A native of Baltimore, MD, Eric began performing professionally at age 14. He made his Broadway debut in The Lion King, and went on to the Broadway casts of Hairspray, and Mary Poppins. Some of his favorite theatre roles to date are CC White in Dreamgirls, Scarecrow in The Wiz, Donovan in Something Happened, and Asa in bonded.
Eric grew up performing in Baltimore City at the Arena Players Inc., the oldest African-American Community Theatre in America. He studied musical theater at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, receiving the Spirit of Carver Award upon graduating.
Eric received the Eubie Award from the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, for his achievement in the Arts. He was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts finalist, after being awarded a Level 1 Theatre Award from the YoungArts foundation; also, a Gold Medal recipient in the NAACP ACT-SO competition. He’s a two-time Broadway World Award nominee; also nominated for an Ovation Award, and an NAACP Theatre Award.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Eric has performed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Pantages Theatre, Long Beach Opera, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and twice at the Hollywood Bowl. His feature film credits include the movie musical Waiting in the Wings, starring Lee Merriweather; and Sexina, starring Adam West. He can be seen online guest starring on the series’ Coffee House Chronicles, Monogamy, and Bozos; and is a regular on the musical series A Capella, and the dark comedy The Interns.
Eric believes in giving back to his community, and has partnered with programs that allow him to work with inner-city children in LA, and also in his hometown of Baltimore. He teaches acting to underprivileged students; and reads to elementary school, and terminally-ill children for the SAG-AFTRA LA BookPALS program.
Eric thanks his family and friends for their unconditional love and support. He gives all glory and honor to GOD for everything in his life. Stay in touch with him on all social media platforms @EricBAnthony. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and the NAACP!