Stephen is a native Texan but has lived in the northeast, midwest, and southwest before settling back in Texas in 2010. He is an actor, director, and educator with a passion for creating vivid characters and productions, and he enjoys the challenging, collaborative nature of theatre. Stephen has been married to the love of his life, Leigh Anne, for 21 years and they often collaborate together as director and costume designer.
Stephen has performed professionally with Sacramento Music Circus (Broadway at Music Circus), the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, National Pastime Theatre in Chicago, and No Boundaries Theatre Co in Las Vegas. He has performed with notable actors such as Sandy Duncan, Sally Struthers, GW Bailey, Steve Vinovich, James Barbour, Mark Zimmerman, and John Schuck; and worked with prestigious directors including Glenn Casale, Jim Edmondson, Robert Benedetti, and Sarah Norris.
He has directed a wide range of plays and musicals including Clybourne Park, The Tempest, Everybody, Spring Awakening, Much Ado About Nothing, Big Love, Hamlet, Into The Woods, Legally Blonde the Musical, Iphigenia 2.0, A Midsummer Night's Dream, No Man's Land, Seminar, The Full Monty, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Glass Menagerie, and The Last Five Years.
Stephen is a Professor of Theatre at West Texas A&M University, where he teaches acting, voice, movement, stage combat, and dialects. He is also the Artistic Director for the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, producer of the historic production TEXAS Outdoor Musical, which has performed for 57 seasons in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Texas panhandle.
Stephen received an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and B.S. in Theatre Performance from West Texas A&M University. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a master teacher for The Expressive Actor, a practitioner of Lessac bodyvoice work, and a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.