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 puppetry career spans nearly a decade to include credits off-Broadway, nationally, internationally, and New York City-wide.

“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