Stephanie Janette Block (born September 19, 1972) is an American actress and singer, known for her work in Broadway musicals. A Tony Award nominee and four-time Drama Desk Award nominee, she has appeared on numerous cast recordings and released a solo album, This Place I Know in 2009. Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano.
Block began her professional musical career in regional theatre and by playing Belle in the Disneyland production of Beauty and the Beast in 1992. She made her Broadway debut in the 2003 original production of The Boy from Oz, playing Liza Minnelli. Having read the part of Elphaba in the first reading of Wicked in 2000, she was the first actress to play the role in the US touring production from 2005–06, winning the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Non-Resident production. She later reprised the role on Broadway from 2007-08. She received Drama Desk nominations for the Broadway productions of 9 to 5 (2009) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), and the Off-Broadway productions of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (2011) and Little Miss Sunshine (2013). For Drood, she also received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.