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2013 Apr 28
South Pacific
From April 3 through June 2, Stephen is starring as Emile de Becque in South Pacific at the Lincolnshire Marriott Theatre outside Chicago, IL.

For more information, please visit The Marriott Theatre's South Pacific page as well as this site's South Pacific page.

2013 Apr 28
Kiss Me Kate
From August 6-18 2012, Stephen starred as Fred in Kiss Me, Kate at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.

2012 Jun 24
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes/ Thoroughly Moden Millie
From May 6-13 2012, Stephen performed the role of Josephus Gage, the Zipper King, in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at NYC's City Center. This production starred Megan Hilty. A recording is scheduled to be released in September.

From June 18-24 2012, Stephen starred as Trevor Graydon in the St Louis MUNY production of Thoroughly Modern Millie

2011 Nov 05
White Christmas Tour
Stephen is currently starring as Bob Wallace in a tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas.

Tour stops include:
  • Sioux Falls, SD (Nov. 3 - 6)
  • Detroit, MI (Nov. 8 - 13)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (Nov. 15 - 20)
  • Memphis, TN (Nov. 22 - 27)
  • Fort Worth, TX (Nov 29. - Dec. 4)
  • Tempe, AZ (Dec. 6 - 11)
  • Costa Mesa, CA (Dec. 13 - Jan. 1)

2011 Oct 09
NYMF: The Brain That Wouldn't Die! In 3D!!!
Stephen is currently starring as mad scientist Dr Dick Cunningham in a show at the NYMF called "The Brain That Wouldn't Die! In 3D!!!" Performances run from Oct 6 to Oct 16. For more information, see the show's website at http://www.thebrainthatwouldntdie.com

2011 Oct 09
In the Mood at the Berkshires
This past summer, Stephen starred alongside his wife, Erin Dilly, in a new play "In the Mood" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. The comedy by Kathleen Clark ran from Aug 2 through Aug 13, 2011.

2011 Feb 22
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Stephen will be playing the role of Miles Gloriosus in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The production runs from March 16, 2011 through April 10, 2011 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The production will also star Paul Vogt as Pseudolus, Justin Bowen as Hero, and John Scherer as Hysterium.

For more information and tickets, please see Paper Mill's website.

3/24: Photos have been added to the Misc page on this site.

2011 Jan 09
A Little Night Music Closed
Congrats to Stephen for a successful run starring as Fredrik in A Little Night Music on Broadway! The production played its final performance on Jan 9, 2011.

2010 Sep 22
Buntrock promoted to full time Fredrik
Stephen will succeed Alexander Hanson on the lead role of Fredrik in A Little Night Music opposite Bernadette Peters' Desiree starting Tuesday Sept 28!

He has been playing the role of Frid since Aug 31.

2010 Mar 12
Buntrock performs as Fredrik
Stephen performed the lead role of Fredrik in A Little Night Music opposite Catherine Zeta Jones' Desiree for the first time on Thurs March 11 2010. He also is performing the role right now, on Fri March 12, and he is set to go on all of next week during Alexander Hanson's vacation.

2009 Nov 04
A Little (More) Night Music
Stephen will be back on Broadway when the star studded A Little Night Music revival begins performances Nov. 24, 2009. Stephen will be part of the Quintet ensemble and will also cover the leading role of "Fredrik."

2009 Feb 14
A Little Night Music
Stephen will be performing the role of Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, NY. Performances are scheduled for March 9-22, 2009 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with matinees on Fridays and Sundays.

For more information, visit White Plains Performing Arts Center's website or call (914) 328-1600.

2009 Feb 01
Grease Closed
Grease closed on Broadway on Jan 4, 2009.

2008 Sep 11
Return To Grease
On September 9, Stephen returned to the role of "Teen Angel" in the Broadway production of Grease.

2008 Jun 28
Julie Andrews' The Gift of Music
Stephen's next project will be a series of concerts with Julie Andrews entitled, "Julie Andrews' The Gift of Music". Performances are scheduled for Louisville (11 July), LA (18-19 July), Atlanta (2 Aug) and Philadelphia (7 Aug).

The first half of the concert is supposed to consist of songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, while the second half will feature a new adapatation of Ms. Andrews' book, Simeon's Gift.

2008 May 31
Leaving Grease
Stephen will be leaving the Broadway production of Grease on June 5.

2007 Jul 25
Grease
Stephen is currently starring as the "Teen Angel" in the Broadway revival of Grease.

More information will be added soon. Please keep in mind that this is an unofficial site run in my spare time. I don't always have time to update, but there is a Contact form that I can answer if anyone has any questions. Official sources from Beauty and the Beast, such as their website and press releases, still list Stephen in the cast so that made it more difficult to properly update for his departure.

2006 Dec 16
Beauty and the Beast
Stephen will grace the Broadway stage in another leading role when he starts performances as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast on Dec 26.

2005 Aug 02
Phantom/ Raoul Performances
During Hugh Panaro's vacation, Stephen is scheduled to perform the role of Phantom in the Broadway production on Aug 4-6, Aug 8, and Aug 12-13. He will also be performing the role of Raoul when current Raoul Tim Martin Gleason takes his turn filling in as the Phantom on Aug 9-11.

If you're thinking of attending the show, Playbill Online has a discount code.

2005 Jul 12
Curtains
According to Playbill Online, Stephen is participating in the workshop of the musical Curtains which will culminate in a private reading on July 15. Curtains is a murder mystery with music by Kander and Ebb and a libretto by Peter Stone.

Also, Stephen has returned to the Broadway production of Phantom after a successful run in Finian's Rainbow.

2005 May 22
Finian's Rainbow / Phantom
Stephen will be performing the role of Woody in Finian's Rainbow at Westport County Playhouse in Ct. from June 16- July 2. The production also stars Malcolm Gets and Melissa Errico. For more information, you can contact the box office by calling 203-227-4177. Tickets can also be purchased online.

Recently, Stephen has been covering in the Broadway production of Phantom.

2005 Mar 14
Small Update
Stephen returned to the Phantom tour to perform the title role in Ft. Myers, FL from 2/18 through 2/20. The regular Phantom, Gary Mauer, was on vacation.

Additionally, Playbill Online reports that Stephen will be part of Children and Art, a benefit performance in honor of the 75th birthday of composer Stephen Sondheim. The concert takes place at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 21.

2005 Jan 10
Stephen Leaving Phantom Tour
Stephen will be leaving the Phantom tour on 1/30. However, he intends to return periodically to cover for vacationing cast members. If I receive any specific information as to when he will be back with the tour, I will be sure to post it.

2004 Feb 16
The Phantom of the Opera
Stephen is going on the road with the US Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Stephen will be a Swing which means that he will be stepping up to the challenge of filling in for whichever male ensemble members are out. Lucky audiences may see him as either Raoul or The Phantom since he will also be understudying both roles. The tour is in Austin,TX through the end of Feb. and then it will be moving on to Stephen's hometown of Chicago for a 2 month run.

2003 Nov 13
Playbill Publishes Interview with Harmony Producer
Click here to read an interview with Harmony producer Mark Schwartz regarding today's announcement of the cancellation of the show.

2003 Nov 13
Harmony Canceled
As reported on Playbill.com, Harmony has been cancelled due to lack of financing.

All my best wishes go to the entire cast and crew who have been working so hard in rehearsals.

2003 Oct 31
Harmony Update
The first scheduled week for Harmony performances in Philadelphia has been cancelled; the current date for the first scheduled performance is Dec. 2, 2003.

2003 Sep 17
Harmony
According to press releases, Stephen's next role will be that of Chopin in Barry Manilow's musical, Harmony. The show will embark on a pre-Broadway tryout at Philadelphia's Forrest Theatre from Nov. 25 - Jan 4. Hopefully, the show will continue on to Broadway later this season. Tickets are scheduled to go onsale on Oct. 12 through Telecharge

Expect to see a new page dedicated to Harmony on this site in the near future!

2003 Aug 25
Putting It Together
Stephen Buntrock recently completed a 2 week run in this Sondheim revue at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Costarring in the production were Erin Dilly, Peter Scolari, Michael Rupert and Diana Canova.

2003 Jun 29
Summer Fun
From Aug 11 through Aug 23, Stephen Buntrock will be performing in Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Also starring in the production are Erin Dilly and Diana Canova. For tickets and information, call their toll free number at: 1-877-385-3911.

2003 May 29
Final Les Mis Finale
On May 18, Stephen Buntrock was one of the alumni prominently featured onstage in a special finale that followed the final Broadway performance of Les Misérables.

2003 May 15
Broadway.com Audience Award Nomination
Stephen was nominated for Broadway.com's Audience Awards in the category "Favorite Replacement- Male". Voting ended on May 29... and as they say, it is an honor just to be nominated. :)

2003 May 04
Showcase
On May 2, Mr. Buntrock joined Debbie Gravitte, Alix Korey, Anne Runolfsson and Kevin Bailey in a showcase of the revue Listen to My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman. A full production of this revue has been announced to play NY in the fall; however, it is too soon to say if it will feature the same cast as the workshop.

For more information, see the article on Playbill.com, or check out the website for composer David Friedman.

2003 Feb 06
Oklahoma! Closing
It was announced this week that the revival of Oklahoma! is scheduled to close on Feb. 23, 2003.

2003 Jan 29
Oklahoma! reviewed again
The press was invited back this week to review Oklahoma! with its new leading cast, including Mr. Buntrock who has been playing the lead role of Curly since Nov. 2002. Reviews have appeared on Broadway.com, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, curtainup.com theatermania.com, and in the Associated Press.

2002 Oct 11
TV Appearance/ Sound Clip
Along with other Oklahoma! cast members, Stephen Buntrock appeared on the CBS program, The Early Show, on a segment which aired on the morning of Oct. 11, 2002. Click here here to listen to a RealAudio clip of his performance of "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'".
Listening to this clip requires the free Real Player.

2002 Sep 29
Buntrock Performs as Curly
Stephen Buntrock performed the role of Curly in Oklahoma for the first time on Tuesday 9/24/02. He continued playing Curly throughout the week ending 9/29/02, for a total of 8 performances in the role.

2002 Sep 16
Jefferson Award Nomination
The 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for excellence in Chicago theatre were announced today. Congrats to Stephen on his 3rd Jeff nomination! And congrats to the entire cast and crew of Miss Saigon on their 8 nominations:
  • Stephen R. Buntrock (Chris): Actor in a Principal Role - Musical
  • Emy Baysic (Kim): Actress in a Principal Role - Musical
  • Susie McMonagle (Ellen): Actress in a Supporting Role - Musical
  • Production - Musical
  • Dyanne Earley and Joe Leonardo: Director - Musical
  • Diane Ferry Williams: Lighting Design
  • Duncan Robert Edwards: Sound Design
  • Kevin Stites: Musical Direction
The awards ceremony will take place on Nov. 4, 2002- exactly one year after the final performance of Miss Saigon.

2002 Jul 14
Broadway in Bryant Park Appearance
On Thurs. July 11, Stephen Buntrock sang the role of Curly as part of the Broadway in Bryant Park summer concert series. That afternoon's performance included performers from Oklahoma!, Les Mis and The Phantom of the Opera.

2002 May 31
TV Appearance- Tony Awards
Catch the cast of Oklahoma! performing "The Farmer and the Cowman" on the Tony Awards this Sunday evening June 2 on CBS. The cast is also supposed to be part of a musical tribute to Richard Rodgers.

Also best of wishes to Oklahoma! on its 7 Tony nominations: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor (Patrick Wilson), Best Featured Actor (Shuler Hensley), Best Featured Actress (Andrea Martin), Best Direction of a Musical (Trevor Nunn), Best Choreography (Susan Stroman) and Best Lighting Design (David Hersey). The CBS portion of the Tony Awards airs from 9-11 pm; the 8pm-9pm portion, featuring the technical awards, will be on PBS. Check your local listings for more details.

2002 Apr 01
TV Appearance
Catch the cast of Oklahoma! on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 2, 2002 at 11:30pm on CBS. (there has been no information as to which cast members will be performing)

2002 Feb 21
Oklahoma!
Starting Saturday Feb. 23, you can catch Stephen Buntrock in the cast of the new Broadway revival of Oklahoma! Stephen will be in the ensemble as well as understudying the lead role of Curly.

2001 Nov 06
Miss Saigon Closes After Successful Run
Miss Saigon closed on Sunday nite, Nov 4. Best of wishes to everyone involved in bringing that special production to life!

2001 Aug 12
Reading
According to the official site of the show's composer, Neil Berg, Mr. Buntrock sang the role of Miles Hendon in a Radio City Music Hall reading of the musical The Prince and the Pauper on June 25 and 26.

2001 Aug 07
Miss Saigon Opens
The Lincolnshire, IL production of Miss Saigon opens tomorrow evening! Congrats to the entire cast and production team for putting together such a great production, and best wishes for a successful run!

2001 Jun 04
Jane Eyre Closing
Jane Eyre will close on Sunday June 10, 2001. Best wishes to the cast, crew, and creative team in all their future endeavors!

2001 May 12
Buntrock to Appear in Miss Saigon
The webmaster is positively thrilled to announce that Stephen Buntrock's next role will be that of Chris in Miss Saigon at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire which is located in in suburban Chicago. This production runs from Aug. 1 to Nov. 4. Broadway's loss will be Chicago's gain!

(A new page devoted to Miss Saigon was added to the site on June 14- check it out!)

2001 May 07
Jane Eyre Tony Nominations/ Rochester Performance
A hearty congrats to the entire cast and crew of Jane Eyre for their 5 Tony Award nominations which include Best Musical!!!!

Also- just a note that Buntrock performed as Rochester once again on Thurs. May 3, 2001.

2001 May 02
Buntrock Performs Rochester
Stephen Buntrock performed the role of Rochester again on Tues. May 1, 2001. (note that both of his performances have not been due to scheduled absences; therefore, there has been no advanced notice of these appearances)

2001 Mar 12
Buntrock Performs Rochester
Mr. Buntrock performed the lead role of Rochester in Jane Eyre for the first time yesterday, March 11 2001.

2001 Mar 05
Roosevelt Field Mall Appearance
Stephen Buntrock sang the role of Rochester at a Jane Eyre cast appearance at Long Island's Roosevelt Field Mall on Sunday March 4, 2001. By all accounts of those lucky enough to be in attendance, his performance of the duet "Secret Soul" with Jayne Paterson- who understudies the role of Jane- was a great success!

2000 Dec 10
Jane Eyre Opens
Jane Eyre officially opens today on Broadway! A counter, which will display the number of official performances the show has played on Broadway as of the current date, has been added to this site's Jane Eyre page.

The webmaster wishes to congratulate Mr. Buntrock on the occasion of his first official opening in a new Broadway musical! Also, best wishes to the entire cast and crew of Jane Eyre!


2000 Nov 21
Jane Eyre CD Available
The Jane Eyre Broadway cast CD is now available everywhere. Listen to a Real Audio sound clip of Stephen Buntrock as St. John Rivers by clicking here.

Previews started Nov. 9 and continue at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway.


2000 Aug 31
Buntrock Joins Broadway Jane Eyre Cast
As announced on Playbill Online, Stephen Buntrock's next role will be in Jane Eyre! Go to this site's new Jane Eyre page for more details.

2000 Jun 16
Reading
Playbill Online reports that on June 15 Stephen Buntrock took part in a reading of Take Flight, a new musical by Maltby and Shire.

2000 May 23
Babes In Arms
Stephen Buntrock played Val LaMar in the Chicago Ovations! series presentation of the Rodgers and Hart musical Babes in Arms. The cast also featured Alice Ripley and George Wendt. The production had a successful four performance run at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago from May 18 to May 21. It received positive reviews in the major Chicago newspapers.

2000 Apr 10
Martin Guerre Closes
Stephen Buntrock recently finished his run starring as Arnaud du Thil in the U.S. tour of Martin Guerre. The tour played Minneapolis, Detroit, Washington D.C., Seattle and Los Angeles. This production was to have opened on Broadway but unfortunately, the decision was made to close it after the April 8 performances in L.A.

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