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.
|Full name||Steven Michael Kazee|
|Birthday||October 30, 1975|
|Age||46 years old|
|Traits||Positive: Astuteness, charm, and faithfulness|
Negative: Impatience, possessiveness, and aggressiveness
|Birthplace||Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Currently residing||Encino, Los Angeles|
|Education||High School from Fairview High School Bachelors from Morehead State University|
Masters from Tisch School of the Arts
|Parents||Kathy Withrow Kazee (Mother)|
|Spouse||Jenna Dewan (Fiance)|
|Children||Callum Michael Rebel (Son)|
|Net worth||USD 1.5 Million|
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
|2011||Working Class||Nick Garrett|
|2013||Drop Dead Diva||Dustin Wycott|
|2019||The Walking Dead||Frank|
|2019||Tempting Fate||Elliott 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.
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.