Stephen Butterworth

Stephen Butterworth


5/14/1970, Auckland, New Zealand

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Stephen Butterworth


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Stephen Butterworth trained at Toi Whakaari in 1994 and has acted in stage plays, musicals and operatic Society productions, and film and television. He play multiple roles in the first production of 'Whaea Kairau - Mother Hundred Eater' by Apirana Taylor. He worked with Mercury Theatre Auckland from…more


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  • Trivia

    • Stephen was part of the Spartacus Loop Group (2012).

    • In 2011, Stephen won the"Peoples Choice Award" for Sirens at the Auckland Fringe Festival Awards.

    • Stephen was born in 1970.

    • In September of 2008 Stephen performed the children's radio play Firewood for Radio New Zealand National's "Storytime Treasure Chest" program.

    • Stephen used to be "head boy" at Birkenhead College. The head boy is an upperclassman who represents the school at events and is given special responsibilities as the leader of his peers.

    • Stephen is 5'11", with black hair and brown eyes.

    • Stephen is of Maori descent.

    • Stephen has performed in several short films, including the two 1997 movies Mesmer and Purea Nei, and the 1994 film Para Recordar.

    • Being a part of the play The Hunchback of Notre Dame was quite a challenge for Stephen and his fellow castmates, because they didn't have a script, they just workshopped and the play grew organically out of their interaction.

    • Stephen has made a number of radio commercials for local New Zealand businesses, such as Jim's Gym, Clear Air Dry Home Air Systems, and Dairy Bar. He's also done television commercials for Boise (2002, NZ), Telecom Xtra (2004, NZ), Sky Television (2004-07, NZ),Sky City (2006, NZ), BUPA Insurance (2009, Australia), Jamesons (2009, USA), TelstraClear (2010, NZ), and Sky TV (2012, NZ).

    • Stephen's theatre credits include:
      (2013) Swan Song 'Prince Siegfried', Parnell Baths, Choreographer/Dir. Lara Fischel-Chisholm
      (2011) Sirens "Sea Captain", Parnall Baths, dir. Linda McFetridge
      (2010) Songs For Guy "Singer (Cabaret show)", The Moa Lives!, dir. Kip Chapman
      (2009) The Italian Girl In Algiers "Sergio", dir. Colin McColl
      (2008) The Mystery of Irma Vep, 'Various', Centrepoint
      (2008) Who Needs Sleep Anyway?, ATC
      (2006) Sweet Charity 'Ensemble', dir. Colin McColl
      (2006) The Rivals, 'Faulkland', Circa Theatre, dir. Ken Blackburn
      (2005) Boys in the Band, 'Michael', Silo Theatre & Downstage, dir. Jonathon Hendry
      (2004) Cloud 9, 'Betty/Edward', Circa Theatre, dir. Kathy McRae
      (2004) She Stoops to Conquer, 'Marlow', Circa Theatre, dir. Ken Blackburn
      (2004) Monkey 'Buddha', Capital E Theatre, Dir. Peter Wilson
      (2003) In Flame 'Fabrizio', Circa Theatre, Dir. Susan Wilson
      (2003) A Passionate Woman, 'Craze', dir. Susan Wilson
      (2002) Playing Around 'Steve', Circa Theatre, Dir. William Walker
      (2001) On the Razzle, 'Weinberl', Downstage, dir. Elric Hooper
      (2001) The Hunchback of Notre Dame, dir. Ben Crowder
      (2001) Rosencranz & Gildenstern 'Player', ATC, dir. Colin McColl
      (2000) Blue Smoke, 'Pania of the Reef', Wellington Festival, Dir. Murray Lynch
      (1999) Waiora 'Tipuna', Hawaiian tour
      (1999) Boys at the Beach 'Den', Circa Theatre, Dir. Susan Wilson
      (1999) Travesties 'Tristan Tzara', Circa Theatre
      (1998) Beauty and the Beast, 'Beast's Man/Brother 2', St James, Dir. Laurence Boswell
      (1998) The Abattoir 'Gustave', Bats Theatre, Dir. Stephen Bain
      (1998) Waiora 'Tipuna', NZ tour, Dir. Murray Lynch
      (1997) Blood Wedding 'The Groom', Dir. Maya Dalziel
      (1995) Whaea Kairau 'Rongo/Hemi/Jack, Taki Rua Theatre
      (1994) Mother Hundred Eater 'Winfield/Koro', Dir. Colin McColl
      (1994) The Rover 'Sancho/Biskey', Downstage Theatre, Dir. R. Hodgman
      (1994) Shakespeare to Go 'Hamlet', Dir. Murray Lynch
      (1994) Just Like Home 'Hector', Dir. Whetu Fala

    • Stephen is a trained gymnast and acrobat.

    • Stephen plays the guitar and sings in the high baritone/tenor range.

    • Stephen makes an uncredited appearance in the Xena musical episode "The Bitter Suite" as one of the singing warriors in the "War/Peace" number.

    • Stephen is represented professionally by the firm Auckland Actors.

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