Sean Hayes
Sean Hayes
Sean Patrick Hayes is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is widely known for his role as Jack McFarland in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, one American Comedy Award, and six Golden Globes nominations. He also portrayed comedian Jerry Lewis in the made-for-TV movie Martin and Lewis.
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CNN's 'The History of Comedy' Is Funny How?
Huffington Post - 6 days
President Donald Trump derides CNN as fake news. Does that mean "The History of Comedy," an eight-part documentary series premiering on the network Thurs. Feb. 9, is fake jokes? No, this is the real deal; a deep dive into a century of one-liners, pratfalls, and social commentary; of vaudeville, burlesque and nightclubs, of stand-up, satire and silliness. As the title of the first episode, "F***ing Funny," indicates, don't expect the decorum of Ken Burns' "The Civil War," or a strict chronology for that matter. Of the first three episodes viewed, each is more about context, how we got from Lenny Bruce to Louis C.K., from Jean Carroll (forgotten today but an acknowledged inspiration to Lily Tomlin) to Sarah Silverman, and from how comedians take their life into their own hands every time they go on stage, as Larry David observes in episode three, to what Maria Bamford celebrates as "the triumph of a good joke." "It's about how comedians work, the process, a ...
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CNN's new docuseries, 'The History of Comedy' from Sean Hayes, arrives right on time
LATimes - 10 days
This is either no time for comedy or a most opportune moment for it. With politics dominating the culture, one of the networks that has a lot to do with that domination, CNN, is taking a break from the talk of court challenges and executive orders to air “The History of Comedy,” an eight-part docuseries...
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Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner on 'The History of Comedy'
LATimes - 28 days
Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million Jan. 22, 2017, 1:50 p.m. Though the March on Main is still very much on the minds of the filmmakers and attendees of the Sundance Film festival, attention has turned...
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Cast Of 'Will & Grace' Reportedly In Talks For Ten-Episode Revival
Huffington Post - 4 months
Grab a bottle of vodka and a bowl of popcorn, because “Will & Grace” could be coming back to television (or laptop screen) near you!  Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are all in early talks for a 10-episode revival of the hit show that originally ran from 1998 to 2006, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Evidently, eight seasons of the Emmy-winning sitcom just weren’t enough for fans, who collectively freaked out when the gang got together for a mini-reunion episode in September. The 10 minute video garnered 6.2 million views, signaling that viewers are still very, very invested in Will, Grace, Jack and Karen.  The four stars, along with series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, haven’t officially signed on to do anything yet ― and there’s always the chance that talks could fall through. But Debra Messing told THR back in September that she would “never say never” to a revival. And it sounds l ...
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Sean Hayes Says He's 'Ashamed And Embarrassed' For Staying Closeted
The Huffington Post - 4 months
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Sean Hayes Ineligible and Other Tony Awards Takeaways
Huffington Post - 4 months
Last week the Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the first time this season and we received a release saying that the eligibility of Paramour and Cats was "confirmed" and that the eligibility of the two productions "are consistent with opening night billing." That seems relatively standard but there were some underlying issues not fleshed out in the release: 1) Actors from An Act of God and Motown, both of which opened earlier this season, will not be eligible There is a rule that says that in order to be considered for Best Revival a show must have "not had a professional performance in the Borough of Manhattan at any time during the three years immediately preceding the Eligibility Date." So it's not surprising that neither show is eligible for a Best Revival nomination. However, the Tony rules also state that even if a show isn't eligible, elements of the production that do not "substantially duplicate any prior presentation of the play or musical" can be ...
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WATCH: 'Will & Grace' Cast Reunites
ABC News - 5 months
Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack were photographed together to the delight of fans.
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The Cast of Will & Grace Reunites: See Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes Together ... - E! Online
Google News - 5 months
E! Online The Cast of Will & Grace Reunites: See Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes Together ... E! Online The fabulous foursome of Will & Grace recently came together for an epic reunion that had fans all but begging on their hands and knees for the beloved comedic sitcom's return to the small screen. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean ... The Cast of Will & Grace Is Plotting SomethingVanity Fair Will & Grace stars reunite in fun photosEntertainment Weekly 'Will & Grace' Cast Reunites, Debra Messing Jokes Eric McCormack Smells the SameUs Weekly TV Guide (blog) -PerezHilton.com -Huffington Post -USA TODAY all 56 news articles »
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'Hairspray Live!' adds Sean Hayes, Rosie O'Donnell - but no new songs for Ariana Grande
LATimes - 7 months
“Hairspray Live!” can’t stop the casting beat. The already star-studded cast is adding more notable names to the roster of NBC’s upcoming live musical production: Sean Hayes as dress shop owner Mr. Pinky and Rosie O’Donnell as the gym teacher. Executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who...
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'Hairspray Live!' adds Sean Hayes, Rosie O'Donnell - but no new songs for Ariana Grande
LATimes - 7 months
“Hairspray Live!” can’t stop the casting beat. The already star-studded cast is adding more notable names to the roster of NBC’s upcoming live musical production: Sean Hayes as dress shop owner Mr. Pinky and Rosie O’Donnell as the gym teacher. Executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who...
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Many police officers go above and beyond for society
Chicago Times - 7 months
Recently, the Chicago Tribune reported that, in the finest tradition of the Chicago Police Department, Officer Sean Hayes, off-duty and driving with his 6-year-old son in his personal vehicle, stopped to help a bicyclist who had seriously injured himself when he ran into the open door of a parked...
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Jake Gyllenhaal And Sean Hayes Take Us To 'A Whole New World' For Tony Awards Commercial Karaoke
Huffington Post - 8 months
The Tony Awards made it clear that it's the only award show worth watching, and the fun didn't stop during the commercial breaks on Sunday night.  While home viewers were likely watching the trailer to "Maggie's Plan," Jake Gyllenhaal and Sean Hayes belted out "A Whole New World" from Disney's "Aladdin" onstage at the event. "During commercial breaks at The Tony’s tonight, the amazingly brilliant James Corden started up a Broadway-themed 'commercial karaoke,'" Hayes captioned the video posted on his Facebook page. "He asked for volunteers. Jake Gyllenhaal & I were happy to oblige with our rendition of ‘A Whole New World’ from ALADDIN. ‪#‎TheTonyAwards‬." Makes you wonder what else you missed during the breaks, right? And if you are also wondering, "Did I know that Jake Gyllenhaal could sing?" The answer is YES! He made his musical theater debut as Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors” at New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center in July 2015.  ...
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Review: ‘An Act of God’ Is Back, With Sean Hayes
NYTimes - 9 months
God reprises his stage role as a gay white male sitcom star in “an hour and a half of comedy heaven” at the Booth Theater.
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Snapshot: Q. and A. With Sean Hayes: Playing God on Broadway
NYTimes - 9 months
Mr. Hayes talks about his role in the return engagement of David Javerbaum’s comedy “An Act of God.”
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ArtsBeat: Resurrected on Broadway: ‘An Act of God,’ This Time with Sean Hayes
NYTimes - 11 months
Mr. Hayes will play the title role in this show that imagines God offering a new version of the Ten Commandments for today’s world.
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Sean Hayes plays the Creator with ironic camp in 'An Act of God' at the Ahmanson Theatre
LATimes - about 1 year
God is headlining at the Ahmanson Theatre in the Broadway comedy "An Act of God," but please don't think of this as the Second Coming. This appearance is really more of a tease, an occasion for sketch comedy rather than prophetic drama. The Rapture can wait as jokes are delivered rat-a-tat by Sean...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sean Hayes
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    Hayes is currently starring in the Broadway play An Act of God, which runs from June 6, 2016 to September 4, 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    In November 2014 Hayes announced that he had married his partner of eight years, Scott Icenogle.
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  • 2013
    Age 42
    He received an honorary PhD from Illinois State University in February 2013.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    Hayes refused to discuss his sexual orientation for many years, saying he believed that audiences would therefore be more open-minded about his characters. In a 2010 interview with The Advocate, he appeared to imply that he is gay, stating: "Really?
    More Details Hide Details You're gonna shoot the gay guy down? I never have had a problem saying who I am. I am who I am." He also indicated that he was in a relationship. He states that he feels like he has "contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I'm open to it".
    Hayes is co-executive producer of the TV Land original comedy series Hot in Cleveland, which premiered in June 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He is also a co-executive producer of the NBC series Grimm, as well as creator and executive producer on another NBC series, Hollywood Game Night. Hayes and his husband, Scott Icenogle, produce lip-sync videos under their YouTube channel, The Kitchen Sync. They lip-synced to songs such as Trouble & Burnitup! He was the host of An All Star Tribute to James Burrows.
    On November 15, 2010, he appeared in a satirical PSA for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
    More Details Hide Details He played Larry Fine in the film The Three Stooges (2012). Aware that his role in Will & Grace "wouldn't go on forever", Hayes teamed up with his friend Todd Milliner, whom he met at Illinois State University, to create the television production company Hazy Mills Productions in 2004. The company has produced multiple American television series, including Hot in Cleveland, Grimm, The Soul Man, Hollywood Game Night and Sean Saves the World.
    In 2010, he reprised the role of Mr. Tinkles, the evil white Persian cat, in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
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    Hayes was host of the 64th Annual Tony Awards on June 13, 2010 on CBS.
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    He made his Broadway debut in the April 2010 Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises.
    More Details Hide Details He received a nomination for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
  • 2008
    Age 37
    He also appeared as Mr. Hank Hummerfloob and the voice of "The Fish" in The Cat in the Hat. In a 2008 New York Times interview, Hayes talked about a television project, BiCoastal, about "a guy with a wife and kids in California and a boyfriend in New York" for Showtime.
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    On July 5, 2008, he made his New York stage debut as Mr. Applegate / Devil in New York City Center's Encores! production of Damn Yankees.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    He guest-starred in 2006 in the Adult Swim cameo-filled show Tom Goes to the Mayor.
    More Details Hide Details Hayes appeared as Thomas in the film The Bucket List (2007).
  • 2005
    Age 34
    In 2005, he was executive producer for Bravo's Situation: Comedy, a reality television series about sitcoms.
    More Details Hide Details He also executive produced The Sperm Donor and Stephen's Life, the two winning scripts that were chosen by NBC.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 24
    He moved to Los Angeles in 1995, where he found work as a stand-up comedian and an actor on stage and on television, including a commercial for Doritos which aired during Super Bowl XXXII in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details As a teenager, Hayes was an extra in the film Lucas (1986), which was filmed at his high school. He made his professional debut in the independent film Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998), which brought him wide attention. The same year, he was cast as Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay and frequently unemployed actor, in the NBC comedy series Will & Grace. The show became a long-running hit and Hayes' performance earned him seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He won the award for his first nomination. He was also nominated for six Golden Globe Awards for his performance. Hayes also made film appearances in Cats & Dogs (2001), as Jerry Lewis in Martin and Lewis (2002), Wayne in Pieces of April (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003), and Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004). He was also the voice of Brain in the 2008 film Igor, and has guest starred in television shows such as Scrubs and 30 Rock.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on June 26, 1970.
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