"Hawksley Workman" (born March 4, 1975) is the stage name of "Ryan Corrigan", a Canadian rock singer-songwriter who has garnered critical acclaim for his quirky yet accessible blend of cabaret pop and glam rock.
He was born in Bay Lake, Ontario, near Huntsville in Muskoka, north of Toronto, where he later moved to pursue his musical career.
His first album, 1999's ''For Him and the Girls'' earned him comparisons to the likes of Tom Waits, Rheostatics and Harry Nilsson.
''(Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves'', released in 2001, became Workman's breakthrough record both in Canada and Europe, spawning the hit singles "Striptease" and "Jealous of Your Cigarette". At the end of 2001, he also released an EP of self-penned Christmas-themed songs, ''Almost a Full Moon''.
In 2002, Workman was awarded the Juno Award for Best New Solo Artist and also received the award for Best Video for "Jealous of Your Cigarette".
''Lover/Fighter'' followed in 2003; the album included the hits "We Will Still Need a Song", "Anger as Beauty", "Even an Ugly Man" and "No Reason to Cry Out Your Eyes (On the Highway Tonight)".