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Stephanie Trudeau

Singer, Actor, Writer

Stephanie Trudeau has been an actress and singer for over 40 years, performing in NYC cabaret, Off-Broadway, and regional theater. 

Trudeau's other cabaret shows have included one on the body of work of June Christy, a noted jazz artist who sang in the late '40s, '50s, and '60s. She is supported by grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, The Puffin Foundation, and NYC Councilman Ken Fisher.  Her research into the Giglio Festival in Brooklyn led to her being selected for a nine-month residency in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar.

Becoming Chavela

Written and Performed by
Stephanie Trudeau

This tribute show, formerly known as, 'Chavela: Think of Me,' honors the legendary ranchera singer, Chavela Vargas. It is a live performance of songs, stories, and media. 

Stephanie is accompanied by guitarist Ben Lapidus.

It was awarded the 2020 Bistro Award for "Best Tribute Show" and is currently performed at Don't Tell Mama NYC.

See my Show page

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Becoming Chavela
The Film

Coming Soon

This short film tells the story of Chavela Vargas. It features interviews, animations, musical performances, and stories told by Stephanie and her embodiment of Chavela Vargas.

The film  highlights topics such as gender issues, gay rights, immigration, and Mexican culture. It was co-written and directed by Joyce Callo, a New York Emmy Award winner who is an independent writer/director for film, television and other media.

See the teaser on my Film page

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