Steven Stolen

Steven’s beautiful voice is well known in Indianapolis and beyond. He has sung in concerts and operas from coast to coast with many of the country’s finest orchestras. His stage credits include the title roles in Candide, Albert Herring, and Orpheus in the Underworld, and leading roles in Street Scene, The Barber of Seville, The Turn of the Screw, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Magic Flute, and others.

Locally, he has appeared with virtually all of the community’s leading arts organizations as a tenor soloist. Prior to his appointment at the Indiana Repertory Theater as managing director, he served the company as sound designer for Macbeth (1999), musical consultant for Old Wicked Songs, performer and creator of A Coward Cabaret, and as one of the theatre’s associate artists.

Steven is founder and resident artist of Meridian Song Project, and previously was resident artist at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for seven years. He is co-editor of two song anthologies published by Hal Leonard, for which he also has been featured on more than two dozen recordings. He is featured on a new recording of Britten’s Serenade on Summit Records and his solo CDs include Blame It On My Youth (1999) and a 2007 collection of concert arrangements of popular standards, Time After Time. He is producer and host of WFYI (90.1 FM) Radio’s popular “Stolen Moments” heard throughout Central Indiana.

A graduate of Simpson College and the University of Michigan, Steven joined the Indiana Repertory Theatre after a distinguished academic career as teacher and administrator. A faculty member at five different universities, his tenure at Butler University numbered nearly 15 years and was capped by his appointment as the university’s executive director of development and campaigns. A member of Class XXVII of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Steven was appointed to the Indianapolis– Marion County Metropolitan Development Commission from 2004 to 2005 and has served on the boards of many local arts and community organizations. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Indianapolis and continues as a member of the IPS Key Learning Advisory and the Downtown Marketers Association Board. He has been awarded a Master Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission and was an inaugural recipient of a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.