Mirror Mirror on the wall who's the nerdiest of them all?
From Stages to Studios, from Hymns to Rainbows
Stephen began like many artists singing in church. His father the minister of a small congregation in rural Ohio and his mother the principal of a Christian school Stephen attended. He was valedictorian and went on to major in vocal performance at a Christian College. While studying Stephen suffered a lot of prejudice because of his queerness and left college to pursue his acting career. After an amazing professional acting career (CV BELOW) in his teens and early 20s, Stephen felt the need to coach others so he opened his first studio back in 2011 in his small town. Simultaneously he saw a need for representation of queer folk and women in music. So after grad school Stephen decided he could make a larger impact in Washington, DC. His first and second co-collaboration production in DC was a benefit concert called "HEAR US ROAR: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL DAY" for MySister's Place in Georgetown. Stephen strives to create inclusive environment for singers and cofounded the TRANSGENDER SINGING INITIATIVE. He recently gave the keynote speech at Virginia Commonwealth University for their event "Inclusivity in Choral Singing" speaking as an ally on the importance of bridging the gap between choirs and the transgender community. He holds a masters in Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy from the prestigious Shenandoah Conservatory. He is a founding member of the acting company of the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts and recently sang for the Department of Justice and the Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. He made his Washington D.C. solo debut at the Lincoln Theatre in June 2018. He acted as the head of vocal arts for Camp Arena Stage at the Georgetown Visitation Prep, conducts and musical directs for Imagination Stage, Creative Cauldron and the Feynman School in Potomac, Maryland. He recently led Montgomery County Counsel Member Evan Glass' PRIDE Broadway and Disney Sing-a-long. Stephen lives in Bethesda, MD with his partner, their many plants and the love of Stephen's life a 77-pound golden retriever named Cowboy.
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