Michael Hayden is an American actor, singer, teacher, and father. Broadway credits include Billy in Carousel, Oscar Rolfe in Judgment at Nuremberg (Tony Award nomination), Cliff in Cabaret, Antony in Enchanted April, Christian in Festen, and Hal in Henry IV, Parts I and II opposite Kevin Kline. London credits include Billy in Carousel (National Theater; Olivier Award nomination) and Cliff in Cabaret (West End). Featured television credits include Chicago Fire, Law & Order, Murder One, and Bella Mafia opposite Vanessa Redgrave. Off-Broadway credits include The Lady from Dubuque opposite Jane Alexander, Dessa Rose opposite LaChanze, and Chris in All My Sons directed by Barry Edelstein. Featured regional credits include the title roles in Henry V and Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Frank in Merrily We Roll Along (The Kennedy Center), Anthony in Outside Mullingar (Dorset Theatre Festival), and Leontes in The Winter’s Tale (Guthrie Theater). Mr. Hayden received an American Film Institute’s AFI Fest Best Actor Award for Charming Billy. He is a proud alumni of the Juilliard School.

Awards + Nominations

  • Olivier Award Nomination - Billy Bigelow, Carousel
  • Outer Critics Circle Nomination - Billy Bigelow, Carousel
  • Drama Desk Nomination - Billy Bigelow, Carousel
  • Theatre World Award - Billy Bigelow, Carousel 
  • Theatre World Award - Chris, All My Sons
  • Tony Award Nomination - Oscar Rolfe, Judgement at Nuremberg
  • AFI Best Actor Award - Billy, Charming Billy