Name: Carl Lundstedt
Hometown: Libertyville, Illinois
Education: Carnegie Mellon University
Select Credits: At CMU: The Glass Menagerie (Gentleman Caller), As You Like It (Orlando), Murder of Crows (Andy)
Why theater?: I sort of stumbled into acting from an athletic heavy adolescence. It's fun!
Who do you play in Freaks: a legend about growing up?: Danny
Tell us about Freaks: a legend about growing up: It's a reunion of 3 close friends after four years without contact, with one new friend. Lots has changed but there's a hopefulness of getting the gang back together again.
What is it like being a part of Freaks: a legend about growing up?: The writer and director are two close friends of mine who I've been lucky enough to work with quite a bit. The other three members of the cast are also CMU schoolmates I know very well, so it feels very much like being at home.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I'm from Chicago so Tracy Letts is a big one, as an actor and writer. I also love Martin McDonagh's plays.
Any roles you’re dying to play?: Anything Martin McDonagh, one of the brothers in the Lonesome West.
What’s your favorite showtune?: Probably something from Into the Woods.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Idris Elba.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Me and it'd be called "Lumpy".
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Any live DMB.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: "Doctor Who"
What’s up next?: Auditioning and getting settled in NYC.