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Eric Petersen

 
Bio:
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. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Dewey Finn [Replacement]
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2015
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2010
Shrek

Eric Petersen Biography

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.




Eric Petersen News

Rachel Dratch to Join KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Final Season Photo Rachel Dratch to Join KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Final Season
by Michael Major - Aug 22, 2022

Starring Emmy¬ģ Award-winning actress Annie Murphy (Schitt‚Äôs 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 Photo VIDEO: KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Shares Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Aug 17, 2022

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 ‚Äúlovable‚ÄĚ cable guy Kevin (Eric Petersen, Kirstie). Watch the video now!

VIDEO: AMC Shares KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Season Two Premiere Photo VIDEO: AMC Shares KEVIN CAN F**K HIMSELF Season Two Premiere
by Michael Major - Jul 18, 2022

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¬ģ Award-winning actress Annie Murphy (Schitt‚Äôs 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 Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MOULIN ROUGE! in Hollywood
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

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 Photo Andréa Burns, Miguel Cervantes & More to Join TheaterWorksUSA Spring Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

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 AMERICA Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Found's Theatre AMERICAN IDIOT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

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 AMERICA Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards; Found Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

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  Photo BWW Interview: Lisa Howard of WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME at 54 Below Talks About Her New Album and What's Next
by Ricky Pope - Nov 26, 2021

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 ‚Ä" A Man Wearing Many Hats Photo BWW Interview: Kritzerland's Multi-Talented Bruce Kimmel ‚Ä" A Man Wearing Many Hats
by Gil Kaan - Jul 14, 2021

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 Wil Photo New York Theatre Barn to Present Works By Students of Tony Award-Winning Composer William Finn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021

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.

Eric Petersen Videos

VIDEO: Francesca Arostegui Talks Playing Sophie in MAMMA MIA at Music Circus Videoplay
VIDEO: Francesca Arostegui Talks Playing Sophie in MAMMA MIA at Music Circus

by Alan Henry - Aug 10, 2018

What's it like to play Sophie at Broadway At Music Circus? Francesca Arostegui (Sophie, Mamma Mia!) answers this and other fan questions in the video below!

VIDEO: Alison Luff Bids Farewell to MARGARITAVILLE with Original Song Videoplay
VIDEO: Alison Luff Bids Farewell to MARGARITAVILLE with Original Song

by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, played its final Broadway performance on July 1. Star Alison Luff and her husband Matthew Magnusson wrote and recorded a song as a tribute and love song to the entire Escape to Margaritaville family. Watch below!

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars Videoplay
BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2018 Raises Over A Half A Million Dollars

by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2018

Fundraising records and gender norms alike were smashed by stars of stage, screen and pop music on April 2, 2018, at this year's inclusive, dynamic and loving Broadway Backwards.

BWW TV: What Went on Backstage at Broadway Backwards? Go Behind the Scenes! Videoplay
BWW TV: What Went on Backstage at Broadway Backwards? Go Behind the Scenes!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2018

Broadway Backwards (#BroadwayBackwards) took the stage last night, April 2, 2018, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC), currently home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. The evening was produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. 

VIDEO: Broadway Favorites Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff Lead the ESCAPE TO MAR Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Favorites Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff Lead the ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Cast On The Today Show

by Macon Prickett - Mar 1, 2018

Jimmy Buffett and Escape to Margaritaville will take over NBC's "Today" when the cast of the new Broadway musical performs two numbers written by the iconic singer, songwriter, and author. In the video below, Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff will lead the company in a medley of "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "One Particular Harbor."

VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Take Over the Today Sho Videoplay
VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Take Over the Today Show- Watch a Sneak Peek!

by Macon Prickett - Mar 1, 2018

Jimmy Buffett and Escape to Margaritaville took over NBC's 'Today' when the cast of the new Broadway musical performs two numbers written by the iconic singer, songwriter, and author. Cast member Andre Ward and the full company performed the classic song 'Volcano.'

BWW TV: Buffett Hits Broadway! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of ESCAPE TO M Videoplay
BWW TV: Buffett Hits Broadway! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE

by TV - Press Previews - Feb 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld just met the company earlier today and we're taking you inside the special event for a sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Waste Away with a Sneak Peak of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE! Videoplay
BWW TV: Waste Away with a Sneak Peak of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!

by TV - Press Previews - Feb 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a sneak peek of Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff performing 'Pirate Looks at 40' below!

BWW TV Exclusive: SCHOOL OF ROCK Company Raises a Glass on BROADWAY BARTENDER! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: SCHOOL OF ROCK Company Raises a Glass on BROADWAY BARTENDER!

by Broadway Bartender - Oct 28, 2017

In this previously aired episode of Broadway Bartender, host Anthony Caporale welcomes cast members from SCHOOL OF ROCK, Eric Petersen, Jesse Swimm and Cassie Okenka , for a round at the bar!

VIDEO: Stars of Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Are Ready to Chill on the Gre Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars of Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Are Ready to Chill on the Great White Way

by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Raise a glass to the stars of the Broadway-bound Escape to Margaritaville in this behind-the-scenes look at how they're feeling about heading to the Great White Way!


Eric Petersen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eric Petersen been in?
Eric Petersen has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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