It all began when a supportive teacher asked me to give a speech for my graduating class.
I said yes but was thinking... I'll choke, sweat and stammer.
Still... I wrote, memorized and prepared.
When the moment finally came, I stepped out
and the room went black. At least for me it did.
I could hear my voice, but I couldn't see a thing.
No matter, I went on and before I knew it I could see again.
I was done and I could see people were clapping,
they were smiling and I had made it through.
All because someone believed in me and because of that,
my life has never been the same.
You’ve come this far, so if you're willing to come a little further
I'll take this moment to share with you what I do.
2020-2017 Forever Plaid / Songs for a New World
Played "Smudge" in this close-harmony homage by Stuart Ross / Sang Baritone for the contempory opus by Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) for Mother Road Productions
Safe Inside : Preview & Release Sept *Available Amazon Streaming
Attended film preview for Jason Paul Collum's new indie with Judith O'Dea (Night of the Living Dead)
All The World's A Stage
1960's stylized version of William Shakespeare's pastoral work in the role of "Jaques"
2017-2016 Arsenic & Old Lace
Sold-out run playing Mortimer Brewster w/ an amazing cast for this comedy classic thriller
2015-2014 Thee Trinity / Art Live: Writers - Musicians - Poets - Painters...
Played the big "J"- a true martyr of one holy dysfunctional family *Chicago Premiere - Royal George Theater / Produced interactive venue featuring fine & performing artist showcasing their art live
Based on a true story, this poignant take on the plight of Chicago's homeless is written for the stage by Emmy nominated producer and writer Richard A. Roberts. Played the title role of "Mark"
John Olive's wicked noir thriller originally written for and produced by Steppenwolf Theatre. Played the "Husband"
Jerod Howard is an American actor of stage & screen. Known for his recurring role of Elliot Hamilton in the indie films October Moon and November Son, Howard has also appeared on stage as Jay for the premiere of Thee Trinity
by Emmy nominated producer/writer Richard A. Roberts and played the title role in The BenchMark, also by Roberts.
Merely a player for Shakespeare’s As You Like It in the role of Jacques, he also appeared in the comedy-thriller
Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster.
During a company residency at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, he studied with Chicago Acting Studio and
Second City respectively. Howard credits his Chicago debut in the cult hit Pulp Fiction, adapted for the stage by Azusa Productions. An accomplished vocalist, Howard has performed as the Baritone in Songs for a New World, Smudge in Forever Plaid, and the title role in Snoopy the Musical. He wishes to thank his parents for their love and support. Any success he credits to those who inspire him every day.