Carl Swanson

Last updated

June 6, 2022

Carl’s current news

Current Production

Carl is currently performing in the cast of Memphis at Artistry in the role of Mr. Simmons! Directed by Aimee K. Bryant!

Upcoming Productions

Something Rotten! - Shakespeare - Lyric Arts, Dir. Scott Ford

Beauty and the Beast - Ensemble - The Ordway, Dir. Michael Heitzman

Recent Productions

The Play that Goes Wrong - Robert/Thomas Colleymore - The Old Log Theater, Dir. Eric Morris

Silent Sky - Peter Shaw - Theatre Pro Rata, Dir. Carin Bratlie Wethern

Cinderella - Ensemble - The Children's Theatre Company, Dir. Peter Brosius


Carl is a Theatre and Film actor based in Minneapolis, MN where he lives with his wife Jessica and their cat Smock. An expert in comedy, Carl came back strong after the pandemic shut down in October with a 5 month run of The Play that Goes Wrong at The Old Log Theater. He also thanks his wife profusely for letting him do this show when it opened two days before their wedding. Carl can do it all, seamlessly going between Leads and Ensemble at theaters of all sizes doing both comedy and drama. Outside of theatre Carl loves doing and running Escape Rooms! Carl loves to bring his improv talents to playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. He also is a huge fan of the CBS show Survivor. He's auditioned 5 times...



Carl Swanson - Musical Theatre Reel

Carl Swanson - I Want to Break Free Audition Cut

Marcus is Walking Monologue - Audition Cut


Click link for full resume. 


Eagle Scout Award (Boy Scouts of America)


Excellent Drums/Percussion Player 12 years, Experienced Tap Dancer, Dialects (British RP, Irish, American Southern, Russian, New York, French), Juggles (Balls/Clubs), Proficient Improvisor/Singing Improv./Shakespearean Improv., Fantastic Gollum Impression, Barbershop Quartet 6 years, Basic Acrobalance, Beat Boxing


Download Carl’s résumé