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President's Medallion, Undergraduate Ceremony

Scott T. Stevens '77

Scott T. Stevens ’77 is the founder of the Stageless Players Club at Western New England University. A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Scott has led a varied career in theatre as an actor, company manager, choreographer, director, and producer. A member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association, his career credits run the gamut from starring in the national tours of Cabaret and Sesame Street Live (as Big Bird), to acting in Little Shop of Horrors starring Dom DeLuise, and the daytime soap opera The Guiding Light. 

As a multi-talented performer, Scott has been a mainstay in musical tributes and celebrations alongside leading names in show business, landing him on Broadway stages as well as those of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, working with such luminaries as Paul Newman, Bernadette Peters, Alec Baldwin, Carole King, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, and many more.

Beyond the foot lights, Scott has worked tirelessly in support of his fellow actors, including being on the advisory board of The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first nonprofits in the Broadway community. He is currently on the production team of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, an organization where he has worked for more than 20 years. He conceived The Broadway Bears annual auction, which raised more than $2 million dollars through the sale of more than 600 teddy bears dressed as and signed by famous celebrities. A lifelong champion for animals, he also has served on the Board of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and is currently on the Board for and co-produces Broadway Barks in Manhattan.