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Actor. Puppeteer. Improviser. Voice Artist.

A queer, first-generation Haitian American actor, puppeteer and voice artist born and raised in Coney Island, Emmanuel Elpenord graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College with an Acting BFA, TV/Radio BA, and Creative Writing BFA

“One of the highlights was Emmanuel Elpenord’s performance as Eeyore, Rabbit and Owl.”
– Isabella Gonzalez and Olivia Stern of the Fordham Observer
“I was particularly struck by the vocal and physical challenge for Emmanuel Elpenord, who performs triple-duty as Eeyore, Rabbit, and Owl... [He makes] each character extremely distinctive and authentic to the originals.”
– Cindy Sibilsky of Broadway World
“…there are happy surprises, like Emmanuel Elpenord’s suave Antonio…”
– Alexis Soloski of The New York Times on Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’s Twelfth Night
“...Elpenord tied the proceedings together with an air of soothing authority and technical wizardry...”
– Juan Michael Porter II of Broadway World on Rockefeller Production’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
“...by far the most interesting element that [needed exploring.] Emmanuel Elpenord offered all he could to leave you wanting more.”
– Michael Block of Theater In The Now on Stable Cable’s production of Max Baker’s Because Me

Reels

Acting Reel

Puppetry Slam Piece

Silent Improv

Productions

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, National & International

As Othello in Othello, Bryant Park Shakespeare

As Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bryant Park Shakespeare© Lee Wexler, © Kevin Sebastian

From the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the Daryl Roth Theater

As Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Bryant Park Shakespeare (2017)

As Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Bryant Park Shakespeare (2018)

From Staged Reading of Rossum's Universal Robots

From Change of Plans in Andhattanhenge Cabaret & Benefit Show

As Duke Vincentio in Measure

As Oliver in As You Like It© 2016 Adela Loconte

As Chef in No 1 Chinese at Labapalooza, St Ann’s Warehouse© 2016 Richard Termine

In Adrienne Kennedy’s Sun, Voyage Theater Company© 2015 Mustafa Önder

As Ken Burrough in Bum Phillips: All-American Opera With Monk Parrots, at Ellen Stewart Theater (La Mama)

As Kent in Reasons to Be Pretty

As Georgia Olivia Divine (God) in The Eden Project

In Rough Magic at Brooklyn College, New Workshop Theater

Puppet Theater

Winnie the Pooh
Eeyore/Owl/Rabbit
The Pout-Pout Fish
Bully-Bully Shark/ASMM
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Puppeteer
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Puppeteer
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Puppeteer
No 1 Chinese
Chef/Blue
Little Shop of Horrors
Audrey II Puppeteer
The Adventures of Peter Pan
Puppeteer

New York Theater

Othello
Othello
Twelfth Night (2 Seasons)
Duke Orsino
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Oberon
As You Like It (2 Seasons)
Oliver
The Hook-Up
Adam
Blogologues!
Ensemble

Film

Shola’s Voice (Episodic)
Deji (Lead)
In The Cold and Snow
Mark (Lead)
Make Yoga Great Again
Andi (Lead)
The Seagull
Medvedenko (Ensemble)
Emergency Contacts (web series)
Elevator Operator (Supporting)
Love In The Matrix
Mark (Lead)

Voice Over

Podcast: Under Dead Water
Daniele Boukman (Principal)
Character/Puppet: The Princess and the Pea
Prince Iskinder
Audiobook: Black Forest
Red, Vic, Marcus (Principal)
Character/Puppet: The Tales of Brier Rabbit
Brier Fox

Training

Brooklyn College, magna cum laude
Acting, BFA/Television and Radio, BA/Creative Writing, BFA
Brooklyn Training Ground
Roger Manix (Meisner Technique)
AND Theater Company
Scotty Watson, David Marx, Stephen Thornton, Irene Carroll
Society of American Fight Directors
Pass with recommendation in unarmed by the SAFD, 2022
Per4mance NY Improvisation Intensive
Michael J. Gellman, GaryAustin, David Razowsky

Special Skills

Hatian-Kreyol (fluent)
Character Voices
Teleprompter
Harmonica
Singing (Tenor/Bass)
Archery/Fencing
Improvisation
Billiards