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"Hayley Raphael is a nice girl from Queens who is upbeat, positive, enthusiastic and witty" - for VH1's "Why Am I Still Single?"

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Armed with wit and a wink, Hayley brings a splash of chutzpah as only a native New Yorker can offer!

You have seen her rapping/dancing as Maria Pinnuziato in the Off-Broadway hit "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" or from her appearances on VH1's "Why Am I Still Single," where she co-hosts. Beyond that, Hayley s characters and parody songs across NYC's venues, most notably her Santa Baby parody, Hannukah Harry (which you can watch here).

In 2022, she emerged as the champion of Seth Herzog's "Sweet Games," earning praises from judges David Cross (Arrested Development) & Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice). Notably, she's a two-time winner of the competition "Art Smackdown." Hayley also contributed her writing & acting skills as a sketch house team member at The People's Improv Theatre before the global event no one has heard of.


As a musical theatre performer, she's worked with giants like Disney & Nickelodeon, her early career portraying children as standing she stands proud at a whopping five feet (& 3/4 of an inch). 


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"I had the privilege of working with Hayley Off-Broadway in "My Big Gay Italian Wedding," I am the Dance Captain of the show,  Hayley was cast as a cover for the show. Often times we are given very little rehearsal time to put someone in the show, and the actors are tasked with learning choreography very quickly. Hayley came into rehearsal more than prepared. She had retained most of the choreography that was taught at the audition and picked up the rest very quickly. Not only was she fast, but she is also a doll to work with. It would be a treat to get to work with her again."  - Drew Little, Dance Captain My Big Gay Italian Wedding

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