Cancelled due to COVID-19
The Capitol Steps were born in December 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Ronald Reagan was President when the Steps began, so co-founders Elaina Newport, Bill Strauss, and Jim Aidala figured that if entertainers could become politicians, then politicians could become entertainers!
Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. No matter who holds office, there’s never a shortage of material.
“They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.”
— Larry King, CNN
“The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life.”
— Former President George H. W. Bush