Details surrounding the play have yet to be released, but the former Will & Grace star is planning to take the stage show to Broadway.

He says, "I've been wanting to play Oscar Levant for over 10 years... I have a deep passion for this project and an enduring love for my dear Oscar."

The news comes weeks after Hayes booked his return to the stage after five years in Act of God.

Levant died of a heart attack in 1972 at the age of 65.