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Eric Petersen is an actor who has worked extensively in both Television and on the Broadway stage. Most notably he played the character Arlo Barth on the TVLand sitcom "Kirstie". He recently finished a very successful run playing the lead role in the hit Broadway show "School of Rock" as Dewey Finn. He was also seen in the Broadway-bound show "Escape To Margaritaville" featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett.
Eric is a veteran of the stage and has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in National Tours. Most notably "Shrek: The Musical" (Broadway), "Peter & The Starcatcher" (Broadway), "Shrek: The Musical" (Shrek, 1st National Tour), and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Barfee, 1st National Tour). He is has been seen in numerous TV shows including "Big Bang Theory", "Modern Family", "CSI", "Law & Order", "Law & Order:SVU", "GCB", "As The World Turns", and the hit Disney Channel shows "Jessie" & "Pair of Kings", and "Kirby Buckets".
Eric hails from the Chicago suburbs (Carol Stream, IL) and attended college at Bradley University as a Theatre Major.
He splits his time between NYC and LA with his wife and daughter and son.

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Original Broadway Production, 2015
Dewey Finn [Replacement]

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2015

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2010

Eric Petersen Movies

[2021]Raunch and Roll Nia's Father

Eric Petersen TV Shows

Kevin Can F**k Himself Kevin McRoberts

Kirstie Arlo Barth

Madagascar: A Little Wild Ant'ney, Earl Hedgie, Ant'Ney

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Tickets to A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at the Ahmanson Theatre on Sale Now

Get your tickets now for A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at the Ahmanson Theatre. Find out the dates and venue information for this holiday musical adaptation of the beloved movie. Don't miss out on this festive production!


Calling all Parrot Heads! Opening August 15 the Barn Theatre brings you JIMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE starring Broadway original cast member Barnie Eric Petersen! This party is playing through August 27. 

Kevin Chamberlin Joins THEATRE COUNTDOWN PODCAST With Ben Cameron And Asmeret Ghebremichael

In the latest episode of Theatre Countdown, TV star and Tony Award nominee, Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family, Suessical, Dirty Blonde) shares his top five theatre memories of all time.

BROADWAY @ THE Presents ROCK MY SOUL, March 27

BROADWAY @ THE, the hit monthly musical celebration showcasing top artists from the Broadway, Film/TV, Music, and Comedy communities, returns to The Bourbon Room Hollywood Monday, March 27th @ 7PM PST with ROCK MY SOUL. 

Listen: Countdown the Best of Broadway with New Podcast, Theatre Countdown

Love lists? Big fan of Broadway? Now's the time to check out Theatre Countdown- a new podcast from Countdown Network. Hosted by Broadway stars and theatre obsessed besties, Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida) and Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon, Legally Blonde), Theatre Countdown is the jazziest and razzly-dazzliest podcast this side of the curtain!

Rachel Dratch to Join KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Final Season

Starring Emmy® Award-winning actress Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), this ambitious, genre-bending series alternates between traditional multi-camera sitcom and single-camera drama, as Allison McRoberts (Murphy) tries to escape her life with her boorish husband, Kevin (Eric Petersen, Kirstie).

VIDEO: KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Shares Season Two Trailer

Alternating between multi-camera sitcom and single-camera drama and set in Worcester, Massachusetts, Kevin Can F**K Himself probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical sitcom wife. Allison McRoberts (Murphy) is married to “lovable” cable guy Kevin (Eric Petersen, Kirstie). Watch the video now!

VIDEO: AMC Shares KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Season Two Premiere

AMC & AMC+ debuted the official trailer and key art for the second season of the groundbreaking dark comedy Kevin Can F**K Himself, starring Emmy® Award-winning actress Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek). The series also stars Brian Howe (Chicago Fire), Raymond Lee (Here and Now), Jamie Denbo (F Is For Family), and Candice Coke (The Algerian).

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MOULIN ROUGE! in Hollywood

Last week on Thursday, July 7th - Broadway in Hollywood and Hollywood Pantages Theatre celebrated the red carpet opening night of Moulin Rouge! The Musical with a star studded performance and after party gala! Check out photos from the red carpet here!

Andréa Burns, Miguel Cervantes & More to Join TheaterWorksUSA Spring Benefit

Join TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Executive Director) on Monday, April 25th (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM), for a One-Night Only Benefit at the stunning Current at Chelsea Piers (Pier 59, Manhattan).

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Found's Theatre AMERICAN IDIOT Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Found Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Interview: Lisa Howard of WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME at 54 Below Talks About Her New Album and What's Next

There are some people who manage to make everything look so easy, even the difficult things. Lisa Howard is just such a person. She has worked with some of the best and brightest on Broadway. She has won a Drama Desk Award and been nominated for another. Her powerhouse voice feels as effortless as a cool breeze on a summer day. She’s been directed by James Lapine, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Mantello, Bartlett Sher, and Christopher Ashley, and yet it always looks like she glided on from the wings and just made up something brilliant.

BWW Interview: Kritzerland's Multi-Talented Bruce Kimmel �" A Man Wearing Many Hats

Kritzerland will resume its LIVE presentations at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s with KRITZERLAND’s 114th July 28, 2021. Bruce Kimmel, the mastermind behind (and front center) of Kritzerland made some time available between his creative multi-taskings to talk about Kritzerland and his various other accomplishments.

New York Theatre Barn to Present Works By Students of Tony Award-Winning Composer William Finn

New York Theatre Barn will present concerts of work written by members of Tony Award-winning writer William Finn’s (Falsettos, Spelling Bee) first two virtual Master Classes in Lyric Writing. The non-profit theatre company that serves as a home for original culture shifting musicals during incubation will offer two free live stream presentations.

KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Premieres June 20 on AMC

Kevin Can F**K Himself follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Murphy), a woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical Sitcom Wife. She’s beautiful and can take a joke (though she’s usually the butt of them).

Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Breaks Record, Raising $749,555 for BC/EFA and The Center

The virtual edition of Broadway Backwards delivered an emotional and exuberant evening of performances and raised a record $749,555 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

VIDEO: Broadway's Best Unite for Emotional, Gender-Bending, BROADWAY BACKWARDS- Watch Now!

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn't matter but love does, made its virtual premiere earlier this week with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen. The stream will be available on demand through 11:59pm tonight, April 3.

Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess and More Join Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Full Cast Announced!

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn’t matter but love does, is set to make its virtual premiere this Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen.

BWW Blog: What It's Like Being a POC in the Theatre Industry - An Interview with Liberty Mack

“But,” she says hopefully, “with the re-spark of the Black Lives Matter movement, I have been able to find my voice in theatre, as well as socially.” “We still have so much work to do.” she continues. “And there are so many performers, as well as organizations, putting in the work for things to change; to push for equity on and off the stage.”


Eric Petersen has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Eric Petersen has not appeared in the West End

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