Paul is a graduate of Ithaca College and the University of Utah , where he received a Master of Fine Arts in writing and directing musical theatre. For several years, Paul was artistic director for the New Opera Group in NYC. He coached the rehearsals and conducted performances for 12 operas, including one American and three NY premieres. Paul is the artistic director of Cantus, a 12-member vocal group in NYC, and is the Director of Music Ministries for The Church of the Village, UMD in Manhattan.He is the musical director/arranger for the current cabaret hits "3 Tenors in Search of An Act.", and "Carol Channing in Concert" starring Richard Skipper. He has also musically directed "Oklahoma" and "Grease","42nd Street" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" , and currently works with the Musical Theater students at Marymount Manhattan College and AMDA. With an excellent knowledge of the repetoire, he moves freely between the opera and musical theater genres. Please contact Paul Stephan
2004 Bistro Award Winner "Musical Comedy Act" - Three Tenors in Search of an Act
2004 MAC Finalist "Best Song" - Elusive and "Musical Comedy Act" -
Three Tenors in Search of an Act
"...the singing was impeccable. So's the musical direction by Paul Stephan."
David Finkle - Back Stage
"the three have been astute enough, or lucky enough to corral Paul Stephan as their arranger and music director."
Peter Levy - Cabaret Scenes
"This is a show worth seeing more so for Paul Stephan's deft musical direction and arrangements."
Phylis Raskind - Theatrescene.net