Carl Swanson

Last updated

April 25, 2018

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You can see Carl next in Theatre Elision's production of Ain't it a Grand and Glorious Feeling: Celebrating the Princess Musicals! 


Carl Swanson is an Actor, Singer, and Improviser originally from Hawley, MN.

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and lives in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Carl is Energetic, Charming, Enthusiastic, Sarcastic, and Extremely Hard working. He also grows a great beard!

Primarily Carl is a storyteller. His goal is to tell stories that have the capability of changing people. The one thing we should always strive for is to change our audience through our art. 

Some of Carl's favorite roles include Anatoly Sergievsky in ChessGeorge in The Drowsy Chaperone, Audrey II in Little Shop of HorrorsGrumio in Taming of the Shrew, Anatoly Sergievsky in ChessSquire in The Reluctant Dragon, and  Huckleberry Finn in Big River. 

Carl is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. His project involved installing benches outside of Hawley's Community Pool. He partially attributes his choice of going into theatre back to all the little skits they had to do at camp.


Carl Swanson - Last One Picked - Whoop*Dee*Doo

Carl Swanson - All This Intimacy by Rajiv Joseph



Eagle Scout Award (Boy Scouts of America)


Excellent Drums/Percussion Player 11 years, Dialects (British RP, Irish, American Southern, Russian, New York), Juggles (Balls/Clubs), Proficient Improvisor/Singing Improv./Shakespearean Improv., Fantastic Gollum Impression, Barbershop Quartet 6 years, Experienced Tap Dancer, Basic Acrobalance


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