Bobbie Steinbach*, a recent recipient of a 2016 Fox Fellowship Resident Actor Grant for Distinguished Achievement, and a generous Individual Artist grant from an Actors’ Shakespeare Project donor, has been a longtime member of Boston’s very special theatre community as an actor, cabaret performer, teacher and director.
Old Lady (George’s mother) in Sunday in the Park with George and Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music at Huntington Theatre Company, Mrs. Candor in School for Scandal and Oenone in ASP’s Phedre, Stella Livingston in Light up the Sky at the Lyric Stage Company, Zofia in New Repertory Theatre’s Tongue of a Bird, The Fool in Henry VIII, a role created for her by Shakespeare and Company Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, and the Bawd in Pericles, with Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Mrs. Potter (a role originally played by Lionel Barrymore) in It’s a Wonderful Life at Stoneham Theatre, and The Fakus, a noir with CentaStage (IRNE Award Best New Play).
Regional performances include:
New Repertory Theatre’s Collected Stories, (Best Actress Award Independent Reviewers of New England, Elliot Norton Outstanding Actress Nominee) Deported/a dream play produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre at the Modern Theatre. As a Founding Member/Resident Actor for Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Richard III (Duchess of York), Julius Caesar (Casca), Twelfth Night ( Maria), All’s Well That Ends Well (Lord Lefew, Widow), The Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Macbeth (KIng Duncan, Porter, Witch 3), Much Ado About Nothing,(Margaret,Antonio) Coriolanus (Volumnia), Othello (Brabantia), Timon of Athens (Flavius), Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (Mistress Quickly). Regional credits include: Michigan Opera Theatre, Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall & Tanglewood: A Little Night Music (Madame Armfeldt) with Leslie Uggams and Christine Ebersole; Huntington Theatre Company: Dead End (The Governess), Rose Tattoo with Andrea Martin (Peppina), The Corn is Green with Kate Burton (Sarah Pugh); Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Much Ado About Nothing, (Dogberry), Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Light Up the Sky (Stella), Follies (Carlotta Campion), The Importance of Being Ernest (Lady Bracknell), Arms and the Man (Catherine Petkoff), A Little Night Music (Madame Armfeldt), Spitfire Grill(Hannah Ferguson), Assassins (Emma Goldman), Lend Me a Tenor, Present Laughter; New Repertory Theatre: The Clean House (Ana) (Elliot Norton Award for Best Production), Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), A Girl’s War (Arshaluis Sarkisian—IRNE Award Best Supporting Actress), The Waverly Gallery (Ellen Green), Stonewall Jackson’s House (multiple characters–Elliot Norton Award Outstanding Actress); Speakeasy Stage Company: Anna in the Tropics (Ophelia); Stoneham Theatre: Rimers of Eldritch, A Prayer For Owen Meany, Much Ado About Broadway: Christmas Revels at Sanders Theatre (Mummer, Storyteller, St Peter); Boston TheatreWorks: Our Town (Stage Manager), Coyote on a Fence ( Shawna DuChamp), Merrimack Rep: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), Christmas Carol (Xmas Past), Ring Round the Moon (Mother): Vineyard Playhouse and Jewish Theatre of NE: The Last Night of Ballyhoo, (Reba Freitag) Directing credits: Actors’ Shakespeare Project Romeo and Juliet, New Rep’s The Diary of Anne Frank, Third and Oak: The Laundromat, The Red and the Blue, Boston Theatre Marathon, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth for Shakespeare Now and Our Town at Boston Conservatory. Bobbie was featured as Best Actress in the August 2012 issue of Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston.
*Member Actors’ Equity Association and is the Huntington Theatre Company’s 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.