Tyler Hanes is an actor, singer, dancer and choreographer best known for his work in Broadway musicals.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, but raised in Marietta, Georgia, Tyler was only 17 when he was discovered by Ann Reinking while attending Broadway Theater Project in Tampa, Florida. She cast him in the first national tour of the Tony Award winning musical, Fosse. Following the tour, he attended Carnegie Mellon University, leaving after a year to make his Broadway debut in the 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma! Soon after, he appeared in the original Broadway companies of Urban Cowboy, The Boy From Oz, The Frogs, the 2005 revival of Sweet Charity, and as Larry in the original revival company of A Chorus Line. Tyler also appeared in the Broadway companies of Hairspray and the 2014 revival of On The Town.
Off-Broadway, he was featured in the musical, Juno, opposite Victoria Clark, Stephen Sondheim's A Bed And A Chair: A NY Love Affair, opposite Bernadette Peters, and American Dance Machine for the 21st Century.
Currently, Tyler is starring as Rum Tum Tugger in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Cats.
In Chicago, Tyler starred as Chad in All Shook Up, Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Ren McCormick in Footloose (Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.) Other regional theatrical roles include Bert in Mary Poppins, Enjolras in Les Miserables, Sir Galahad in Spamalot, Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret, Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me Kate, and Jackie in The Studio.
As a choreographer, his work was featured in a Broadway medley starring Kristin Chenoweth on “Dancing With The Stars.” His other choreography credits include Kristin Chenoweth’s Some Lessons Learned World Tour, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home" for PBS, “The American Country Awards,” and the Latin American premiere of El Chico De Oz in Lima, Peru. He is currently producing and starring in the upcoming dark comedy “Ms. Guidance.”
When not onstage, Tyler is also very passionate about arts education and is a devoted teacher. He is a core faculty member with The Broadway Dreams Foundation and is one of the founding faculty members of The Performing Arts Project.