| 2019 Playwrting Faculty TBA
Director, Southampton Theatre Conference
Producer, actor, director, and teacher, Hamilton co-founded Bay Street Theatre in
Sag Harbor, NY, with his wife, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Sybil Christopher in 1991.
In his seventeen years as Executive Director of Bay Street, Steve oversaw over 50
productions including Jon Robin Baitz’ adaptation of
(Tony nomination, Kate Burton), Sandy Wilson’s
The Boy Friend
(Julie Andrews’ directorial debut and National Tour). Other new plays under his tenure
included work from Jon Robin Baitz Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson, Cynthia Ozick, Terrence
McNally, Marsha Norman, Chris Durang, Rick Dresser, and Diane Paulus.
In 2015, Steve directed
All My Sons
at the John Drew Theatre featuring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf. In 2001, he directed
the world premiere of Ira Lewis’
Gross Points, starring Alec Baldwin, at Bay Street Theatre. Other directing credits include Neil
at 59 E.59th Street, Yasmina Reza’s
at the John Drew Theatre in 2006, and Quack Theatrics production of Martin McDonagh’s
The Lonesome West
at the Stephen Talkhouse in 2001. Also:
Uncle Vanya, The Cripple of Inishmaan, RED
, all at JDT
Prior to Bay Street, Steve performed extensively as an actor in film, television,
Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country, including Lincoln Center
Theatre, Circle in the Square, Soho Rep, The Actor’s Studio, Ensemble Studio Theatre,
Capitol Rep, Alliance Theatre of Atlanta, and the Arizona Theatre Company.
A teacher for over 20 years, Steve also serves as a faculty member of Southampton
Arts, and maintains a private coaching practice in his studio in Sag Harbor. He is
married to author/educator and Bay Street co-founder Emma Walton Hamilton, and the
couple live year-round in Sag Harbor, NY. They have two children, Sam and Hope.