Steve Hayes, actor

Biography


Steve Hayes is the host of the information/comedy show STEVE HAYES: Tired Old Queen at the Movies, which is seen weekly around the world on youtube. He recently starred in the film The Big Gay Musical directed by Casper Andreas and in Fine Line Features motion picture trick directed by Jim Fall and starring Tori Spelling and Christian Campbell. trick was nominated for Best Picture at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and Steve can be heard singing a solo number on the soundtrack. Off-Broadway he starred in the world premiere of Paul Corrigan’s comedy Queen’s Blvd directed by Vincent J. Cardinal and recently appeared at the New York Musical Theater Festival in Bradford Scobie’s Moisty The Snowman Saves Christmas. Steve won Outstanding Actor at the International New York Fringe Theatre Festival in 2006 for The Penguin Tango by Stephen Svoboda. In 2009, he performed his one-person show STEVE HAYES Hollywood Reunion directed by Vincent J. Cardinal at GAYFEST NYC and appeared once again in the New York International Fringe Festival in the original two character show Yes, Nurse written and performed with comedy partner Tom Cayler. In September of 2009, Hayes and Cayler performed a sold-out engagement at Don’t Tell Mama cabaret of their latest work, a Film Noir satire called Stories We Tell Ourselves directed by Kevin Malony. Regionally Steve appeared in Jonathan Tolins's  "The Last Sunday In June" at The Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. He starred in the ABC television pilot The Maintenance Men’s Lounge as well as the award winning industrial film, Time To Save for Merrill Lynch. As a comedian, Steve is a nine-time nominee and three-time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs MAC Award for Outstanding Comedian and Characterization. He is also the recipient of the Backstage Bistro Award for Comedy Performer of the Year and is a six-time recipient of the ASCAP Popular Music Award. Steve Hayes is the author and co-lyricist of the musical Kiss Me Quick Before the Lava Reaches the Village and the co-lyricist of Girl Of My Dreams, both with music by Peter Ekstrom and developed by Musical Theatre Works in New York. Lava was produced at The Citicorp Center in New York, The Northshore Music Theatre in Boston and The Village Theatre in Seattle. Girl Of My Dreams was produced at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia and the Village Theatre in Seattle.  As an educator  Steve has taught comedy at The Cabaret Convention at Yale University and served as a professor of Film and Theatre Arts at Cazenovia College at the State University of New York at Morrisville and taught a seminar in the history of film comedy at The School For Visual Arts in Manhattan. He currently resides in New York City.