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"Steve Pacek gives a stand-out performance... He perfectly portrays the obsessively fearful but engagingly optimistic young man, capturing both his vulnerability and the character’s boyish charm."


"Among all the talent, a standout is Steve Pacek as Harold Bride, radioman at the ship's telegraph. He's incredibly memorable throughout, his voice and demeanor dazzling..."


"Steve Pacek’s electric. He manages amazing pivots...with an energy that never seems to flag and an intensity that creates both threat and sympathy. Pacek seems to communicate with every part of his ever-in-motion body — from his soulful eyes to his flailing arms and leaping feet. It is an astounding turn."


"Understanding that Peter is much more complex than we often give him credit for, Pacek blends wide-eyed wonder with a thick mask covering a hellacious past, introducing us to a new boy we’ve never met, yet who somehow feels like an old friend."


"The always irresistible Steve Pacek stars as Gordon, bringing his rich voice, subtle comic timing, and heartfelt emotion to the role."


"Pacek is a tour de force in both his vocals and his acting chops. His voice soars through his beautiful solo numbers...and invokes both laughter and tears."


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Theatre, Musical Theatre, Television

Actor's Equity member and SAG eligible. Actor, singer, dancer. Extensive work in the regional markets. BFA Ithaca College. Additional studies at Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, Broadway Dance Center, The Edge, Jen Waldman Studio, Tom Burke Vocal Studio and private voice with Priscilla Bagley.


Plays, Musicals, Devised Pieces, Special Events

SDC associate member.  I am most passionate about new or newly re-energized prices of theatre that excite the imagination, stimulate conversation and provoke true emotional responses. Equally comfortable with small two-handers, full-scale musicals, collaborating in a devised process or crafting a unique one-night only gala or benefit.


Dance and Movement

SDC associate member.  Trained mostly in jazz, contemporary and tap. My work is also heavily influenced by my continued practice in Viewpoints, Laban effort shapes and clowning.  The body is always telling a story, without ever having to say a word.  Harnessing that potential is what excites me most as I aim to make visceral experiences that can change the energy in a room.



Jen Waldman Studio provides actors with a safe space to explore and experiment. We celebrate each artist's unique creative voice and provide them with the tools to share their artistry with confidence and pride.


  • every artist deserves an opportunity to practice their craft in a safe, risk-loving space.

  • we are responsible for envisioning a diverse theatre, practicing inclusion, and calling out intolerance.

  • a supportive and thriving artistic community is something we all create together.

  • technique is absolutely essential.

  • art and science are inextricably linked.

  • the body is the key to unlocking the actor’s greatest work.

  • it is the actor’s responsibility to honor the text.

  • education is a life-long pursuit.

EVOLVE Studio is a place for working professional actors (or soon-to-be working professional actors) in Philadelphia to practice their craft in a way that the rehearsal room doesn't always allow for.  It is a place to expand your artistry beyond the comfort zone and think outside the box.  We maintain a supportive and safe space where you can evolve into the artist you are meant to be...

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