Need An Acting Reel? Meet Freelance Director/Filmmaker Michael Lee Stever
Michael Stever is a full time freelance director, filmmaker, cameraman and writer, shooting and editing projects in both New York City and Los Angeles.
Michael worked successfully as a full time actor, singer and dancer. Theater and screen credits include the role of Joe Hardy in NETworks national tour of Damn Yankees, Diesel in a Berlin-based Broadway production of West Side Story, a stint at Brisbane Australia's 1988 World Expo, singing and dancing on the world's largest stage in Donn Arden's Reno-based epic, 'Hello Hollywood, Hello' several shows at the prestigious Paper mill Playhouse, and singing in New York city's historic Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He also had the good fortune to star opposite film/theatre legends Betty Garrett and Carole Cook in an Oklahoma based production of 'Arsenic And Old Lace.' In 1998 Michael made his television debut in an episode of the Robo-Cop inspired science fiction series, 'Super Force.' In it he plays an alien abductee opposite the forever notorious, shape-shifting reptilian she devil Traci Lords.
Michael’s first independently produced documentary, 'Saturday Nightmares; The Ultimate Horror Expo!' screened in New York City in October 2010 to solid reviews, and is now available on DVD and Pay-Per-View. 'Saturday Nightmares: The Movie' focuses on the now historic George A. Romero family reunion, which took place at the legendary landmark Jersey City Loews Movie Palace in March 2010. His homage to the 'epic bloodbath' of genre luminaries' features the likes of Adrienne Barbeau ('Creepshow'), actor John Amplas ('Martin'), make up effects wizard Tom Savini ('Friday The 13th'), and filmmaker Roy Frumkus ('Document Of The Dead').
Michael also served as the official cameraman for The Drama Desk Awards in NYC. He had the honor of directing & filming Vanessa Redgrave for a Drama Desk Awards promotional reel, and also had the unique privilege of filming Debbie Reynold's induction into The Friars Club in NYC.
Broadway vets Mary Bond Davis, Judy McLane, the legendary Shirley Jones, musical virtuoso Janice Martin and 'As The World Turns' star Colleen Zenk round out some of his other clients. He co-teaches a regular 5-week intensive at Actor's Connection, where he continues to sharpen his narrative filmmaking skills directing/filming and editing scenes for actor demo reels.
Michael can be found on most social media sites and IMDb. Click on his photo to go to his Facebook page.