  • Holy Musical B@man! (2012) - directors (both; Nick's first director credit)
  • Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013)
  • Ani (2014) - director (Matt), assistant director (Nick), costume designers (both)
  • The Trail to Oregon! (2014) - director/costume designer (Nick, in his first solo director credit)
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  • Firebringer (2016) - director/choreographer (Nick), prop department (both)
  • Hatchetfield

Actor (Nick)

  • Little White Lie (2007) - Kevin Bushwald
  • The Hobbit 2: The Lord of the Rings (2008) - Gollum, the Witch-King
  • The Very Potter trilogy (2009-2012) - the Sorting Hat, the Scarf of Sexual Preference, Arthur Weasley, Peter Pettigrew
  • Starship (2011) - Mister Bug, the Caller Bug
    • Starship: Requiem (2014) - unknown
  • Holy Musical B@man! (2012) - Robin
  • Ani (2014) - Emperor Palpatine, Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Movies, Musicals, and Me (2017) - Eugene Tabernacle
  • Nightmare Time (2020) - Narrator

Alternative Title(s): Nick Lang, Matt Lang