"I think it's a gay actor's responsibility to give full-blooded life to gay characters"—the 32-year-old actor spent years starring in coming-of-age stories. He played a conflicted gay soldier in the Off-Broadway World War II musical Yank! and earned a Tony nom for his performance in the 2009 revival of McNally’s Ragtime. His work in the latter actually inspired the four-time Tony-winning scribe to write a role for him in Mothers. “Now I’m playing men dealing with adult issues,” Steggert says.
Steggert, who portrayed Edmund (John Callahan) and Maria's (Eva La Rue) adopted son Sam Grey on All My Children, is set to star in the musical Big Fish, which opens October 6. The production is currently in previews. Steggert received a Tony nomination in 2010 for his role in the revival of Ragtime.