Title(s): Assistant Professor of Theatre
Department(s): Art, Design, Music, Theatre, Fashion, Communication
MFA in Acting, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
BA, SUNY New Paltz
Voice and Diction
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Theatre
Primary area of expertise
Stephen Balantzian is a professional actor and is the Coordinator of Theatre at SUNY Ulster where he has guided the program since 2009. Stephen is the producer and director of plays in Quimby Theatre, the performance space on the Stone Ridge campus.
Honors and Awards
Stephen has performed on Broadway with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner (Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard Rogers Theatre), off-Broadway (OHIO Theatre, Theatre Row), and regionally in theatres such as Amphibian Productions in Ft. Worth, TX where he is a company member. He has performed on TV: Law & Order (NBC, Guest Star), Traveler (ABC Television, Co-Star) and has shot national television commercials for Intel, Papa John’s Pizza, Food Network to name a few.
Stephen is a board member of SUNY New Paltz’s McKenna Productions and performs locally with Mohonk Mountain Stage Company, Rosendale Theatre Collective, and Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center.