In 1991, Steve co-founded Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, with his wife, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Sybil Christopher. In his seventeen years as Executive Director of Bay Street, Steve oversaw more than 50 productions, including Jon Robin Baitz’ adaptation of Hedda Gabler (Tony nomination, Kate Burton), Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend (Julie Andrews’ directorial debut and National Tour). Other new plays under his tenure included work from Jon Robin Baitz, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson, Cynthia Ozick, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Chris Durang, and Rick Dresser, and Diane Paulus.
In 2015, Steve directed Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf, at the John Drew Theatre. He directed the world premiere of Ira Lewis’ Gross Points, also starring Alec Baldwin, at Bay Street Theatre, in 2001. Other directing credits include Neil LaBute’s The Furies at 59 E.59th Street, Yasmina Reza’s Art at the John Drew Theatre in 2006, and Quack Theatrics production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West at the Stephen Talkhouse in 2001. Also: Uncle Vanya , The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Red, all at the John Drew Theatre.
Prior to Bay Street, Steve performed extensively as an actor in film, television, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country, including: Lincoln Center Theatre, Circle in the Square, Soho Rep, The Actor’s Studio, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Capitol Rep, Alliance Theatre of Atlanta, and the Arizona Theatre Company.
Steve has taught acting for over 20 years, for Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, at Bay Street, and now as a faculty member of Southampton Graduate Arts. In addition, Steve maintains a private coaching practice for actors at his studio in Sag Harbor.
Steve is married to author/educator and Bay Street co-founder Emma Walton Hamilton, and the couple live year-round in Sag Harbor, NY. They have two children, Sam and Hope.