Work and Experience

Head shots old and new and pictures by various photographers of different plays.

Born in London, Stephen Temperley first came to the U.S. as a teenager.

He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, going on from there to act in several plays for New York’s Public Theatre, including 2 Henry IV for Shakespeare in the Park, before returning to London. There he performed in the West End: Very Good Eddie and the Brecht/Weill musical Happy End; on television in a drama series for for Granada TV, plays for ITV and the BBC, including a comedy pilot and a David Frost Special; he also performed many roles in repertory companies around the UK. Since returning to the U.S. in the late ’70s he has worked extensively in regional theaters (including a four-year stint as Scrooge at the McCarter in Princeton), in stock, off-Broadway and on, in the original company of Crazy for You. 

The first of his plays to be produced was Beside the Seaside, off-Broadway at the Hudson Guild. Other plays include Money/Mercy, produced at the Chelsea Theatre center and then as part of the first HBO New Writers’ Workshop in Los Angeles. Dance with Me, off-Broadway at the 18th Street Theatre and later at Centenary Theatre Company in New Jersey; The Pilgrim Papers at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Workshops include a musical, That Kind of Woman, for Dodger Productions. In the Country of the Free at the Mint, The Weight of Tears at  TheatreSounds. His most recent plays are Songbook, now also a novel, and Nine Day Wonder, a solo comedy that he performed himself at CSC.

His best known play, Souvenir, was produced on Broadway at the Lyceum theatre. Recently, he has performed his solo play Nine Day Wonder, completed a novel of Songbook, and blogs at stephentemperley.com.

Broadway and off-Broadway

CRAZY FOR YOU

Shubert Theater

Eugene Fodor

Up Against It

Public Theater

Father Brodie/Old Man

1 & 2 Henry IV

Shakespeare in the Park

Thomas of Clarence

West End

Happy End

Lyric Theatre

Baby Face

Very Good Eddie

Picadilly Theatre

Dick Rivers

The Garden

Hampstead Theatre

Henry

National Tours

Whose Life is it Anyway

Kennedy Center, etc

Phillip Hill

Me and My Girl

Gerald Bolingbroke

Stock includes...

HMS Pinafore

Berkshire Theater Festival

Sir Joseph

Anything Goes

St Louis MUNY

Sir Evelyn

My Fair Lady

Northshore Music Theatre

Pickering

Run For Your Wife

Tour

Stanley

Me and My Girl

Papermill Playhouse

Gerald Bolingbroke

Move Over, Mrs Markham

Wilbur Theater, Boston

Henry

No Sex Please, We're British

Papermill Playhouse, Palm Beach Playhouse, and Tour

Brian Runnicles

REGIONAL THEATRE: US AND UK includes…

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Pioneer Theater

Utterson

Ten Little Indians

Cincinnati Playhouse

Rogers

Lone Star Love

Great Lakes Theater Festival

Dr. Caius

Rough Crossing

Cincinnati Playhouse

Turai

A Christmas Carol

McCarter Theater ’96-’99

Scrooge

Arcadia

Huntington Theater

Chater

Merry Wives of Windsor

Guthrie Theater

Hugh Evans

The Tempest

Virginia Stage Company

Trinculo

Frontiers of Farce

Virginia Stage Company

Follavoine/Duhring

Macbett

Wilma Theater

Macbett

Charley’s Aunt

Academy Festival Theatre

Jack

Absurd Person Singular

Hartman Theater

Geoff

Twelfth Night

Oxford Theatre Company

Silvius

Kiss Me Kate

Oxford Theatre Company

Lucentio

The Double Dealer

Billingham Playhouse

Mellefont

Major Barbara

Billingham Playhouse

Cusins

TV and Film

Liberty

Middlemarch Films, PBS

Hector de Crêvecourt

Home and Away

Granada TV

Leading role, seven part drama series

Hearty Crafty

ATV

Leading role, Play of the Week

The Dirtiest Soldier in the World

BBC

Leading role, comedy pilot

A Degree of Frost

BBC

Featured guest, David Frost special

Other plays include…

The Pilgrim Papers

Berkshire Theater Festival

Money/Mercy

HBO New Writers, Chelsea Theater Center.

Beside the Seaside

Hudson Guild, New York

That Kind of Woman

Workshop, Dodger Theatricals

Dance with Me

18th Street Theater and Centenary Stage Company