With the recent launch of her new Blog “One OZsome Blog” we wanted to do Stefanie’s profile. I will only make some edits from her bio on her site because I think it’s awesome!
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Stefanie knew she wanted to be a performer by the age of three. With the support of her parents, Stefanie began voice and dance lessons. At the age of eight, Stefanie made her stage debut as Dorothy in her school play of “The Wizard of Oz”.
Throughout her teenage years, Stefanie continued all lessons and fought the stress of trying to balance both theatre and sports. By the end of her senior year, Stefanie made the decision she wanted to pursue a degree in theatre. After auditioning for theatre schools, Stefanie decided to attend the University of Arizona. Throughout college Stefanie would star in such productions; Juliet in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Cunegonde in “Candide”(Mac Award Nomination), and Hope Cladwell in “Urinetown”. In the spring of May 2008, Stefanie received her BFA in Musical Theatre.
After graduation, Stefanie spent the summer in Tennessee, doing summer stock. In the month of September, Stefanie made the big move to New York City. She lived in the city for about two months before she received the call telling her she was cast in the regional production of “Hair” at Arizona Theatre Company and would be earning her equity card. Stefanie would soon return to AZ and begin to rehearse with her new tribe. During the rehearsal process, Stefanie was called to come audition for the Glinda understudy for the national tour of Wicked. During a day off, Stefanie flew back to NY for the audition. On her way back to the airport, in the middle of Penn Station, she got the call saying she had booked it! As she recalls, one of the happiest moments in her life.
Stefanie is currently touring around the country with the first national tour of Wicked. Stephanie is now portraying Nessarose in the First National Tour of Wicked.