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Hayes is an LA based, award winning actor

who writes, produces, directs, dances,

plays the keys, coaches, and podcasts.

Originally from Alabama, he has

toured the world in multiple

musical theatre productions.

When not creating, you can find him

cooking, reading, working as a

handyman, or tickling the ivories.

"I've been performing since the age of 5, where I represented Japan in a Christmas production at my elementary school, donning a kimono that my mom made. 

It was a different time.

 

I went on to participate in local theatre productions, showchoir, church choirs, and praise bands before heading off to Auburn University where I pursued a BFA in musical theatre. 

While at Auburn, I was fortunate enough to study under renowned conductors Dr. Thomas R Smith and Dr. William Powell, as well as composer Dr. Rosephayne Powell. I studied voice with Dr. Jeff Gilbreath. 

While at Auburn, I was cast in my first summerstock at Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Dillon, Colorado. I played Fred Casely in Chicago, Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show, and Jinx in Forever Plaid. 

From Lake Dillon, I went to Hersheypark in Pennsylvania where I clogged for my life in Matt Davenport's production of Wild Country

Dolly Parton's Dollywood then brought me to East Tennessee to perform in their production of Twas the Night Before Christmas. I set up shop in Pigeon Forge for the next couple of years performing in America's Hit ParadeHoot-N-Holler (yep), and the closing season of Blackbear Jamboree

I set sail immediately after closing Blackbear Jamboree, and spent almost 4 years performing with some of the most incredible performers in the very best shows on the open seas. I performed across the world with Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Princess Cruises. 

After finally getting my anchor tattoo, I ran my boat ashore in Los Angeles and haven't looked back.

I have my hands in everything here. I produce for Del Shores (Sordid Lives, Queer as Folk), have cast for The Mouse, Lifetime, BET, and other independent projects, and I'm usually in a stage show. 

I won my first Ovation Award for my performance in Celebration Theatre's The Boy From Oz in 2016. I've been seen in 911 on Fox and The CW's Jane the Virgin and just finished the second season of my highly ranked podcast,The Fagnostic Podcast

In February of 2019, I produced Del Shores' filmed adaptation of his one man play, Six Characters In Search of a Play , which won awards all over the country.

My film Cognitive won my first festival awards with BEST SHORT at various festivals around the world. It was distributed through Dekkoo and Hyvio and can now be seen here. My next project, Shafted will be playing the festival circuit throughout 2023 and 2024 with location/times announced on social media

2024 started off with a bang when I won Broadway World Los Angeles' Best Supporting Actor for my performance in Jiggs Burgess' The Red Suitcase, directed by Del Shores. 

BIOGRAPHY

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