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October 30, 1975 |
Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.
|Education||Tisch School of the Arts|
Kazee grew up in Ashland, Kentucky and is an alumnus of Fairview High School and Morehead State University. He moved to New York City in 2002 and received his MFA from the Graduate Acting Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Kazee has made several guest appearances on television shows. In 2006, he played Dumas Shepherd in an episode of Conviction. In 2007, he appeared as Michael Barlow in Medium and as Mark Green in Numb3rs. In 2008, he appeared on NCIS as Michael Locke, and in 2009, he played Dominic Humphreys on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Most recently, Kazee had a starring role on CMT's Working Class, in which he played Nick Garrett.
Onstage, he starred in several shows on- and off-Broadway. He appeared in NYSF's As You Like It. In 2006, he appeared as Timmy Cleary, opposite Bill Pullman and Judith Ivey in The Subject Was Roses, which played at the Kennedy Center from January 7 to 29. Later that year, Kazee was cast as Sir Lancelot in Spamalot, then in Seascape as the Leslie understudy. In 2007, he starred as Bill Starbuck in the revival of 110 in the Shade, and in 2008, he played Sobinsky in To Be Or Not To Be, which ran from September 16, 2008 through November 16, 2008 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Kazee starred as Guy in the stage adaptation of Once, which began previews on February 28, 2012 and opened on March 18, 2012 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. He originated the role Off-Broadway when it opened at the New York Theatre Workshop on December 6, 2011. In March 2012, Playbill interviewed Kazee and, since the show's opening, Kazee has made several TV appearances with the show, including the March 29, 2012 episode of Late Show with David Letterman and the April 6, 2012 episode of the Today Show. Kazee won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. His final performance as 'Guy' was scheduled to be March 24, 2013, but due to a vocal injury, took place on February 6, 2013.
He is featured in Christina Perri's song "A Thousand Years, Pt. 2," which appears on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
|2005||Seascape||Leslie (understudy)||Booth Theatre
November 21, 2005 – January 8, 2006
|2006||Monty Python's Spamalot||Various Characters (replacement)||Shubert Theatre
April 4, 2006 – October 1, 2006
|2007||110 in the Shade||Bill Starbuck||Studio 54
May 9, 2007 – July 29, 2007
|2008||To Be Or Not To Be||Sobinsky||Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
October 14, 2008 – November 16, 2008
|2012||Once||Guy||Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
March 18, 2012 – March 24, 2013
Awards and nominations
|2012||Tony Award||Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical||Once||Won|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|2013||Grammy Award||Best Musical Theater Album (shared with Cristin Milioti, Steven Epstein, Martin Lowe, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová)||Won|
- Complete ast of '100 in the Shade' at Studio 54 Announced" broadway.com
- "'Once' is Headed to Broadway" broadwayworld.com, December 6, 2011
- "The Leading Men" playbill.com
- "To The Fans" stevekazee.com
- Steve Kazee at the Internet Broadway Database
- Steve Kazee at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Website
- Steve Kazee at Playbill Vault