Ms. Stephanie (Hindmarsh) Dennehy
Class of 1986
Career Pathway: Arts & Communications
Stephanie Hindmarsh Dennehy was nominated by Jini Hindmarsh.
Stephanie graduated from Grayling High School in 1986. While in high school, she was active in band, theatre, forensics, dance, Student Council and basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society. She then graduated from Western Michigan University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and musical theater.
Since then, Ms. Dennehy has pursued her childhood dream of being a performer. With her abilities as an actor, dancer and singer, she is a "triple threat" on stage in works by William Shakespeare to Neil Simon to Stephen Sondheim. She has had leading roles in Kiss Me, Kate; Nunsense; A Chorus Line; Guys & Dolls; Godspell; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Chess and many other plays and musicals.
She has appeared onstage at the Crosswell Theatre in Adrian, the Tipping Point Theatre in Northville, the Toledo Repertory Theatre, the Windsor Light Opera House and the Jewish Ensemble Theatre in Detroit, the Adrian Symphony and in Christmas productions at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. She has worked as an auto company spokesperson for Porsche and Maybach at the Los Angeles Auto Show and has appeared in numerous television commercials.
Ms. Dennehy was the understudy for two roles at Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea and appeared in one of his movies, Super Suckers, about a vacuum cleaner salesman. And she received an “Excellent Performance in a Musical” award for both Little Women and Songs For a New World from the Ohio Community Theatre Association.
She has worked as a director and choreographer at theatres and schools in southern Michigan and northern Ohio. She has also coached and mentored other directors and performers for the Ohio Community Theatre Association and the Williams County Playhouse. She has taught dance at the Toledo High School for the Performing Arts and has shared her love of the theatre by mentoring young people at a summer camp at Bowling Green University. Currently, she teaches at DANCE FX Studios in Toledo.
She is married to fellow actor Joe Dennehy, and they are the parents of two boys. Ms. Dennehy is the daughter of Wayne and Jini Hindmarsh and the granddaughter of Jess and Betty Bennett. Her brother Ryan also attended Crawford AuSable Schools until his family moved when he was in the eighth grade.