The qtp Mission

The QTP develops and delivers unforgettable, unique theatrical experiences
for audiences in Queens and shares these experiences with the wider NYC theatre community


Steve Wargo


Favorite credits include (as director): the immersive concert experience Kabarett Weimar; seven NYC productions of his musical adaptation (with Dianne Adams McDowell) of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"David Ives' Don Juan in Chicago (first NYC revival); The Duchess, aka Wallis Simpson and Orchidelirium (both U.S. premieres); I Will Follow and Air Guitar: The Musical (both for the NYC Fringe); All's Well That Ends Well (Manhattan Rep.)
As writer: Triassic Parq: The Musical (with Marshall Pailet and Bryce Norbitz)(NYC Fringe Best Musical '10; Off Broadway '12: Lortel Nom.; L.A. '13: 11 Ovation Award Noms, Winner: Best Musical; San Franciso '14: 8 SGBATCC Noms; Published and licensed by Broadway Licensing.); 
Scooby-Doosical with Keith Varney; Nighttime Traffic with Alex Wyse.
As producer: Keith Varney's I Got Fired: A Revenge Musical (with Liz Ulmer, NYMF '10; Theater for the American Musical Award; South Korea's Daegu International Musical Festival '11);
Arthur Kopit's revised BecauseHeCan (first NYC revival).
In theater-adjacent work, he has been a guest lecturer (on “A Christmas Carol”) at Brooklyn College and his essay on how the AIDS crisis impacted the development of the American Musical was published in the trade journal “Musical Theater Today”.
Coming up: A revamped Kabarett Weimar in late April; development of his new adaptation of
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”; shopping around his new play Forfeits, or, Some Unpleasantness at Tappington: A Tragedy of Manners; directing Tony Pennino’s new comedy I, Horatio.
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A Pittsburgh native, Steve holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Syracuse University.
Photo: Jennifer Harper

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