Don Stephenson

College Faculty:
Musical Theatre: Acting for Camera

Don Stephenson directed TITANIC at Lincoln Center, BROADWAY CLASSICS at Carnegie Hall, OF MICE AND MANHATTAN for the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, NOISES OFF at Asolo Rep, THE OTHER PLACE at The Alley Theatre, A COMEDY OF TENORS (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Play), THE PRODUCERS, VANYA, SONIA, MASHA, AND SPIKE and LEND ME A TENOR at Paper Mill Playhouse, THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT -THE SMELL OF THE CROWD (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Musical), WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Musical) and GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed Opera, BUYER AND CELLAR and NOISES OFF at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Musical), and SISTER ACT at the Marriott Theatre, THE COTTAGE at Theatre Aspen, I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS at Theatreworks/Hartford, LEND ME A TENOR at Bay Street Theatre (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Play), TITANIC at The MUNY, the Hangar Theatre (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Musical), and Westchester Broadway Theatre, STRUCK at New Jersey Rep. (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Play), DEATHTRAP, NOISES OFF, and THE 39 STEPS at the Flat Rock Playhouse, THE MYSTERY OF KING TUT and SKIPPYJON JONES for Theatreworks/USA and THE GREAT UNKNOWN for The New York Theatre Festival.  He directed the critically acclaimed productions of OLEANNA, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and the musical comedy DOCTORS AND DISEASES at the historic Barter Theatre.

Other New York directing credits include THE WAR PARTY (New York Fringe Festival), ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS (Theatre Row), A CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS (Urban Stages), BUCK SIMPLE (Garrick Gaieties), WHEN PIGS FLY (Kaufman Theatre), GOLDEN VOICES (Symphony Space), and OLD FLAMES (Theatre Studio Inc.). Recent directing projects include a new version of CABARET at The Manhattan School of Music and NOISES OFF at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.

As an actor, Don starred as Leo Bloom in the Tony Award winning Broadway production of THE PRODUCERS and played the D’ysquith family in the Tony Award winning A GENTELEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. He created roles in the original Broadway casts of TITANIC, PARADE, DRACULA, and BY JEEVES. Other Broadway credits include ROCK OF AGES, the Tony Award winning revival of PRIVATE LIVES, and WONDERFUL TOWN at Lincoln Center. He was featured in the Encores productions of ME AND MY GIRL, THE BANDWAGON, and PARDON MY ENGLISH.

On television Don has be seen on THE BLACKLIST, THE AMERICANS, HAPPY, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, THE GOOD WIFE, TURN: WASHINGTONS SPIES, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, GLEE, 30 ROCK, and DECEPTION.  A native of Chattanooga Tennessee, he holds a BA from the University of Tennessee.

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