Steve has worked in nonprofit and commercial theatre for over 17 years with experience in regional, Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, and London productions ranging from plays and musicals to stage-to-film live broadcasts around the world. With Tate Theatrics, Steve established a full service theatrical producing office whose production, The Blue Flower, made it's Off-Broadway debut at New York's Second Stage Theater after an award-winning regional run at Diane Paulus' American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) with fellow producer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). Previous producing credits include award-winning Green Eyes, Here Today, Onward, The Four, and The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O'Leary. Steve serves on the Benefit Committee for The Dramatist Guild Fund, celebrating over 50 years of aiding and nurturing writers for the theater. Steve was named one of seven American Producers to participate in London’s inaugural US/UK Exchange presented by The Old Vic with the aim to generate more collaborative transatlantic productions.
A graduate from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Steve spent four years at the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse working in a variety of departments from marketing to theatre education. Commercially, Steve ventured into the Broadway realm as Marketing Manager of RENT during its 10th Season of Love and national movie launch. Steve helped pioneer digital marketing and advertising on Broadway during his time at Situation, working with a variety of productions including Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line (2006 revival), Blue Man Group, and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County. Steve returned to nonprofit as Director of Marketing for Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company for three seasons promoting twenty-one productions, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Between Riverside & Crazy.
In addition to producing, Steve created Tate Theatrics Media Marketing & Advertising offering traditional and digital campaign services to theatrical and general entertainment clients. Projects have included Broadway's Concert for America, The Book of Mormon, Spiegelworld's Empire, First National Tour of Spring Awakening, Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance/IFC, and The National Theatre of Great Britain.