Stephen Lovatt

Jackie Elliott

Stephen has performed in theatre, radio, television, and cinema throughout New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the US over the last 30 years. Television appearances include Top of the Lake, Hope and Wire, Harry, Spartacus, and five years as Max on Neighbours. Stephen has recently finished playing Sheriff Thomas Emery in season two of Ash Vs Evil Dead for Starz Network US and was recently on NZ television playing John Hunt in Great Southern Television’s Hillary. Previous work for Auckland Theatre Company includes Fallen Angels, Enlightenment, and Rupert, with particular highlights being King James in Anne Boleyn, and Colonel Malone in Once On Chunuk Bair. Other theatre highlights include When the Rain Stops Falling, Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, Angels in America and The Only Child produced by Silo Theatre. Stephen just completed a national tour of Gareth Davies’ Everest Untold, and will be seen next on stage in the premiere production of his one-man show Sweet. Stephen was awarded Excellence in Performance at the 2014 Auckland Theatre Awards for his work throughout that year. Billy Elliot the Musical is Stephen’s first singing role. He hopes you won’t notice.