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He is best known for starring as Guy in the musical Once for which he was awarded the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Kazee began his professional acting career in the mid-2000s, and from 2005 until 2013 acted in a series of Broadway productions including Spamalot, 110 in the Shade, and Once. Following the success of Once, Kazee acted on multiple television series, most notably playing Gus Pfender in the fifth season of Shameless. Kazee returned to theater in 2018, starring as Edward in the Chicago tryout of Pretty Woman: The Musical.

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World Premiere, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2012

New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2008

Roundabout Revival, 2007
Bill Starbuck

Broadway Revival, 2005
Leslie (Understudy)


Original Broadway Production, 2005
Knight of Ni [Replacement]

Sir Lancelot [Replacement]

The French Taunter [Replacement]

Tim the Enchanter [Replacement]

Steve Kazee Movies

[ 2014 ] Clay Sterling
[ 2016 ] Ned Nickerson
The Haunted
[ 2017 ] Ellis Bradley
[ 2019 ] Alex Fletcher
Tempting Fate
[ 2019 ] Elliott Cartwright
The Grotto
[ 2022 ] Gideon

Steve Kazee TV Shows

Dumas Shepherd
Michael Barlow
Mark Green
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Michael Locke
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Dominic Humphreys
Working Class
Nick Garrett
Drop Dead Diva
Dustin Wycott
Jeff Hines
Curtis Ballard
Riff Bell
[ 2015-2016 ] Gus Pfender
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Elijah Ward
Clem Hahn
The Walking Dead
The Rookie
[ 2021-2022 ] Jason Wyler

Steve Kazee Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award

Steve Kazee, Once

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Steve Kazee, Once

Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Steve Kazee, Once

Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production

Steve KazeeThe Subject Was Roses

Steve Kazee Videos

Steve Kazee News

Ang Lee, Corey Stoll and Madison Love to be Honored at NYU Tisch School of the Arts' 2024 Gala

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will honor world-renowned film director Ang Lee, critically acclaimed film, television and Broadway actor Corey Stoll, and multi-platinum singer and songwriter Madison Love. Learn more about the honorees and about the gala!

Photos: Inside the Annual CASAMIGOS Halloween Party with Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Kaia Gerber, Austin Butler, and More

Casamigos outdid themselves once again with their annual “Brought to You by Those Who Drink It” Halloween party. This year’s party took place at a private home in the heart of Beverly Hills, where invite-only guests were welcomed into a surreal parallel universe. Check out photos from the event here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 30th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 30, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld, August 16th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 16, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

A SPAMALOT Recap- Everything You Need to Know!

The search for the grail will continue on Broadway this fall! Direct from a sold out run at the Kennedy Center, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical comedy Monty Python’s SPAMALOT will return to Broadway at the St. James Theatre.

The Lost Colony Makes History While Honoring The Past for 85th Anniversary

Under direction of Jeff Whiting and Executive Director Chuck Still, the 85th Season of The Lost Colony will feature brand new theatrical technology (3D projections, dynamic lighting) to transform the experience for audiences attending the longest-running outdoor symphonic drama of the Tony Award recipient, beginning performances on May 27th.

VIDEOS: Bryan Adams Sings the Songs of PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL

For two weeks, Pretty Woman the Musical composer and lyricist Bryan Adams will be releasing special videos featuring him singing the songs from the show!

Steve Kazee, Lindsay Mendez, & More Join Cast of THE GROTTO Written & Directed by Joanna Gleason

The film will also star Kevin Chamberlain, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Del Arco, Dan Bucatinsky, Susan Sullivan, and Michael Nouri.

BWW Interview: Markéta Irglová Discusses the Legacy of ONCE, 14 Years Later

In our conversation with Markéta, we covered her favorite fan reactions, the way the movie makes her feel now as compared to when she made the film at age 17, and how she felt about the Broadway musical adaptation of 'Once.' 

UN DÍA COMO HOY: ONCE se estrenaba en Broadway

En 2012, el 18 de marzo ONCE se estrenaba en Broadway tras su paso por el Off-Broadway los años anteriores. El musical basado en la película homónima de John Carney contaba con la música de Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, incluyendo el oscarizado tema 'Falling Slowly'.

Social Roundup: Broadway Reacts to the 2021 Inauguration

January 20 marks the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, alongside the first-ever black, Asian-American, female vice president Kamala Harris.

Patti Murin, Colin Donnell, Jelani Alladin, Annaleigh Ashford and More to Take Part in DRUNKEN ARTISTS DRINKING GAME

As Americans celebrate the New Year, Nocking Point Wines has launched their first collaboration of 2021 with Broadway and TV stars Patti Murin and Colin Donnell. The extraordinarily talented married duo has fashioned a Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec red blend called Eleven O'Clock Number.

Sara Bareilles, Alex Brightman, Kelli O'Hara, and More to Take Part in the 'Drunken Artists Drinking Game' Fundraising Event

To celebrate the release of 'Eleven O'Clock Number,' a new red wine collaboration between with Patti Murin and Colin Donnell, Nocking Point Wines is hosting a virtual game night to support the arts & entertainment industry!

Theater Stories: The COMPANY Revival, the Record-Breaking Production of ONCE & More About Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

This week's theater stories features the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre! Learn about the theatre's namesake, Bernard B. Jacobs, how this revival of Company is different from the others that have come before it, how Once broke the theatre's box office record and more!


There are few better moments for theatre people than discovering our favorite songwriting team has written more than just that one hit show we love (looking at you, Lin-Manuel Miranda). In Monday's episode, Sally and Ashley discuss when they have experienced such moments with Lin himself, Andrew Lippa, and Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt of THE FANTASTICKS.

Broadway Rewind: ONCE Falls Slowly to Broadway in 2012!

Today we rewind to 2012 for the opening night of Once! The musical, which ran for 1168 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, starred Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti in the leading roles. ONCE tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. 

Wake Up With BWW 3/11: Select Broadway Shows to Sell $50 Tickets in March, and More!

Today's top stories: select Broadway shows (To Kill a Mockingbird, West Side Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and The Book of Mormon) will be just $50 through March 29!

Tony Winner Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan Welcome Baby Boy

Tony winner Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan, who just celebrated their engagement earlier this year, have announced the birth of their son, Callum Michael Rebel Kazee. The baby is Dewan's second child and Kazee's first.

Wake Up With BWW 2/21: WEST SIDE STORY Reviews, and More!

Today's top stories: Read the reviews for West Side Story, and more!

Tony Winner Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan Announce Engagement

Tony winner Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan have just announced their engagement! The couple, whois also expecting their first child together, made the announcement yesterday via Instagram. BroadwayWorld sends our congratulations to the happy couple!


How many Broadway shows has Steve Kazee been in?

Steve Kazee has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Steve Kazee been in?

Steve Kazee has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Steve Kazee been nominated for?

Steve Kazee has been nominated for the following awards: - Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Once - Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Once - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Once - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Subject Was Roses.

What awards has Steve Kazee won?

Steve Kazee won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for "Once."

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