Pope, Stephanie 1964–

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POPE, Stephanie 1964


Born April 8, 1964, in New York, NY. Education: Trained at Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey dance school, and Frank Hatchett Studio.

Addresses: Agent Robert Attermann, Abrams Artists Agency, 275 Seventh Ave., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Career: Actress, singer, and dancer.

Awards, Honors: MAC Award nomination, best newcomer, 1995, for On My Way to You; DramaLogue Award; Monarch Award; In Style Award, black achiever in industry, Harlem Young Men's Christian Association.


Stage Appearances:

Elderly lady, dancer, Lilly, and first and second shadow, Big Deal (musical), Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Member of ensemble and understudy for Charity, Sweet Charity (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 19861987.

Understudy for Anita and one of the Hunnies, Jelly's Last Jam (musical), Virginia Theatre, New York City, 19921993.

Standby for Marta, Spider Woman, and Aurora, Kiss of the Spider Woman (musical), Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 19931995.

On My Way to You (cabaret), New York City, c. 1995.

Gymnasia, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical), St. James Theatre, New York City, 19961998.

Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance (musical revue), Broadhurst Theatre, 1999.

Our Heart Sings, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Just Me and My Friends (cabaret), Garrick Bistro, Mayflower Hotel, New York City, 2000.

Stephanie Pope: Now's the Time to Fall in Love (cabaret), Theatre at Arci's Place, New York City, 2001.

Host, New Cabaret Acts and Revues, Players Club Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Quel Fromage, John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Velma Kelly, Chicago (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, beginning 2002.

Amy the Wild Woman, Rockwell, Theatre at Blue Heron Arts Center, New York City, 2002.

Appeared as Dorothy Shaw, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (musical), North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA; as Creole belle, Honky Tonk Nights (workshop production); as Dussie Mae, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Denver Theatre Center, Denver, CO; as Liliane LaFleur, Nine, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ; as Circe, The Odyssey, Arena Stage, Washington, DC; as Brenda, Smokey Joe's Cafe, West End, London; as new Ziegfeld girl, The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue (musical revue), Palace Theatre, New York City; and as Josephine Baker, The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Broadway production; also appeared in a workshop production of Fascinating Rhythm, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT. Performed at Royal Albert Hall, London; appeared in benefit concerts and cabaret performances; also performs on cruise ships.

Major Tours:

Velma Kelly, Chicago (musical), U.S. and Canadian cities, c. 19971999.

Also toured as Helene, Sweet Charity (musical), U.S. cities, and in Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance (musical revue).

Television Appearances; Series:

Ronnie, One Life to Live, ABC, 19951997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dancer, The Debbie Allen Special, ABC, 1989.

Ira Gershwin: A Centenary CelebrationWho Could Ask for Anything More?, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

PBS Millennium 2000, PBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Second girl, "Sweet Charity," A Different World, NBC, 1990.

Monica, "The Last One Out," Knots Landing, 1991.

Woman, "Our Lady of Cement," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994.

Kina Spaite and Detective Nancy Mears, "Obituaries," Oz, HBO, 2000.

Kina Spaite and Detective Nancy Mears, "Gray Matter," Oz, HBO, 2000.

Kina Spaite and Detective Nancy Mears, "You Bet Your Life," Oz, HBO, 2000.

Detective Nancy Mears, "Cuts Like a Knife," Oz, HBO, 2001.

Irene Gray, "Charlotte & Wilbur," Ed, NBC, 2002.

Also appeared in episodes of Cop Rock and In Living Color.

Film Appearances:

Dancer at Haney's Big House, Great Balls of Fire!, Orion, 1989.

Daisy, Notes in a Minor Key, Buena Vista, 1994.



(Contributor) Jelly's Last Jam (Broadway cast recording), 1992.

(Contributor) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Broadway cast recording), 1996.

Now's the Time to Fall in Love, Jerome Records, 2001.

(Contributor) Our Heart Sings, Jerome Records, c. 2001.

Also contributor to Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure; Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens, Fynsworth Alley; Jamie deRoy and Friends: 'Tis the Season, Harbinger; and Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Decca.



Stephanie Pope Official Site, http://www.stephaniepope.com, January 27, 2004.

Talkinbroadway, http://www.talkinbroadway.com, January 27, 2004.