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Stephanie Pope

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Stephanie Pope Lofgren is an actress, singer, dancer, writer, voice artist, producer and a musical theater veteran. Broadway and touring credits include the revival of Pippin, for which she received an Astaire Award nomination, an ACCA Award and the beloved Legacy Robe, Chicago (Velma ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 08, 1964 (58)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Stephanie Pope Lofgren is an actress, singer, dancer, writer, voice artist, producer and a musical theater veteran. Broadway and touring credits include the revival of Pippin, for which she received an Astaire Award nomination, an ACCA Award and the beloved Legacy Robe, Chicago (Velma ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Player
The Noble
Leading Player (Understudy)
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Muzzy Van Hossmere [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Josephine Baker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Velma Kelly
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1997
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Annie [Replacement]
Annie [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Gymnasia
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1995
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Spider Woman / Aurora (Standby) [Replacement]
Marta (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
A Honey
Ensemble/Other Roles
Anita (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
New Ziegfeld Girl [Replacement]
Ensemble/Other Roles [Replacement]
Ziegfeld's Favorite (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1986
Ensemble [Replacement]
Charity (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1986
Dancer
Lilly (Understudy)
Second Shadow (Understudy)
First Shadow (Understudy)
  [New York]
Workshop, 1990
Performer

Photos

Allison Tucker-Mitchell, Aarne Lofgren, Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Brian Stokes Mitchell Photo

Allison Tucker-Mitchell, Aarne Lofgren, Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Brian Stokes Mitchell

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08/13/2019
Aarne Lofgren,Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Bebe Neuwirth Photo

Aarne Lofgren,Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Bebe Neuwirth

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Date:
08/13/2019
Aarne Lofgren,Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Brian Stokes Mitchell Photo

Aarne Lofgren,Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Brian Stokes Mitchell

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08/13/2019
Aarne Lofgren, Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Chita Rivera Photo

Aarne Lofgren, Stephanie Pope Lofgren, Chita Rivera

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Date:
08/13/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Player

The Noble

Leading Player (Understudy)

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Muzzy Van Hossmere [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Josephine Baker

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Velma Kelly

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1997
Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Annie [Replacement]

Annie [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1996
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Gymnasia

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1995
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Spider Woman / Aurora (Standby) [Replacement]

Marta (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
A Honey

Ensemble/Other Roles

Anita (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
New Ziegfeld Girl [Replacement]

Ensemble/Other Roles [Replacement]

Ziegfeld's Favorite (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1986
Ensemble [Replacement]

Charity (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1986
Dancer

Lilly (Understudy)

Second Shadow (Understudy)

First Shadow (Understudy)

  [New York]
Workshop, 1990
Performer

Stephanie Pope Biography

Stephanie Pope Lofgren is an actress, singer, dancer, writer, voice artist, producer and a musical theater veteran. Broadway and touring credits include the revival of Pippin, for which she received an Astaire Award nomination, an ACCA Award and the beloved Legacy Robe, Chicago (Velma Kelly),Thoroughly Modern Millie (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Fosse (Leading Player), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Brenda), A Funny Thing... Forum (Gymnasia), Kiss of The Spider Woman (Stand-by for Ms. Chita Rivera), Jelly’s Last Jam (The Hunnies) and The Will Rogers Follies...just to name a few. Stephanie was chosen by the legendary director/choreographer, Bob Fosse, for her first two Broadway shows, the revival of Sweet Charity and Bob Fosse’s Big Deal and is one of a handful of performers who teach Fosse Master Classes on behalf of The Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC.
Stephanie has shared the stage with such luminaries as Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, Donna McKechnie, MariLu Henner, Gregory Hines, Brian ‚ÄúStokes‚ÄĚ Mitchell and Nathan Lane and worked with directors including Jerry Zaks, George C. Wolfe, Hal Prince and Regina Taylor.
As a writer and producer, Ms. Pope has several projects in development for stage, screen and television. In 2008, in an effort to give back to her Harlem community she opened Bikram Yoga East Harlem, which in 2011 was named one of the top 10 hot yoga studios in the country. When not performing or teaching hot yoga, Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Aarne Lofgren and their daughter, Mari.
www.stephaniepope.com





Stephanie Pope News

Nicholas Barrón and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards Photo Nicholas Barrón and Kendall Becerra Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Jimmy Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

The 2022 Jimmy¬ģ Award for Best Performance by an Actor was presented to Nicholas Barr√≥n representing Las Casas Foundation's Joci Awards. The 2022 Jimmy¬ģ Award for Best Performance by an Actress was presented to Kendall Becerra representing The Broadway San Diego Awards.

Additional Cast Members Announced for Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris & André De Shiel Photo Additional Cast Members Announced for Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris & André De Shields Led WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Arnie Burton, Nik Alexander and Irene Sofia Lucio will join previously announced Jeremy Jordan, Harriet Harris and André De Shields in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo’s new backstage comedy WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL, directed by Noah Himmelstein.

Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Direct SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre Photo Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Direct SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE will be directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Stephanie Pope Lofgren who was an original cast member of London’s West End production.  SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE plays from Tuesday, June 7 thru Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Theatre Raleigh Presents FOREVER PLAID Photo Theatre Raleigh Presents FOREVER PLAID
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Opening their 2022 Main Stage Season, Theatre Raleigh presents the musical review, Forever Plaid.

Theatre Raleigh Announces Cast For FOREVER PLAID Photo Theatre Raleigh Announces Cast For FOREVER PLAID
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

Theatre Raleigh has announced the casting for their upcoming production of Forever Plaid, and that single tickets are now on sale! The first production for their 2022 Main Stage Season opens on May 11th, and plays through the 22nd. Forever Plaid will play in the Lobby Performance Space that audiences enjoyed during Theatre Raleigh's Holiday Cabaret!

BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage
by Ken Kemp - Mar 21, 2022

An energetic, joyful night of escapist fun. Read our BWW critic's review.

Photos/Videos: First Look at Christian Thompson, Nehal Joshi, and More in CATCH ME IF Photo Photos/Videos: First Look at Christian Thompson, Nehal Joshi, and More in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

Catch Me If You Can begins performances tonight, March 4, at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The musical features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and based on the Dreamworks Motion Picture.

Christian Thompson to Replace Corbin Bleu in Revised CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Sta Photo Christian Thompson to Replace Corbin Bleu in Revised CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced casting for a new version of the Tony-nominated musical comedy Catch Me If You Can.

Photos: ACT of Connecticut Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Photos: ACT of Connecticut Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran, Stephanie Pope Lofgren (Pippin, Chicago), the electrifying musical celebration of 1950’s Rock n’ Roll began performances Thursday, September 30, 2021 and continues through Sunday, October 24, 2021 at ACT of CT (36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877).

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at ACT Of Connecticut Photo BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at ACT Of Connecticut
by Sean Fallon - Oct 1, 2021

On Friday, October 1, 2021, I had the pleasure of returning to the ACT of CT in Ridgefield, CT, to see yet another amazing performance, SMOKEY JOE‚ÄôS CAF√Č, a phenomenal show featuring the legendary music of songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who were the writers of many of the greatest rock n‚Äô roll songs of the 1950s, songs that to this day remain among the greatest of all-time.¬† The excellent direction and choreography of Stephanie Pope Lofgren enhances the quality of this production starring an extremely talented cast the includes Albert Guerzon, Arnold Harper II, Avionce Hoyles, Jordan Fife Hunt, Keyonna Knight, Courtney Long, Kelly MacMillan, and Juson Williams.¬† Whether collaborating in full ensemble numbers, harmonizing in smaller groups, or performing solo, every cast member truly shines in this production, through singing and dancing.¬† They furthermore have excellent stage chemistry with each other, both in terms of their synchronized dancing and harmonized singing.

Stephanie Pope Videos

VIDEO: Long Wharf Theatre Presents 15th Anniversary Production of CROWNS VideoVIDEO: Long Wharf Theatre Presents 15th Anniversary Production of CROWNS
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with the McCarter Theater Center, presents the 15TH anniversary production of Crowns, written and directed by Regina Taylor.

VIDEO: First Look At Long Wharf Theatre's CROWNS VideoVIDEO: First Look At Long Wharf Theatre's CROWNS
by Alan Henry - Mar 27, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with the McCarter Theater Center, presents the 15TH anniversary production of Crowns, written and directed by Regina Taylor. Performances take place April 18 through May 13, 2018 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. Tickets start at $30.

BWW TV: NEWSIES Seizes the Day at Marriott Theatre VideoBWW TV: NEWSIES Seizes the Day at Marriott Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 31, 2017

From the bustling streets of New York City at the turn of the 20th century comes the Tony Award-winning new American musical, NEWSIES, making headlines at the Marriott Theatre just in time for the holidays, running October 25 through December 31 with a press opening on Wednesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring an electrifying score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, NEWSIES is the ultimate story of courage and overcoming one's fears. Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez (Marriott Theatre: Evita, On the Town, Mary Poppins) brings his high-octane energy and brilliance to direct and choreograph the heartwarming piece, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.

VIDEO: Terrance Mann & Charlotte d'Amboise Chat PIPPIN on 'GDNY'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 2, 2013

Theater stars and real life husband and wife Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise sat down with 'Good Day New York,' to talk about life in the spotlight and at home.

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz on the History of PIPPIN, Value of Cast Recordings & More
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2013

A video interview with Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN's composer and lyricist, recently debuted on the revival's new cast recording, which is resting easy at the top of Billboard's Cast Album Chart. Check out what Schwartz had to say on the the history of PIPPIN, bringing the score to life in a modern recording studio, and more in the video below!

BWW TV: PIPPIN Finds its Corner of the Sky in Bryant Park- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2013

Featured in yesterday's event was the cast of Pippin (Erik Altemus, Bethany Moore, Stephanie Pope, Viktoria Grimmy, Olga Karmansky), who performed 'Corner of the Sky,' 'On the Right Track,' 'Love Song,' and 'Simple Joys.' Check out highlights below!

BWW TV: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble- Plus Performances from Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2013

PIPPIN's Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin and more with composer Stephen Schwartz appeared at a special Live at Barnes & Noble event including a three-song performance and CD signing of the New Broadway Cast Recording of Pippin yesterday July 9, 2013 at 4 PM at 86th & Lexington Ave, NYC. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast about the new album, and you can check out what they had to say and catch their performances below!

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of the PIPPIN Cast Recording!
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2013

A special 'Making the Album' video feature - full of private backstage moments with the cast, musicians and creative staff - has just been released.In addition to highlights from several selections on the new album, it features exclusive video footage of the 700 member chorus singing 'No Time At All.' Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of PIPPIN's 'Glory'
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2013

Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's beloved coming-of-age musical comedy PIPPIN returns to Broadway in an all new production directed by Diane Paulus featuring choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). In the video below, go behind the scenes of 'Glory' with the cast!

Video: Join Them! Cast of PIPPIN Performs 'Magic to Do' & 'Corner of the Sky' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2013

The Broadway cast of Pippin traded the Music Box Theater's stage today for Good Morning America's studio - check out their appearance below, featuring Matthew James Thomas singing 'Corner of the Sky,' and The Leading Player herself, Patina Miller, performing 'Magic To Do!'


Stephanie Pope Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Stephanie Pope been in?
Stephanie Pope has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Stephanie Pope been in?
Stephanie Pope has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Stephanie Pope's first West End show?
Stephanie Pope's first West End show was Smokey Joe's Cafe which opened in 1996