Steven Canals is the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning co-creator, executive producer, director and writer of the FX drama series, Pose .
A groundbreaking Queer, Afro-Puerto Rican creator, Canals’s work on Pose has received two AFI Awards for TV Program of the Year, plus Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Drama Series. Canals is the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the 2020 Final Draft Awards' New Voice Award for TV, and The Point Foundation’s Horizon Award, recognizing a trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate of the LGBTQ community.
Canals has been featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's Pride issue and named to their list of 2020's 50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players in Hollywood. In 2021 The Hollywood Reporter named him one of Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners.
He is currently developing projects that center the voices and stories of historically marginalized/underrepresented communities under his newly-formed Story Ave. Productions banner.