|Known for||Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812|
|Awards||Lucille Lortel Award|
In the fall of 2006, Steele was signed to a four-year development deal for a commercial music project. For the next four years he focused on writing, producing, conceiving and developing a conceptualized electro/rock/pop album while traveling throughout Europe. While working on the album, Steele originated roles in the world premieres of Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Oliver Twist (presented by Theatre for a New Audience Off-Broadway in 2007) and It's Only Life (premiering at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura in 2008).
In 2010, after participating in two years of developmental readings, Steele originated the role of Terry Savage in The New Group production of The Kid, based on the best selling novel by writer/author/activist Dan Savage. After completing its run, Steele returned to Europe, entering the last chapter of the fated music project, ultimately leaving the deal in February 2011. Steele took the next year off to develop several screenplays as a writer.
In February 2012, Steele originated the role of "the Son'" in the critically acclaimed production of Myths and Hymns, presented off-Broadway by the Prospect Theater Company.
In summer 2012, Steele was cast as Anatole in the Ars Nova developmental reading/workshop of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, a sung-through musical based on a portion of Leo Tolstoy's magnum opus, War and Peace. He further developed the role in the show's premiere, and stayed with the production through its venues at Kazino, both downtown in the Meatpacking District and its transfer to midtown on 45th street. In 2015, Steele reprised the role of Anatole for the American Repertory Theatre production of The Great Comet, securing an IRNE Awards nomination for Supporting Actor and an Elliot Norton Awards nomination for Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor. He continued with The Great Comet during its Broadway run at the Imperial Theatre, starting in November 2016. He is one of only two actors who have stayed with the production since its debut at Ars Nova in 2012.
In spring 2014, Steele booked the role of Luca Bavarra in the ABC pilot Dangerous Liaisons. Later that year, he shot the short film Photo
Steele is currently appearing as Skull the primary antagonist is the musical Emojiland which opened on Off-Broadway at Duke Theater on January 19, 2020. A character portrayal which Laura Collins-Hughes described in writing for the New York Times as "deathly pale in black leather and mesh, and oozing an almost Victorian dark charisma."
|2006||The Threepenny Opera||Ensemble; u/s Harry; u/s Velma||Studio 54||Broadway|
|2007||Neil Bartlett's Oliver Twist||Toby Crackit||American Repertory Theatre||Regional|
|2008||John Bucchino's It's Only Life||Performer||Rubicon Theater in California||Regional|
|2010||The Kid||Terry||Acorn Theatre||Off-Broadway|
|2012||Myths and Hymns||Son/Performer||West End Theatre||Off-Broadway|
|2012||Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812||Anatole||Ars Nova||Off-Broadway|
|2015||American Repertory Theatre|
|2020||Emojiland||Skull||The Duke Theater||Off-Broadway|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2014||Lucille Lortel Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812||Won|
|2016||Elliot Norton Award||Outstanding Performance by an Actor||Nominated|
|2016||IRNE Award||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2017||Tony Award||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
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