Convention is a hit! Here’s what the critics have to say:
“Charles Everett is a dynamically wily Truman.” - TheatreScene
“Spellbinding” - Theater Scene
“Mr. Rocco’s well-researched treatment offers a snappy panoramic recreation of a political convention with sly behind the scenes machinations artfully intertwined with factual details.” - Theater Scene
“If you enjoy bribes, secret meetings, spying, extramarital affairs, conniving and pettiness, there is much to gawk at during this political soap opera.” - Broadway World
“Convention’s massive cast makes you feel like you are on the floor in the middle of the action.” - Broadway World
“A raucous, wildly ambitious fact-based drama.” - Gay City News
“Two hours of enthralling, controlled chaos.” - Gay City News
“This bold, thrilling “Convention” reminds us that dirty politics can come from either side of the aisle and is as American as apple pie.” - Gay City News
Convention opens on June 7th and runs till June 28th! If you want to see me playing Harry S. Truman, click below
I’m thrilled to announce that I have signed with The Marlene Agency for representation in television and film. They are a boutique talent agency based in Los Angeles. I’m extremely grateful and can’t wait to see what comes out of this partnership!
I’ll be playing Harry Truman in the upcoming production of Convention, a fantastic new play by Danny Rocco. The production will take place June 2019 at the Irondale Theater in Brooklyn, NY. Stay tuned for ticket info!
Click here to check out my updated acting reel.
I was nominated for “Outstanding Featured Actor” for my performance as Doug Forrester in Barefoot Theatre Company’s production of Raft of the Medusa at the 2018 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Click here for the full list of nominees.
Photo by Shashwat Gupta @shashwatinks
Look out for me in this new series that is dropping on August 23rd!
SWITCH, a scripted drama series based on a true story, was created by award winning writer, director, producer Stavroula Toska who worked as a dominatrix in New York City. The series dives deep into exploring human nature and everyday people’s secret desires, traumas, fantasies and fetishes while following Stella, a woman in her 30s, who begins training and working as a dominatrix in Manhattan’s most exclusive BDSM Establishment, The Temp.
Knowing nothing about the surreptitious world of BDSM, she begins her training and transforming from Stella to Mistress Kassandra. In the process, a mysterious and alluring new world reveals itself. Before long Stella will find herself caught in a web of lies, greed, secrets, love and betrayal, and with the future of an underground multi-million dollar empire lying at her feet.
SWITCH will become available for sale August 23, 2018 exclusively on www.switchtheseries.com
Toska’s memoir will be published later this year.
The series stars Stavroula Toska, Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, two-time Emmy winner Cady McClain, Emmy-nominee Jon Lindstrom, India Ennenga, Mark Borkowski, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Eleni Yiovas, Catherine Eaton, Katie Maguire, Alicia Greene, Gabriel Furman, Jessica DiGiovanni and more.
I will be appearing in Barefoot Theatre Company's production of Raft of the Medusa by Joe Pintauro as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity running from July 19th to August 4th. The show will take place at the Flamboyan Theater 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002. You can get tickets here.
On Monday, April 23rd I will be performing in a staged reading of Matara by Conni Massing at Urban Stages as part of their "Words by Women Week" series. The reading starts at 6:30 pm and will take place at Urban Stages 259 W 30th street between 7th & 8th Avenues. It's free and includes a glass of wine!
I'll be performing in a staged reading of Listen To The Trees by Timothy Johnson as part of Quick Silver Theater Company's Citizen One Reading Series. The reading will take place on Saturday, November 11th at 2pm at Ensemble Studio Theatre 545 W 52nd Street New York, NY 10019. For Tickets and more info click here.
I just wrapped shooting on season 1 of new web series Switch, written by Stavroula Toska and featuring Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis. My character "Black Bob" appears in episode 4. Look out for Switch in 2018!
I'm very excited to add my name to the talent roster at Hoss Managment Group! Hoss will be helping to guide my voiceover career in the area of radio imaging. He and I have a longstanding personal and professional relationship and I expect that to continue to bear fruit with this new partnership.
I'm thrilled to announce that I am the new voice of Satori Radio! Satori is an internet radio station based in Brooklyn that streams a 24/7 curated playlist of the best in hip hop. You can listen on your laptop or through their excellent mobile app. Check it out!
I'm beyond excited to announce my latest theatre project! I'll be playing "Charles Donovan" and "God" in Melanie Maria Goodreaux's Enough VO5 for the Universe. Performances will be Aug. 28th, Sept. 1st & Sept. 3rd at the Hudson Guild Theater as part of the New York Theater Festival. You may purchase tickets here.
Catch me in a reading of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales on Monday, July 24th with Barefoot Theatre Company!
Featuring Caitlin FitzGerald, Maria Paz Alegre, David Anzuelo, Reuben Barsky, Jeremy Brena, Peter Collier, Kathryn Danielle, Charles Everett, Gabriel Furman, James B. Kennedy, Czarina Mada, Roderick Boyd Nash, Mel Nieves, Stacey Raymond, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Gilberto Ron, Nino Shengelaia, Francisco Solorzano, Eric Svendsen, Nabil Viñas, and Christopher Whalen
WHEN: Monday, July 24th, 2017
(Doors Open @ 6:30pm; Curtain @ 7:00pm)
WHERE: El Barrio's Artspace PS 109
(215 E 99th St, New York, NY 10029, bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
ADMISSION: $5! Cash Only at the Box Office
*all funds support the general operating costs of Barefoot Theatre Company. PLEASE NOTE: This presentation will act as a fundraiser for our upcoming 2017-2018 Season.
RESERVATION: email email@example.com with Name and amount of tixs. Limited Seating. Reservation confirmed UNLESS you hear back from us.
FREE DRINKS sponsored by ZYR Vodka
FINE ARTS FLAUNT ARTIST - J. Eric Cook, Ad Tumulum Arts
LIVE MUSIC -TBA
Come see me in a staged reading of Breathe In Some Of That, a new comedy by Cecilia Copeland, as part of the Women In Theatre Festival on Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm. The reading will take place at ART/New York Theatres at 502 W 53rd St. in Manhattan.
Make a reservation here
Yoga, Sexual Misconduct and Farts... How can you keep doing Downward Dog with a straight face when your guru has been slapped with a harassment lawsuit?
n a world where yoga gurus are revered like gods it can be hard to maintain perspective on right and wrong, especially when it's 100 degrees and everyone is sweating, shaking, and losing control of their body functions. Rachael put everything on the line for her dream of owning a yoga studio, but she's barely able to pay the rent. Now, her guru has been unmasked as a predator, but if she abandon's the One Way Yoga brand, they'll sue her. If she stays with One Way Yoga she'll lose her best friend, her self-respect, and maybe her studio too. In the end, Rachael has to follow her heart, even if it means turning everything upside down.
Barefoot Theatre Company's monthly bareNaked Reading Series continues on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 presented by Hi-ARTS!!!
Please join us as we feature a truly powerful evening of theater with Javon Johnson's BREATHE directed by Dennis A. Allen II starring Erin Cherry, Charles Everett, Blake Lewis, Reynaldo Piniella, Gilberto Ron, Sara Thigpen and Azariah Gunn
WHEN: Monday, May 22nd, 2017
(Doors Open @ 6:30pm; Curtain @ 7:00pm)
WHERE: El Barrio's Artspace PS 109
(215 E 99th St, New York, NY 10029, bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
The play is a story of two sons from different families involved in separate acts of violence. The consequences they face are based not only on evidence, but also on the color of their skin. Not only must the sons rationalize their actions for themselves but their families must now find away to break through the social prejudices and differences in order to assist each other in their efforts to pin down a catalyst for their sons' violence and enough answers to move forward with their own lives. This play reminds us of our shared humanity and the differences that continue to keep us apart.
I'm very excited to be the new voice of Mix 106 WUBU FM radio in South Bend, Indiana! "Today's fresh mix of R&B and Old School"
I'm thrilled to announce that I have signed with CESD Talent Agency for commercial and voiceover representation. The team there has made me feel right at home, and I'm incredibly excited to start this new phase of my career.
I'll be performing in a staged reading of Gumbo House, a new play by Keion Jackson, at Urban Stages on Monday, February 6th at 6:30pm. Urban Stages is located at 259 W 30th Street in Manhattan.
New voiceover for VH1!
This Saturday, September 25th I will once again be a part of NY Madness! I'll be performing in "Finding Faith" by Mel Nieves directed by Paula Pizzi-Black, and "The Shooter" by Kimberly Kalaja directed by Melissa Skirboll.
NY Madness brings together some of the most talented writers, directors and actors in New York City to create an evening of new plays based on a theme announced one week ahead of the event. The collective works by all the writers form a kaleidoscope of this cultural moment focused through the theme, which is announced just one week before the show. The plays are presented hot off the press, fully staged, script in hand.
Exciting news!!! Mourning Sun, a beautiful play that I performed in last year, has been invited to the Kampala International Theatre Festival in Uganda! Written by Antu Yacob and produced by Theatre 167, Mourning Sun is an epic cross cultural love story that gives a unique immigrant experience tackling taboo subjects. With a first act set in Ethiopia and the second in New York, this play follows main characters Biftu and Abdi as they navigate young love with the mental, emotional and spiritual effects of irreversible fistula.
The Kampala International Theatre Festival takes place November 23-27 and while they are providing accommodations and local transportation, we must cover the airfare. If you would like to support this project, I urge you to visit our indiegogo page. Even if you cannot give anything at this time, the page will provide much more information about this inspiring project.
My latest commercial, this one is for GE!
I can't wait to get to set on Sunday, May 22nd for my first day of shooting for the new web series #GOINGHOMELESS. I will be playing the principal role of Nate. I'm excited to work with an amazing cast and crew including director James Sharpe and DP John Houghton of 181st Street Films. Stay tuned for updates and look out for the 13-episode series to debut later this year!
New national commercial for Subway!
Sticky is a night of 10-minute plays that take place in a bar and tend to involve madness, drunkenness, and romantic...complications. The actors utilize the bar space, the audience, and the ambience to create an unforgettable experience. I will be performing in Aphrodite's Notebook by Joshua Young on Thursday, May 12 and First Date on Thursday, May 26th. Tickets are $12 in advance and you can get them here.
I'll be performing in this staged reading of Cecilia Copeland's fantastic new play Riptide on Monday, April 18th. Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E 7th St. in Manhattan.
On the voiceover front, I just added a pair of new Radio Imaging demos and a freshly updated Narration demo to my Voiceover & Commercial page! The radio imaging spots were produced by Eric Romanowski of Ear Blowing Audio Productions. If you're looking to record any kind of voiceover demo I highly recommend him!
I'm extremely excited to be appearing in Schreiber Shorts: Transitions, an evening of one-act original plays, from January 27 - February 7! My play is Louisville Sky.
Written by Andrew Phillips
Directed by Ivette Dumeng
Black ………………………………………..… Charles Everett
Blue …………………………………………….. Hugues Faustin
Sandra …………………………………………..… Mariel Matero
While waiting to make a drug deal two young African-American men contemplate the themes of a movie they are watching and subsequently their lives.
The plays will be produced at the Gloria Maddox Theater at T. Schreiber Studios 151 W. 26th Street, 7th Floor
Tune in to the Smithsonian Channel on Friday, December 4 at 9pm ET for the premiere of Moby Dick: Heart Of A Whale. I narrated this one hour special which explores the true story which became the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick and the subject of Ron Howard's new film In The Heart Of The Sea.
Newly updated reel!!!
I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be appearing in Theatre 167's Mourning Sun at the West End Theatre from November 6 to December 6.
Set in Ethiopia and New York, Mourning Sun is a remarkable love story that spans continents and cultures. At 14, Biftu and Abdi listen to American pop music and fantasize about meeting Michael Jackson. Then Biftu is forced into an arranged marriage and her dreams and her body are shattered. This explosive new play explores trauma and recovery, dislocation and identity, and the power of human connection.
by Antu Yacob
directed by Ari Laura Kreith
November 6 thru December 6
West End Theatre
236 W. 86th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
My film Francis Of Brooklyn is now available for streaming on Amazon Video!
I will be performing in the season launch of New York Madness on Tuesday, September 22nd at 8pm at the 16th St. Theater, 330 W 16th Street NYC.
New York Madness brings together a fierce lineup of artists to create an evening of new plays based on a theme selected by the Featured Guest Playwright. Neil LaBute is the Season Launch Featured Guest, and the theme is RACIAL MADNESS!
The collective works by all the writers form a kaleidoscope of this cultural moment focused through the theme, which is announced just one week before the show. The plays are presented hot off the press, fully staged, script in hand and... ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN A MADNESS!