Festival Guest Artists

This year our festival guest artist will be Living Letters performer Stephen Trafton, Juliette Trafton, or both, depending on other professional commitments.

Stephen Trafton

Stephen Trafton’s Broadway credits include Les Misérables (Original Revival Cast) and the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. He has performed at many regional theatres across the country playing leading roles in shows such as Oklahoma!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bye Bye Birdie, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo & Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, and many others. He received his training at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH. He is the West Side Youth Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, where he served under the leadership of the recently retired Dr. Tim Keller. Previously, he worked with Max McLean at Fellowship for the Performing Arts. He performs Living Letters (Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Jonah, and Acts 13) at venues across the country. Currently, he lives in Astoria, NY, with his wife, Juliette, and their two children.

 

Juliette Trafton

Juliette Trafton recently starred as Luisa in the longest running musical in the world, The Fantasticks, directed by Tom Jones Off-Broadway in NYC. Before that, she performed the role of Christine Daae in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera and, regionally, in leading and featured roles in Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Jane Eyre, Peter Pan, and Kiss Me, Kate. You can follow her work as a voice-over artist on Audible.com and her commercial work on national television. She loves nothing more than performing with her husband, Stephen. Their finest productions yet are their two little ones, Tadd and Audra. www.juliettetrafton.com