Acting | Stephen Hamilton


Steve's Acting Resume

1976 – present. Performed extensively as an actor in film, television, and 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
• Arizona Theatre Company
• Bay Street Theatre, among others.

Highlights include:
1983 “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance
Playhouse-by-the-River, Easton, PA
“Hamilton is just brilliant. His performance throughout is magnificent, the finest I’ve seen in many years, regionally or on Broadway.” – Back Stage

1985 Manhattan Punch Line – The Judith Anderson Theatre, NYC
“Of the generally good performances, I’d single out Stephen Hamilton as the best” – Village Voice

1986 “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” by Christopher Durang
Arizona Theatre Company, 1987
“Hamilton’s portrait of Matt engages the audience from beginning to end. It is a characterization with wonderful, subtle shadings, and without this young performer’s work this production would not be as involving as it is…” The Tucson Weekly

2001 “The Lonesome West” by Martin McDonagh
Produced by Quack Theatrics, The Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY.
“… Hamilton’s taut interpretation of The Lonesome West (is) a revelation. And pretty funny, too.” – Newsday
“Mr. Hamilton has directed this production extraordinarily. He’s drawn out of every actor, including himself, performances that have only been hinted at before, and woven a spell that in its intensity, enormity, energy and concentration, is a world in itself.” – The Southampton Press

2006 “Art” by Yasmina Reza
The John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY
“Mr. Hamilton’s performance is a wonder” – The East Hampton Star
“Hamilton’s is the star turn, remarkable in its fineness of detail, and the volumes it speaks.” The Southampton Press

2010 “Equu”s by Peter Schaffer with Alec Baldwin
The John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY
“This production, directed by Tony Walton, features a fine supporting cast: …. Steve Hamilton
as his repressive dad…” NY Times

2012 Astrov in “Uncle Vanya” by Anton Chekhov
The John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Paul Schmidt
John Drew Theatre
May 2012
Directed by Stephen Hamilton

Fred Melamed
Daniel Becker
Rachel Feldman
Herb Foster
Stephen Hamilton
Delphi Harrington
Janet Sarno
Alicia St. Louis


New York Times

Finding Comedy in Ailments, Longing and Despair
A Review of ‘Uncle Vanya,’ at Guild Hall in East Hampton

“…  the experience of being onstage with the actors, while piquant and provocative, doesn’t overshadow the actual play. Mr. Hamilton has succeeded in making Chekhov’s tortured characters painfully familiar — people very much like ourselves in our most dour moods.”

Southampton Patch

UNCLE VANYA: Guild Hall Performance Breathes Life Into Soporific Characters
Review of Guild Hall’s production of Uncle Vanya.
“Stephen Hamilton pulls off the extraordinary feat of creating brilliant boredom in his direction of “Uncle Vanya””


by Peter Shaffer
John Drew Theatre
June 2010
Directed by Tony Walton


Alec Baldwin
Sam Underwood
Kathleen McNenny
Jennifer Van Dyck
Tuck Milligan
Stephen Hamilton
Georgia Warner
Nehassaiu deGannes
Terrence MICHAEL McCrossan
Shashi Balooja
Jp Qualters
Chuck Novatka
Taylor Proffitt


NY Times

“This production, directed by Tony Walton, features a fine supporting cast: …. Steve Hamilton as his repressive dad…”


steve hamilton in Art
by Yasmina Reza (Also played Ivan)
The John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY
Directed by Stephen Hamilton

John Beuscher
Tom Gustin
Stephen Hamilton


The Southampton Press

“You’re not likely to see better, more electrifying, or more commanding acting, or to have a more deeply satisfying theatrical experience anywhere in these environs… than at the current, dynamic, satisfying and memorable production of Art at East Hampton’s Guild Hall. It’s beautiful to behold.”

the Lonesome West

by Martin McDonough
Produced by Quack Theatrics and Stephen Talkhouse
Amagansett, NY
March 2001
Directed by Stephen Hamilton

John Beuscher
Tom Gustin
Stephen Hamilton
Jennifer Laks


“The main character, however, and the most stunning and penetrating portrayal of all is that of Stephen Hamilton as Father Welsh, the lost and ravaged priest….It’s a bravura performance in a company of brilliant performances.”