Equal parts actor, comic, poet, and motivator Steve Connell has become, over the last few years, a transformative and sought after entertainer with private performances for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Norman Lear and many others. Corporate giants like Sony/Universal, Pioneer, Farmers and Gap Inc. are among the many organizations amazed by Steve’s ability to be highly entertaining while explaining key messages and complex thoughts.
His performances have been seen on stage, film and tv, everywhere from Sundance to the Whitehouse, from the Kennedy Center to the Public, on ABC, HBO, MTV and more.
Steve’s newest major work, Transit Space, touring the world in two languages, was created with the renowned Diavolo Dance Theater, and his first short film, The Universe is Chewing, co-starring Troian Bellisario (PrettyLittleLiars); co-directed with Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages); just won a Best Shorts Competition Award of Excellence. His latest spoken word piece “We Are The Lions”, amassed over 8 million views before being performed live at the United Nations to launch their annual campaign to end violence against women.
He just culminated a month long residency at University of Dayton with a performance of his new show “Unfinished”, (actively in development) and he is currently working to finish the full length album ANGEL RISING for release next year.