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Hugh Hysell is a multi-talented performer, producer, and marketer who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Born in North Carolina, Hysell grew up with a passion for the arts and a desire to perform. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a degree in business administration before pursuing his dream of becoming an actor.
Hysell made his Broadway debut in the 2000 revival of "The Best Man" alongside stars such as Charles Durning, Spalding Gray, and Elizabeth Ashley. He went on to perform in several other Broadway productions, including "Gypsy" with Bernadette Peters, "The Phantom of the Opera," and "Enron." Hysell has also lent his talents to numerous off-Broadway productions, such as "The All-Male Importance of Being Earnest," "The Temperamentals," and "Christmas with the Crawfords."
In addition to his work on stage, Hysell has made a name for himself as a producer and marketer. He has produced several successful off-Broadway shows, including "The All-Male Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom." He has also worked as a marketing consultant for numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, helping to develop successful marketing strategies and campaigns.
Hysell is also a talented writer, having penned several plays and musicals. His works include "The All-Male Importance of Being Earnest," "The Fartiste," and "The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom." He has also written several screenplays and television pilots, and has contributed articles to The Huffington Post, Playbill, and BroadwayWorld.
In addition to his work in the theater world, Hysell has also made appearances on television and in film. He has appeared on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Sopranos," and "The Good Wife," among other shows. He has also appeared in several films, including "The Big Gay Musical" and "Kettle of Fish."
Hysell is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has been involved in numerous charitable organizations throughout his career. He has served on the board of directors for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and has been involved with The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.
Most recently, Hysell has been working as the executive producer of "The Menopausal Mermaid," an off-Broadway musical comedy that explores the challenges and joys of menopause through the eyes of a mermaid. The show has received critical acclaim and has been praised for its humor, heart, and relatable subject matter.

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Hugh Hysell STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Lionel McAuley [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2013
Maurizio Le Grande [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2012
Maurizio Le Grande [Replacement]

Maurizio Le Grande [Replacement]

Hugh Hysell Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Marketing

Hugh Hysell Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Play

Hugh Hysell, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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Tony Award Winner Hugh Hysell Returns to Alma Mater to Teach 'The Business of Show'

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Hugh Hysell, an alumnus of UNC Greensboro ('88 BFA Theatre), is returning to his alma mater to teach the business of show.

Broadway COVID Safety Team Celebrates 2,000th Broadway Performance

On Tuesday March 8th, The Broadway COVID Safety Team celebrates a record setting milestone, and will facilitate the COVID compliance safety support for its 2000th Broadway performance in NYC.  

CHASING JACK to Begin Previews September 22nd at the Jerry Orbach Theatre

CHASING JACK will begin Preview Performances Off-Broadway on Wednesday, September 22nd at the Jerry Orbach Theatre (210 West 50th Street) in Times Square on the corner of Broadway and 50th Street.

Broadway Records Hires Producer Hugh Hysell As Director Of Marketing

Broadway Records  today announced that it has hired Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and award-winning Broadway marketer, Hugh Hysell, as Director of Marketing for the USA and its expanding footprint in the UK.

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Four Original Rock And Roll Icons To Jackson

On Saturday, April 20th, the audience members at Thalia Mara Hall were treated to an inside look at an iconic moment in rock and roll history. 4 legends of rock and roll and rockabilly all wound up at Sun Records, and what followed was a jam session for the ages.

Off-Broadway Alliance Presents Panel on Producing Process

The Off-Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off-Broadway producing process on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Comes to the Warner

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, rocks the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, September 19 at 8 pm.

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET STRIKES IT RICH!!! at Laguna Playhouse

There are few shows of this genre, i.e., cover bands, tributes to, impersonators and artists embodying a legendary character... or three or four... that have the triple-threat talent needed for these portrayals of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

Laguna Playhouse Presents First Show Of Its 98th Season MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

There'll be a whole lotta shakin' going on as LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present the first show in its 98thseason, the Tony nominated Broadway musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, produced by Gershwin Entertainment, book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux, musical direction by Jon Rossi and directed by Tim Seib.

Laguna Playhouse Presents First Show Of Its 98th Season MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

There'll be a whole lotta shakin' going on as LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present the first show in its 98thseason, the Tony nominated Broadway musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, produced by Gershwin Entertainment, book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux, musical direction by Jon Rossi and directed by Tim Seib.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces 6 New Companies Coming To The 2018 Audition Event

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that Take Wing and Soar/Harlem Shakespeare Festival, Tweiss Productions, The American Renaissance Theatre Company, Open Hydrant Theater Company, Prism Stage Company and Looking Glass Theatre are the most recent companies to join the TRU Audition Weekend, as well as Richard Jordan of Richard Jordan Casting and film/tv casting director Angela Citrola of Citrola Casting! In all, 39 NY area theater companies and commercial production companies,

Off Broadway Alliance Hosts Seminar 'Is There Life After Off-Broadway?'

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018.

OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE Hosts Seminar On Touring, Licensing 4/28

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018. 

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2018 Audition Event

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 Audition Event, Combined Auditions presented with sponsorship from BackStage, Actors Connection, The PIT and Reprocutions.com on May 19 and 20 at The Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24th Street, NYC.

PERFECT CRIME to Celebrate Infamous Wives in New Lobby Exhibit 'THEY HAD IT COMING'

These women had enough, and their men had it coming! The long-running Off-Broadway whodunit Perfect Crime will be staging 'PERFECT CRIME: THE EXHIBIT - THEY HAD IT COMING' - now through November 4th within the 4th floor lobby of The Theater Center, located at 1627 Broadway in Manhattan.

Totem Pole Playhouse presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Million Dollar Quartet brings the legendary 1956 recording session to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayals and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. The production recreates the era with an incredible score of rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. The production features such classic hit songs as: "Blue Suede Shoes," "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "That's Alright Mama," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more.

Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up!

Off Broadway Alliance to Host 'MAKING IT WORK' Seminar on Sharing Theaters

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday May 20th, 2017.

PERFECT CRIME Becomes the First Off-Broadway Play To Ever Reach 30 Years of Performances

The long running Off-Broadway show PERFECT CRIME will make history tonight, Tuesday, becoming the first play in New York City to ever reach its 30th anniversary.

Emmy Nominated Soap Veteran Robert Newman Returns to PERFECT CRIME

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, will be returning to the cast of the longest running play in NYC History, Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME. Mr. Newman will return to the role of Inspector Asher -March 13 through April 9 - a role he took on in another limited engagement in July of 2014.

Hugh Hysell FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hugh Hysell has been nominated for the Best Play category at the Tony Awards for his work in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike".

Hugh Hysell has won the Tony Award for Best Play for his work in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike".

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