Reeve Carney

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Reeve Carney
Reeve Carney SDCC 2014.jpg
Background information
Born (1983-04-18) April 18, 1983 (age 36)
New York City, United States
GenresIndie rock, blues rock, alternative
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1999–present
LabelsInterscope Records (2004–present)
Associated actsLana Del Rey, Bono, Arcade Fire, U2, Jonny Lang, Taylor Swift
Websitereevecarneymusic.com

Reeve Jefferson Carney (born April 18, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter and actor most known for originating the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. He also played Dorian Gray in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful and Riff Raff in the Fox musical television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again. He is currently on Broadway as Orpheus in Hadestown.

Early life[edit]

Reeve Carney was born and raised in the West Village area of Manhattan with his brother Zane and sister Cait. He grew up in a family of musicians and actors: his father, John, was a songwriter for commercials, his mother, Marti, was a singer, actress and a jewelry designer and his great uncle was Academy Award-winning actor Art Carney.[1][2] He learned how to play the piano at a young age, and began singing for radio and television commercials. At the age of 8, he was chosen to sing in a live performance and video at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall with Peter, Paul and Mary. Two years later, he recorded a song with a children's choir on Michael Jackson's album, HIStory.[3][4]

In order to get a music education, Carney attended the Academy of Music at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles with his brother, Zane, and future bandmates Aiden Moore and Jon Epcar. He went on to study at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in studio jazz guitar.[3]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Carney started to play guitar at age 12 and three years later he was playing guitar professionally at B.B King's night club in Los Angeles.[3][5] When living in California, Carney released his first EP Looking Glass in 2004 and promoted it by performing with other musicians, including Jonny Lang. At age 22 he signed with Interscope and formed his jazz-infused rock namesake band, Carney, consisting of Carney (songwriter, vocals and guitar), his brother Zane (guitar), Aiden Moore (bass) and Jon Epcar (drums). The band's vision led the manager David Sonenberg to work with them.[4] Carney released their first EP Nothing Without You in 2008 and their debut album, Mr. Green Vol. 1, in May 2010. In 2009 the band went on tour with The Veronicas in their Revenge Is Sweeter world tour and in 2011 they opened for Arcade Fire and U2 in Moncton, Canada on July 30 on the final date of the U2 360° Tour.[6][7]

When acting on Broadway, Carney was invited to be part of the album Broadway's Carols for a Cure in 2011 ("St. Nicholas Sky" ft T.V. Carpio) and 2013 ("A Savior is Born").[8] Carney also recorded the single "Rise Above 1" with Bono and The Edge in 2011, an adapted song from the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.[9] Apart from making his own music, Carney also writes songs for soundtracks for films such as The Tempest (2010) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (2012).[10][11] In October 2016 Carney released his debut solo album, Youth Is Wasted, totally written and produced by himself. Since then Carney was on tour two times (Reeve Carney Fall Tour 2016 and Youth Is Wasted Tour 2017).[12][13][14][15] Three songs of his album as well as the album itself, were nominated in six categories on the 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). "Think of You" won "Best Song - Acoustic", "Resurrection" won "Best Song - Rock or Hard Rock" and the album won "Best Album - Adult Contemporary".[16]

Reeve Carney at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia, 2010

Acting[edit]

Carney made his first appearance on the big screen in the film The Saint of Fort Washington (1993) with a small role. In 1999, Carney got the role of the young Ishmael Chambers in the film Snow Falling on Cedars. His performance received favorable reviews and subsequently earned him the "Best Performance in a Feature Film" on 2000 Young Artists Awards.[17] Carney was part of the cast of a few films as a child actor before he decided to focus totally on music. In 2010, he was hand-picked by the director Julie Taymor to play Ferdinand in a film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.[18] Taymor also cast Carney for the lead role of Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. During the auditions, Bono and The Edge, the show's musical composers, were surprised by Carney's vocals and he ended up being chosen for the role.[19] He starred for 3 years as Spider-Man which began previews in November 2010.[20][21] The rest of his bandmates performed as part of the pit orchestra for Turn Off the Dark. He played his final performance on Sunday, September 15, 2013.[6] Meanwhile, in 2012, Carney played Taylor Swift's love interest in her "I Knew You Were Trouble" music video. Swift was a fan of Carney's band and came up with the idea.[15][22]

In 2014, Carney was cast as Dorian Gray in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. The show had three seasons (2014-2016).[23][24] During the filming of the last season of Penny Dreadful, Carney was on Kenny Ortega's radar to play Riff Raff, the Handyman, on Fox's remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He got the role on the two-hour musical television film and recorded three of the songs on the film's soundtrack. The film premiered on the Fox network on October 20, 2016.[25][26]

In 2017, Reeve Carney joined the cast of the Citadel Theatre production of Hadestown as Orpheus. The production reunited Carney with his Spider-Man co-stars Patrick Page and T.V. Carpio.[27] Carney continued with the musical for its run at the Royal National Theatre in 2018 and is currently reprising the role in the Broadway production, which began previews on March 22 and opened on April 17, 2019.[28]

Discography[edit]

As solo artist[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Youth Is Wasted

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Looking Glass (as Reeve Carney & the Revolving Band)

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Live at Molly Malone's (as Reeve Carney & the Revolving Band)

As part of Carney[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Mr. Green Vol. 1
  • Released: January 1, 2010
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Nothing Without You
  • Released: May 6, 2008
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Formats: CD

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Cast
Albums
US
OST
US
Rock
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
  • Released: June 13, 2011
  • Label: Interscope Records, Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
86[29] 2[30] 24[31]
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
  • Released: October 21, 2016
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Formats: CD, digital download
107[32] 2[33] 22[34]
Hadestown (Original Broadway Cast Recording) [35]
  • Released: July 26, 2019
  • Label: Sing It Again
  • Formats: CD, digital download
To be released

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[36]
US Rock
[37]
US Heat
[38]
US Adult
[39]
CAN
[40]
2008 "Nothing Without You"
(with Carney)
[A] Nothing Without You & Mr. Green Vol. 1
2011 "Rise Above 1"
(with Bono & The Edge)
74 48 5 34 71 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
2016 "Up Above the Weather" Youth Is Wasted
2018 "Never Gonna Give You Up"
(with Scary Pockets)
Star Funk

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Think of You" 2006 none One Tree Hill (episode "The Wind That Blew My Heart Away")
2009 Spread[42]
"Love Me Chase Me" 2009 none The Boys Are Back
"Testify" 2009 none CSI: Miami Season 8 (episode "Kill Clause")[43]
2010 Machete
"O Mistress Mine" 2010 Elliot Goldenthal The Tempest
"St. Nicholas Sky" 2011 The Broadway Cast of Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 13, 2011
"New for You" 2012 none The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
"A Savior is Born" 2013 The Broadway Cast of Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 15, 2013
"Full Moon" 2016 Soles of Passion, Paris Carney Escape from Jurisdiction B
"Hold On" Soles of Passion Bump Me Up

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Small role
1994 Pom Poko Various voices English dub
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Young Ishmael Chambers Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film
2009 Spread Lead Singer
2010 The Tempest Ferdinand
2017 Gemini Devin

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Dave's World Extra Episode: "The Funeral"
2004 Father of the Pride (voice) Episode: "Donkey"
2015 Best of Boxing 2014 Himself TV film
2014–2016 Penny Dreadful Dorian Gray 18 episodes
2016 The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again Riff Raff TV film

Theatre[edit]

Year Production Role Theatre Ref(s)
2010–2013 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Peter Parker/Spider-Man Foxwoods Theatre
2015 Hello, Stranger Stranger The Abbey Theatre
2017 Hadestown Orpheus Citadel Theatre [44]
2018–2019 London's National Theatre
2019 Walter Kerr Theatre

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Artist(s)
2012 "I Knew You Were Trouble" Ex-boyfriend Taylor Swift

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result
1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film Snow Falling on Cedars Won
2018 Independent Music Awards[45] Best Song - Acoustic "Think of You" Won
Best Song - Rock or Hard Rock "Resurrection" Won
Best Album - Adult Contemporary Youth Is Wasted Won
Best Producer - Pop Nominated
Best Song - Blues "Father's House" Nominated
Best Song - Adult Contemporary "Think of You" Nominated
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards[46] Outstanding Actor in a Musical Hadestown Nominated

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