Carson Grant performs Ian Wehrle’s ‘Flood’ in ‘Gilgamesh,’ in the photo below. ‘Gilgamesh’ is the musical that played at the Connelly Theater, NYC, in April 2015.
With his baritone-bass voice, Carson Grant performed in two roles as the ‘Narrator’ and as ‘Utanapishti’ (Noah). He sang two main theme songs, ‘You Fool’ and ‘Flood’ with full choir and choreography, in the original debut of the musical.
‘Gilgamesh,’ was composed by Ian Wehrle and directed by Peter Petkovsek at the Connelly Theater, NYC. Lyrics were also created by Peter Petkovsek.
The New York Times and audiences remembered Carson Grant in the role of Agamemnon, in the original composition, ‘Tomorrow Agamemnon,’ as part of “Nov. 21, 1963: The Day Before” directed and composed by Nathan Currier, at the Symphony Space, NYC in 2013. [NY Times]
Gilgamesh, based on a Babylonian epic poem from 2100 BC, is the story of a king, who, after many conquests seeks immortality with the Gods. [www.gilgameshthemusical.com]
Matthew Dunivan (Gilgamesh), Ben Mulgrew (Enkidu), Khadija Sallet (Shamhat), Taryn Tonelli (Ishtar) and Carson Grant (Narrator & Utanapishti).
Ambar Aranaga, Elena Glass, Justy Kosek, Mary Linehan, Christopher Morriss, Jillian Schiralli, Zach Solomon, and Viet Vo.
Producer: Jenny Ainsworth for Invisible Wall Productions,
Musical Director: Ian Wehrle,
Scenic Design: Kimie Nishikawa,
Costume Design: Brynn Almli,
Lighting Design: Yuki Nakase,
Sound Design: Ian Wehrle,
Graphic Design: Eva Mlinar,
Production Stage Manager: Zhenghao Zhang,
Stage Manager: Miranda Swineford,
Assistant Stage Manager: Kirk Laing,
General Manager: Invisible Wall Productions,
Company Manager: Caolan Hunter