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Sheldon Steele



Sheldon was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. Growing up singing in his church choir, his love for music began at a young age, and at the age of 10, he taught himself to play piano. In the 5th grade, he was cast as Freddy Fasttalk in his first musical, The Runaway Snowman. From then on, he knew that performing was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He is a graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) - a residential performing arts high school in St. Petersburg, Florida - where he earned a pre-collegiate certificate double majoring in Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre.

Immediately after graduation, he was awarded a full-scholarship to attend the GRAMMY Foundation’s Songwriting Intensive in Los Angeles, California where he studied songwriting under the leadership of Chris Sampson, Vice Dean of Popular Music at the University of Southern California. He will be receiving his BFA in Musical Theatre from Rider University in the Spring of 2019, and is eager to use his God-given gifts to touch lives and shed light in the world through art. His most notable credit is Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray (Thingamajig Theatre Co.).

Other credits include Aida, Sister Act, Big River (Thingamajig Theatre Co.), In The Heights, RENT, (PCCA) Once On This Island, and Bonnie & Clyde (Rider University). Aside from performing, Sheldon enjoys music directing, composing, and teaching. He plans to earn his MFA in Acting and one day teach at the collegiate level. He gives thanks to God, his amazing mother, grandmother, family, and the Scott family for their unwavering love and support. He lives by the biblical verses: “To whom much is given, much is required and for this reason I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Luke 12:48 and Philippians 4:13).