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Jarrod Zimmerman

Trevor the musical

A world premiere musical based on the Academy Award-winning film that launched The Trevor Project 🌈
Trevor the musical at Writers Theatre
  • Directed by Marc Bruni
  • Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow
  • writerstheatre.org

Role

Dad Father Joe Coach Gregory

Form

World Premiere Musical

Jarrod Zimmerman with Eli Tokash and Sophie Grimm in Trevor the musical at Writer Theatre
Jarrod Zimmerman with Eli Tokash and Sophie Grimm in Trevor the musical at Writer Theatre
First rehearsal for Trevor the musical at Writers Theatre · Photo by Joe Mazza
First rehearsal for Trevor the musical at Writers Theatre · Photo by Joe Mazza

1776

A musical for our founding fathers 🇺🇸
1776 at merican Conservatory Theater
  • Directed by Frank Galati
  • American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, FL
  • Photos by Kevin Bearne
  • act-sf.org
  • asolorep.org

Role

Edward Rutledge

Form

Musical

One the most outstanding moments of the production is Jarrod Zimmerman as Edward Rutledge singing ‘Molasses to Rum.’ What an astonishing performance. He sings the hell out of the song and it brings down the house.

Richard Connema, Talkin’ Broadway

‘Molasses to Rum’ ends up a show-stealer in the hands of the immensely talented Jarrod Zimmerman.

Elaine Beale, Edge
Jarrod Zimmerman (Edward Rutledge) and cast singing ‘Cool, Cool, Considerate Men’ from 1776 at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA
Jarrod Zimmerman (Edward Rutledge) and cast singing ‘Cool, Cool, Considerate Men’ from 1776 at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA

The terrific Jarrod Zimmerman … takes on one of the more bizarre but musically interesting numbers of the show, the analysis of the slave economy titled ‘Molasses to Rum,’ and hits it out of the park.

Jay Barmann, SFist

In one of the most riveting scenes … Jarrod Zimmerman delivers a haunting performance of a song that describes the slave trade. It sends shivers down the spine.

Clinton Stark, Stark Insider
1776 Promo

Sweet Charity

A musical with an optimist, a claustrophobic tax accountant, and an elevator 😬
Sweet Charity at Writer Theatre
  • Directed by Michael Halberstam
  • Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow
  • writerstheatre.org

Role

Oscar Lindquist

Form

Musical

Topol's performance [is] effervescent, adorable and real. Zimmerman [is] shyly hysterical with a sensitive yet powerful baritone. If I didn't know any better, I'd assume this sexy salted caramel was a star-vehicle built for these two!

Johnny Oleksinski, Newcity Stage

Jarrod Zimmerman, just right as the needy young nerd

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Tiffany Topol (Charity) and Jarrod Zimmerman (Oscar)
Tiffany Topol (Charity) and Jarrod Zimmerman (Oscar) in Sweet Charity

A break through role for Jarrod Zimmerman who is dynamite in this special role.

Al Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

Jarrod Zimmerman makes a hilariously twitchy Oscar, the neurotic tax accountant whom Charity pins her hopes on. The scene in which the couple meets by being trapped in an elevator together is sidesplitting, and his portrayal of the obsessive, self-centered ably foreshadows the inevitable end.

Leah Zeldes, Chicago Theater Beat
Sweet Charity Promo

Spamalot

A silly musical with some knights of the round table 🥥
Spamalot at Theatre at the Center
  • Directed by David Perkovich
  • Choreographed by Linda Fortunato
  • Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow
  • theatreatthecenter.com

Role

Sir Galahad

Form

Musical

Jarrod Zimmerman (Sir Galahad) with the cast of Spamalot in ‘Knights of the Round Table’
Jarrod Zimmerman (Sir Galahad) with the cast of Spamalot in ‘Knights of the Round Table’

Days Like Today

A world premiere musical about family and days like this one 🤵
Days Like Today at Writers Theatre
  • Directed by Michael Halberstam
  • Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow
  • writerstheatre.org

Role

Arnaud

Form

World Premiere Musical

Emily Berman (Tessa) and Jarrod Zimmerman (Arnaud) singing Ten Thousand Times from Days Like Today
Emily Berman (Tessa) and Jarrod Zimmerman (Arnaud) singing ‘Ten Thousand Times’ from Days Like Today
‘Ten Thousand Times’ from Days Like Today
‘Falling Down’ from Days Like Today

Merrily We Roll Along

A musical told backwards about old friends rolling along ⏰
Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Zimmerman, and Alan Schmuckler in Merrily We Roll Along at The Music Theatre Company
  • Directed by Jessica Redish
  • The Music Theatre Company, Highland Park, IL
  • Photos by Ravi Ganapathy

Role

Franklin Shepard

Form

Musical

Handled to perfection by Jarrod Zimmerman

Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

Zimmerman's performance is outstanding … As the play travels back in time Zimmerman gets the opportunity to showcase his talent as his character anguishes while making one wrong decision after another.

Quintin Slovek, Patch
Jarrod Zimmerman (Franklin Shepard) in Merrily We Roll Along
Jarrod Zimmerman (Franklin Shepard) in Merrily We Roll Along

A Christmas Carol

A Dickensian classic for the holidays 🎄
A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre
  • Directed by Steve Scott
  • Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow
  • goodmantheatre.org

Roles

Young Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Future

Form

Play

Jarrod Zimmerman (Young Scrooge) with Nora Fiffer (Belle) in A Christmas Carol
Jarrod Zimmerman (Young Scrooge) with Nora Fiffer (Belle) in A Christmas Carol
Jarrod Zimmerman (Young Scrooge) with Nora Fiffer (Belle) in A Christmas Carol
Jarrod Zimmerman (Young Scrooge) with Nora Fiffer (Belle) in A Christmas Carol
Jarrod Zimmerman (Young Scrooge) with Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol
Jarrod Zimmerman (Young Scrooge) with Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol

Other credits include

Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along (The Music Theatre Company); Harry in It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! (American Blues Theater); Lucentio in Shakespeare in the Parks: The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); John Brooke in Little Women, Pinocchio, City of Angels, The Music Man, Into the Woods (Marriott Theatre); Gypsy (Drury Lane Theatre); Lexy in A Minister’s Wife (San Jose Repertory Theatre); A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (Peninsula Players); Josh in Big! the musical, Hal in Proof, Detective Sgt. Trotter in The Mousetrap, John Brooke in Little Women (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre); I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Totem Pole Playhouse); Television credits include: “Chicago Fire” (NBCUniversal) and “Boss” (STARZ)