Roderick Kleiss

Last updated

March 19, 2019

Roderick’s current news

Currently rehearsing with Theatre55 in the musical Hair. My character is Woof. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this production. I think this is how the play should have always been presented.


Rod has acted part time for most of his life as an engineer. He has now sold his business and would like to act full time. He is very fit with a good voice and some tenor/baritone singing talent but club feet for dancing. Age range is very old to 40's.

Rod has studied for a year at Circle In The Square Theater in NYC in the 80's. We worked in the Guthrie's Actor's Workout for three years with Raye Birk, and studied singing with Maury Jones and others.


Theater Roles In NYC

“Freedom Sunday”                 American Demonstrator       AJC Historical Production

Recent Theater in Minneapolis

Play                                 Role                     Theater                       Director

Bull                                  Carter                    Hypnic Jerk                 Kari Steinbach

Lone Star Spirits             Walter                    Festival Theatre Co.    Jason Richards

Peter and Alice               Lewis Carroll          Candid Theater Co.     Justin Kirkeberg

Fahrenheit 451               Chief Beatty    Theatre In The Round  Linda Paulsen

1000 Clowns                   Arnold          Theatre In The Round     Dona Freeman

Anne of Green Gables        Mathew     Theatre In The Round     Dona Freeman

Marriage of Bette & Boo     Karl            Theatre In The Round     Randy Reyes

The Lark                Bishop Cauchon      Theatre In The Round     Randy Reyes

Helen                      Menelaus                20% Theatre Co             Leah Starr

The Cherry Orchard    Gayev                 10,000 Things                Darcey Engen

Julius Ceasar                   Cassius                    Cromulent Theater         Mark Palmer

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