Stefan Porfirio - Assistant Director

From the moment Stefan joined UTC in 2012 his passion for theatre and his ability to make people laugh was apparent when he played Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress.  Stefan than brought to life the Big Bad Wolf in our production of SHREK the Musical.  He returned for another season as Scuttle in Disney's The Little Mermaid.  He reaches the audience with his stage presence and he was born to entertain. Ever since than Stefan has entertained audiences all over the GTA in countless roles over the last six years. But he always returns home to where he started.  We are so proud of his growth as he steps into the duel role of Assistant Director for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and also lights up the stage as a walking and dancing candelabra with his portrayal of Lumiere.  Stefan has worked with UTC for the past two years backstage, contributing to the success of Wizard of OZ and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Stefan is ecstatic and cannot wait to take on these duel roles in his sixth production with UTC.  Other on stage credits include SMT: Crazy for You (Pete), Stepping Out: Music Man (Marcellus), VCP: Peter and the Starcatcher (Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher), MYT The Wizard of Oz (The Cowardly Lion). Outside of the theatre world Stefan is in his 5th year at York University, majoring in History and works at both The Markham Museum and with Laser Quest in Richmond Hill. Stefan wants to become a teacher one day and with the understanding of how vital drama and arts are to the youth, his dream is to teach others.