- Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised a Chicagoan.
- If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
When I am not singing opera, I am exercising my paleontology and museum muscles. I’m about to start an online certificate in Museum Studies.
- The first opera I was ever in was…
Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love in English at Carthage College in Kenosha.
- My favorite opera is…
I would say my favorite opera goes back and forth between Bernstein’s Candide and Rossini’s La Cenerentola.
- My favorite food to cook is…
Chicago-style Italian beef.
- People would be surprised to know that…
I have a fake front tooth! My brother knocked it out playing hockey.
- If I could spend a ‘weekend in the country’ anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
Iceland when the sun doesn’t set.
- I like to binge-watch…
Mythbusters with my Aunt Carol.
- What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
Mary Anning, Mae C. Jemison, Leonard Bernstein, and Teddy Roosevelt.
- Everyone should see A Little Night Music because….
It shows Sondheim’s musical genius as an innovator of the future and curator of the past.
- Bonus: One question you wish someone would ask you (and the answer).
Ask me any question about dinosaurs and I may talk your ear off for hours.
Find out more about Stephen and our other artists, and don’t miss the chance to see him perform Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music. Performances are February 8 and 10 in Capitol Theater. Tickets start at $25!