Bachelor of Arts, 1997
Jeffrey Carlson appeared in ABC’s All My Children as the fictional rock star, Zarf. Jeffrey played Prince Hal in Chicago Shakespeare’s production of Henry IV, pts. 1 and 2 by William Shakespeare, directed by Barbara Gaines. This production then transferred to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K. as part of their Complete Works season. Broadway credits include: Marilyn (Drama Desk Nomination) in the Rosie O’Donnell-produced musical Taboo, music and lyrics by Boy George, book by Charles Busch; Valere in Tartuffe by Moliere, directed by Joe Dowling (Roundabout Theatre Company); Billy in Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who is Sylvia? directed by David Esbjornson. Pre-Broadway credits include: James Keller in The Miracle Worker by William Gibson (with Hilary Swank). Off Broadway credits include: Steindorff in Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses, Pam MacKinnon (New York Theatre Workshop); Chris Ferrando in Manuscript by Paul Grellong, directed by Bob Balaban (Daryl Roth Theatre); Gash in Last Easter by Bryon y Lavery, directed by Doug Hughes (Manhattan Class Company); Gil/Jody in Thief River by Lee Blessing, directed by Mark Lamos (Signature Theatre Company). Regional credits include: Lorenzo di Medici in Lorenzaccio by Alfred de Musset, translated and adapted by John Strand, directed by Michael Kahn (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C.); Marchbanks in Candida by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Lisa Peterson, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, directed by Emily Mann (both productions at The McCarter Theatre); and work with the Cape Cod Theatre Project and the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference. Film credits include: The Killing Floor, Hitch, Backseat, and Nowhere To Go But Up. Television credits include: Law & Order: SVU, Plainsong (CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame), and featured in the PBS American Masters documentary on The Juilliard School. He was a 2001 graduate of the Juilliard School in addition to his work at UCD, and was a 2000 member of the Guthrie Experience at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was also the recipient of the 2004 Marian Seldes-Garcon Kanin Fellowship. In the summer of 2007, Jeffrey played the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet directed by Michael Kahn at the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C.