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About Stephen Burleigh

STEPHEN BURLEIGH appeared on Broadway in A Talent for Murder, starring Jean Pierre Aumont and Claudette Colbert. Off Broadway he played Owen in Brian Friel’s Translations, Doc in Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, and the Groom in One Wedding, Two Rooms, Three Friends all at the Manhattan Theatre Club. He played Hippolito in a musical version of The Revenger’s Tragedy at
Playwrights Horizon, was the Beloved in Scenes and Revelations at the Hudson Guild, Norbert in Blue Window at The Production Company, and Fred in P.S. Your Cat is Dead at the Promenade Theatre. Regional theatre credits include: Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire at Lexington Conservatory Theatre, Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Trinity Square Rep., and Norbert in Blue Window at The Long Wharf Theatre. Los Angeles theatre credits include Ad Wars at the Tiffany Theatre, Sleeping Dogs, Dinky Dau at Theatre Theater, Thomas in The Only Game in Town at the Electric Lodge Theatre, Dr. Harry Hyman in Broken Glass at the West Coast Jewish Rep/Pico Playhouse, and Benjamin in Provenance at Ensemble
Studio Theatre/LA. He played the lead role of Martin Foley in the World Premiere of his own play Makepeace at the Matheson Arts Center in Mendocino, California. He has guest starred in numerous
television shows including Life, LA Law, Moonlighting, Spenser for Hire, Equal Justice, Dark Justice, Execution of Justice, Edge of America, Murder or Memory, Southland, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Doctors, and Search for Tomorrow. He has been a principle performer in dozens of national commercials.

Steve won the 2006 George Foster Peabody Award for producing Edge of America, the Official Opening Night Film at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Edge of America was also selected for the Tribeca Film Festival, the Hampton's International Film Festival, the Nantucket Film Festival, and was voted Best Film at the Native American Film Festival in San Francisco. Director Chris Eyre (Smoke
Signals) won the DGA Award for Outstanding Direction for the film, screenwriter Willy Holtzman won the WGA Award and 2006 Humanitas Award for the screenplay. Edge of America premiered on Showtime and is currently available on dvd. He produced the independent film, Bereft, starring Tim Daly, Vinessa Shaw, Tim Blake Nelson, Edward Herrmann, Michael C. Hall, and Marsha Mason, which marked the directing debut of Tim Daly and award winning Director of Photography, Clark Mathis. Bereft premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was also selected for the Seattle Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, and the AFI Festival in Los Angeles. Bereft received its broadcast cable premiere on Showtime in 2005 and is available on dvd. He executive produced the film adaptation of Emily Mann’s play, Execution Of Justice, for which he won the 2000 GLAAD Media Award for Best Television Movie. That film was directed by Leon Ichaso, and starred Tim Daly as Dan White and Peter Coyote as Harvey Milk. The L.A. Times also named the film one of the years’ Five Best TV Movies. Other producing credits include the teleplay Dinky Dau for Public Television, which he also directed, the Los Angeles premiere of Vincent Cardinal’s play, A Colorado Catechism, and the acclaimed world premiere of David McMillan’s play Watching O.J. at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, the Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Playwrights Unit, and the Rogue Machine Theatre.


University of California Berkeley, B.A.
Graduate, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, NYC

Awards & Nominations:


Winner - GLAAD Media Award *

Executive Producer, Outstanding Movie for Television

Execution Of Justice


Winner - George Foster Peabody Award *

Executive Producer, Best Movie for Television

Edge of America


Winner - Humanitas Award *

Executive Producer, Best Television Movie

Edge of America


Sundance Film Festival *

Executive Producer - Official Opening Night Film

Edge of America

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