Stephen Moyer has played in numerous film and television productions, but like many classically trained actors, he career started on stage. In this section we share with you Stephen’s stage performances.
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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.
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.”
Sample of photographs from Romeo & Juliet and Iron Man
Original programme of Twelve Angry Men by the Reject Society. Stephen still went by his real name Stephen Emery.
He told this story on the Jay Leno Show on July 16, 2010.
Back in 2009, Stephen went back home to the UK during the holidays and he took the opportunity to catch Brentwood’s Christmas production of Roald Dahl’s “The Twits.” While at the theater with his family, during the intermission he was interviewed by Phoenix FM (listen to the interview below).
In the interview he talks about his 7 year contract with HBO and True Blood and his new found fame. He also discusses producing a new film himself next summer and about the films that he did during True Blood’s hiatus, The Caller, Ice, and Priest. Additionally, he mentions Master Class with Faye Dunnaway, one of the films he was to do while on hiatus that he says “fell apart”.
He goes on to mention the True Blood fans (including Trueblood-Online.com and AllStephenMoyer.com, of which he made special mention) and the money they raised for coaches (buses) to transport children to the the Brentwood Theatre in order to see The Twits.
LISTEN TO THE STEVE’S INTERVIEW BELOW:
Also, Brentwood’s Theater Administrator, Mark Reed was interviewed on June 17, 2016 about the theatre. Listen to Spotlight on Brentwood Theatre – Phoenix FM here: