“We Make Due” by Raine Grayson
Directed by Michele O’Brien
Photos by Steven Pisano
New Musical Workshop!
I’m excited to spend the next month workshopping Karl Hinze’s Dress Rehearsal For The Christmas Vigil At The Church Of The Sacred Redeemer
About the play: “Following a recent bombing at a nearby mosque, the three church choirs of Sacred Redeemer in Appleton, WI are being forced to merge for one big Christmas service (in the name of “unity”)—a sure recipe for disaster. As the rehearsal wears on, the police hunt for the mosque bomber heats up, and crises of faith from outside the church walls start to squeeze their way in. In this play, told through flashbacks and original music, the choir members must grapple with their own understandings of community, identity, responsibility, and faith.”
Mysteries At The Museum
Check out some behind the scenes shots from my time on set. Episode airing soon!
How I’ll Be Spending My Summer
Touring with Vital Theatre Company!
I’ll be playing the Tinman in The Wizard of Oz and Peter in Pinkalicious. Making stops all along the east coast! Check out www.vitaltheatre.org for dates & locations.
This Memorial Day, catch me in Theatre Now New York's SOUND BITES Festival!!
Cooking For Two - "It's the first season finale of Food Network's latest, Tasty Time with Jenny and Brett - but as the cameras roll, the eponymous couple's cheery facade starts to crack. When Jenny tries to end the show in a desperate bid to save their marriage, Brett must confront a terrifying choice: relationship or career?"
Book & Lyrics by Charlie O'Leary. Music by Karl Hinze. Directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon.
I play the "Nameless PA" who is tasked with keeping alive a failing cooking show and marriage. I get to wear a headset. It's truly a dream role.
Photos & Video Highlight Reel Below!
TRICKS @ La MaMa
I'm incredibly excited to be taking part in a staged reading of Michael Shayan's TRICKS at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club!
April 30th @ 7pm : Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Featuring: Monet X Change from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10!
For more info click here
Photos from the sold out reading below:
Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream
Words can't express how happy I was to step back into the shoes of Hjordis, a role I originated three years ago!
On short notice, and with only a two hour rehearsal, I returned to tell this classic tale of immigrants passing through Ellis Island in the early 1900s.
Many thanks to Sundog Theatre and the entire staff at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Ninya & Hjordis Forever <3
New Play Reading @ The Barrow Group
I'm excited to take part in a staged reading of Erik Gernand's A Place in the Woods. March 27th, 2018 @ 7pm
Directed by Donna Jean Fogel.
Starring: Polly Adams, Stephan Amenta, Larry Mitchell, Porter Pickard, Julia Ryan.
<-- Photo from the reading :)
Pinkalicious and Flight School
I've joined the touring cast of Vital Theatre's Pinkalicious and Flight School.
Making stops in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and NYC. For the full schedule click here
The Fat Lady Sings @ Cherry Lane
By Jean-Claude van Itallie
Directed by Rosemary Quinn
Featuring Christopher Albrigo, Stephan Amenta, John Doman, Kate Mulgrew, Brigitte Williamson
February 16th, Cherry Lane Mainstage
These are all words I never thought I'd write! So honored to share the stage with creative legends.
New Year, New Show!
Happy 2018 ya'll! I'm starting off the year with a bolt of electricity! I'm so excited to be joining the cast of Write Act Repertory's Frankenstein, as the devilish Henry Clerval.
Performances are every Monday @ 7pm, through March 5th!
For more info & tickets click HERE ------------------------------- Photos by Adam Smith Jr
Additionally, you can catch me every Tuesday night in Lili Marlene now extended through March 6th!
For tickets click HERE
Hope to see you there! :)
Pumped to be collaborating with Ali Perkins on a Remixed, Reimagined, Still Iconic version of Addendum.
One Night Only: November 14th @ 8pm
Where: The Center for Performance Research. 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
Free admission. $5 donation encouraged at the door (cash only) No need to even RSVP! Just show up!
I Had A Rough Night!
This is super old news.. oops! But the rumors are true. Yes, thats me in the opening shot of Rough Night, staring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, and Jillian Bell!
DKMS Commercial Airs!
Ever wonder what it takes to be a bone marrow donor?
This was a really fun project, for a really good cause. Check out DKMS for more info.
Off Broadway Debut!
I'm happy to announce I'm making my Off Broadway debut in Write Act Repretory's production of Lili Marlene performing at St. Luke's Theater.
Performances are every Tuesday @ 7pm through December 19th!
Lili Marlene is the musical love story of Rosie Penn, a famous, Jewish cabaret singer and Count Hans Wilhelm von Kleister Graff, Set in Berlin during the last year of the Weimar Republic, and at the beginning of the Third Reich period ( as the dark clouds of Nazism loom) the Count, as the head of the passport bureau of the German foreign ministry, helps the German cultural and scientific elite escape from the country as he, his family and Rosie must decide where their futures lie.
For tickets: Click Here
Enjoy this spooky short featured on The Scene
And check out my Halloween costume! :) Boo!
'Earthly Delights' NYC Screening!
Super excited to share that "Earthly Delights" has been selected to screen at NewFest: The NYC LGBT Film Festival! It will be screening in the "Faith & Fury" segment, on Oct. 21st and 22nd.
It was a blast to share the screen with Catherine Curtin and Alton Alburo! Directed by Evan Dale Karg
Photo from the festival below!
The 24 Hour Plays Nationals
Each summer, The 24 Hour Plays partners with the New School for Drama to bring together the best 25-and-under actors, directors, playwrights and producers for an intensive professional experience.
Update: We DID IT! What a whirlwind!
Proud to have performed in the world debut of Flights by Shara Feit, directed by Ally Benko
Photo by Andrew Watkins
Summer 2017 Performances! The Play Off!
Yes! Contrary to the fake news media (aka my Instagram), I'm NOT always on vacation.
July 19-23, catch me in two short plays featured in Torrent Theatre's The Play Off!
It's seven short plays facing off against one another to create one thrilling evening of theatre and YOU get to pick the winner!
Pulverized by Judy Klass
Songs My Brother Sang by Myra Slotnick
Photos by Liza Gillete
My Episode of On The Case With Paula Zahn Airs!
It was a blast shooting this a few months ago, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Am I the killer???
Tune in this Sunday, 7/16 at 10pm to Investigation Discovery to see Episode 808 "A Deadly Riddle" to find out!
Britney Ever After Promo !!!!!
It's true. Dreams really do come true kids. Lifetime paid me to talk about my love of Britney Spears. This is hands down my favorite job I've ever booked.
Check out the biopic airing February 18th! And watch the Lifetime Channel all week for my promo spots! The gifs say it all...
Love Saves NYC Film Premiere!
It's not every day I get to see my face on the Big Screen at the Dolby 88 Screening Room! I'm so proud to be a part of the Tzu Chi Foundation's short film Love Saves. It's a beautiful film about the power of charity, kindness, and the human spirit within us all.
PLANT: The Second Coming NYC Premiere Party!
The second season on the award winning webseries PLANT premieres on Amazon Video! These are some of the most talented and kindest people I've ever worked with. :)
Please check the series out on Amazon Video and here are some fun photos of the entire cast at the NYC Premiere Party!
Photos by JD Urban
Good Boys And True
I'm excited to announce I'm playing the part of Justin in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys and True going up at the Gene Frankel Theatre!
Reviews: "...the strongest of the bunch... Amenta gave Justin profundity and charm. As the outcast of the school, you could see why Brandon was magnetized by him. But beyond that, Amenta didn’t play into any stereotypes. He made Justin authentic." - Theater In The Now
Scenes from the Diary of Anne Frank
To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of WWII, the Anne Frank Center is producing Scenes From The Diary, a condensed and insightful exploration of Anne and Peter’s relationship in the Secret Annex.
It was an once in a lifetime opportunity to be directed by Steve Press, who originated the role of Peter in the 1955 Broadway Production!
Lending Dear Evan Hansen My Voice!
You Will Be Found! Hear clips of me in the Arena Stage Production of Dear Evan Hansen directed by Michael Greif.
<-- here's an actual photo of me in the recording studio!
Returning to the Williamstown Theatre Festival!
WTF! I'm returning to the Berkshires to star in Samuel Hunter's A Great Wilderness, as Daniel, a frail, intimidated, quick witted gay teen sent to a conversion therapy camp in Idaho.
Reviews: "... a touching and affecting Stephan Amenta... You sense in Amenta's Daniel the fragility of a trusting youth who is bewildered, afraid, made timid and cautious by a young life marked by rejection and disgust from others" - The Berkshire Eagle
Boston Globe: Williamstown’s ‘Great Wilderness’ Worth the Trek