Dramatists Guild of America
An Allentown, PA native
who spent two decades
in Los Angeles pursuing a
wide range of interests
to professional level before
moving to New York,
brings these insights
into his crafts.
Steven’s unique journey is a quest for simplicity through personal truth, be it drama or comedy.
A Fading Red (short film)
|SELF PORTRAIT IN A BLUE ROOM||Julian/LEAD||FREEMAN STUDIO, NYC Dir William Carden|
|SMOKE AND MIRRORS||Hamilton/LEAD||LONG BEACH PLYHSE Dir: Russel St. Clair|
|AN ACT OF REPARATION||Leo/LEAD||ODYSSEY THEATER Dir. Maria Vargo|
|THE PAJAMA GAME||Hines/LEAD||YADA THEATER Dir Bob Garret|
|THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION||The Writer/LEAD||MARILYN MONROE THEATER Dir. Heddy Sontag|
|HEY, PICASSO!||Winston/LEAD||STAGE LEE Dir. Lance Lane|
|OLIVER||Sykes/LEAD||GUTHSVILLE PLAYHOUSE Dir. Stephen Hatzai|
|IL POSTINO||ENSEMBLE||LA Opera Dir. Ron Daniels|
Film & Television
|A FADING RED||LEAD||WRITER/DIR: Demetri Panay|
|ME & AL JOLSON||LEAD||WRITER/DIR: Nicole Rogers|
|READY TO TALK||SUPPORT||WRITER/ DIR: Ángeles Reiné|
|WOLF OF WALL STREET||FEATURED||DIR: Martin Scorsese|
COMMERCIALS / VOICE OVERS
|LIST AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST|
|SCENE STUDY (CURRENT)||SCOTT FREEMAN||NEW YORK CITY|
|ACTING TRAINING||LEE STRASBERG INSTITUTE||LOS ANGELES|
|VOCAL TRAINING (BARITONE)||DAVID SABELLA-MILLS||NEW YORK CITY|
|B. ARCH||CARNEGIE MELLON||PITTSBURGH, PA|
|FLUENT FRENCH, CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CHEF, STAND-UP COMEDIAN, PROFICIENT IN EUROPEAN ACCENTS AND AMERICAN DIALECTS, PIANO, NYS DRIVERS LICENSE, VALID USA PASSPORT|
Steven’s early plays dealt more with characters on personal journeys of expression in themes of creativity, fantasy and enlightenment, while experimenting in hybrids with cinematic story structures.
His more current work goes further adding themes of spirituality, sexuality and family dynamics, adhering to more traditional theatrical structures.
Steven Fogelman is not only a playwright, actor, and singer, but also an accomplished painter, chef, designer and filmmaker. It is these diverse interests that exposed him to unique experiences and situations, allowing him to integrate them in his crafts with acute honesty and complexity.
Although his earliest play in the 4th grade was a 10-page expose of Miles Standish and the plight of the Pilgrims. Steven first developed his graphic artistic skills receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He benefited from an exchange year in Lausanne, Switzerland, becoming fluent in French and gaining a passion for haute cuisine, foreign languages and accents that are now hallmarks of some of his short plays
He spent a year after graduation studying at Pittsburgh Filmmakers before moving to Los Angeles to work as a film art director. Steven quickly decided to commit to acting, spending three years studying at The Lee Strasberg Institute. There the original three-scene version of his play “Hey, Picasso!” was workshopped and other plays followed including “Day One” which played in short play festivals and at ‘Company of Angels, ‘Thesis,’ and an early draft of “charrette.”
A five-year stint in stand-up comedy led Mr. Fogelman to develop and perform at such venues as The Comedy Store and Ice House, leaving him an expert in creating comedic characters and dialogue.
As a member of Filmmakers Alliance, he wrote, produced and directed several shorts, most notably “LIMBO,” which screened at the Tiburon, Ashville and New Orleans film festivals.
As a stage actor he originated the role of "Leo Feldman" in "An Act of Reparation" at the Odyssey Theater, and has put his own mark on roles in popular shows, from "Man of LaMancha," at The Guthville Playhouse, to "Annie Warbucks" at YST, with the highlight performing on stage with Placido Domingo in LA OPERA’s world premiers “Il Postino.” TV credits include “True Blood” “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire,” and in films such as “ Burlesque,” “J. Edgar,” and most recently “The Wolf of Wall Street” directed by Martin Scorsese. This understanding of the role of the actor helps Steven structure work more compelling for the actor and audience.
Since arriving in New York in the spring of 2012 Steven is well on his way to fulfilling his goal to work on Broadway and in The West End.