Stephen Schellhardt


After more than a decade of acting, directing, choreographing and teaching, Stephen became the Associate Producer & Casting Director at Writers Theatre in Glencoe. He has acted in equity productions in Chicagoland theatres and regional theatres elsewhere, receiving three Joseph Jefferson  Award nominations and a Barrymore Award nomination for acting, as well as a non-equity Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for his work on Dogfight the musical (Bohemian Theatre Ensemble). Chicago credits include A Grand Night for Singing (Mercury Theater); [title of show] (Northlight Theatre); Hot MikadoHello Dolly, Meet Me in St. Louis (Drury Lane Theatre); The Most Happy Fella (Ravinia Festival); CabaretLittle Women, South PacificMy One and OnlyLes MisérablesShenandoah and other productions (Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire). Regional credits include Little Women (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Cinderella and The Full Monty (North Carolina Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (West Virginia Public Theatre). National Tour: Altar Boyz. International credits include Jane Austen’s Persuasion at The Royal Winchester Theatre in England and the Shanklin Theatre on The Isle of Wight (Chamber Opera Chicago). Stephen has directed/choreographed at Timberlake Playhouse, The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Ars Nova in New York and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, where he is an Artistic Associate. He was a faculty member of Northwestern University’s National High School Drama Institute for six years. He is a founding member of the Chicago Artists Chorale and a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.