Welcome Aboard, Lannyl Stephens

Welcome Aboard, Lannyl Stephens

Today we are happy to announce that Lannyl Stephens has joined the team as our new Director of Development and Special Events.  On the heels of the 18th Annual Spring House Tour, which she directed, she comes on board to further advance the mission and goals of the GVSHP.  She can be reached at lannyl@gvshp.org or at 212-475-9585 ext. 32.


As a consultant, producer, and project manager for the past decade, Lannyl brings wide variety of experience to GVSHP.  She has produced concerts at Carnegie Hall, at the Geary Theatre in San Francisco, events and conferences around the country, as well as radio and television commercials.  Recently, as the Communications Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation, she was responsible for promoting the world-class museum throughout the U.S. through educational outreach programs and public relations.  She is the founder and owner of “Shake It Out,” a performance based Shakespeare program for kids 8-18 that began in Greenwich Village at Grace Church School.


Lannyl (r.) at the 2016 GVSHP House Tour Reception, with GVSHP Treasurer Allan Sperling (l.) and President Art Levin.

Prior to her career as a producer, Lannyl was a Broadway, television and film actress, originating numerous roles on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in San Francisco at the venerable American Conservatory Theatre.

A native of Louisiana who grew up in Texas, Lannyl is a truly transplanted New Yorker.  In fact, she likes to quote E.B. White:

‘There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something.

…Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.

“I am a settler in New York in the truest sense of E.B. White’s description. My passion for the city, its unique people, and culture, knows no bounds.  New York and New Yorkers are the greatest!  I am thrilled to be working in the heart of the city; Greenwich Village,” says Lannyl.

We are thrilled to have her on board.

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Andrew Berman

Andrew Berman has been the Executive Director of Village Preservation since 2002.

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