Stephen is a freelance Director, spending much of the year touring New Zealand directing, staging and designing musical theatre productions, corporate events and cabaret. Stephen performed in many national productions including Evita (Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii seasons); The Pirates of Penzance (NZ tour); Chess (NZ tour) and The Wonderful World of Mr. Men (NZ tour).
He has amassed an impressive resume of directing credits throughout the years. These include Chess, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story and Avenue Q. In 1993, Stephen directed the New Zealand première of Les Miserables (Wellington) followed by the national premières of 42nd Street (Wellington); Beauty and the Beast (Wellington); Cats(Christchurch) and Miss Saigon (Christchurch) and more recently seasons of The Phantom of the Opera in Palmerston North, Christchurch, Invercargill and Dunedin.
Stephen worked as artistic co-ordinator for Leading Ladies; Rodgers and Hammerstein Tribute and Bernstein & Sondheim – Two of the Best – a series of concerts with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. For the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, Stephen has directed Cats; Beauty and the Beast; Hair and Spring Awakening. Earlier this year Stephen directed and designed the set and costumes for Andrew Lloyd Webbers Evita which played a sell-out season at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
For The Court Theatre he co-directed their sell-out season of Grease; choreographed and designed The Mikado; designed the costumes for End of the Rainbow; One Man, Two Guvnors and The Ladykillers; and directed and designed Blood Brothers. He also co-directed, choreographed and designed the costumes for their 2015 production of Mary Poppins and directed, choreographed and designed costumes for the 2016 production of Legally Blonde the Musical. He also holds a Diploma in Piano Associate from Trinity, College, London.