Don Stephenson directed TITANIC at Lincoln Center for Manhattan Concert Productions, OF MICE AND MANHATTAN for the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, THE OTHER PLACE at The Alley Theatre, A COMEDY OF TENORS, THE PRODUCERS, VANYA, SONIA, MASHA, AND SPIKE and LEND ME A TENOR at Paper Mill Playhouse, THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT -THE SMELL OF THE CROWD (BroadwayWorld nom. for Best Director of a Musical) and GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed Opera, BUYER AND CELLAR and NOISES OFF at Pittsburgh Public Theatre, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and SISTER ACT at the Marriott Theatre, THE COTTAGE at Theatre Aspen, I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS at Theatreworks/Hartford, LEND ME A TENOR at Bay Street Theatre (Broadway World nom. Best Director of a Play), TITANIC at The MUNY Opera, the Hangar Theatre (Broadway World nom. Best Director of a Musical), and Westchester Broadway Theatre, STRUCK at New Jersey Rep. (BroadwayWorld nom. Best Director of a Play) DEATHTRAP, NOISES OFF, and THE 39 STEPS at the Flat Rock Playhouse, THE MYSTERY OF KING TUT and SKIPPYJON JONES for Theatreworks/USA and THE GREAT UNKNOWN for The New York Theatre Festival. He directed the critically acclaimed productions of OLEANNA, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and the hit musical comedy DOCTORS AND DISEASES at the historic Barter Theatre.
Other New York directing credits include ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS (Theatre Row), A CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS (Urban Stages), BUCK SIMPLE (Garrick Gaities), WHEN PIGS FLY (Kaufman Theatre), GOLDEN VOICES (Symphony Space), OLD FLAMES (Theatre Studio Inc.) and the workshop production of MY TIME OF DAY; THE LETTERS, LYRICS , AND MUSIC OF FRANK LOESSER. He has directed productions of THE DESPERATE HOURS and THROUGH ALL KINDS OF WEATHER, both at the Clarence Brown Theatre and SLEEPING BEAUTY at American Stage Festival.
As an actor, Don played the D’ysquith family in the Tony Award winning A GENTELEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and starred as Leo Bloom in the Tony Award winning Broadway production of THE PRODUCERS. His other Broadway credits include ROCK OF AGES, PRIVATE LIVES, DRACULA, TITANIC, PARADE, BY JEEVES, THE BANDWAGON, PARDON MY ENGLISH and WONDERFUL TOWN.
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he holds a BA from the University of Tennessee.