J. Steven White

Adjunct Faculty


B.F.A. Southern Methodist


J. Steven White (Stage Combat and Competitive Fencing) begins his 28th year of teaching for NYU Tisch’s Graduate Acting Program.  His fight direction has graced the stages of every major New York Theater, including the Manhattan Theater Club, Classic Stage Company, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theater Company, and the Irish Repertory Theatre.

He has worked at many of the nation’s regional theaters, including eleven seasons at American Conservatory Theatre, where he began his teaching career 46 years ago.  His Broadway credits include The Color Purple, Uncle Vanya, A View From the Bridge, The Lion in Winter, All My Sons, as well as Shogun: The Musical (Associate Director). His other New York credits include Don Juan, Fifth of July, Monster, The Credeaux Canvas, A Skull in Connemara, Hotel Suite, and Burn This with Edward Norton. 

For the New York Shakespeare Festival, his fight work has been seen in 22 shows including Julius Caesar, In the BloodThe Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, King Lear, A Language of Their OwnThe Playboy of the Western World, and Cymbeline with Liev Schreiber and Michael C. Hall, whom Mr. White trained at  Graduate Acting.  Mr. White is also the Supervising Producer of the Harold Clurman Lab Theater at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting where he has produced 21 productions, both classical such as Three Sisters and new works by  Halley Feiffer and Zayd Dohrn.