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Stephen Cramer
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
Office: 1004C
Phone: Phone: 307-382-1898

M.F.A, Acting, Kent State University, Ohio, 2017 

B.A., Theatre Arts, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania, 1985 

Stephen Cramer holds a BA from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, and an MFA from Kent State University in northeast Ohio. Prior to graduate studies, Stephen enjoyed a long career as a professional singer and actor. 

Mr. Cramer made his Broadway debut in 2000 in the New York production of Les Miserables, performing the role of Jean Valjean. Before coming to Broadway, Stephen spent 3 years in the U.S. and Canadian national tours of Les Miserables. During a six month stay in Toronto, he had the opportunity to work with Colm Wilkinson. In 2007, Stephen sang the role of Tony in the 50th Anniversary salute to West Side Story produced by Signature Theatre, performed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Cramer revisited the role of Jean Valjean in both Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre and Riverside Center’s productions of Les Miserables both in Virginia. Other regional theatre credits include, King Arthur in Spamalot, Private Lives directed by Pat Carroll, Down at the Old Bull and Bush at Arena Stage’s Old Vat, and playing Rev. Shaw Moore in Footloose at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre.  Other roles include Ralph in H.M.S. Pinafore, Tony in West Side Story, and Billy Bigelow in Carousel.   

Mr. Cramer is a 6 time Helen Hayes Award nominee. In 1994, he was honored with the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance with Interact Theatre at The Lansburg Theatre in Washington D.C. Stephen is no stranger to oratorio and opera as well as musical theatre. Classical roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the tenor soloist in Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for The Lawton Philharmonic in Oklahoma.  

Stephen is a former member of The United States Army Chorus in Washington DC. where he was a soloist for the re-dedication of the Pentagon after 9/11 and portraying Santa at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in December 2008. 

Stephen is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.


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Amy L. Critchfield
Associate Professor of Technical Theatre
Office: 1004A
Phone: Phone: 307-382-1787

M.F.A, Technical Theatre: Scenic Design, Utah State University, Logan, 2002 

B.A., Technical Theatre, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, 1999 

A.A.S., Natural Sciences, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, 1997 

A native of Washington State and current designer/Associate Professor for Western Wyoming Community College, Amy loves creating fantastical worlds for characters and audiences alike.  In her career, she has sunk the Titanic!, chased a Drowsy Chaperone thru secret passages, ridden Carousels, attended the Salem witch trials, visited enchanted castles, wandered English manor houses looking for lost loves, contemplated murder while sipping wine with Aunts Abby & Martha, flown over the streets of London, landed in New York City with a Giant Peach, crossed the plains of Oklahoma! to Hollywood where she stopped to play in the rain. Amy received a M.F.A. in Scenic Design and Technical Direction from Utah State University, a B.A. in Theater from Eastern Washington University and an A.A.S in Natural Sciences from BYUI (formerly Ricks Jr. College).  She has enjoyed working with several community and regional theaters in Washington, Idaho, Utah, and New Jersey. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, exploring new places, reading and spending time with her family and dogs Jack & Athena.​

For more information about Amy go to: amycritchfielddesigns.com


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Eric-Richard de Lora
Professor of Musical Theatre
Office: 1004B
Phone: Phone: 307-382-1729

M.F.A. Music (stage direction), University of Iowa, 1990 

B.S. History and Theatre (stage direction), Eastern Oregon University, 1989 

B.S. Music and German (piano and voice performance), Eastern Oregon University, 1983

This season Eric will direct Brian Friel’s play Dancing at Lughnasa and the musical Sondheim on Sondheim. He has directed over 100 productions, with some of his favorite projects including the musicals The Addams Family, A Funny Thing…Forum, Into the Woods,  My Fair Lady, and Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ as well as the plays Antigone, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Bright Room Called Day, The Laramie Project, The Real Inspector Hound, and The Wisdom of Eve. As a music director he has prepared over 100 musicals, including The Addams Family, Anything Goes, Godspell, Hello Dolly, Into the Woods, James and the Giant Peach, Little Shop of Horrors, My Fair Lady, Once Upon A Mattress, Pippin, The Rocky Horror Show and West Side Story, and worked as a vocal coach and piano accompanist with hundreds of singers in presenting songs from all genres of popular music and musical theatre.

Eric was born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Clovis, California. He began singing and acting at age five, studying piano at age seven, and writing and directing at age twelve. In high school he studied theatre, history, music, and German, and after graduating with honors lived and worked for two years in Bavaria, Germany. He completed two bachelor’s degrees with honors at Eastern Oregon University: one in History and Theatre, with an emphasis in stage direction; and the other in Music and German, with a double emphasis in piano and voice performance. He pursued graduate studies in choral-orchestral conducting at the University of Utah and completed the Master of Fine Arts in stage direction at the University of Iowa. He has taught at the University of Iowa, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Eastern Oregon University, Umpqua Community College, Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco, and Maybeck High School in Berkeley, California.

Eric and his husband Steve are avid travelers, gourmands, and arts historians, and together have explored Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Czechia, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United States, Vatican City, and Vietnam.

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