Actor. Puppeteer. Improviser. Voice Over.

“A queer, first-generation Haitian-American born and raised in Coney Island, Emmanuel Elpenord graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College. His career as a puppeteer spans nearly a decade to include credits off-Broadway, national, international, and New York City-wide.”
– None
“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


Acting Reel

Puppetry Slam Piece

Silent Improv


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, National & International

From the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the Daryl Roth Theater

As Othello in Othello, Bryant Park Shakespeare

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

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

From Change of Plans in Andhattanhenge Cabaret & Benefit Show

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

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

Puppet Theater

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

New York Theater

Twelfth Night (2 Seasons)
Duke Orsino
Midsummer Night’s Dream
As You Like It (2 Seasons)
The Hook-Up


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


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
Singing (Tenor/Bass)