Ted Gorodetzky enjoys a diverse career in the performing arts, with roles ranging from musical comedy to Shakespeare to independent film. He has performed across the United States and overseas, and has been featured on German, Swiss, Scandinavian and domestic television.
In New York City, Ted has originated roles Off-Broadway at The Atlantic Theater Company, Soho Repertory and Wings Theater, amongst many others. Notable premieres also include The Book of Candy, originating the role of Shaul, at both the Playwrights Theater of New Jersey and The Passage Theater, and starring as Count Ut-Vega in Immortal Interlude with New Jersey Repertory Company, of which he is a member.
"Ted Gorodetzky's deceptively smooth portrayal of the Count makes the play work; he is charming, spooky, naive and wise all at once. And he has a terrific voice... Mr. Gorodetzky's performance will linger for a long while." –The New York Times
Internationally, he toured Europe starring as Elvis Presley in the critically acclaimed rock-n-roll biography Elvis, the Musical. On the Regional stage, some favorite roles have included Adam/Noah in Children of Eden, Danny Zuko in Grease, Garry/Roger in Noises Off, Jack Chesney in Charley's Aunt and Edward Middleton in The Drunkard. On film, Ted can be seen in starring and featured roles in several independent features and shorts, the upcoming tv & web serial NY, NY: The Sitcom, and he happily joins the ranks of many fellow NYC actors with appearances in Law & Order, Sex and the City, Saturday Night Live and commercials.
Ted earned his B.F.A in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor's Guild.
As a director, Ted has staged numerous plays and musical works, and brought his talents behind the camera, as well.
Recent directorial work includes Vultures with Rising Sun Performance Company, The Survival Show at Theater 80 at St. Marks, the Works in Progress series for New York Women in Film and Television, Chance, at the Porch Light Theatre, and the original chamber theater piece, Mercury Falling, which premiered at the Long Leaf Opera Festival in Raleigh, NC. (follow Mercury Falling on facebook to see reviews, pictures and more about the show) Based on the life and death of renowned French sculptor Jean-Louis Brian, this unique show was met with critical success and enjoyed an outstanding reception amongst festival audiences:
"The physical interaction of sculptor and statue is viscerally staged, adding nuanced dimensions to the concept, sensitively shaped by director Ted Gorodetzky. A confident, intriguing work." —The News & Observer
For two separate productions, with 2014's BEAT Festival in Brooklyn and for the AOP25 Living Composer concert at The Actors Fund Arts Center, he directed the provocative "Stop and Frisk" from the full-length opera Independence Eve. The much-discussed work has received high praise and a feature in The New Yorker's Talk of the Town.
Frequently, original multimedia of his own design are integrated within the fabric of his stagings. Recent productions he has both directed and provided multimedia composition include Odes to Earth and Air, an original opera about Paul and Camille Claudel, at Adelphi University; Narkissos, a multimedia recital exploring the mythology of narcissism in contemporary America which premiered in NYC at The Tank and also with Queens New Music Festival; BQE, an Urban Cantata juxtaposing city builder Robert Moses and activist Jane Jacobs, at Queens New Music Festival; and the world premiere of Bruce Bailey, a dramatic cantata depicting the work and life of the infamous NY housing advocate, at Brooklyn Historical Society for the BEAT Festival.
As a writer, Ted's work spans a variety of literary forms and includes screenplays, essays, articles, short stories and stage plays. As a founding member of ToteM GamBol, an arts collective, he has written and directed numerous plays for their Equity staged reading series and directed his short film, First Time. He also recently completed filming Secret Santa Secret, based on his play of the same title, which shot on location in NYC and is currently in post-production.
Upcoming and ongoing projects include his collaborations with co-writer Daniel Neer on Barbed Wire Waltz, a biographical cabaret of the life of composer Robert Stolz, which he will also direct, and a series of short films for Haiku NYC, an experimental music video project.
In addition to his theatrical work, Ted is also an accomplished photographer, specializing in digital headshots and portraiture. For the performing artist, his versatile style has accommodated myriad industry demands, from commercial actors to classical musicians and everything in between. His commercial photography work has included directing shoots and creating images for websites, theatrical marketing collateral, online and print advertising, event photography and documentary work.
As a videographer, his work has been both commercial and creative. He has shot and edited promotional footage for various marketing collateral, edited multimedia for theatrical presentation, directed on-camera interviews, and produced family and special event videography.
For on-camera Commercial work, Ted is represented by Stewart Talent Agency. For inquiries and Commercial casting, please contact Phil Cassese at Stewart Talent: 212.315.5505, 646.448.0580 (fax)
To contact Ted directly, you can click the "contact" link above or send him an email here.