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Carson Elrod

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
"I was born in Kansas. I went to school at Potwin Elementary, Robinson Middle School, Topeka High School (Go Trojans!) , University of Kansas (Go JAYHAWKS!) and NYU's Graduate Acting Program (Go Bobcats!). I was called to acting in college when, in the midst of taking on a truly enormous amount ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
"I was born in Kansas. I went to school at Potwin Elementary, Robinson Middle School, Topeka High School (Go Trojans!) , University of Kansas (Go JAYHAWKS!) and NYU's Graduate Acting Program (Go Bobcats!). I was called to acting in college when, in the midst of taking on a truly enormous amount ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Revelation Reading, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Sam Greevy
  [Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Production, 2015
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Crispin
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2011
Prentiss
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Ethan Keene
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Tim Timko [Replacement]
Talk Show Host [Replacement]
Roy [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Grandaddy Byrd/Nolan Reitower
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Jake Mace
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Jake Mace
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Tim Allgood [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Marmian

Carson Elrod Biography

"I was born in Kansas. I went to school at Potwin Elementary, Robinson Middle School, Topeka High School (Go Trojans!) , University of Kansas (Go JAYHAWKS!) and NYU's Graduate Acting Program (Go Bobcats!).

I was called to acting in college when, in the midst of taking on a truly enormous amount of activities (DJ, columnist, classes, etc.) I auditioned for Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. The magnanimous Ron Willis cast me in the play and from the moment the lights came up on the show in front of an audience, I knew that I wanted to be an actor.

I believe that acting in film, television, and theatre is the most visceral and relatable form of storytelling the planet has. Science is discovering all the time the way that stories and narratives impact our day to day experience. Stories help us make sense out of the senseless, give value and meaning to our days, and help us understand that we are all part of the same human family. A recent study showed that students who attended live theatre demonstrated more empathy and compassion. http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/10/19/attending-live-theater-boosts-empathy-tolerance-in-students/76308.html This study didn't surprise me at all. When we, as human beings, expose ourselves to stories about what it means to be a human being, we realize that our triumphs and tribulations, which appear to be so unique and happening just to "us", are actually the universal fabric of living a human life. We all experience exultant joy and catastrophic grief. We all suffer from time to time. And we all succeed too. I think the more that people realize and understand that we are all in this life together, the more compassion, affection, and respect there can be in the world."


Carson Elrod Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Carson Elrod, The Liar
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Carson Elrod, The Heir Apparent
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Carson Elrod, The Heir Apparent
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Carson Elrod, The Explorers Club

Carson Elrod News

Getty Villa Presents MEMNON Read By The Classical Theatre Of Harlem Photo Getty Villa Presents MEMNON Read By The Classical Theatre Of Harlem
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

Getty Villa presents Memnon Read by The Classical Theatre of Harlem, an online live play-reading taking place via Zoom on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 5:00 pm PT. Founded in 1999, The Classical Theatre of Harlem creates theater anchored in the context of the African Diaspora.

Full Cast Announced for THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES (CASTELVINES Y MONTESES) at Re Photo Full Cast Announced for THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES (CASTELVINES Y MONTESES) at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

RED BULL THEATER will kick off the 2022-’23 Season with Hispanic Golden Age Classics - Lope de Vega, beginning Thursday September 8th. Presented in collaboration with Diversifying the Classics | UCLA, this three-part series of events will focus on Lope de Vega and his play The Capulets and the Montagues (Castelvines y Monteses). 

Red Bull Theater to Kick Off 2022-23 Season With HISPANIC GOLDEN AGE CLASSICS - LOPE  Photo Red Bull Theater to Kick Off 2022-23 Season With HISPANIC GOLDEN AGE CLASSICS - LOPE DE VEGA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

RED BULL THEATER has announced that the 2022-’23 Season will kick off with Hispanic Golden Age Classics - Lope de Vega. Presented in collaboration with Diversifying the Classics | UCLA, this three-part series of events will focus on Lope de Vega and his play The Capulets and the Montagues (Castelvines y Monteses).

Red Bull Theater Announces 20th Season, Featuring ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM, THE KNIGHT OF T Photo Red Bull Theater Announces 20th Season, Featuring ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM, THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Red Bull Theater has announced details of its 20th season, including two Off-Broadway productions; a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings (offered both in-person and online), and much more.

Cast Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Classical Theatre Of Harlem Photo Cast Announced for TWELFTH NIGHT at Classical Theatre Of Harlem
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, a professional theater company that has brought audiences Black artistic excellence for over two decades, announced casting today for its upcoming production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem July 5-29.

Red Bull Theater REVELRY Benefit Gala Honoring André De Shields to Take Place Tonigh Photo Red Bull Theater REVELRY Benefit Gala Honoring André De Shields to Take Place Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, Red Bull Theater's benefit event tonight, Monday June 13th, at 6pm.

Amber Gray, Kara Young & More Receive 2022 Actors' Equity Foundation Awards Photo Amber Gray, Kara Young & More Receive 2022 Actors' Equity Foundation Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The Actors’ Equity Foundation announced the recipients of its 2022 awards.

THE GREEN ROOM WITH NADIA BROWN to Premiere on Ovation TV Photo THE GREEN ROOM WITH NADIA BROWN to Premiere on Ovation TV
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United has announced a partnership with Ovation TV, America’s premiere arts network, to debut The Green Room with Nadia Brown, a five-part original comedic journalism series celebrating and exploring the creative economy.

Updated Cast Announced for Staged Reading of Aimé Césaire's  A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊT Photo Updated Cast Announced for Staged Reading of Aimé Césaire's A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊTE)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

A Tempest (Une Tempête) will take place LIVE in person on Monday February 28th at 7:30pm at FIAF Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street) with simultaneous Livestream broadcast. Video-on-Demand will be available through Sunday March 6th until 11:59 PM EST.

Stream THE ALCHEMIST On-Demand Now! Photo Stream THE ALCHEMIST On-Demand Now!
by - Feb 3, 2022

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Carson Elrod Videos

VIDEO: Find Out How YOU Can Be an #ArtsHero on Backstage with Richard Ridge Videoplay
VIDEO: Find Out How YOU Can Be an #ArtsHero on Backstage with Richard Ridge

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 22, 2022

Did you know that the arts sector employs 5.2 million workers and contributing 4.1% to pre-pandemic GDP? Unfortunately, the industry experienced some of the harshest effects from COVID. During the pandemic’s peak, 63% of creative workers experienced unemployment, and 95% lost creative income.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: 'I'm Free' From THE WHO'S TOMMY at Denver Center for the Performing Videoplay
VIDEO FLASHBACK: 'I'm Free' From THE WHO'S TOMMY at Denver Center for the Performing Arts

by Stage Tube - May 28, 2021

 Denver Center for the Performing Arts has released a new flashback video as part of its DCPAMemories series, featuring its production of The Who's Tommy.

VIDEO: Check Out 360 Degrees of Andy Mientus in DCPA's THE WHO'S TOMMY Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out 360 Degrees of Andy Mientus in DCPA's THE WHO'S TOMMY

by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Below check out Broadway's Andy Mientus and company in all 360 degrees with this interactive video!

VIDEO: He's a Pinball Wizard! Andy Mientus Dishes on Taking on the Title Role in TOMM Videoplay
VIDEO: He's a Pinball Wizard! Andy Mientus Dishes on Taking on the Title Role in TOMMY

by Stage Tube - May 10, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Get your first glimpse at the show here, starring Broadway's Andy Mientus in the title role! For more, go to denvercenter.org.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with Denver Center's THE WHO'S TOMMY Starring Andy Mientu Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with Denver Center's THE WHO'S TOMMY Starring Andy Mientus

by Stage Tube - May 4, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Go behind the scenes with the cast and creative including star Andy Mientus below! 

VIDEO: First Look at Andy Mientus in The Who's TOMMY at The Denver Center Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Andy Mientus in The Who's TOMMY at The Denver Center

by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2018

The DCPA Theatre Company presents 'The Who's Tommy' from April 20 through May 27 in The Stage Theatre. Get your first glimpse at the show here, starring Broadway's Andy Mientus in the title role! For more, go to denvercenter.org.

VIDEO: Andy Mientus of The Denver Center's TOMMY Sings for Denver Actors Fund Videoplay
VIDEO: Andy Mientus of The Denver Center's TOMMY Sings for Denver Actors Fund

by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2018

Broadway star Andy Mientus, who will play Tommy in the DCPA Theatre Company's upcoming stage production of 'The Who's Tommy,' based on the seminal concept album, performed songs from the musical on March 26, 2018, at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver, with proceeds benefiting The Denver Actors Fund. Mientus sang 'Sensation.' Guitar by Dave Devine. The live entertainment preceded a screening of Ken Russell's cult-classic film adaptation on the 43rd anniversary of its London release. The evening's host was Steven J. Burge, currently a featured performer in the Denver Center's First Date. Video provided by Avery Anderson and edited by John Moore.

VIDEO: Lulu Fall of The Denver Center's TOMMY Sings for Denver Actors Fund Videoplay
VIDEO: Lulu Fall of The Denver Center's TOMMY Sings for Denver Actors Fund

by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2018

Broadway star Lulu Fall, who will play The Acid Queen in the DCPA Theatre Company's upcoming stage production of 'The Who's Tommy,' based on the seminal concept album, performed songs from the musical on March 26, 2018, at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver, with proceeds benefiting The Denver Actors Fund. Guitar by Dave Devine. Video provided by Avery Anderson and edited by John Moore.

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for THE WEEKEND, Starring Lind, Elrod, Gray & More
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

FilmBuff and Sunnyside Films announce the release of feel-good summer comedy THE WEEKEND, directed by Brian Avers (whose acting credits include Rock N' Roll, Lieutenant of Inishmore, King Lear and recent hit premiere The Explorer's Club at MTC), and featuring a cast of celebrated young New York actors including Heather Lind (The Merchant of Venice, Pygmalion), Carson Elrod (The Explorer's Club, All in the Timing, Peter & the Starcatcher), Bhavesh Patel (War Horse), Vayu O'Donnell (Man and Boy, Golden Boy), Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and more. Click below to watch the trailer!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, opens Thursday, June 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production began previews on May 28. Check out highlights below!


Carson Elrod Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Carson Elrod been in?
Carson Elrod has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Carson Elrod been in?
Carson Elrod has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Carson Elrod been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Liar , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for The Heir Apparent Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Heir Apparent and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for The Explorers Club .