Eric Jackson, as a graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Department his New York City performing credits include stage, television, film, and commercial work. On Broadway, he was seen in the production of Thoroughly Modern Millie and was also an original cast member of Mel Brook’s musical Young Frankenstein and in the original cast recording. He traveled nationally and internationally with touring companies of The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls, Ragtime, Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Off-Broadway, he was seen in Finian's Rainbow at the Irish Repertory Theater and can be heard on their cast recording. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the concert version of Show Boat. He was a longtime performer with Lincoln Center’s The Little Orchestra Society and their young theater series Lollipops. He also played regionally in theaters including Westchester Broadway Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, Mains State Music Theatre, Weston Playhouse, and Pioneer Theatre. Eric's television appearances include As the World Turns, Sex and the City, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and numerous commercial spots. He can also been seen in John Turturro’s film, Romance and Cigarettes and acted as a stand-in in Sandra Bullock's movie Two Week’s Notice.
Offstage, Eric was a co-founder and instructor of The Theatre Mafia, which provides resources and classes to graduating performance students about the Business of Show. In addition, he has taught workshops and masterclasses in New York City with the Broadway Student Lab, Broadway Artists Alliance, and the Broadway Classroom. Eric has been a guest at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Siena Heights University. While in New York City, Eric co-developed the now licensed Finian's Rainbow, Jr. and was director for the staged reading of the new musical A Whole Lot Of Teeth. His other directing credits include High School Musical at the JCC, Bye Bye Birdie at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre as well as Sweet Charity and Eleemosynary at The University of Michigan
Eric first visited Sonoma as a performer with Transcendence Theatre Company in 2011. In 2014, he became a full-time employee for the company and has since had the opportunity to have played a major role in casting and hiring, developing the Internship and Apprentice Program, participating in the Arts and Education programs, leading community outreach events, conceiving of original productions, and participating in marketing and publicity. Since being voted as “Person to Watch (Male)” by BroadwayWorld SF for his work with Transcendence Theatre Company, Eric has developed and become head of the theater company’s props department and wardrobe department. He has been the costume designer for “Fantastical Family Night” (2017) and “The Broadway Holiday Spectacular.” Eric has also created and Co-Directed two productions of Fantastical Family Night (2014 and 2015) and the Gala Celebration. He was also creator and director of Fantastical Family Night (2016), the theater company’s first two holiday show productions of Joy To The World, Fascinating Rhythm, and The Ladies of Broadway. Eric is currently the creative programs manager for the Sonoma Community Center.