Stephen Paul Cramer has entertained audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Cramer made his Broadway debut in 2000 in the New York production of Les Miserables, performing the role of Jean Valjean. Before coming to Broadway, Stephen spent three years in the U.S. and Canadian national tours of Les Miserables. During a six-month stay in Toronto, he had the opportunity to work with Colm Wilkinson. In 2007, Stephen sang the role of Tony in the 50th Anniversary salute to West Side Story produced by Signature Theatre, performed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Favorite regional theatre credits include My Fair Lady at California Music Theatre, Down at the Old Bull and Bush at Arena Stage’s Old Vat, and playing Rev. Shaw Moore in Footloose at Shenandoah University’s Summer Music Theatre. Other roles include Ralph in H.M.S. Pinafore, Tony in West Side Story, and Billy Bigelow in Carousel.
Mr. Cramer is a six-time Helen Hayes Award nominee. In 1994, he was honored with the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance with Interact Theatre at the Lansburg Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. Stephen is no stranger to oratorio and opera as well as musical theatre. Classical roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Paul Hill Chorale.
Stephen is currently a member of The United States Army Chorus in Arlington, Virginia. During his tenure there, he has performed for five presidents. He is honored to have been a part of the interment services of both President Reagan and Ford. He has been featured as a soloist on national broadcast of NBC’s The Today Show and at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Stephen entertained national audiences portraying Santa at the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the National Mall in December 2008.