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Jeffrey Carlson

 
Jeffrey Carlson Headshot
Date Of Birth:
June 23, 1975 (47)
Birth Place:
Long Beach, California, USA
Bio:
Jeffrey Carlson, a native of Long Beach, California, attended the University of California at Davis. Originally majoring in animal science with the intention of becoming a veterinarian, he was persuaded by the Dramatic Arts department to pursue a different path. By the time he entered his junior ... (read complete bio)
 
Jeffrey Carlson Headshot
Date of Birth: June 23, 1975 (47)

Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA

Bio:
Jeffrey Carlson, a native of Long Beach, California, attended the University of California at Davis. Originally majoring in animal science with the intention of becoming a veterinarian, he was persuaded by the Dramatic Arts department to pursue a different path. By the time he entered his junior ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2003
Marilyn
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Billy

Jeffrey Carlson Biography

Jeffrey Carlson, a native of Long Beach, California, attended the University of California at Davis. Originally majoring in animal science with the intention of becoming a veterinarian, he was persuaded by the Dramatic Arts department to pursue a different path. By the time he entered his junior year at UCD, Jeffrey had changed his major; he graduated with a B.A. in Dramatic Art.

Following UCD, Jeffrey attended the prestigious Juilliard School. He graduated in 2001 with a diploma, Drama Division. During his time at Juilliard, Jeffrey was one of five students included in a documentary on the school for the PBS series, American Masters. One student from each division of study (music, drama, dance, vocal arts) and one pre-college student was chosen and followed for a year; Jeffrey represented the drama division.

Two weeks before graduating from Juilliard, Jeffrey was cast in Lee Blessing's Thief River, directed by Mark Lamos, at the off-Broadway Signature Theatre. Thief River was part of the two year premiere season which included new works from all of the previously featured playwrights (past seasons dedicated to playwrights included Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, and Lanford Wilson.)

From Thief River, Jeffrey was cast as Romeo opposite Sarah Drew in Romeo and Juliet, directed by Emily Mann at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. Following Romeo and Juliet, Jeffrey spent time in New London, Connecticut at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Center with Jean Giradoux's Sodom and Gomorrah, translated by Michael Feingold and directed by David Esbjornson. A week later, he returned for a benefit reading of Long Days Journey Into Night with Brian Dennehy and Maureen Anderman.

Jeffrey made his Broadway debut as Billy in Edward Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, originally starring Bill Pullman and Mercedes Ruehl, and later Sally Field and Bill Irwin; The Goat was also directed by David Esbjornson. Three weeks prior to The Goat's closing, Jeffrey left to do the Broadway revival of Tartuffe with Bryce Dallas Howard, Brian Bedford, Henry Goodman, J. Smith Cameron, and Kathryn Miesle. Jeffrey then departed from Tartuffe one week early for the Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker with Hilary Swank and Skye McCole Bartusiak, directed by Marianne Elliott. Although set to open in The Music Box in Manhattan on April 8, 2003, The Miracle Worker closed out of town at the Charlotte Repertory Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina.

After The Miracle Worker, Jeffrey returned to New York City, only to leave a few weeks later to film a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie for CBS entitled Plainsong, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Plainsong features Aiden Quinn, Rachel Griffiths, and America Ferrera.

After taking a break back home in Los Angeles, California, Jeffrey returned to the East Coast to work on Paul Grellong's Manuscript at the Cape Cod Theatre Project in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Manuscript, directed by Ethan McSweeney, also featured Anna Paquin and Rick Wasserman. It was there that Jeffrey received a phone call asking him to audition for the role of Marilyn in Taboo, a Rosie O'Donnell production with an entirely original score by Boy George. He auditioned in August, and was cast a week prior to rehearsals.

Following the closing of Taboo on Februrary 8, 2004 after 16 previews and 100 performances, Jeffrey made his way back to the McCarter in Princeton, NJ for the role of Marchbanks in George Bernard Shaw's Candida, directed by Lisa Peterson. Candida ran from March 23, 2004 through April 11, 2004.

In July of 2004, Jeffrey participated in Rosie O'Donnell's inaugural r Family Vacations cruise to Key West, FL. and then to the Bahamas. The same week, he returned to Falmouth, Massachusetts and the CCTP to do a staged reading of Julia Cho's BFE, directed by Gordon Edelstein.

On September 16, 2004, previews began for a new play called Last Easter by Bryony Lavery, writer of the Broadway hit Frozen. Jeffrey played the role of Gash, a female impersonator, co-starring with Veanne Cox, Clea Lewis, Florencia Lozano, and Jeffrey Scott Green. The limited run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre ended on October 23. Directed by Doug Hughes, Last Easter was part of the MCC Theatre Company's 2004-2005 season.

In early December of 2004, Jeffrey will left New York City yet again to tackle Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington D.C. Directed by Michael Kahn, Lorenzaccio enjoyed a successful run from January 18, 2005 until March 6th.

The summer of 2005 brought the return of a familiar piece from Cape Cod; June 1st marked the first preview of Manuscript, directed by Bob Balaban. Jeffrey reprised his role as Chris, alongisde his new co-stars Marin Ireland and Pablo Schreiber. Manuscript ran from June 16, 2005 through August 14, 2005.

Soon after the close of Manuscript, and after a short visit home to California, Jeffrey began working on Itamar Moses's Bach At Leipzig for the New York Theatre Workshop in the East Village. The hilarious production ran from October 28, 2005 through December 18, 2005.

Following the holidays, spent in Washington DC reuniting with the bunch from Lorenzaccio, things on the work front calmed a bit as Jeffrey eagerly awaited to begin shooting the film The Killing Floor in February of 2006. The Killing Floor is directed by Gideon Raff and stars Marc Blucas.

Almost immediately after the wrap of the film, Jeffrey embarked upon another out-of-town venture; though he is no stranger to participating in Regional theatre, this piece is like none he's ever worked on before. Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, directed by Barbara Gaines, ran a total of 5 1/2 hours at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. After the close on June 18, Jeffrey returned to New York for only a few short weeks before Henry jumped over the pond to London, to be performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon, marking Jeffrey's first trip across the Atlantic.

Following the close of Henry in London mid-July, Jeffrey did some teaching back in Chicago, and is now back in New York. On August 28, 2006, he appeared in an episode of All My Children as Zarf, a demanding British rock star. Since being back home in New York, Jeffrey's been diving headlong into private coaching for future acting hopefuls.

Beginning on November 30, 2006, Jeffrey made daytime television history as he returned to All My Children as Zarf, who is actually a male-to-female transgender named Zoe. No other daytime program had yet tackled this sensitive, but important subject.

As Zoe exited All My Children on April 26, 2007, Jeffrey was preparing to return to the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC to take on the title role of Hamlet, which opened on June 5, 2007 and ran through July 29, 2007. Those who also returned to this company with Jeffrey included his former Lorenzaccio co-star Robert Cuccioli, performing as Claudius.

When Hamlet was just about over, Jeffrey was offered the part of Richard II in the play of the same name, another Shakespeare piece, to be performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre from September 21, 2007 through October 13, 2007. In the meantime, Jeffrey made a guest appearance at the All My Children Fan Club Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on August 5, 2007. He was joined by most of the cast member from the show, including the great Susan Lucci, who praised Jeffrey to the heavens during the Q&A.

Richard II at Yale Rep in New Haven, Connecticut entertained a short run, from September 21, 2007 through October 13, 2007. Now Jeffrey has returned to his home in New York for a little relaxation, and a lot of auditioning!

Jeffrey Carlson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
Jeffrey Carlson, Taboo

Jeffrey Carlson News

ABC DAYTIME: BACK ON BROADWAY Raises $130,565 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Photo ABC DAYTIME: BACK ON BROADWAY Raises $130,565 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021

The fan-inspiring, steamy stream of ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a nostalgic evening of song and conversation with the stars of All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital, raised $130,565 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the philanthropic heart of Broadway.

BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actors - Five Plays Whose Male Players Later Becam Photo BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actors - Five Plays Whose Male Players Later Became Stars
by Matt Wolf - Feb 1, 2021

Many British screen stars may seem to have burst on to the screen as comparative unknowns, except to theatre devotees who knew them already from the stage. What follows is a list of five actors from five storied plays whom I managed to catch live before celluloid fame came to call.

Quintessence Theatre Group Hosts Virtual Miscast Cabaret Fundraiser May 24 Photo Quintessence Theatre Group Hosts Virtual Miscast Cabaret Fundraiser May 24
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020

Quintessence Theatre Group has invited a group of artists from their tenth anniversary season for a virtual performance to raise funds for the company, The Waist-Up-Black-Tie Miscast Cabaret: A Virtual Fancy Fundraiser.

Jordan Barbour to Lead Quintessence Theatre Group's Live Reading of OTHELLO Photo Jordan Barbour to Lead Quintessence Theatre Group's Live Reading of OTHELLO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2020

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, is bringing the world of William Shakespeare into our homes with a reading of his classic tragedy, Othello. This reading, on Wednesday May 6 at 7:30 p.m., will be streamed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/QuintessenceTheatre) and on the company's website www.qtgrep.org.

Quintessence Theatre Group Readies First-Ever Three Show Repertory Photo Quintessence Theatre Group Readies First-Ever Three Show Repertory
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2020

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, closes out its 10th Anniversary season with its first-ever three show repertory. From March 25-May 17, 2020 the company is presenting the Dreams and Madness Repertory. Each of these three plays explores the danger of love, the difference between dreams and madness, and the destructive power of authority and government. 

Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of DON JUAN Photo Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of DON JUAN
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2019

Sex, politics, and religion a?" nothing is sacred a?" in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 a?" 23.

Photo Flash: Shakespeare Theatre Company Celebrates Artistic Director, Michael Kahn Photo Photo Flash: Shakespeare Theatre Company Celebrates Artistic Director, Michael Kahn
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2019

On Sunday, June 16, Washington, D.C.'s theatre community gathered to celebrate the end of MICHAEL KAHN's 33-year tenure as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company with musical and dramatic performances, special guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, and media, and a mayoral proclamation.

BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Aug 24, 2018

Romeo & Juliet at STC is a rare opportunity to take part in a bona fide DC tradition, enjoy a free night out at the theater, and most importantly, connect with Shakespeare.

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All Photo ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge.

Cast Announced for the Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS Photo Cast Announced for the Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS
by Julie Musbach - Mar 12, 2018

"Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." - Sadie Delany (1889 -1999). Goodman Theatre revives Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, Emily Mann's "warming theatrical event" (Variety)that celebrates the lives of "two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom" (Chicago Tribune). Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith's production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively, as they trace their lives in a heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest.

Jeffrey Carlson Videos

STAGE TUBE: Boy George Reveals TABOO Revival in the Works!
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2014

Broadway veteran and Taboo writer Boy George stopped by the GLAAD Media Awards earlier this month, where he confirmed in an interview with Mike Diamond that the show might be heading back to the stage. When asked about the odds of a revival, he commented: 'Very good. We've actually written a new script and we are in talks with people to do a new production. So yeah, it's something I want to happen.'

BWW TV: First Look at Goodman Theatre's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2013

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls presents the revival of the rarely-produced Measure for Measure-William Shakespeare's 'last comedy and his blackest-pitched' in which the 'unquenchable influence of sex in society is a central theme' (New York Times). This production marks Falls' first return to Shakespeare's work since his critically-acclaimed 2006 revival of King Lear, starring Stacy Keach in the title role. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below.


Jeffrey Carlson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jeffrey Carlson been in?
Jeffrey Carlson has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Jeffrey Carlson been in?
Jeffrey Carlson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jeffrey Carlson been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Taboo .

What awards has Jeffrey Carlson won?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Taboo.