Stephen Len White was born in Memphis, TN, and graduated from Memphis State University with a bachelor’s of music degree with a concentration in opera performance. He continued his studies in Graz, Austria, and Venice, Italy, receiving an artist’s diploma from the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz and EPCASO in Venice. Since then he has been seen in roles like Blitch in "Susannah," Marcello in "La Boheme," Germont in "La Traviata," Silvio in "I Pagliacci" and Figaro in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," appearing with companies as diverse as the New York Grand Opera, the Bronx Opera, Opera Ascona (European Debut), Opera Memphis and the Auckland Opera (Australasian Debut).
Mr. White has been equally at home on the musical stage in such roles as Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music," Harold Hill in "The Music Man," Billy Bigelow in "Carousel," Dr. Engel in "The Student Prince," and Lancelot in "Camelot." Stephen created the role of Gandalf in "Der Herr der Ringe" in Berlin and was an original member of the third national and Antwerp, Belgium companies of the "Phantom of the Opera", appearing as Don Atillio and Passarino and understudying Firmin in both those companies. He has also appeared in dramas and musicals with Cumberland County Playhouse, Playhouse on the Square, Opera Northeast and has been off-Broadway as Simon Peter in Rabboni.
A very versatile performer, Mr. White’s symphonic experience includes the Brahms Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and various operatic and Broadway concerts with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Memphis Symphony and the Haifa Symphony in Haifa, Israel, singing under the baton of maestros Zubin Mehta, James Conlon and Vincent La Selva. In film and television Stephen has appeared in "Final Chapter Walking Tall," "For Love of the Game," "21 Grams," "The Upright Citizens Brigade," and "Law and Order." Mr. White is a student of Armen Boyajian and the proud and lucky husband of Deborah White.
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