Stephen Ferri, 27

Associate Producer/Resident Music Director, White Plains Performing Arts Center

Stephen Ferri’s accomplishments in the world of theater would be notable even for someone much older than 27: He’s a veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater — a tally of more than 150 shows — with a wide-ranging background in music, management, producing, and design. This makes him, to say the least, a perfect fit for the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC).

Bitten by the theater bug in high school, Ferri went on to earn a BFA in stage management from Purchase College. “I went into the industry doing a little bit of everything in the theater world, from musical directing and playing in orchestra pits to stage management and various tech positions,” Ferri says. This background serves him well at WPPAC, where he oversees “an entire production from start to finish, which is very rewarding.”

WPPAC turns 15 this year, and their premiere productions of Heathers and The Hunchback of Notre Dame brought “thousands of patrons to see a show they truly couldn’t see anywhere else,” says Ferri. “We are a one-of-a-kind venue, where you can see high-quality professional Broadway shows, as well as great youth theater, concerts, and much more.”

Even in the sequestered age of cyberspace, Ferri says that live theater is alive and kicking. He looks forward to not just entertaining WPPAC’s regular patrons but also “introducing a whole new generation of theatergoers to the magic of live theater. 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Adam Chau, 29

Program Manager Clay Arts Center

Christine Sanders, 29

Vice President, Administration, United Hebrew

Laura Madonna Giardullo, 28

Owner, Bare Skin and Laser

Jaime Urteaga, 27

Founder/CEO Digital Chair

Evan Popham, 24

Regional Demand Manager, Heineken USA

David Krinick, 29

Owner, Mesh Print Studio

Jay G. Wegimont, 26

Staff Assistant Congressman Eliot L. Engel

Paul-Anthony Présendieu-Cuesta, 27

Director of Community Gardening Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County

John Roland Sanchez, 29

Senior Account Manager, Zachys Wine & Liquor

Kristen Sottile, 28

Senior Analyst Westmed Medical Group

Sahar Malek, 29

Director of Professional and Support Services, Westchester Medical Center

Stephen Ferri, 27

Associate Producer/Resident Music Director, White Plains Performing Arts Center

Shanae V. Williams, 28

Yonkers City Councilwoman

Frank Valenti, 28

President Valcon Contracting Corp. and 808 Social

Rafael De La Rosa 28

Senior Product Manager Ask Applications

Jirandy Martinez, 29

Executive Director, Community Resource Center

Ananth Sridhar, 29

Senior Manager, New Products Planning, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Julie Vandak, 29

Co-Owner Groom Spot

Frank D’Agostino, 26

Yonkers Firefighter, Co-Owner Transform Fitness and Training, Co-Founder The Style Society

Lisa Rosenberg, 29

Product Development Senior Scientist, PepsiCo

Emilie Berner, 29

Chef & Coordinator, Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

John Vitale, 28

Vice President, Sterling National Bank
Edit Module