New York based actress/singer Stephanie Lynne Mason can currently be seen as “Hodl” in the critically acclaimed production of “Fidler Afn Dakh” (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) directed by Joel Grey Off-Broadway at Stage 42. She previously originated the role in the production downtown at The Museum of Jewish Heritage by National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene.
She had returned to National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene after having played Gussie in the Drama Desk Nominated revival of Amerike, the Golden Land, and Mirele in “Di Kisherfmakherin”.
This has not been Stephanie’s first trip to Anatevke. She made her Broadway debut in the 2015 Tony nominated revival directed by Bartlett Sher in the ensemble and covering the principal daughters, Fruma Sarah and Grandma Tzietel. She has also performed in several regional productions including at Barrington Stage where she played Hodel to Tony nominee Brad Oscar’s Tevye.
Stephanie has also spent time at Sun Records as Elvis Presley’s girlfriend, Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet. She first understudied the role in the Original Las Vegas Production, and then eventually took over the role on the 1st National Tour. Both were directed by Eric Schaeffer and music directed by Chuck Mead (BR549), the original creatives.
Other favorite regional performances include playing Louise in Gypsy at Virginia Musical Theater and her professional debut, playing Maria in West Side Story at Houston’s Theater Under the Stars opposite Max Von Essen.
Stephanie currently resides in Manhattan with her adorable, feisty, too smart for her own good, Havanese, Sophie (who made her professional debut as Chowsie opposite Stephanie’s Louise).