Steve Bertani

Steve is in his eighteenth season as Managing Director. Originally from St. Louis, he came to The Lyceum in 2006 after his work as a Division Manager for Citigroup’s Primerica Financial Services, earning top recognition for team leadership and client development. He spent 12 seasons at Stages St. Louis theatre company (1991-2003), ending his tenure as General Manager, and was a firefighter/EMT at Eureka Fire Protection District in St. Louis County (1998-2005). Steve has experienced all aspects of the theatre business from front of house operations to backstage, and has appeared on stage at the Mule Barn Theatre and Post Playhouse in productions of Working, The Nerd, Dracula, A Day in Hollywood – A Night in the Ukraine, and Gypsy. He made his Lyceum Theatre stage debut in the 2007 production of The Sunshine Boys, followed by cameo appearances in You Can’t Take It With You, and The Man Who Came To Dinner. Having been a drummer for over 30 years, Steve played one of the Bodacious Bobcats in Always…Patsy Cline, the role of Jerry Allison (one of The Crickets) in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and drummed for Little Shop of Horrors (2014) and Beehive – The 60’s Musical (2017). A few of his favorite Lyceum productions include 1776, Tuesdays With Morrie, Into the Woods, Cats, Proof, Arsenic and Old Lace, On Golden Pond, The Diary of Anne Frank, Run For Your Wife, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Tuna Christmas, Rumors, and the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Steve worked as a stage manager for numerous pop artist concerts in St. Louis, including C & C Music Factory, Michael Damian, Donny Osmond, and Belinda Carlyle, and has worked with musical artists and groups Sawyer Brown, Travis Tritt, Paul Overstreet, Heidi Newfield, Sara Evans, Tony Danza, and Josh Turner at The Lyceum. His community involvement includes service on the Saline County League of Emergency Planning Commission (2012-2017), district chief with the Saline County Fire Protection District (retired in 2017), and he is currently a member of the Missouri Citizens for the Arts. He is a graduate of Tarkio College in Tarkio, MO.