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Stephen Schellhardt

 
Bio:
Stephen Schellhardt – actor, director, educator, choreographer, casting director, producer and, well, versatile theatre artist – was born in Alexandria, VA. and raised in Chicago, IL. He grew up immersed in the performing arts and became active at a young age in Chicago’s vibrant theatre ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stephen Schellhardt – actor, director, educator, choreographer, casting director, producer and, well, versatile theatre artist – was born in Alexandria, VA. and raised in Chicago, IL. He grew up immersed in the performing arts and became active at a young age in Chicago’s vibrant theatre ... (read complete bio)

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Stephen Schellhardt Biography

Stephen Schellhardt – actor, director, educator, choreographer, casting director, producer and, well, versatile theatre artist – was born in Alexandria, VA. and raised in Chicago, IL. He grew up immersed in the performing arts and became active at a young age in Chicago’s vibrant theatre community. Stephen attended Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious School of Drama and soon after graduating, hit the road with the First National Tour of ALTAR BOYZ.

Since then, he has acted in numerous Equity productions in Chicago, New York and Regional Theatres elsewhere, receiving three Equity Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for acting, an Equity Jeff Award nomination for his directorial work on A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Porchlight Music Theatre, as well as Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations for his directorial work on Urinetown, and his choreographic work on Dogfight at BoHo Theatre in Chicago, where he currently serves as Artistic Director.

Stephen is a founding member of the Chicago Artists Chorale, a Casting Associate with About Face Theatre Chicago, former Casting Director and Associate Producer for Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL. and a proud member of Actors Equity Association. Most recently, Stephen was a full-time lecturer of Musical Theatre at Northwestern University and the director of the prestigious Waa-Mu Show. He currently serves as a Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre for The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

He is the brother of Film and TV actress Mary Kate Schellhardt and playwright Laura Schellhardt. He currently resides in Chicago, IL. with his husband, actor Devin DeSantis, and their daughter Abigail.





Stephen Schellhardt News

Natalie Weiss to Star as 'The Witch' in INTO THE WOODS at Paramount Theatre Photo Natalie Weiss to Star as 'The Witch' in INTO THE WOODS at Paramount Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2023

Up next in Paramount Theatre’s 2022-23 Broadway Series is Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s brilliant reimagining of the Grimm Brothers fairy tales, February 1-March 19, 2023.

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards;  at The Little Theat Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; at The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theat Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at Paramount Theatre Photo Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at Paramount Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2022

Up next in Paramount Theatre’s 2022-23 Broadway Series is Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s brilliant reimagining of the Grimm Brothers fairy tales, February 1-March 19, 2023.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Little Theatre On The Squa Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Little Theatre On The Square's ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paramount Theatre Photo Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paramount Theatre
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Nov 20, 2022

What did our critic think of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paramount Theatre Aurora, IL?

Photos: First Look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paramount Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paramount Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 19, 2022

Paramount Theatre has released photos from their production of The Sound of Music. Due to popular demand, Paramount has extended The Sound of Music beyond its original closing date, January 8, with performances now running an additional week, through January 14, 2022.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Open at Paramount Theatre in November Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Open at Paramount Theatre in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

The Sound of Music, one of the most beloved musicals of all time, has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. This holiday season, Chicago audiences can experience this unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein classic for the first time, or all over again, at downtown Aurora’s Paramount Theatre. Previews start November 9, 2022.

Stephen Schellhardt Videos

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Miguel Cervantes Makes an Appearance in CHICAGO OFFSTAGE! LIVE AT H Videoplay
VIDEO: HAMILTON's Miguel Cervantes Makes an Appearance in CHICAGO OFFSTAGE! LIVE AT HOME Virtual Concert

by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2020

A star-studded line-up of more than 20 top Chicago stage performers joined Chicago Offstage! Live at Home. Among the stars who appeared during the event was Miguel Cervantes, the star of the Chicago production of Hamilton.

BWW TV: Move It, Move It! with Highlights from MADAGASCAR at Chicago Shakespeare Thea Videoplay
BWW TV: Move It, Move It! with Highlights from MADAGASCAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is presenting the summer family musical production Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, now through August 27, 2017. Rachel Rockwell takes the helm as the production's director and choreographer. BroadwayWorld is excited to share highlights from the show below!

VIDEO: Escape the Zoo and Watch Highlights from MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at highlights from the show below!

VIDEO: Escape the Zoo and Watch Highlights from MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies.

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, inspired by the plays of Charles L. Mee with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Check out highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Marriott Theatre's CABARET with Megan Sikora, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2014

The musical theatre treasure CABARET kicks off the Marriott Theatre's 2014 season, opening tonight, January 22 and running through March 16 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. CABARET is Kander and Ebb's legendary musical about English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, American writer Clifford Bradshaw, and the decadence of 1929 Berlin. The production is directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery and Musical Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Check out highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: SOUTH PACIFIC Opening Night at Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show celebrated its opening April 10 and runs through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Scroll down for opening night interviews with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 10, running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Click below to watch highlights from the production!

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night Interviews at Mercury Theater's A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2013

The Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, begins its highly anticipated 2013 season with the exhilarating Broadway musical revue A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, now through March 10, 2013. The Tony Award-nominated musical showcases Richard Rodgers' timeless music and the incomparable lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award winner Kevin Bellie, who previously served as Artistic Director at Circle Theatre. Click below to watch interviews with the cast and creative team on opening night!