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Bio

Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She most recently won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical portraying Star in THE CHER SHOW and also garnered a Drama League, Drama Desk and TONY Award nomination(s) for her current role of Star. Ms. Block also received the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk & TONY nomination(s) for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 2017 for her star turn as Trina in Lincoln Center Theatre’s highly acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. In 2013 she was recognized with both the Drama Desk and TONY Award nomination(s) for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/ Edwin DROOD in The Roundabout Theater’s production of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. That marks 3 TONY Award nominations in the last 6 years, a feat very few Broadway actors have attained. Other Broadway credits include Reno Sweeney in the 2011 TONY Award winning revival of ANYTHING GOES, 9 TO 5:THE MUSICAL playing the role of Judy Bernly for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She created the roles of Grace O'Malley in THE PIRATE QUEEN and Liza Minnelli In THE BOY FROM OZ (opposite Hugh Jackman). Ms. Block is best known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED as well as originating the role in the First National Tour for which she won numerous awards including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

Ms. Block has sung with numerous symphony orchestras including the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and the Cleveland Pops among many others. Her solo concert has been critically acclaimed and continues to sell out throughout the US and in London.

Some of her Off-Broadway and regional theatrical credits include LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical), BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG (starring opposite Jason Alexander), CATS (St Louis' Kevin Kline Award Nominee- Best Actress), FUNNY GIRL, CRAZY FOR YOU (L.A. Ovation Award Nominee), OLIVER (Critics Award-Best Actress), James Joyce's THE DEAD, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE GRASS HARP, SOUTH PACIFIC, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and the World Premiere of WICKED.

Stephanie's solo album, THIS PLACE I KNOW has been received with great praise, lauded by critics as "One of the best debut recordings to come out of the Broadway community in quite some time... 6 out of 5 stars". An array of award-winning songwriters assembled to help interpret their music on Stephanie's album. Composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Marvin Hamlisch and the legendary Dolly Parton join forces with Ms. Block to create a thrilling musical experience. Stephanie's voice can be heard on multiple cast recordings, including THE BOY FROM OZ, THE PIRATE QUEEN, WICKED's 5th Anniversary Album and 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL (GrammyNomination). 

Television credits include: RISE (upcoming: NBC), MADAME SECRETARY (CBS), ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix), HOMELAND (Showtime), IT COULD BE WORSE (HULU). 

BROADWAY

THE CHER SHOW

Star

The Neil Simon Theater/ Dir. Jason Moore

Falsettos

Trina

Walter Kerr Theatre, Dir. James Lapine

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood

Studio 54, Dir. Scott Ellis

 

Anything Goes

Reno Sweeney 

The Stephen Sondheim Theater, Dir. Kathleen Marshall

 

9 to 5: The Musical

Judy Bernly

The Marquis Marquis, Dir. Joe Mantello

 

Wicked

Elphaba

The Gershwin Theater, Dir. Joe Mantello

The Pirate Queen

Grace O'Malley

The Hilton Theatre, Dir. Frank Galati

 

The Boy from Oz

Liza Minnelli

The Imperial Theater, Dir. Phil McKinley

OFF-BROADWAY

Little Miss Sunshine

Sheryl Hoover

2econd Stage Theatre, New York

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Gloria Mitchell

2econd Stage Theatre, New York

NATIONAL TOURS / REGIONAL

They're Playing Our Song

Sonia Walsk

Reprise! Theatre Company, Los Angeles

CATS

Grizabella St. Louis

MUNY

9 TO 5: The Musical

 Judy Bernly

The Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

The Pirate Queen

Grace O'Malley

The Cadillac Theatre, Chicago

Wicked*
2006 Helen Hayes Award - Outstanding Lead Actress

Elphaba

1st National Tour

Wicked

Elphaba U/S

Curran Theatre, San Francisco

Crazy for You*
2002 Ovation Award Nomination - Best Actress

Polly

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center 

I Love a Piano

Ginger

The Denver Center 

Fiddler on the Roof

Tzietle

Pittsburgh CLO

Fiddler on the Roof

Tzietle

Pittsburgh CLO

 

James Joyce's The Dead

Mary Jane

Kennedy Center & Ahmanson Theatre

Oliver*

2001 Austin Critics Table Award-Best Actress

Nancy

Austin Musical Theatre

Bye Bye Birdie

Rosie

Sacramento Music Circus

Bells are Ringing

Gwynne

Reprise!

Grease

Rizzo

Santa Barbara CLO

The Glass Harp

Baby Love

Pasadena Playhouse

Crazy for You

 Polly

McCoy/Rigby Ent. & Sacramento Music Circus

Guys & Dolls

Sarah Brown

CLO of South Bay Cities

Damn Yankees

Gloria Thorpe

Sacramento Music Circus

Godspell

Robin/Dance Captain

The St. Louis MUNY & Regional Tour

Will Rogers Follies

Ziegfeld's Fav/US for Betty

Blake Troika Org/Pierre Cossette

South Pacific

Nellie Forbush

Cabrillo Musical Theatre/San Gabriel CLO

TV / FILM / COMMERCIALS / VOICE OVERS 

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