Steve Kazee is a well known American theatre & TV actor. He entered the theatre world when he as in college but his professional debut on theatre was with ‘As You Like It’ that opened a door to success for his acting career. During his entire acting career, he acted in several musicals and plays. This play ‘Once’ was a turning point project for his acting that established him as a prolific stage actor among the audience.
Steve Kazee Awards
He shared a Grammy with the other performers for the wonderful soundtrack of ‘Once’. He was also a rockstar in the music industry and featured in both ‘Broadway’ and ‘Off-Broadway’ versions of the musical. In 2012, he was declared winner of the ‘Tony Award’ for the ‘ Best Performance by a Leading Action in a Musical’.
He was a superb television actor and was noted for his wonderful performances on different shows. He made his debut in the Television industry in 2006 and thereafter was notable in many popular shows like ‘Nashville’, ‘NCIS’, ‘Shameless’ ‘ CSI’ and ‘Legends’.,
Steve Kazee Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents
Steve Kazee was born on 30 October, 1975 in Ashland, Kentucky as Steve Michael Kazee. His father was a welder and his mother Kathy Withrow Kazee was a healthcare aide. Steve grew up in a trailer in Ashland, Kentucky along with his parents.
Steve Kazee Education Details
Steve has done his schooling from ‘Fairview High School’ and then he moved to “Morehead State University”. He received his MFA degree from the ‘ Graduate Acting Program’ ‘ offered by the ‘Tisch School of the Arts” of ‘New York University in 2002.
He realized his love for music when he met an incident in his school days. He was punished for singing too loudly in a class during the Spanish lesson and he was sent to the school’s choir room. From that day, he decided to become a singer and accompanied a friend and gave an audition for ‘ Joseph and the AMazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Steve Kazee Career Details
Steve Kazee began his professional career in June 2005 with the New York Shakespeare Festival’ play named’ As You Like It. He then acted in another Pulitzer Prize winning play “The Subject Was Roses” which was written by Frank D Gilroy.
In 2006, Steve was asked to play a role in a musical comedy “Spamalot” where his acting was appreciated by the audience. In 2008, he appeared in a play written by Nick Whitby named ‘To Be or Not To Be”. He played the character of ‘Sobinsky’ in that musical play. The play was the biggest hit and ran from September to November month of 2008 at the ‘Samuel J Friedman Theatre’
Steve was famous for his appearance on various television shows; “Late Show with David Letterman” was one of the best shows for which he received a huge appreciation from the audience. ‘Once’ was the blockbuster musical drama in his entire career, His performance as the lead character ‘Guy’ in ‘Once’ earned a Tony Award for him. He also bagged two nomination one for the ‘Drama league Award and other for “Outer Critics Circle Award” for the same role.
Steve Kazee Family And Personal Details
2012 was really the bad year for Steve in terms of emotional feeling. He lost his mother Katchy Withrow Kazee on Easter Sunday 2012. She was suffering from cancer and she died in their Kentucky home that was associated with his childhood memories. He played the character of ‘Guy’ in Once’ in personal distress and coping with the death of his mother.
Is Steve Kazee Dating History
Steve Kazee was in the news for dating Megan Hilty of ‘Smash’ fame. Both dated each other for 7 years from 2005 to 2012 but they decided to soured their relationship when ‘Once’ was making a transition to ‘Broadway”. The separation was initiated by Megan.
Currently, Steve Kazee is dating actress Jenna Dewan. They met each other in 2018 at one event through common friends. In 2019, Jenna confirmed to the media that she is in a relationship with Steve Kazee. Jenna also highlighted their personal relationship on social media on 5 June 2019 for the first time publicly. She shared some of the beautiful clicks of herself with Steve on her ‘Instagram’ account a few months before.
Steve Kazee Net Worth
Steve is estimated to have a net-worth of $16 million. All his earnings were from the theatre play and the television shows.