Brennan Caldwell is a NYC-based actor specializing in musical, classical and contemporary theater. He is a recent graduate of Yale College, where he earned around thirty credits performing in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom), The Full Monty (Malcolm), Amadeus (Mozart), and Sweeney Todd (Todd), among others. His performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch won him the Jonathan Edwards Arts Prize for Creative or Performing Arts in May 2012.
Outside Yale College, Brennan has performed with various musical ensembles all around the world at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and LA's Broad Stage. Brennan's performance with the Whiffenpoofs of "Grace Kelly" by MIKA on NBC's The Sing-Off garnered praise from judge Ben Folds, who remarked, "Some things cannot be unseen."
In addition to theater and television, Brennan was featured in College Musical: The Movie opposite Sam Tsui and Allison Williams (HBO's Girls).
Most recently, Brennan has performed in readings including Mighty Five's Infinite Funk Odyssey (Supporting, dir. John Rando) through the Yale Institute for Music Theater and Zelda (Supporting, dir. James Alexander Bond) through the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Off: A New Internet Comedy
Brennan's excited to announce that all episodes of the series he co-wrote and produced are online. Off tells the story of a young actor cast in a vampire-themed production of Romeo and Juliet directed by an eccentric, self-proclaimed auteur (Caldwell). Follow Ted and his best friend, Alex, as they navigate the Off-Off-Off Broadway theater scene while trying to keep a straight face.
Stream episodes on Off's website.
Twenty Five was nominated for four Indie Series Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Lead Actress in a Comedy (Alex Trow), Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Jessica DiGiovanni), and another for Brennan as Best Lead Actor in a Comedy!
Watch all four episodes!
Twenty Five is a comedic web series created by New York-based writer Josh Duboff. It’s about three high school best friends who are reunited in New York City two years out of college. Beryl, an aspiring actress, has been dating a slightly doltish fratbro for about a year and is starting to feel restless. Jimmy's (Brennan) doing the bloggin’ thing, scouring OKCupid, drinking a whole lot of wine . . . waiting for a "path" to become clear to him. And wide-eyed/idealistic Taylor, the third member of their trio, has just arrived to join them in the city after two years working for Teach for America.
Brennan stars in the movie "College Musical" now available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1vvkxh7
Brennan Caldwell is a NYC-based actor, writer, recent Yale graduate, and former Whiffenpoof. Brennan was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. New York and regional theater credits include Who's Your Baghdaddy? (Actors' Temple), Midsummer (Tiltyard), Anything Goes (STAGES St. Louis), Urinetown (Theatre Raleigh), Zelda (NYMF), Hound of the Baskervilles (Playhouse on Park), Shrek the Halls (DreamWorks Theatricals). Brennan also stars as Jimmy in the web series, Twenty Five, and writes, produces and acts in the internet comedy, Off. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
As a student at Yale College, Brennan earned around thirty credits performing in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom), The Full Monty (Malcolm), Amadeus (Mozart), and Sweeney Todd (Todd), among others. His performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch won him the Jonathan Edwards Arts Prize for Creative or Performing Arts in May 2012. In his travels with a cappella groups, he has performed all around the world at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and LA's Broad Stage.
In addition to theater and television, Brennan appears in the movie College Musical (now available on iTunes) with Sam Tsui and Allison Williams of HBO's Girls.