Stephen Moyer has played in numerous film and television productions, but as so many classically trained actors, he started his career on stage.
At the tender age of 3 years old Stephen made his stage debut during a family vacation at a holiday camp, singing Nellie the Elephant with his puppet elephant named Ellie.
He told this story on the Jay Leno Show on July 16, 2010.
When Stephen was cast as Tom Sawyer in what became the first of many school productions, he knew that acting was what he wanted to do.
Stephen says about that time: “Within months, I’d joined local amateur societies in Brentwood, and then in Chelmsford, 10 miles away, and then Colchester, 20 miles away. My poor parents literally every night after school were taking me to different rehearsals, and by the time I was 14 or 15, I was doing it probably four days a week in different societies and school plays. I was just obsessed.”
At age 17 Stephen established his own theatre company – The Reject Society – where he started producing, directing and appearing in plays such as Private Wars and Twelve Angry Men as well as the contemporary comedy, Bouncers.
“The first play we did was ‘The Long and the Short and the Tall,’ a war play. I was the youngest [actor]. In fact, the next play we did was ’12 Angry Men,’ and I directed that when I was 18. I directed them all. And we had a 75-year-old in that. And again I was the youngest.”
Original programme of Twelve Angry Men by the Reject Society. Stephen still went by his real name Stephen Emery.
After completing his training at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Stephen Moyer appeared in various stage productions.
Click on the titles to go to the articles about the various plays and read the original theater programmes when available.
- OLIVER! – National Theatre of Wales – 1991
- ROMEO AND JULIET – Abraham – Royal Shakespeare Company – 1992
- COLUMBUS AND THE DISCOVERY OF JAPAN – Sailor – Royal Shakespeare Company – 1992
- THE THEBANS – Chorus – Royal Shakespeare Company – 1992
- THE IRON MAN – Various – Young Vic – 1993
- ROMEO AND JULIET – Romeo – Oxford Stage Company – 1994
- “CHICAGO” AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL: Stephen’s return to the stage after 18 years, July 26, 27, 28, 2013.
- LIVE PRODUCTION OF THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Stephen co-starred as Captain Von Trapp in this LIVE production of the stage play on December 5, 2013 on NBC.