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Eric Anderson

 
Bio:
Eric Anderson most recently originated the role of Cal in the hit Broadway musical Waitress. He has been a member of the original Broadway casts of Kinky Boots, The Last Ship, Rocky, and Soul Doctor, where he starred as "Shlomo Carlebach"; a role that garnered him a Drama Desk nomination. Eric made ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Anderson most recently originated the role of Cal in the hit Broadway musical Waitress. He has been a member of the original Broadway casts of Kinky Boots, The Last Ship, Rocky, and Soul Doctor, where he starred as "Shlomo Carlebach"; a role that garnered him a Drama Desk nomination. Eric made ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2021
Cal
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
West Coast Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, 2020
Hook
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Harold Zidler [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Mr. Thompson
  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 2018
Mr. Thompson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Cal [Replacement]
Cal
  [Boston]
American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015
Cal
  [New York]
Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center, 2015
Chain Gang Guard
Middle-Aged Man from Valdosta
Officer Starnes
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Freddy Newlands
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Gazzo
  [Broadway]
2013
Shlomo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble
Mr. Price (Understudy)
George (Understudy)
Don (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Ensemble [Replacement]
Stewpot [Replacement]
Captain George Brackett, U.S.N. (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007
Merlyn
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 2005
Burrs
Soul Doctor [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop, 2012
Shlomo Carlebach

Photos

Ashley Loren as Satine, Derek Klena as Christian, Eric Anderson as Harold Zidler; Sea Photo

Ashley Loren as Satine, Derek Klena as Christian, Eric Anderson as Harold Zidler; Seated ‚Ä" Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Declan Bennett as The Duke of Monroth, Caleb Marshall Villarreal as Santiago

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Date:
07/25/2022
Eric Anderson and Danny Rutigliano Photo

Eric Anderson and Danny Rutigliano

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Date:
07/21/2022
Jessica Lee Goldyn, Derek Klena, Sahr Ngaujah Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers, Jeigh Madj Photo

Jessica Lee Goldyn, Derek Klena, Sahr Ngaujah Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers, Jeigh Madjus and Ashley Loren of "Moulin Rouge"

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Date:
07/21/2022
Sahr Ngaujah, Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers and Ashley Loren  Photo

Sahr Ngaujah, Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers and Ashley Loren

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Date:
07/21/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2021
Cal

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
West Coast Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, 2020
Hook

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Harold Zidler [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Mr. Thompson

  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 2018
Mr. Thompson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Cal [Replacement]

Cal

  [Boston]
American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015
Cal

  [New York]
Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center, 2015
Chain Gang Guard

Middle-Aged Man from Valdosta

Officer Starnes

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Freddy Newlands

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Gazzo

  [Broadway]
2013
Shlomo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble

Mr. Price (Understudy)

George (Understudy)

Don (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Ensemble [Replacement]

Stewpot [Replacement]

Captain George Brackett, U.S.N. (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007
Merlyn

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 2005
Burrs

Soul Doctor [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop, 2012
Shlomo Carlebach

Eric Anderson Biography

Eric Anderson most recently originated the role of Cal in the hit Broadway musical Waitress. He has been a member of the original Broadway casts of Kinky Boots, The Last Ship, Rocky, and Soul Doctor, where he starred as "Shlomo Carlebach"; a role that garnered him a Drama Desk nomination. Eric made his Broadway debut as "Stewpot" in Lincoln Center's Tony- Award winning revival of Rodger√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs and Hammerstein√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs South Pacific. The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle honored him with the inaugural Joel Hirschhorn award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre. This holiday season, Eric will be making his feature film debut in the highly- anticipated film The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman. Television credits include "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "Mysteries Of Laura," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Alias," and "Live At Lincoln Center." He is married to Jessica Rush; together they have a beautiful daughter named Elliot.

Eric Anderson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Eric Anderson, Soul Doctor

Eric Anderson News

WAITRESS Live Capture With Sara Bareilles Now in Post-Production Photo WAITRESS Live Capture With Sara Bareilles Now in Post-Production
by Michael Major - Aug 26, 2022

A filmed capture of the Broadway production of Waitress with Sara Bareilles is now in post-production. After previously teasing the film on her Instagram story, a new feature with Bareilles in the New Yorker reveals that she is currently working on a pro-shot of the hit musical at a flim studio in the Meatpacking District.

Photos/Video: MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates Three Years on Broadway With New Production Ph Photo Photos/Video: MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates Three Years on Broadway With New Production Photos and Video
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates the third anniversary of the Broadway production opening at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Check out all new production photos and a global celebration video marking the milestone! 

Photos: Director Alex Timbers Receives Portrait at Sardi's Photo Photos: Director Alex Timbers Receives Portrait at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Jul 21, 2022

Alex Timbers received his portrait at Sardis last night. Check out photos from the unveiling.

See Audra McDonald, Stephanie J. Block, Christy Altomare & More in P-Town This Summer Photo See Audra McDonald, Stephanie J. Block, Christy Altomare & More in P-Town This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Hot on the heels of Audra McDonald’s sold-out show at Town Hall over Memorial Day Weekend, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will kick-off his Provincetown Art House & Town Hall regular summer season with his largest and most ambitious lineup to-date of music and comedy superstars for summer 2022.

MOULIN ROUGE! Releases New Block of Tickets Through February 26, 2023 Photo MOULIN ROUGE! Releases New Block of Tickets Through February 26, 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical is releasing a new block of tickets for performances through February 26, 2023 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St, NYC).

Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY  Photo Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY New Musical Adaptation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

A private 29-hour reading of a new musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, written by the Tony Award-nominated songwriting duo of Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland (Paradise Square), with book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and directed by Mark Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 20 in New York City. 

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL to Celebrate 500th Performance by Distributing 500 Tickets  Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL to Celebrate 500th Performance by Distributing 500 Tickets to NYC Area Schools
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commemorate its 500th Broadway performance on Saturday evening, Mat 7th by partnering with the New York City Department of Education to distribute 500 tickets to NYC area schools. Students will get to experience the production at various performances over the next year.

Student Blog: ‚ÄúSee You at the Parks!‚ÄĚ Photo Student Blog: ‚ÄúSee You at the Parks!‚ÄĚ
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - May 4, 2022

Recently, I had the chance to speak with David about his experience in the theatre world, his off-Broadway directorial debut, and, of course, Disney! From Happy Meal toys to college professors, read on to learn more about how David became the person they are today and how he is contributing to both the theatre world and the Disney community.

Photos: Adrienne Warren, Stephanie J. Block, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Celebrate Pho Photo Photos: Adrienne Warren, Stephanie J. Block, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Celebrate Photographer Jenny Anderson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Last night, Tony Award Winners Adrienne Warren, Stephanie J. Block, and Celia Keenan-Bolger were just a few of the Broadway stars who celebrated beloved Broadway photographer Jenny Anderson's photo exhibition at the historic Waldorf Astoria.

Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett & Caleb Marshall-Villarreal to Lead MOULIN  Photo Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett & Caleb Marshall-Villarreal to Lead MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2022

Meet the new stars of Moulin Rouge on Broadway with the current cast. Ashley Loren, Tony Award nominee Derek Klena, Declan Bennett and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal will lead the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Eric Anderson Videos

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VI VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Aaron Tveit and Natlie Mendoza appeared on The View this morning to perform 'Your Song' from Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Originally by Elton John, the song is one of the many popular songs covered in the musical. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Actor for Tveit.

VIDEO: WAITRESS Company Celebrates 'Nick Cordero Day' Mayoral Proclamation VideoVIDEO: WAITRESS Company Celebrates 'Nick Cordero Day' Mayoral Proclamation
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2021

This afternoon, the company of Waitress on Broadway gathered on the¬†stage of¬†Broadway‚Äôs Barrymore Theatre to commemorate a Mayoral Proclamation declaring Friday, September 17, ‚ÄúNick Cordero Day‚ÄĚ in New York City.¬†

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Gets Ready to Bring WAITRESS Back to Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles Gets Ready to Bring WAITRESS Back to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2021

After a year and a half without Broadway, Waitress fans will get a rare chance to revisit their favorite musical- they'll just have to travel across the street for it. A limited engagement begins performances at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre on September 2, where it will run through January 9, 2022. 

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2021

Watch the cast sing together for the first time before Waitress officially returns to Broadway on September 2.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute VideoVIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

#TBT: Look Back At WAITRESS's Opening Night On Broadway! Video#TBT: Look Back At WAITRESS's Opening Night On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 2, 2020

Sugar, butter, Waitress! As Broadway's smash hit musical Waitress gets ready to close up shop at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday January 5th, we're heading to the diner for a look back at the show's opening night! Check out the video to see the production's original stars Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Keala Settle, and more celebrating the show's official first bow and giving us a taste of why Waitress is something special!

VIDEO: Eric Anderson Performs Cut Song From WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Eric Anderson Performs Cut Song From WAITRESS
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2019

Check out a new video of Eric Anderson, who originated the role of Cal in the Broadway hit Waitress, performing 'Happy Enough,' one of the songs included on 'What's Not Inside: The Lost Songs from Waitress.'

#TBT: WAITRESS Opens Up On Broadway! Video#TBT: WAITRESS Opens Up On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2019

This week, the hit musical Waitress is celebrating three sweet years since opening up at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre! To celebrate, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night with its original stars Jessie Mueller, Drew Gehling, Keala Settle, and more. It only takes a taste to know that Waitress is special, so check out all the footage below to see why!

VIDEO: Orfeh Performs 'Rodeo Drive' From PRETTY WOMAN on The View VideoVIDEO: Orfeh Performs 'Rodeo Drive' From PRETTY WOMAN on The View
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2019

The cast of Pretty Woman recently appeared on The View, where Orfeh lit up the stage with the song 'Rodeo Drive.'

VIDEO: The Cast of PRETTY WOMAN Performs 'You're Beautiful' on THE VIEW VideoVIDEO: The Cast of PRETTY WOMAN Performs 'You're Beautiful' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2019

On today's episode of 'The View,'  the cast of 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' performed 'You're Beautiful'! Watch the performance below.


Eric Anderson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eric Anderson been in?
Eric Anderson has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Eric Anderson been in?
Eric Anderson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Eric Anderson been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Soul Doctor .