School of Theatre, Television and Film


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Stephen Brotebeck

Assistant Professor

Directing, Choreography

Office: DA 05C


MFA, Directing for the Musical Stage, Pennsylvania State University
BFA, Musical Theatre Performance, Western Michigan University

Stephen Brotebeck is a professional Director and Choreographer for the theatre and musical theatre and a musical theatre, theatre and dance educator with experience teaching professionally, at the collegiate level and in both public and private performing arts high schools.

On Broadway, Stephen served as the Movement Associate on the Tony Award winning production of Peter and the Starcatcher and subsequently on the Off-Broadway transfer to New World Stages, choreographed by Steven Hoggett.  In addition he served as an Assistant Director on the Broadway premiere of Ghost The Musical, directed by Matthew Warchus.  As a Director and Choreographer, Stephen’s credits include Enchanted April (Co-Director and Choreographer) at Arena Stage in Washington D.C., My Fair Lady, Camelot and Children of Eden (Associate Director/Choreographer) at the Kennedy Center, Songs In The Key of Equality at (Le) Poisson Rouge and The 2012 and 2013 Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Ceremonies presented by Michael Feinstein, honoring Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Jimmy Webb, Cole Porter, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Barry Manilow and Frank Sinatra (Director and Choreographer).

In New York City, Stephen directed the NYC Premiere of John Minigan’s Breaking The Shakespeare Code in a sold out run at the New York International Fringe Festival. Stephen has also directed the Off and Off-Off Broadway productions of The Space Behind Your Heart (VOICETheatre), Who Murdered Love? (Choreographer), Greasemonkey (World Premiere), Brotography, Chris Wade’s HoLiDaZe (SoHo Playhouse) and Scenes from a Balcony (Theatre For The New City).

Stephen’s other regional Directing and Choreography credits include The 2012 Kennedy Center Spring Gala and productions of Breaking The Shakespeare Code (Greenhouse Theatre, Chicago), And The World Goes ‘Round, I Love A Piano (Farmers Alley Theatre), Color Blind (Stephens College), Kiss Me, Kate, Grey Gardens, Altar Boyz and Steel Magnolias (Penn State Centre Stage).  His theatrical choreography credits include productions of All Shook Up, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, State Fair, Anything Goes, South Pacific, and Honk. For television, Stephen has directed and choreographed Penn State Music Theatre Spotlight for PBS.

Stephen’s performance credits include the National Tours of Pippin and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the European tour of West Side Story (Big Deal), Pippin (Goodspeed Opera House), and several contracts with both Crystal Cruises and Holland America Line.  His selected Regional credits include Oliver! (Noah), Children of Eden (Snake), Shenandoah (Nathan) and How To Succeed in Business…(Bud Frump).

Stephen holds an MFA in Directing for the Musical Theatre Stage from The Pennsylvania State University headed by Susan H. Schulman and a BFA in Music Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University and has taught at both institutions.  He is a co-founder and the Artistic Director of Broadway Bodies in New York City, and has served on the faculty at CAP21, America’s Musical Theatre Conservatory, and New Dance Group in NYC.  Stephen is the program director and a member of the musical theatre and dance faculty for the US Performing Arts Camps in Washington D.C. (Georgetown University) and New York City (Chelsea Studios and Barnard College).  In addition, he has been a choreographer and associate director for Students Live/Passport to Broadway in New York City.  Stephen is a member of SDC, AEA and AGVA.

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