In addition to serving as the Producing Artistic Director of the New York Musical Festival, West was previously represented in NYMF as the director of "Flambe Dreams", the circus musical, "The Awakening of Angel DeLuna, and as writer/director on "Georama", for which he won the 2017 Outstanding Direction award. He was the Scene Director and Story Writer for Cirque Du Soleil Paramour, Cirque's first Broadway Musical and his other directing work includes Djembe! (Apollo Theater), Avenue Q (State Puppet Theater of Bulgaria), Mortality Play, Wingman, Kid who would be Pope (Ars Nova), H2O (59E59), Getting My Act Together, Game of Love (York Theater Company), Tempest, Love's Labours Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival), Georama, The Disappearing Man (St Louis Rep), No Way to Treat a Lady (The Colony Theater), amongst others. As a young man Hyler worked on as associate director to Des McAnuff on Jersey Boys, which Hyler later staged in venues around the world, and as associate director on How The Grinch Stole Christmas. His other writing credits include We Declare You a Terrorist (SPF), Georama (St Louis Rep, Great River Shakespeare Festival). Pure Chaos (Stepping Stones Childrens Museum), and the Short film A Jake and A Tom (Hollywood International Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival). His other circus work includes Legendarium and Metamorphosis (Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center) and Panda! (Beijing State Theater, Palazzo Hotel and Casino). He has been a Drama League fall directing fellow as well as a Drama League Resident Artist and holds an MFA from UCSD. West Hyler is married to the director Shelley Butler.