STEPHEN HOPE
       AEA - SAG/AFTRA
       SRHope@aol.com

 

COMING UP:
A TUNA CHRISTMAS  - Jersey City Theatre - Nov. 29-Dec. 9, 2108
Recently: "Hilly" in CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE - Jersey City Theatre - May 2018
 

 

Stephen Hope's most recent NYC performances include the Fringe 2014 production of THE TRUING, Fringe 2011's BOBBY AND MATT (a Backstage "Critic's Pick" and THEASY.COM's "Best Bet!"), the MITF production of CIVIL WAR VOICES (MITF Outstanding Actor in a Musical), Off-Broadway in THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL, and as Fr. Cal Porter in ASCENSION which New York Times described as "a clever comic drama with satisfyingly acidic attitude, considerable passion and a killer ending."

On regional theater stages, Stephen's recent credits range from HAIRSPRAY's quick-changing Male Authority Figure, to the ebullient Phineas Taylor Barnum in BARNUM to Kerry Max Cook in THE EXONERATED (garnering a Sarasota Magazine Best Actor in a Play nomination) to the indomitable Sylvia St. Croix in RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL (nominated as Best Actor in a Musical by both Sarasota Magazine and The Herald Tribune) the leader of the Rat Pack quartet of MY WAY.

Stephen first appeared on New York stages as John and one of Cora's Boys in the York Theatre revival of ANYONE CAN WHISTLE.  The original Broadway production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT marked both his Broadway and Off-Broadway debuts when JOSEPH... made the move uptown from the Entermedia Theatre in the East Village to The Royale Theatre. He returned to Broadway for THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (vers. 1, 1.5 and 2) covering 21 different parts.  From Broadway swing and understudy, he took on the single role of Jessup for the National Tour.
Additional New York credits include the Bistro Award winning FAIRY TALES at both The Duplex and WPA Theatre, the 25th Anniversary production of DAMES AT SEA as Lucky at the Harold Clurman Theatre, HOMOSEXUAL ACTS for Sourceworks Theatre, RABBONI at the Perry Street Theatre, and a summer spent on the Great Stage of Radio City in MANHATTAN SHOWBOAT.
 
Other notable NYC projects include performances as Michael Kravitz in A GLASS OF WATER, John Mauree in BREEDERS, the revues EVERYBODY'S GETTING INTO THE ACT and MAC nominated NOT QUITE WHAT YOU EXPECTED (all by Bob Ost), as well as Prior Walter in Circle East Centered Margins Festival's ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENIUM APPROACHES and PERESTROIKA, the New York Theatre Festival production of BIRDS OF PARADISE, and twice as James Barrie, the title role, in Ron Palillo's THE LOST BOY.
 
On regional stages, Stephen has also been seen as Elliot Brown in APARTMENT 3A, Thurston/Bertha/Pearl and other citizens of Tuna, TX in A TUNA CHRISTMAS, Billy Buck Chandler in MY ONE AND ONLY (nominated for Philadelphia's Barrymore Award as Best Actor in a Musical), Padre Perez in MAN OF LA MANCHA and, in earlier days, Mordred in CAMELOT, SOPHISTICATED LADIES' Hipster, SHOW BOAT's Frank Schultz, Bill Calhoun in KISS ME KATE, FUNNY GIRL's Eddie Ryan and PAINT YOUR WAGON's banjo-playing dreamer, Jake Whippany.

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