Eric Anderson (actor)

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Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson - Chameleon actor.jpg
Chameleon actor, Eric Anderson.
Born (1972-12-14) December 14, 1972 (age 44)
Newport Beach, California
Residence New York City, New York
Occupation Actor, voice actor, stage actor
Years active 1997-present
Spouse(s) Jessica Rush (2011-present)
Children 1

Eric Anderson (born December 14, 1972) is an American actor and singer. He originated the role of Shlomo Carlebach in Soul Doctor on Broadway, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

California Theatre[edit]

In 2006, Anderson won the inaugural Joel Hirschhorn award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre, awarded by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.[1] He received two San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Awards [2] and multiple Back Stage West Garland Awards as best actor in a musical. His performances on the west coast stage have included Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Richard M. Nixon in Judy's Scary Little Christmas, and Burrs in both versions of The Wild Party. Anderson is a member of the Troubadour Theater Company. He left California in 2007 to play Merlyn in a U.S. national tour of Camelot opposite Michael York, and moved to New York in 2008.


In 2009, Anderson made his Broadway debut as Stewpot in the Tony award-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center.[3] He was in the original Broadway casts of Kinky Boots,[4] written by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, Rocky the Musical, The Last Ship written by Sting, and Soul Doctor at the Circle in the Square Theatre,[5] where he received critical acclaim[6] for his starring role as Shlomo Carlebach. Anderson was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical [7] for his portrayal in the pre-Broadway production at New York Theatre Workshop. Anderson originated the role of Cal in the musical adaption of Waitress on Broadway, written by Sara Bareilles.[8]

Film & Television[edit]

Anderson has had guest roles on television, including The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Alias, and in movies, such as Gods Behaving Badly (2012 film) and New Year's Eve.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson is married to Broadway actress, Jessica Rush and has a daughter named Elliot.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre Won
2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical Soul Doctor Nominated


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