Carson Elrod

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"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."

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Carson Elrod 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


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Patrick Page, Reeve Carney, Santino Fontana & More to Lead Red Bull Theater's 20th Anniversary Festival

RED BULL THEATER has revealed details for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Festival, an all-star series of workshops and readings of Shakespeare, his contemporaries, & more. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets.

AUSTEN'S PRIDE To Release Full Live Album From Carnegie Hall

A full live recording of the music from the critically-acclaimed new musical Austen's Pride will be released, due to popular demand, in June 2024. The album will feature the star-studded cast from the recent concert at the prestigious Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Exclusive Photos: Go Inside Red Bull Theater's THE COUNTRY WIFE Gala Celebration

Red Bull Theater and Art Lab Productions presented the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife. See photos!

Exclusive Photos: Inside Red Bull Theater's Presentation of Maltby and Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE

Red Bull Theater and Art Lab Productions presented the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife on Monday December 11th at the Peter Norton Symphony Space. This concert event was a celebratory fundraiser for Red Bull Theater. Proceeds help to make all of its programs possible. Check out photos from the event here!

Red Bull Theater 20th Anniversary To Feature Audra McDonald, Patrick Page, Santino Fontana, Reeve Carney, and More

RED BULL THEATER has announced details of its plans for 2024, celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Highlights include the rolling world premiere of Medea: Re-Versed opening Off-Broadway; a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings with an all-star line-up (offered both in-person and online); and an all-new season of the popular Red Bull Theater Podcasts (formerly known as RemarkaBULL Podversations), intimate behind the scenes conversations with great artists.

Andy Grotelueschen & Nicholas Edwards to Join New Maltby & Shire Musical THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater

Andy Grotelueschen will replace the previously announced Jacob Ming-Trent for the first major New York presentation of Maltby & Shire’s new musical, The Country Wife at Red Bull Theater.

Listen: Mamie Parris and Olivia Hernandez Perform 'When I Fall In Love' From AUSTEN'S PRIDE

A live single from the critically-acclaimed new musical Austen's Pride has been released featuring the star-studded cast from the June 29, 2023 concert at the prestigious Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Photos: Inside the 2023 Manhattan Theatre Club Fall Benefit With Christine Baranski, Nathan Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, and More!

Manhattan Theatre Club hosted its 2023 Fall Benefit on Monday, November 13. The evening began at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) with an advance screening of the new film ALL ARTS Docs: Manhattan Theatre Club, a Home for Artists ahead of its November 21 premiere on ALL ARTS.

Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, Christina Sajous & More to Star in in THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater

Get the latest news on Red Bull Theater's upcoming production of THE COUNTRY WIFE, featuring an incredible cast including Nicholas Christopher, Carson Elrod, Eddie Korbich, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jacob Ming-Trent, Brad Oscar, Jelani Remy, and Lauren Worsham. Don't miss this one-night-only event.

DEAD OUTLAW World Premiere, NOBODY CARES Starring Laura Benanti & More Set for Audible Theater Programming

Audible Inc. celebrates the fifth anniversary of Audible Theater with new shows: The Energy Curfew Music Hour, Nobody Cares starring Laura Benanti, and the world premiere of Dead Outlaw. Read more about these upcoming productions and the expansion of Audible Theater's programming.

MEDEA: RE-VERSED World Premiere, THE COUNTRY WIFE & More Set for Red Bull Theater 2023-24 Season

RED BULL THEATER has unveiled its 2023-’24 season, including a world premiere opening Off-Broadway and much more. See full programing and learn how to purchase tickets!

DON QUIXOTE to be Presented as Part of Red Bull Theater's Hispanic Golden Age Classics Series

Discover the upcoming production of DON QUIXOTE presented by Red Bull Theater as part of their Hispanic Golden Age Classics Series. Get details on the dates and venue for this exciting adaptation of Cervantes' iconic work. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this timeless tale brought to life on stage.

Mamie Parris, Beth Leavel & More to Star in AUSTEN'S PRIDE in Concert at Carnegie Hall

Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will star as Jane Austen in the one-night-only concert presentation of the new musical Austen’s Pride at the prestigious Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Brad Oscar, Alexandra Silber & More to Star in ANIMAL MAGNETISM Reading at Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER has announced the complete cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: the FREE streaming presentation of Elizabeth Inchbald’s 18th-century farce Animal Magnetism, directed by José Zayas.

The Classical Theatre of Harlem's TWELFTH NIGHT Starring Kara Young is Coming to NYU Skirball

NYU Skirball will present The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s acclaimed production of Twelfth Night, winner of two 2022 AUDELCO Awards, running February 11 – 19 at NYU Skirball. 

Getty Villa Presents MEMNON Read By The Classical Theatre Of Harlem

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 Red Bull Theater

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 DE VEGA

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 THE BURNING PESTLE & More

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

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.

Carson Elrod FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Carson Elrod has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Carson Elrod has not appeared in the West End.

Carson Elrod has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his role in "The Liar." Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play at The Lortels for his performance in "The Heir Apparent." Elrod also earned another nomination for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his work in "The Heir Apparent." Lastly, he was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at The Lortels for his role in "The Explorers Club."

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