I only see ABT several times per year, and I did not know about Stearns/Veyette in Theme at ABT until I read this post. I just wanted to note here that, after Jared Matthews arrived at Houston Ballet, he was still passed over in Ballo della Regina . Two different artistic directors (McKenzie at ABT and Welch at Houston Ballet) might have a similar view on Matthews in Balanchine.
I saw two different casts of Onegin at ABT last week; I wonder whether Matthews would ever be given Onegin if Houston Ballet were to revive it, of if he had stayed with ABT. I know he is becoming a mature dancer, but I am not sure if he would grow out of Lensky-type roles into Onegin-type roles. So far in Houston, he has been passed over for Des Grieux, Prospero, and Oberon. Maybe I am discounting him too much for his boyish good looks.