Who is Steve Kazee?

Steven Michael Kazee, mostly known as Steve Kazee, is an American singer as well as an actor. He was in TV series like NCIS, Elementary, Shameless, The Walking Dead, Criminal Minds, etc.

Moreover, Steven Michael Kazee has worked as an actor in many Broadway series. He dazzled the audience in a musical called Once with his role of Guy. Moreover, he won a Tony Award.

Steve has also been in the spotlight for dating actress Jenna Dewan. They are also engaged at the time and planning their wedding. In addition, they recently welcomed their son Callum in 2020.

Steve Kazee
Steve Kazee Biography

Quick facts

Full nameSteven Michael Kazee
NicknameSteve Kazee
Birthday October 30, 1975
Age46 years old
Sun signScorpio
Traits Positive: Astuteness, charm, and faithfulness
Negative: Impatience, possessiveness, and aggressiveness
BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky, U.S.
Currently residingEncino, Los Angeles
NationalityAmerican
EducationHigh School from Fairview High School Bachelors from Morehead State University
Masters from Tisch School of the Arts
ParentsKathy Withrow Kazee (Mother)
Marital statusEngaged
SpouseJenna Dewan (Fiance)
ChildrenCallum Michael Rebel (Son)
Net worthUSD 1.5 Million
Social mediaInstagram
Facebook

Interesting facts

  • Steve grew up in a trailer with his parents.
  • Steve is an only child.
  • He received a Tony Award for his acting skill.
  • The team considered Steve for the lead role for the musical movie Pretty Woman. However, he later stepped out of the part.
  • He collaborated with singer Christina Perri for a song.
  • He also dated TV personality Michelle beadle.
  • Steve is a fan of wrestling and considers WWE to be his favorite show.
  • Steve’s mother died due to cancer.
  • He loves dogs and often posts their pictures on social media.
  • He likes to read books about quantum physics and existentialism.
  • Steve loves graphic novels and comics as well.
  • He once revealed that he would either be a criminal psychologist or a state trooper if acting didn’t work out.
  • He is a feminist and advocates equal rights and opportunities for women.

Steve Kazee early life & education

Steven Michael Kazee was born on October 30, 1975. He lived with his parents in a trailer located in Ashland, Kentucky.

Steve is an only child. He went to Fairview High School. Moreover, he later got admission to study at Morehead State University. 

In 2002, Steve moved to New York for further studies. He did Masters’ in Fine Arts in 2005 from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Steve Kazee

Steve began playing the guitar when he was 13. When he was in school, he got removed from Spanish Class for singing loudly. This punishment later made Kazee join the school choir.

During his university days, Steve would often accompany his friend to go to the drama class. Later on, he decided to try out for himself. Moreover, he even got the lead role in the drama called Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

parents

Father

Steve grew up in a small town in Kentucky. Steve doesn’t come from a wealthy family. For instance, they lived in a trailer. 

His father worked as a construction worker. For instance, Steve’s father specialized in welding. Steve is their only child, so his parents love him very much.

Mother

Steve was very close to his mother, Kathy Withrow Kazee. Moreover, his mother was a healthcare aide. 

Unfortunately, he lost her to cancer in 2012. In his big win in Tony Award, Steve remembered her during his speech. In addition, he shared how proud he was to be her son and wished that she was here with him.

Kazee posts young pictures of his mother on his Instagram account. He says how much he missed her.

relationships

Steve has dated some celebrities. For instance, he dated singer Christina Perri. Moreover, he was also in a relationship with Michelle Beadle, who is a television personality.

Megan Hilty

Steve was in a long-term relationship with singer and actress Megan Hilty. Megan is a famous Broadway actress. Her role in Noises Off earned her a nomination for the Tony Award.

Steve and Megan met during their Broadway career days. They dated from 2005 to 2012. After six years, the couple split apart. Moreover, Steve described Megan as a warm person.

Jenna Dewan

Jenna is an actress who rose to fame due to her role in the Step Up movie. Before that, Jenna worked as a dancer for celebrities like Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, etc.

Jenna married actor Channing Tatum in 2009. Unfortunately, they got separated in April 2018. The couple got divorced in 2019.

After six months of being separated, Jenna and Steve began dating. Moreover, Steve and Jeena got engaged in February 2020.

Steve and Jenna informed everyone in September 2019 that they were expecting a child. Their son in March. The couple is currently living together in Encino, Los Angeles, in their mansion.

Steve Kazee with Jenna Dewan
Steve Kazee with Jenna Dewan

Related: Read the full biography of Jenna Dewan

Steve Kazee Children

Steve became a father at the age of 44. He has a son with his fiance, Jenna Dewan. Their son Callum Michael Rebel was born on March 6, 2020. 

A lot of thought went to naming their son. As per the couple, the first name Callum also meant dove in Garlic. Steve describes his son, Callum, to be a peaceful child, thus, a dove. 

His middle name, Rebel, actually came from Steve’s mother’s name. Steve’s grandfather used to call her Rebel.

Steve often posts about his son on his Instagram page. The one-year-old child is incredibly adorable and looks just like his father.

Steve Kazee with his son

Step-daughter

Steve has a step-daughter named Everly Tatum, who was born in 2013. After Everly’s parents’ separation, Jenna and actor Channing Tatum live with Steve and Jenna. 

Jenna has joint custody of Everly Tatum, so Steve and Callum are also there for company whenever she is in with her mother. Luckily, Callum always has someone to accompany him while playing. 

As per Jenna, Everly adores her stepfather, Steve. Everly was helped Steve with his plan to propose to Jenna. It certainly is impressive for eight years old to keep such a massive secret from her mother.

Steve Kazee career

Kazee began his career with Theater. In 2005, he was in a Shakespear’s drama called  As You Like It. Moreover, he appeared in other theatric movies like Seascape, Spamalot, 110 in the Shade, etc.

He appeared as The Subject was Roses in The Subject Was Roses. Moreover, he was cast as Sobinsky in To Be Or Not To Be. In addition, the show ran for two months since September 16 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

In 2011, Steve got cast as Guy in the musical Once. He then began promoting this musical by appearing in Late Show with David Letterman and Today Show. Moreover, this musical won him a Tony Award for Best Actor. In addition, the musical Once also won a Grammy for Best Album.

Later on, he collaborated with Christina Perri for the part two song of A Thousand Years. The song was a soundtrack for the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

Steve got selected as a lead role for Pretty Woman: The Musical. However, he turned down the role due to personal reasons. Therefore, Andy Karl got the lead role.

As for his television roles, Kazee was in the TV Series called Conviction in 2006. Additionally, Steve played the role of Michael Locke in NCIS.

In 2015, he appeared in the fifth and sixth seasons of Shameless as Gus Pfender. Steve was also in The Walking Dead as a character named Frank.

YearMovie/TV SeriesRole
2011Working ClassNick Garrett
2013ElementaryJeff Hines
2013Drop Dead DivaDustin Wycott
2015-2016ShamelessGus Pfender
2016NashvilleRiff Bell
2016DrewNed Nickerson
2018BlindspotClem
2019The Walking DeadFrank
2019Tempting FateElliott Cartwright

Awards and nominations:

In 2007, Steve got nominated for Helen Hayes Award. In 2012, he won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

Moreover, he got nominated for Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award in the same year. In 2013, Steve won Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Net worth

Steve has a net worth of USD 1.5 million. However, his fiance has a net worth of USD 30 million. In addition, Steve and Jenna have a USD 4.7 million mansion in Los Angeles. 

Moreover, the mansion is a 7,240-square-foot property that has six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Thus, it is a perfect house for a family of four.

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