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Eric Webster

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Biography

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Eric Webster has been performing on stage and on camera for 30 years. 

He has performed at the Guthrie Theater for Flying Foot Forum, Mixed Blood Theater for Pickaline Productions, Parksquare Theater, the Playwrights' Center for Workhaus Collective and Hardcover Theater, Hennepin Stages, Hey City Theater, The Lowry Theater for Actors Theater of Minnesota, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Pioneer Place Theater, Minneapolis Theater Garage,Theater in the Round for Minnesota Fringe Festival, Bloomington Civic Theater, Jerome Hill Theater and Camp Cabaret Theater.

Highlights of stage work

"Heaven" at the Joe Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater playing Faruk

"The Pavillion" at Paul Bunyan Playhouse and Pioneer Place Theater as Peter

“Streetcar Named Desire” at the Pioneer Place Theater as Stanley Kowalski

"London After Midnight" at The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater as Varney and Moriarity

"City of Angels" at Bloomington Civic Theater as Detective Stone

"Johnny Bocca's Sex Farce for Swingin Lovers" at the Playwrights Center as Rinny

"The Mill" at the Playwrights Center for Workhaus Collective as Case

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor" at ParkSquare Theater as Milt

"King Lear" at ParkSquare Theater as the Gentleman 

"The 39 Steps" at Bloomington Civic Theater as Richard Hannay

Reviews

As "Faruk" in "Heaven" at the Guthrie Theater Joe Dowling studio

"Another Stand-out performance by Eric Webster.  Onstage, Webster provides not just the spark but the fuel for much of the action in a stunning turn as a man desperate to find a shred of former life still intact."

City Pages

As Milt in "Laugher on the 23rd Floor" ParkSquare Theater

 "Eric Webster cuts a jazzy swath as Milt Fields...Webster fills out his ice-cream suit with broad, cocky shoulders and a cool sense of timing"

StarTribune

In 2010 he recieved the "Best Actor in a Musical 2010" from Lavender Magazine for his role as Stone in "City of Angels" at the Bloomington Civic Theater.

Original works

"Shades Brigade" an original radio thriller adventure.  Write/Director, 2013

"Employee of the Year" for The Producing House.  Writer / Director, Summer 2011.

"Mary loves Joseph, a wonderful love story", for Pioneer Place Theater and Mixed Blood Theater. 

"Sneggaruchkas and Babushkas", "Peter and the Wolf", and "Masha and the Bear" for the Musuem of Russian Art Theater. 

Television

Hosted, wrote and produced ``The Big Bad Movie`` which earned an Emmy Nomination. 

Host and writer of the nationally broadcast ``Big Events`` for 2 years on DirecTV. 

FILM

*Wolf at the Door /Collission Pictures 

* Winner "Best Film" and "Best Acting" 48 hour Film Festival Minneapolis 2013

Related work

Drama Coach for Centennial Middle School, Lino Lakes MN.  One Act Club and Improv Club.  2003 to Present.

Guthrie Theater outward education teaching artists.  "Schools on Stage" Teaching Artist.

History Theater Teaching Artist for "Seats to Stage" program.

Improv Club Teaching Artist for Avalon High School, Saint Paul, MN.  2013 to present.

6 seasons with the St. Paul Saints Baseball Club as the Master of Ceremonies/Announcer, and Director of Gameday Entertainment. 

Extensive national and local voice over work.

On radio, was the host of the ``Two Martini Lunch`` and "The Hideaway Lounge" on KLBB, and was the host, of ``The Latest...`` on ABC Radio and was the Producer of the syndicated radio show "It Takes A Village". Radio resume also includes working at KFAN sports talk radio and KSTP AM Minneapolis as a talk show host.

Résumé

Eric Daniel Webster

Stage

Show

Director

Theater

Part

The Pavillion                                            

Zach Curtis                      

Paul Bunyan Playhouse /Pioneer Place Theater

Peter

The Odd Couple                                      

Peter Moore                      

Pioneer Place Theater              

Speed

City of Angels                                          

Randy Reyes                    

Bloomington Civic Theater        

Detective Stone

Heaven                                                    

Joe Chvala                      

Joe Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater          

Faruk                                                                                                        

39 Steps                                                    

Zach Curtis                       

Bloomington Civic Theater/ Theater L'HommeDieu

Richard Hannay                                                                                                     

The Mill                                                      

Matt Sciple                       

Playwrites Center for Workhaus Collective              

Case                                                                                                            

King Lear                                                  

Peter Moore                      

Park Square                          

TheGentleman                                                                                                 

Shades Brigade                                        

Eric Webster                     

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater      

Jack Shade 

Smothers Brothers Grimm                        

Comedy Suitcase

2011 MN Fringe/ Bryant lake Bowl Theater         

Various

The Averegers                                          

Comedy Suitcase              

TRP MN Fringe                        

Captain Average

Hope You Guess My Name                      

Shanan Custer                  

TRP MN Fringe                          

Satan

The Final Act                                            

Carin Bratlie-Wethern        

Womans Club MN Fringe         

Johnny Bocca's Sex Farce for 

Swingin' Lovers                                        

Shanan Custer                    

Playwrites Center                      

Rinny

Love, Laundry & Theoretical Physics              

Patrick Coyle                    

Bryant Lake Bowl                    

Various Roles

Streetcar named Desire                                  

Zach Curtis                      

Pioneer Place Theater              

Stanley Kowalski

Employee of the Year                                   

Eric Webster                     

Bunker Hills                                

Various roles

Song of Singapore                                        

John Cranney                    

Lowry Theatre                         

Inspector Kurland

The Diary of Anne Frank                              

Scott Rubsam                    

Park Square Theater                

Understudy Mr. Van Daan

Greater Tuna                                                

Zach Curtis                        

Paul Bunyan Playhouse            

Arles

London After Midnight                                  

Shanan Custer                  

Bryant Lake Bowl                      

Varney the Vampire / Moriarity/Jack the Ripper

Laughter on the 23rd Floor                            

Zach Curtis                  

ParkSquare Theater/Paul Bunyan Playhouse            

Milt                                                                                                             

Biloxi Blues                                                  

Zach Curtis                        

Paul Bunyan Playhouse            

Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey

The Bible:

The Complete Word of God Abriged                                                

Michael Grittner / Eric Webster                

Paul Bunyan Playhouse/ Actors Theater Minnesota          

Mary Loves Joseph; 

A Wonderful Love Story                                   

Shanan Custer/Lee Adams

Mixed Blood Theater                

Joseph                                                                                                               

Mystery Cafe                                               

Lee Adams                         

Various                        

Tony n Tina's Wedding                                

Ross Young                      

Hey City Theater/Lowry Theater

Barry Wheeler / Tony Nunzio / Michael Just                                                                                                              

We Gotta Bingo                                            

Mark Bergren                    

Actors Theater Minnesota/ Hennepin Stages                  

Bucky Fuller                                                                                                                 

The Scrimshaw  

New Year's Eve Comedy shows (6 years)     

Joshua Scrimshaw            

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater                        

Various - Sketch Comedy

Deer Camp the Musical                                

Shanan Custer                    

Lowry Theatre/ Camp Cabaret Theater/Theater L'Homme'dieu

Diesel                                                                                                                

Plan 9 From the Bryant Lake Bowl                

Joshua Scrimshaw              

Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre         

Sketch Comedy

Sneggaruchkas & Babushkas                      

Eric Webster                      

Museum of Russian Art              

Narrator

Peter and The Wolf - A Modern Musical        

Eric Webster                     

Museum of Russian Art             

Grandpa / The Wolf

Masha and the Bear                                    

Eric Webster                     

Museum of Russian Art             

Grandpa 

Funny Business                                          

Peter Moore                      

Hennepin Stages                       

Zach

Improvisational Murder Mystery                    

David Graves                    

Various                                   

"Creepy" Alvin Karpis, Det. Maxwell, Danny Vega

 

SOUND DESIGN

The Averegers

Hope You Guess My Name

The Consolation

The Mrs.

Right Wrong or Bomb

Frankie and Johnny

Two Sugars Room For Cream

Mary Loves Joseph

Mystery Café

 

FILM

TITLE                                                   

DIRECTOR                                    

ROLE

Do we really know green?                   

Jim Snapko/Collission Pictures      

Lead / Terrence

Grandpa                                               

Nicole Brending                              

Supporting

*Wolf at the Door                             

Jim Snapko/Collission Pictures     

Lead

Flourtown                                              

Bill Shlicter                                    

Principal

Fear of Girls (Part 2)                             

Ryan Wood                                    

Principal

* Winner "Best Film" and "Best Acting" 48 hour Film Festival Minneapolis 2013

 

TELEVISION SHOWS

TITLE                                                

DIRECTOR                     

ROLE

"Big Events"                                    

DirecTV, Los Angeles, CA                        

Mark Carter                  

Show Host / Writer

"Big Bad Movie"

KSTC Channel 45

TV, St. Paul, MN           

Show Host/Producer/Writer

Home Preview Channel

Washington DC    

Chris Bacente            

Show Host

TravelCopia                                              

Terry Napp                      

Show Host

 

COMMERCIALS

PRODUCER                                            ROLE

Carpet One                                                Lead

AmerciInn                                                  Lead

Pro-Law                                                     Lead

Perkins                                                   Principal

Sanford and Moore                                   Lead

Minnesota State Lottery                           Lead

Burnsville Toyota                                      Lead

Kashi Foods                                             Supporting

 

RADIO

ABC Radio - KQRS/93X/Drive 105 - Minneapolis/St.Paul - Host - "The Latest"

Village Radio Network - Co-host / Producer - "It Takes a Village"

KLBB AM / MNN Radio Network Minneapolis/St.Paul - Show Host - "Two Martini Lunch," "Anyswing Goes," "Hideaway Lounge,"

AM 950, Air America, Minneapolis/St.Paul - Show Producer - Voice of Station

KSTP AM - Minneapolis/St.Paul - Talk Show Host / Producer

KFAN AM - Minneapolis/St.Paul - Talk Show Host / Producer

 

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE

Drama Coach for Centennial Middle School, Lino Lakes MN.  One Act Club and Improv Club.  2003 to Present.

Guthrie Theater outward education teaching artists.  "Schools on Stage" Teaching Artist.

History Theater Teaching Artist for "Seats to Stage" program.

Improv Club Teaching Artist for Avalon High School, Saint Paul, MN.  2013 to present.

6 seasons with the St. Paul Saints Baseball Club as the Master of Ceremonies/Announcer, and Director of Gameday Entertainment. 

Extensive national and local voice over work.

On radio, was the host of the ``Two Martini Lunch`` and "The Hideaway Lounge" on KLBB, and was the host, of ``The Latest...`` on ABC Radio and was the Producer of the syndicated radio show "It Takes A Village". Radio resume also includes working at KFAN sports talk radio and KSTP AM Minneapolis as a talk show host.

 

AWARDS

Emmy Award Nomination for "Big Bad Movie" - 10/31/01

Telly Award for "Late Night with National" talk show spoof - 05/00

New York Festivals Award Nomination for "Late Night with National" talk show spoof - 01/99

Associated Press Award for radio sports reporting - 04/91

"Best Actor in a Musical 2010l" Lavender Magazine for role as Stone in "City of Angels"

“Wolf at the Door” Winner "Best Film" and "Best Acting" 48 hour Film Festival Minneapolis 2013

 

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