MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Instructors

Steven Beckingham


Steve is a professional actor, writer, singer/songwriter, and theatre teacher. Born in England, he grew up in the PacificNorthwest. After earning a BA in Music from Pacific University in Forest Grove,OR, he began performing in various musicals and plays in and around Portland.In 2002, he moved with his now wife, Sara, to London where he trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. During five years living in London, Steve’s theatre, TV & film work took him to various places, including Regional England, Wales, Morocco, Iran, Baja and Germany. In 2006 he was cast as the “NICK” understudy in the award winning Broadway to West End transfer of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin. The production’s success spawned a US National Tour where Steve understudied the same role. He was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to perform the role in LA at The Ahmanson Theatre. From 2007-2011, Steve lived and worked as an actor, director, and teaching artist in New York City. As well as earning an MSED in Educational Theatre from The City College of NY, he worked for The New Victory Theatre, The American Globe Theatre, and the Town Hall Education Outreach Program. As well as acting and teaching, Steve writes, records and edits music, is an amateur filmmaker, and has written various sketch comedy pieces, short films and most recently, his first full-length play, “The Barong.”

Steve is currently the drama advisor at Canby High School and was recently featured as a co-lead on NBC’s GRIMM. For a full list of credits, go to www.stevenbeckingham.com.