Eric William Morris
Class of 2006
Professional Musical Theatre Workshop
Broadway: Carl Denham in King Kong, Coram Boy, Mamma Mia! Eric frequently collaborates with composer Joe Iconis, starring in Be More Chill (original cast recording), Things to Ruin (OCR) and Bloodsong of Love. TV/film includes “Mind Hunter,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Quantico,” “Blue Bloods,” and the feature film Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon. Regional/Off-Broadway includes Songbird (with fellow alum Ephie Aardema), The Ballad of Little Jo (OCR), The Last Goodbye and Tennessee Williams’ Talk to Me Like the Rain… His play Running Interference (written with Ashley Rodbro) won Best Ensemble at the NYC Fringe (2015).
“I remember learning really quickly the amount of focus that I needed to be a professional actor in that it wasn’t just about being talented or smart or quick, but about the amount of preparedness that I wanted to do to be as good as I knew I could be…and it wasn’t about the fact that I could do it, it was about did you leave the stage expressing what you felt needed to be expressed. And did you mean what you were doing. I guess that hadn’t occurred to me before I came here. That my point of view would matter…
It always felt like there was a “right” way to do something and if I got close to it then it was okay. But I feel like this place helps you be authentic and find your own way into material…You get a lot of different ideas, a lot of different classes, but at the end of the day whatever works for you is what they encourage you to use.”