Michael Hayden (actor)

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Michael Hayden
Born (1963-07-28) July 28, 1963 (age 51)
Occupation Actor

Michael Hayden (July 28, 1963) is an actor who has appeared both on the stage and on television.


Hayden graduated from the Juilliard School.[1]


Hayden appeared in several productions at the Roundabout Theatre Company, New York, including The Matchmaker (1991) and All My Sons (1997). At the Lincoln Center Theater he appeared in Far East (1999) and the musical Dessa Rose (2005).[2]

Hayden made his Broadway debut in the role of "Billy" in the 1994 Broadway revival of Carousel,[3] for which he won the Theatre World Award and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actor in a Musical. He also played the role in the Royal National Theatre production in London in 1993,[4] receiving an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.[5]

For his work in the 2001 Broadway revival of Judgment at Nuremberg he received the Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Play. He played "Prince Hal" in Henry IV opposite Kevin Kline in 2003.[6] He appeared in the play Festen on Broadway in 2006.[7]

In 2010 he played the roles of both "Henry V" and "Richard II" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, DC.[8] For this work he received the company's Emery Battis Award.[9] Hayden has appeared at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in many works over the years.


Hayden has appeared on the television series Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as Hack. He was a series regular on the ABC series "Murder One."


Hayden starred in the title role of William R. Pace's 1999 film Charming Billy as Jeremiah William Starkman, a commingling of Charles Whitman and Charles Starkweather who shoots random people off a rural water tower and reflects on the incidents in his life that led up to it. Hayden's portrayal won the Best Actor award at the AFI/LA Film Festival.

Work (selected)[edit]


  1. ^ Jones, Kenneth.Michael Hayden Among Cast of Language of Trees for Roundabout Underground" playbill.com, August 26, 2008
  2. ^ Hayden listing at Internet Off-Broadway Database lortel.org, retrieved December 5, 2010
  3. ^ Richards, David."Review/Theater; A 'Carousel' for the 90's Full of Grit and Passion"The New York Times, March 25, 1994
  4. ^ Hischak, Thomas.The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia (2007) The Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia, Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 0-313-34140-0, p. 40
  5. ^ "Official London Theatre listing, 1993 Olivier Awards", officiallondontheatre.co.uk
  6. ^ Brantley, Ben."Falstaff and Hal, With War Afoot"The New York Times, November 21, 2003
  7. ^ Brantley, Ben."Haunting Memories of Daddy Dearest in 'Festen'"The New York Times, April 10, 2006
  8. ^ Marks, Peter."Michael Hayden as Richard II & Henry V: For the Bard, at last, a great American"The Washington Post, March 17, 2010
  9. ^ "2010/2011 Annual Report". Shakespeare Theatre Company. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew."Hayden, Hurd, Turner and Sabin Cast in Shakespeare Theatre Company's 'Dog in the Manger'" playbill.com, January 22, 2009
  11. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Music-Infused 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, with Augesen and Hayden, Begins at A.C.T." playbill.com, June 5, 2008
  12. ^ "Merrily We Roll Along production history, Kennedy Center, 2002 sondheimguide.com, retrieved December 5, 2010
  13. ^ Rose, Lloyd. "'Camino Real': Freighted Fable; Tennessee Williams Play Falters Under Its Own Weight", The Washington Post, June 6, 2000, p. C1
  14. ^ Nathan, John."West End Revival of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret Begins Sept. 22" playbill.com, September 22, 2006
  15. ^ Brantley, Ben. "THEATER REVIEW;Tarnished Goddess, Alloy of Iron and Pain", The New York Times, July 8, 1998, Section E; Page 5; Column 1

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