A long-time member of Tony Award-winning Trinity Rep’s Resident Acting Company, roles include Willy Loman, Grendel, Fagin, Feste, Shylock, and Scrooge. He has performed in New York and nationally including Dallas Theater Center, Bread Loaf’s Acting Ensemble, The Kennedy Center, The White House, and the top of a float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

STEPHEN BERENSON is a teacher.
Co-Director of the former Trinity Rep Conservatory, he was Director of Brown University/Trinity Rep’s MFA Programs in Acting and Directing for 16 years before being named Founding Director in 2017. He is a faculty member at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, with a tutorial appointment at Lincoln College Oxford.

Recognition includes a 2010 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship at Ten Chimneys, The New England Theatre Conference Teacher of the Year Award, IRNE nominations for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Musical, Broadway World Regional Awards for 2018 Best Actor and 2019 Best Supporting Actor, and Providence Mayor David Cicillene’s Citation for Excellence.

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“You won’t find a better portrayal of the tragic character than Stephen Berenson, one of Trinity Rep’s true treasures. Berenson is Willy Loman.”

Death of a Salesman, Warwick Beacon, September 28, 2017

“…..immense, compelling, riveting, masterful….You can’t take your eyes off him…People should talk about his performance for years.”

The Merchant of Venice, Smithfield Magazine, February 2012

“The joy of this year’s “A Christmas Carol” lies in the brilliance of Stephen Berenson….a wonderfully gifted character actorbeautifully done.”

A Christmas Carol, Go Providence, November 19, 2015

“Thanks in large part to…the subtleties of Stephen Berenson’s Shylock, this is a rich, multi-faceted Merchant…. an utterly human, utterly sympathetic portrayal.”

— Providence Journal, February 12, 2012

“Trinity Rep veteran actor Stephen Berenson is a superb Fagin.”

Oliver!, Sun Chronicle, February 24, 2014

“Stephen Berenson….fantastic as always.”

Arnie, Louis and Bob, Broadway World, April 12, 2016