Steve Cuden

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About Steve Cuden

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Steve co-created, and co-wrote lyrics for, the acclaimed international stage hit, "Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical" which enjoyed a successful four year run at the Plymouth Theater on Broadway.  "Jekyll & Hyde" has been translated into more than twenty languages, and is currently being produced by theater companies throughout the U.S. and the world over.

Steve also co-conceived the musical, "Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling," with Frank Wildhorn.  "Rudolf" has been produced on stages throughout Europe and Japan.

As a screenwriter, Steve is credited on nearly 90 teleplays.  See them listed below.

Steve directed and co-produced the indie cult hit horror-comedy feature, "Lucky," which won the awards for Best Feature at The New York City Horror Film Festival, AKA Shriekfest in Los Angeles, and MicroCineFest in Baltimore.  Steve was honored to receive the award for Best Director at the Nodance Film Festival in Park City.  For many years, Steve designed the lighting of numerous live stage productions, mainly in Los Angeles, working with a variety of outstanding directors, designers, and actors.  For a list of some of his theater lighting work and awards, please click on the Theatre Lighting Designs page.

In 2013, Steve published Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations. You can learn more about Beating Broadway here.

In 2015, Steve published Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays. You can learn more about Beating Hollywood here.

Steve continues to write and create new work while also enjoying the privilege of teaching Screenwriting to the outstanding Cinema and Digital Arts students of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Here is a complete list of Steve's credits.





  • "Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical" -- Co-Conceived With Frank Wildhorn and Co-Lyrics With Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn
  • "Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling" -- Co-Conceived With Frank Wildhorn and Co-Lyrics With Jack Murphy and Frank Wildhorn


  • "Lucky" - Director/Co-Producer   (For a complete list of Awards, please click on the "Lucky" page)
  • "The Sweetest Christmas" - Screenplay (Under Option, Silver Lion Films)
  • "A Rat's Tale" - Rewrite (Warner Bros.)
  • "Jacquelyn & Heidi" - Screenplay
  • "My Dead Ex-Wife's Family" - Screenplay
  • "State of Siege" - Screenplay
  • "The Kid Who Saved Christmas" - Screenplay
  • "Wipeout" - Screenplay
  • "Scouts" - Screenplay
  • "Pros and Cons"  - Screenplay
  • "The Memory Tour" - Screenplay
  • "Fraudulent Styles"  - Screenplay - Co-Written With Stephen Sustarsic
  • "Party Animal" - Screenplay - Co-Written With Stephen Sustarsic


  • "Good & Evel" - Co-Developed Series and Co-Wrote Pilot with Stephen Sustarsic
  • "Skeleton Warriors" - Co-Developed Series and Co-Wrote Pilot
  • "Dinozaurs" - Developed Series and Wrote Pilot


  • "Adventures of Oliver Twist" - Multiple Episodes
  • "The Avengers"
  • "The Batman"
  • "Beetlejuice" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Biker Mice From Mars" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Bonkers" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Camp Candy"
  • "Creepy Crawlers" - Multiple Episodes
  • "ExoSquad"
  • "Extreme Ghostbusters" - Multiple Episodes
  • "GI Joe Extreme"
  • "Godzilla"
  • "Goof Troop" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Iron Man"
  • "Little Shop..." - Multiple Episodes
  • "Loonatics Unleashed" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Manhattan, AZ"
  • "The Mask" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Mummies Alive" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Nascar Racers" - Multiple Episodes
  • "The Pink Panther"
  • "Pocket Dragon Adventures" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Quack Pack" - Multiple Episodes
  • "RoboCop" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles"
  • "Savage Dragon" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Shadow Raiders" (aka "War Planets")
  • "Skeleton Warriors" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Sonic Underground"
  • "Streetfighter"
  • "Walter Melon Spoof Toons"
  • "Wing Commander"
  • "World Of Quest" - Multiple Episodes
  • "Xiaolin Showdown" - Multiple Episodes
  • "X-Men"

To see all episode credits for the above TV series, please go to:

Steve's IMDB Page

Steve's IBDB Page

Steve's MTI Biography Page