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Edward Rutledge in 1776

A delegate from South Carolina with an opinion or two about slavery
  • Directed by Frank Galati
  • American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, FL
  • Photos by Kevin Bearne

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

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

Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity

A claustrophobic tax accountant
  • Directed by Michael Halberstam
  • Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow

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)

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

Sir Galahad in Spamalot

A knight of the round table who sings a song like this
  • Directed by David Perkovich
  • Choreographed by Linda Fortunato
  • Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow
Jarrod Zimmerman (Sir Galahad) and Colette Todd (Lady of the Lake) singing The Song That Goes Like This

Arnaud in Days Like Today

A completely lost groom-to-be-or-not-to-be
  • Directed by Michael Halberstam
  • Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL
  • World Premiere
  • Photos by Michael Brosilow
Emily Berman (Tessa) and Jarrod Zimmerman (Arnaud) singing Ten Thousand Times from Days Like Today

Other credits include

Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along (The Music Theatre Company); Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); 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)

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