HUGH HYSELL is currently playing "Sam Phillips" on the 2018 national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. He recently played "Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher" in the West Virginia Public Theatre production of Peter and the Starcatcher and completed a 2 1/2 year run as as "Lionel" (the wacky cross-dressing psychiatric patient) in the Off Broadway company of Perfect Crime. During his tenure at crime, he took some time off to appear as "Sam Phillips" in Million Dollar Quartet at the Totem Pole Playhouse, and in the world premiere of Erik Ransom's epic new medieval goth musical about King Edward II, More Then All The World. He was also recently featured on Amazon Video's After Forever (with Kevin Spirtus), HBO's Divorce (with Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church), TLC's Suddenly Rich and syfy's Happy.
Favorite New York stage credits include My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, Crude The Musical (NYMF), The All-Male Importance of Being Earnest (also adapted and directed) and Villain De Blanks. Outside of NYC. Hugh has performed in every state in the USA with tour credits including The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Pirates of Penzance and The Fantasticks. Favorite regional credits include Tintypes (Seven Angels), 110 in the Shade (Dorset Theater Company), Greater Tuna (Encore Stages), Buddy (Gateway Playhouse), Man of La Mancha (Jupiter Theater), and A Christmas Carol (Hippodrome State Theatre).
Hugh is a Tony Award® winning Broadway producer and his producing projects have included Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Peter and the Starcatcher, Impressionism, Y-2-Gay The Musical, and SEaMEN The Sailor Musical.
Hugh is also an award winning theatrical marketer and formerly ran HHC Marketing where he marketed over 200 Broadway and Off Broadway shows and led BroadwayBox to dominate as the leader of all discount sales for the Broadway community. Hugh now runs Hysell Marketing, a full service theatrical marketing agency.
He is the creator and president of TheMenEvent.com, NYC's most popular gay event company dedicated to bringing people together for social, personal and business connections.
Hugh is a founding member of The Off Broadway Alliance and currently serves as a Nominator for the Off Broadway Alliance Awards.
Check out Hugh's business doings: www.linkedin.com/in/hughhysell