B I O G R A P H Y
Originally from Rochester, NY, DeAnne Stewart received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College in 2013. From childhood her passion for music was always evident. From childhood DeAnne has always enjoyed many genres of music and to date has performed traditional and contemporary musical theatre, gospel, r&b, country, rock, and jazz.
Her favorite past productions include Legally Blonde (Paulette Bonafonte), Hair (Dionne) and Rent (Maureen Johnson). She was a featured soloist in the Ithaca Voices' "Tribute to Broadway" concert and performed at the famed George Eastman Theatre with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Pops under the direction of Jeff Tyzik. She has won various vocal competitions and been a part of projects for many directors and composers, including two-time Tony Award Nominee and Emmy Winner Andre De Sheilds and former Hollywood producer and songwriter, Steve Gordon.
Her first year in NYC was a wild ride from taking 1st Runner-Up in the infamous "Stonewall Sensation" competition to making her debut at the legendary 54 Below, losing her mother to cancer, and making her Off-Broadway debut in Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical! She also performed in the Midtown International Theatre Festival as Lt. Uvula in Warp Speed: A Sci Fi Parody Musical! [Best Actress in a Musical]. Since then DeAnne has performed regionally with Mighty Real and internationally with Royal Caribbean. In the last two years she has managed to visit over 27 countries while performing abroad!