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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’s and Hammerstein’s 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.

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Broadway Revival, 2021

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

Original Broadway Production, 2019
Harold Zidler [Replacement]

Harold Zidler [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Mr. Thompson

World Premiere, 2018
Mr. Thompson

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Cal [Replacement]


American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015

[New York]
Manhattan Concert Production at Lincoln Center, 2015
Officer Starnes

Chain Gang Guard

Middle-Aged Man from Valdosta

Original Broadway Production, 2014
Freddy Newlands

Original Broadway Production, 2014


Original Broadway Production, 2013

Mr. Price (Understudy)

George (Understudy)

Don (Understudy)

Lincoln Center Revival, 2008
Ensemble [Replacement]

Stewpot [Replacement]

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

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 2005

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

Eric Anderson Movies

[1998]Rushmore Architect

[2001]The Royal Tenenbaums Medical Student

[2004]The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Air Kentucky Pilot

[2009]Fantastic Mr. Fox Kristofferson, Eric Anderson

[2012]Moonrise Kingdom Secretary McIntire Eric Anderson

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Full Broadway Cast Set for THE GREAT GATSBY Starring Jeremy Jordan, Eva Noblezada & More

The full cast has been set for the Broadway premiere of The Great Gatsby, opening this spring at The Broadway Theatre. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Go Inside THE GREAT GATSBY's Party at the Plaza

In this video, watch as the cast of The Great Gatsby chats all about the new Broadway musical.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 2, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 2, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Noah J. Ricketts, Samantha Pauly, Eric Anderson, and More Join the Cast of THE GREAT GATSBY on Broadway

Additional principal casting has been revealed for the Broadway premiere of the acclaimed new musical The Great Gatsby, opening on Broadway this spring. Find out who is joining the cast here!

Video: Get a First Look at Boy George as Harold Zidler in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL

Get a first look at footage of Boy George as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway.

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL Live Capture Sets Streaming Premiere Date; DVD & Blu-Ray Release Announced

The live capture of Waitress the Musical will be available to own on digital platforms this week. The new release date will now allow audiences to stream the filmed version of the Broadway musical from their homes using apps like Prime Video, Apple TV, and more. The film stars Sara Bareilles, Charity Angél Dawson, Christopher Fitzgerald, and more.

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL Live Capture Extends Run In Theaters

Due to popular demand, the live capture of Waitress: the Musical is extending its run in movie theaters nationwide!

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL Live Capture Makes Box Office Top 10

The live capture of Waitress: the Musical made it into the top 10 at the box office over the weekend. Starring Sara Bareilles, the film came in at #8 at the domestic box office, passing an estimated $3.2 million during its opening weekend. The film played on 1,214 screens in the U.S. and Canada.

WAITRESS Film Will Be Available for Streaming and VOD

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Waitress: the Musical film will be made available for streaming and VOD.

Interview: How Caitlin Houlahan Reimagined 'Dawn' for the WAITRESS Movie

While filming the live capture of Waitress, Caitlin Houlahan says she was able to play her character of Dawn in 'a completely different way.' BroadwayWorld sat down Houlahan to discuss how she rediscovered Dawn for the film, what its like to flim two Broadway musicals back-to-back, her relationship with Sara Bareilles, and more.

Interview: Sara Bareilles on the 'Miracle' of Bringing WAITRESS to Movie Theaters

After a nearly 10 year journey with Waitress, Sara Bareilles is bringing the hit musical to movie theaters. BroadwayWorld sat down with Bareilles to discuss what she's learned throughout her journey with Waitress, the 'intimacy' of bringing the musical to theaters, her favorite Waitress memories, and more.

Streaming: Sara Bareilles Dons Her Apron Again For The Special Engagement Feature Film WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL

Little Bobby was completely captivated by this film of WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL, a show that really does, as its press release says, “... celebrate the power of friendship'

Video: Watch Sara Bareilles Perform 'She Used to Be Mine' on TODAY Ahead of the WAITRESS Movie Theater Release

Sara Bareilles appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to perform a string version of 'She Used to Be Mine' from Waitress the Musical. The Tony nominee sat down to discuss bringing a filmed version of Waitress the Musical on Broadway to movie theaters. Watch the video of the performance and get tickets to see Waitress in cinemas now!

Study Up on a Brief History of WAITRESS

In just days, the diner is openig up again! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Bleecker Street and Fathom Events have teamed up for a five-day series of nationwide special-event screenings of Waitress! Check out a timeline of the show's journey from movie to musical to movie musical here!

Video: Watch the WAITRESS THE MUSICAL Film Opening With Sara Bareilles & More

The first four minutes of Waitress the Musical have been released ahead of the live capture's debut in movie theaters! Watch a video of Sara Bareilles and the ensemble perform 'What's Inside,' before being joined by Charity Angél Dawson, Caitlin Houlahan, and Eric Anderson for 'Opening Up.'

Boy George Will Join MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL on Broadway as 'Harold Zidler'

Boy George is making his return to Broadway in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The Tony Award-winning musical will welcome the global icon and Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and trailblazer in the role of “Harold Zidler” beginning Tuesday, February 6.

Photos: First Look at Tituss Burgess as Harold Zidler in MOULIN ROUGE!

Just last month, Tituss Burgess made his return to Broadway in the role of Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! the Musical  at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Check out first photos of Tituss in action!

Video: Watch the WAITRESS THE MUSICAL Broadway Film Trailer With Sara Bareilles & More

Watch the new trailer video for the filmed capture of Waitress: The Musical! The new movie coming to theaters brings the Tony-nominated Broadway phenomenon to the big screen. Featuring composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage.

Tickets to See WAITRESS THE MUSICAL In Movie Theaters Available Now

Tickets to see Waitress the Musical in movie theaters are now available. The spirited and visually stunning footage from the hit musical production, which also features Bareilles in the leading role, was captured live on stage in 2021 during the musical’s reprise run on Broadway.

Photos: Tituss Burgess Takes First Bows in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL!

Tituss Burgess made his return to Broadway in the role of Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! the Musical last night, Tuesday, October 10 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre. BroadwayWorld was in attendance at his first performance, and you can check out photos from his first curtain call here!


Eric Anderson has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Eric Anderson has not appeared in the West End.

Eric Anderson has been nominated for the Outstanding Actor in a Musical category at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in Soul Doctor.

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