St. Lawrence received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught stagecraft, lighting design, sound design, and technical production at Ohio University since 1975, as well as designing scenery, lighting and sound for scores of productions. Before that, he was technical director and production manager for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, responsible for resident seasons at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, and touring nationally through much of the eastern part of the United States. In 1987, he established the sound design program in the School of Theater, in cooperation with the schools of Music, Film, and Telecommunications. He has consulted on and designed systems for the Monomoy Theater in Cape Cod, Kantner Hall and The Ridges Auditorium at Ohio University, as well as The Stuart's Opera House. He has been an active member of USITT for many years and has provided papers and chaired panels for SETC in portfolio development, lighting design, and sound design on numerous occasions since 1987. St. Lawrence served as Director of the School of Theater between 2003 and 2007 and now teaches one semester a year in Early Retirement.